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The Roupell Mystfcry
By Austyn Qrnnville
"MaiNtne nj Moaleur ColbertHerap
llo, jou say. are constant visitor t
the hou of tli Ylcumtr J Valalr,"
remarked M. Caagne, oa the morulng
following his adventure In the garden.
"Yes" replied D'Auburon. They are
both there nearly every night.
"Now U the time you mut Introduce
me kit the rich SwW gentleman, prepar
ed to take shares In the Consolidated
Dock Compsny. or whatever you call It-"
"I am prepared Jo do that." aawered
PAuburon, "whenever you are ready to
astuute the part. Of course I cannot an
swer that the mere establishment of bull
Ties relations with the vlcoaite will lend
to an Invitation to hU bouse."
"You need not frighten yourself about
that. Any one who Vis any money to
drop on hU card tables need not remain
long uninvited. I hare seen enough of
him to know that. You had better ee
him this evening and say that you expect
me from Heme shortly. Meantime, you
emit post me thoroughly on the lock
Company cbeme, and when 1 meet the
Tlcooite I must be prepared to endorse
"What Is your particular object In
watching Madame CoUtert-Kemplln
through the de YaUIr lens? There are
other houses which be TlIta more fre
quently where perhaps you would hare
bettrr opportunities of watching her.
"No. not according to your accounu
of the de Valalr entertainments. You
ay that they are extended until a late
hour, and that Madame Colbert-tlemplln
herself has become a confirmed gambler.
What better opportunity could you wish
for than to study a person under uch
circumstances? Ulve me the atmosphere
of tha gambling table to how up the
points lu a person "a character.
"A you will." assented D'Auburon. I
should hare thought, though. It would
hare been an easy matter fir you to hare
attached yourself to the household of
madame In some capacity; where your
opportunities of studylns her. and not
ing with whom she Is in touch, would be
"You are mistaken, my friend. I assure
jou," replied the detective, "In your esti
mate of the opportunities such a course
would afford. Suppose I did bribe the
footman to leave, and took hi. place,
which could. I rdmlt, be easily done; the
opportunities which would be afforded of
watching Madame ltemplin would not be
la any measure Increased, Won. In
the presence of servants she would be
doubly cautious; and she could. In tbe
capacity of mistress. Impose such tasks
upon members of her household as would
effectually compel their absence when she
wished to be entirely free from espionage.
Besides, a mere servant has no opportu
nity to follow her and watch her in so
detyr to tote her actloni when mingling
with the world, to lUten to her as she
converses with ber equals, and to read
between the lines of hrr general conduct
. On.tbe morning following this dialogue
II. Ca-agne, having met D'Auburon by
appointment at bis dub. the two gentle
men proceeded to the office of tbe Mu
tual Credit and Trust Company, where
Casssgne was formally Introduced to the
Vlcomte de Valalr. Jules Chabot. M.
CoIbert-IlempUn and others latereted la
the dok enterprise.
Daring the conversation which ensued
the broker Hrrr Goldstein caHed and
brought tbe Intelligence that such stock
as he tad been authorised to place upon
the Bourse hid found ready takers.
"It Is always the way wHh a really
sound thing." be remarked, "with good
oames behind it. An enterprise of that
character always go." Then he whis
pered in dt YalUr-s ear:
"Who is tbe new man? Tbe one in
the whit vest, who wears a jstle green
ribbon as a watch grd."
"That U Menslear Frederic Lazare,
a rich manufacturer of Kerne. Switzer
land. I suppose be esehews watch chains
because he gets enough of them In his
business. I have Ja.t put his name down
for a Urge block cf shares. He sure and
be particularly civil to Wb. He U com
ing to tbe bouse to-night. Will you Join
xal We shall have a very quiet time.
Positively no cards, will be the order of
Thus early In the day fortune bad
favored M. Frederic Laxare. Almost a
stranger In Paris, the vleomU bad gra
ciously invited him to meet tbe vlrorn
tense at their bouse la the Avenue Wag
ram. "With much pleasure." had been the
formal phrase with which the wealthy
Swiss bad accepted tbe Invitation. Hut
be uttered tbe words from tbe bottom of
his beirt. . . , .
"I am delighted to meet any friend of
Monsieur D'Auburon'." was the expn
atou with which tbe Vleomtesse de .llar
welcomed tbe manufacturer of Heme. I
pent a few weeks some years ago among
your beautiful mountains, and 1 assure
you I have never forgotten them. Ah
L but It does not really pay to Igh
for vanished days: they can never come
gain.- nd a reflective look came Into
ber Cdc eye. ifaAr """f
Hou. connected with her early trip to
the UJ of ' W lMK had """
le" Wiled0 the sunny smile habitual
with ber when before her world, by say
""When a more advanced age brings
with It och opportunities a have fallen
to jour lot, madame, you should not res-ret
the flight of years, and are yot, to
be pitied, who know seemingly bow to
w.v. jac, food use of the worlds beat
It was a very small party which .t
down to dinner. There were eight per
sons In atl. llerr GoMteln, the broker,
was one, Jules Chabot was alo there.
The hunker. Colbert ltemplin and Mad
ame Colbert-Hetnplln came In at the last
moment. The Swiss gentleman was duly
Introduced to all In turn: but the for
tunes of the evening placed him by tbe
side of the vlcomtre snd remote from
that portion of the table where Madam
Colbert-ltrmplin was seated.
lie found In his hostess a woman of
unusual conversational attainments. She
was equally happy with the chat and
gotalp of svvlety. or prepared to talk
cleverly on deeper topics. The dinner
was Irreproachable. Had Cassagnc's mind
not been so preoccupied he would doubt
less have enjoyed It. There are some
dinners money will not purchase.
"We are to have no cards, I believe,"
said the broker: "that U tbe edict to
night. Is it not?"
"Yes," replied the vlcomtrsse, "we are
to have for once a quirt evening. I hope
you will manage to amuse yourself.
There la Madame Krolsart : she will sing
you something, doubtle, If you ask."
"And you, madameV
"Oh ! for me, I have reserved a special
treat for myself. I am going to show
Monsieur I.iitre my conservatories,
while he tetls me something about peas
ant life In the Svclu mountains."
M. Latare wandered under the palms
In tbe conservatory. It was but dimly
lighted. A few colored lamps alone were
suspended from the glass root of the spa
cteus building, so spacious Indeed that In
winter It appeared a a garden, covered
with glass and so heated aa to protect
the rare collection of plants and flowers
from the killing frosts.
There were little paths running here
and there. Tbe vlcomtense led ber guest
along one which took them to tbe very
center of the building, where some lofty
palms reared their brads under the great
glaM dome. There was a rustic bench
facing the plashing waters of tbe foun
tain and sheltered from observation by a
She began by a defense of the vlcomte.
Her manner was the well-bred one of a
woman thoroughly accustomed to meet
men of all ages and dispositions of all
minds and temperaments.
"Montleur de Yaliar has gone to play
card. I feel convinced," she said, look
ing at Caagne with her soft, liquid
cjes. "let us sit here and talk, you and
I. 1V you know. It Is a rare thing for
me to have a quiet erenlnr. Don't think
my husband dlvourteous. He has some
peculiar ways. He thinks he has dis
charged much of his duty as host when
be has given his guests a coxl dinner,
and then everybody In this house feels
so much at home. Tbe world baa treated
you very nicely," she continued, "has It
net? My husband tells me you bars
done wonderfully well, and you are not
yet forty. I should Judge. Why don't
you go into polhle and make a great
name? I think If I had been a man I
should have daa so. You should have
me talk to joer friend Measleur D'Au
buron." "You think Msesleur D'Aaburoa baa a
career Ixfere hlaV
The vleomtesse laughed very merrily
"A career year friend Monsieur
IVAuburon. Why. no, htr 1 far tou Uiy.
That Is why we hare had such Interest
Ing conversatlotu. I have kept urging
upon him th necessity for eiertlon. lis
maintains that work of any kind will
"And yet when be rUItrd me In Hwlt
aeriand he was tbe most Indefatigable
of climbers. I bad hard wort lu snrf
op with him. I can tell you."
"I thought Monsieur D'Auburon had
never been In Switzerland. At any rate
I know be aayi he detests mountains."
"Oer friend possesses the rare merit
of being modest. Ak him about Chamou
nix and tbe Matterhorn when you next
see him. He can tell you a few stories
ahleh -woald surprise you. .Hut let ns
talk of more Immediate things, madame.
Monsieur H'Auburuo la tot In 1'arislan
society, ani Just now I am particularly
Interested in I'arisUn society. Your own
circle, for instance. You seem to have
drawn around you soma charming people
the Colliert-lteraplln, for Instance."
"You like themr
"Yfs; the husband It so well Inform
ed I don't mean merely on matters of
fisance, but on all topics. I was greatly
interested in what be was talking about
daring dinner tbe dissolution of your
second empire. Ily the way, what an
Ideal lady of tbe court his wife, with ber
white hair and aristocratic features,
waM bare made under tb Third Napo
leon." "Do you admire her"
"Greatly In a way. Is she not a
woman with a liUtory? She looks like
Tbe words were spoken so quietly and
naturally, that though sb started with
surprise at the directness of tb 'ques
tion, tbe vlcomtnwc could Dot possibly
doubt ber guest's good faith In putting It.
"Yes," she replied, "she lias a his
tory. "I thought I was right, I am a read
er of human face In a way. If I bad
been aiki-J. I should have ss id. looking
at her, There Is one who baa suffered for
Tbe Tlcomtesse turned around on tbe
bench, with a half ainlla parting ber
lovely ill, and said:
"Ueally, Monsieur Law re. In addition
to your atulnmtau m wouataWssrs, you
Swiss gentlemen em to count that f
mind-reading. IV jou know what jou
say comes rvmarkahly nrar the truth?"
Then lowering her voice, and first lock
ing cnuttHUslyVtround, h added: "It U
not generally known, but It oan do no
harm to tell yu, who have piesl so
nwr the mark but Madame Htmplln
Merlflocd her heart to her ambUHms.
You Amur what I eH; jwt are a tn
of the world, amuileur. There was
ymng man. with nothing lmt his profes
sion, whom she adored, of course. There,
was a middle-aged roMt with a fortune,
whom she tolerated at first, for the sake
of the position he gave ber and learned
M like afterward, as all we poor crea
"I understand. What became of the
"He was fooll.H. He became dissipat
ed. He drifted away, and went to Ihe
do. He fell o low. thtt I understand
he wrote to his former fiancee for money
lld It truuently. A woman would not
have stooped to that."
"Hut you have not known Madame Col-bert-llemplln
Something tnduced him to say the
words and rlk wbaPfollowed. The effect
upon the vleomtrasei. Indeed, seemed elec
trical. She regarded him for a moment
with undlguled astonishment.
"How did you know that my acquaint
ance with Madame ltemplin was a re
"Why," he answered, boldly, "you told
me so yourself. Yon look surprised.
Don't give me credit for being too gTeat
a seer. Kather Impute to me an excel
"It Is a great gift." said the vlcora
tesee, laughing. "IV jou know, an ld
occurred to m as you spoke Just now.
and It was sneb a funny one, that ycu
might be someone I bad known once, and
were majucvndlng In disguise."
"What a funny Idea, to be sure," re
plied M. Latar. also laughing. "It
would not be a bad one, would It? Ha,
madame, you should try yoor hand at a
romance. Something from your pen, I
am convinced, would make a sensation."
Tbey went In together, laughing mer
rily. The first person they encountered
"Ha. Monsieur .VAuburon," crW th
vlcomtesse. "hre U Jour friend saylttg
I might write a boow. l.et me give him
some coffee. If we can find some."
Halt an hour later D'Auburon and his
friend M. Iaiare took their leave. On
their way home to the Hotel de I'Athene,
where D'Auburon, In order to keep up
appearances, had enaged apartmenta for
hit friend M. Uiare, tbe latter re
-Quite a deal of progress for tbe first
evenlnr. Several things are quite clear In
-What are they, prayr Inquired
"Heyond a doubt Madame Heleoe Colbert-Hetnplln
Is tbe llelme who married
Henry (Jrahim. and who consequently la
the mother of rhillp Graham, alias
Philip I Seur."
"How do you know that?"
"Well, we have followed the track
too closely to be mistaken, haven't we?
Hut. la addition, there are family traits
In which I cannot be deceived. Tbe high
forehead, tbe peculiar expression of the
mouth, the general configuration, all
point Irresistibly to the same conebulou."
"And when we have found Ihlllp Gra
ham's mother, where shall we look for
Philip Graham htmself? I tell you yew
are wrong now In not doing as I saM.
Your wisest course would have been to
have ' lastaltd yourself In the household
of Madame Colbert-HeinpMn. You will
nt learn of her son's whereabouts until
L XOU seeai persiiirm oh ii j...
W.IU.I Piiuim unrsBIt IrstllV. "If
jou sr so anxious that sooxone should
go anl pay footman ta jlaoame uoioen
ltemplin, go and da It jourxlf. I tell
yoa I shall remain where I am. I prsfer
to study the situation as the guest of
Madame la Vlcorotn-e de Vallar."
"And mark ray words, nothing will
m. of It." retorted D'Auburon. "For
ouce you are en the wrong track."
Tbe detective sratted broadly.
"!on't get so trltnl. Charles," he
said. "Hefwe a week Is over, you will
be kicking yourself to And Iww greatly
you have been mistaken."
Two weeks passed, diriag which lira
M. Cassagne, In Ihe character of the
Hernese msnufsrltirrr. eontlnued his vis
its to the d Valiant. He waa now but
rarely acctflpnied by D'Auburon, who
adhered so closely to his contention that
lbs dVtectlve was simply waiting his
time, that, as b put it. U considered It
altogether wrung to encourage blm In his
Thesa detectives, after all," thought
D'Auburon, "r only human. H Is fas
cinated by the vieomtesse. Kvery one
falls Into that net I suppose one can't
blame him she it handsome."
t p....mi. Kad ntisrntlr made ereat
stride In Ihe gojd books of de Vallar.
H spent bU mortilnjs lu the office of the
Mutual Credit and In Company, where
he gave really valuable advice concern
ing the floating of tbe Consolidated Dovk
He passed his afternoons seelag Paris,
with the vlcomte and I'bibot: and hi
evenings be divided between the vlcom
trsse and the card table. In a house
where high play was tbe principal event
of tbe evening. It was Impossible hot to
come more or less within Its Influence.
Certain ll I that the vlromtesae had
taken a more than ordinary Interest In
her foreign guest. Perhaps he wai
good listener, which I Ihe slncerest flat
tery to your brlllUnt conversationalist.
Anyhow she Insisted upon accompanying
M. I Jita re to the table upon the first
nlgbt, and by ber presence prevented the
stakes running unduly blgb.
gb need not have been so sollcllixi on
tb 8wU gentleman' account, Tba
first night or two he lost quit a con
siderable sum, to be sure; but they had
tutrttly been playing a week before da
Vallar and hl friend discovered that M
ltar knew at much as they did.
IV Vttllar particularly was nettlwl to
seo this quiet, mio,tntnllous foreigner
come In and walk away with his money
To tell the truth, pending Ihe floating of
the IWolkbxJed IVhV Company, that
art We was rather scarre with hint
A boost In some of his Argentine. Ite
publlc securities on the HoiirsM had glren
him, however, a welcome lilt. It was
quite a sunt. Three hundred and fttty
theusand franc had been placed to hi
account with the Credit Fonder. That
very evening he drew half of It In cash,
and came prepared tu pit his fortune
against that of M. Frederic liar.
Hut M. Utare would not play. From
an early hour In th evening It wa ob
served that he kept In the outer salon.
He was unusually thoughtful and re
served. He paused by the side of Mm.
CoIberMWniptln. An expression of pity
hovsred on hU features as be stooped
and said :
"Will you do me a favor? I ask It for
the last time. Will you go quietly home!
I am wllllrc to save you all I ran,"
Mroe. Colbert-Hemplln's whit hand,
glittering with Jewels, trembled as It lay
upon th arm of her easy chair. Hut her
face waa adamant and her vole without
a tremor, as sb replied:
"No, I will not stir from here. I will
stay and save him. It would kill m to
se him go back to the galleys."
The detective looked upon the frail,
white-faced woman sitting before hint,
and an lnde-rlbabl something flashed
across hi features. It was th tender
ness of a supreme pity, blended with ad
miration. "You can do nothing." he.urged, "You
bad better leave him to his fate, t can
feel for jou, but he richly deserve It."
(To b coo tinned.)
PIRATE IJvXnTE'S TREABORH.
Its llldlna I'Ues. Has Been fulKlea
Uwl Im llream T Mitosis.
Since tbo Ftvtich privateer and
smuggler, Jean I-nfllte, aalled tbo high
sea and tonight til trrasurea to the
gulf coast and burled them, mow and
then It happen that sensation
arise a to their Immediate where
about, say the Houston Post.
Thirty-four yearn asu th pirate of
the- gulf. IJtflttc aa called, ap
peared In n dream to Dr. Heaxly ami,
rather roughly taking blm by the col
lar, told blm to come with blra and
he would show blm where ttierc were)
ptld and allver and diamond burled.
Tbe doctor In hi dream followed hU
midnight visitor and he directed film
to a certain place In the cottage, which
waa then the Heaxly boro ami occu
pied by the famlljr. and designated the
spot under which Ilea tbo much-talked-of
wealth of the prlratrer.
Tbo doctor, having the, ame dream
repeated twice In the anme night, be
came wide awake after Ufltte'a third
visit and much Interested, the result
being that tie did. and perhap. too,
very shortly afterward, begin digging
under tbe.hou In pursuit of tbe trc-
After getting to the depth of font
or Ave feet b found nothing of any
moment except a very unusual itone In
lt part ot we woni, ir- iw.m.m,
of It kind wan ever seen here.
Had he kept on possibly th treasure
wight have been found and the retle
spirit of r.nfltte. wherever It may b
might have .een relctiitcd from thl
burden or aeerccy, a burden from
vrhlrb, seemingly, lw wished to.be re
lieved, as another visit baa been made
In the anme house, and thl time In a
dream Unite appear In the prraence
of n lady, urging her to get the lost
Jewels, gold and allver.
After all these year Dr. Heaxly ha
at last consented to have some onrlaa.
who liellevea In tlw undertaking Join
him to And the treasure, and they
Iwve maile arrangement aatlafactory
to all iwrtle concerned, and now In a
short time Mr. McKay, n banker at a
Porte, being the asidate mentioned,
will begin operation to find the treas
ure ttowed deep down tltider tbe old
"You used to say I hsrt role like
"So you had."
"WHI. my voice hain't changed that
I can fee." '
"Nope, you Mill bTe a voice like ,
bird; a parrot' a bint" Houston
Friend fwarnfngly)--Yon nd tetter
keep away from that frisky young
widow, Green, my lioy. She'll have wt
finger In your affair tbo llrst clnmro
Victim (despondently) She got her
fliiger In my engagement ring already.
,Vn Heverses In Ills.
"Young man," aald the atern parent,
fixing the trembling ultor with n glare,
"do you know enough to support your
self under reverse f
"No. alreer crlwl tbe youth, em
phatically. "I ain't no hard-luck acro
bat!" Haltlmore American.
According to the moat reliable re
port, there are SC.000 Sunday achooli
In tb world, with a total enrollment of
aaooaooo tiuulls. '
BaO W Tb ;v AjsMtirWtssi
jmJP . asVI as HFLl JTTTT
I'HttlMK ' atlNae,
Many eide make tlio mistake of
cutting corn too green for silage,
write Dr. 0. A. Hilling In American
Agriculturist. At thta lngo there I
a larger pcrcenltig of water, and tfie
llage when taken out ha n Urge
amount of add, lea starch and ugar
and hence la lesa nutritious. Corn
planted In drill with alnlka right to
ten Inchc apart will inulur n gHl
pnortlon of eara.
Harvesting should not begin until
the ear are pawing the roasting atage
mid begin to glexe. little the season
I exceptionally dry the stalk and
leave will remain green, but too ma
ture or dry corn I nmro liable to
mold. Tlit may U found In it
around the aide or mure generally
over the illowhcrevrr the air ha gain
rd arvcas to cause the fungous growth.
Thl condition may be Improved by
tramping th material carefully In Ihe
silo, adding water by sprinkling with
a hose, or If thl I not avatable di
rect a alrcam of waler Into the blower
or elevator unidrnt to saturate the
cut fodder. Thta moisture assists the
material to settle aud act a n l
to keep out the air.
There should be labor and team
enough to keep the cutter running
steadily. Nothing la gained by rutting
a large amount of corn teforehaiMt.
hauling and piling near the machine
to be bandied over again. Aim to har
vest at the least etpetise a ton. Thta
will ho accomplished aa follow: If
hand cutting I practiced, cut and hand
directly to the man loading, not throw
ing on 'the ground In bundle, which
will require an extra handling. Ict
each load come to the table of the ma
chine In turn, handling the corn dlrrct-l
ly to tho feeder. If th corn ta long
and heavy an extra man I needed on
the table to assist.
Power should t ample and In pro
portion to the die of the cutter. The
blower I replacing the elevator ma
chine, rconorulxlng spare ami largely
nt4J.ia tiik aitn.
doing away with the ahyilug of an
entire crew to repair tho elevator. If
. the corn Is heavy and th stalk largs
cutting In half Inch to one Inch piece
will have the tendency to partially
atirrd the stalk, and there will bo tm
butt refused by tbe animal.
Teh material In the silo should he
kept level ami well trampled, rwpedab
ly around the aide of the alio, and It
pay to have auttldent help for thl
work. Where considerable ullage I
put up It pay to have a corn harvest
er and binder, which rconomlxra hand
labor. Tbe accompanytn- Illustration
show part of the outfit tiseil at the
New Jersey experiment station In fill,
lug the alio for fall and winter feed.
The ourcv of (tower for running the
cutter and blower la a gasoline engine.
Clover and Fodder,
Clover ami corn furnlili a fodder
ration that can 'not easily be Improved
upon for dairy cow. Two factor
ahould be taken Into account when de
termining the amount of grain to frod,
Ono U tbo extent to which clover or
alfalfa I fed, and the second I the
production of the row. Tl.o rule with
some I to feed ono pound of grain for
every three pound of milk produced.
When clover or alfalfa form a larg
part of the ration It would accin rea
sonable to uipoo that a less' quantity
of grain would aurtlco thou the amount
The first great Un to be learned
I to avoid waate. Waste ha been the
curse of agriculture. Why pay tnxr-s
on land that I not farmed l Why only
half cultivate the field and m wait
both land and labor Why watte tlmo
and capital In raising Inferior animal?
Why waito money In buying what
, should be raised on the farm? Why
I WMU nerV ,n trJr," t0 do or than
J , ef aassrJK-'- "- ??
3& -l - aaW-Tt"-' S
MKji ep fct jicn " .
SBP; ljBBBBjBBBBBBBBBBy?r ' r-
any ono man citn do right? On mmy
farm thVro U wnm lu a thmiNmiii
way, and mi woiutcr that lo soiim
rut-iiiiiiif due nut nay." Tb miiuM
ridnll must lx looked nfter, and no
farm ulimild l' inrger tuau wi.hi run
bo prolierly nttenilnl lu.
tlverslioo for llitrses.
ttnrsK imilmililiillv retiutro nn ovn
shoe ulii'ii tho groutul I snowy nihl
tvattM Willi let' n mum so a tim
nvernge uumnu iw.
lug. Drlvvr. at
though anxious in
protect liuniea from
Injury by falling,
have bct'ii uunl.U
to procure trn'il
cnl and atlsfr
Those made of rub.
her pruvrtit th
...iu .i li...e ""-" '"," """
"' ping, hut they wear
out so qultkly their cttst I prohibit!.
In the llluitrallon I shown one whldi
eeiu well filtitl to serve the itirsxe,
Invented by a Massadiusett man, It
I made along similar line to th
"grlpper" chain placed un autotiiobll
ties. The tread 1 formed of a num.
ber of metallic links. When th over
shoe 1 adjusted on the foot the links
Intervene between the luxif and th
ground, affording a firm grim This
overshoe need not necessarily be worn
on the horse all Ihe time, but In case
of sudden frrcxe can tw quickly ad
Justed lu txwlllon ami remuvrd when
I Mssall f Cora HreedlMar.
From nuuierou extwrlmctit mads
In Wisconsin there ha leeii tUvelojietl
a strain of white de.it corn which
grow on a very short, thickset stalk,
and which mature a gol-ilt ear,
and the ear run remarkably uniform.
The growth criitar In the ear rather
than In producing a big stalk at the
expense of a small ear. After four
years of careful, persistent work, ther
sre numerous corn fldd In Southern
and Central Wisconsin which will
yield 00 to H bushel er acre, and
III) bushel have been reported several
time, yucti result coming from a
Slate which a few yearn ago w con
sidered out of the rorn Mt deanm
strate what corn breeding will accom
plish when carried on along setislbl
I'lanls thai I'uImsi Una AMHlher,
It Is a matter of common observa
tion that grass dor tint grow so well
close to tree as In the ojirn, The saino
I true of grains, Hiprrlmriita In Kng
IsimI and In thl country have shown
that the deleterious effect of the near
nctghborlKxtd of grass aud tree are
mutual. The trees suffer a well a tho
grant and grain, Thl I especially tru
of fruit tree. TUt causa I ascribed
to the excretion by the tree, on tho
one hand, of sutsttaurcs poisonous to
tho grass, and by the grass, on th
other hand, of substance poisonous lo
the ims. It thus appears that the
failure of grass la grow well near tree
should not 1 ascribed to too much)
hade, but lo the exhaustion by tho
tree root of the full Utp)y needed by
Some of the N-it farm In the Di't
havo teen bmught to the Ugliest de
gree of fertility by the tixt of clover,
lime and manure. The fanner who
have accomplished such rrsult have
aimed to save every pound of manure,
ami also to preserve It In the best
manner Mine Is ud extensively by
tliose wImi know that lima I an essen
tial Ingredient of plants, and also be
es use It I excellent for Increasing tl.o
rlovrr crop. Clover enrlrhes Ihe laud
f promoting the stipply tif nitrogen In
tha soil, hence lime and clover make
an excellent combination.
The frame of thl wlrvwludlug ma
chltio 1 constructetl of 2x4 lumber, (I
feet by 2 fret 0 Inches. Standard for
MACIIl.te TU WIKD WIRE. '
holding shaft, 2 fcutTo Inches. Shaft
fur holding wire mkI, 3 feet 0 Inches
long with crank. For wheels, sivllr
cart wheels will do,
Mssl (irafllMK Was.
The following Is claimed to Ih Hit-iK-st
grafting wax, by an old orchard
1st who say ho has trletl n great
many; To four jxmiikU of rosin nnd
one of beeswax add ono pint of linseed
oil; put In nn Iron' pot, beat slowly
nnd mix pour Into cold water uud pull
until It assume a light color. Work
Into sticks, and put Into a cool place
until wanted. Somo prefer Unseed oil
to animal fat for grafting wax.
Manure for lha Garden,
Lot the barnyard manuro for tho Kf
dim bo well rotted If It Is desired to cul
tivate It Into tho soil early lu the
spring; but If coarse, green manuro nai
to bo used, scatter broadcast tiurltig tha
winter, ami rakaun or mulch part of
It tiefore plants aro set In spring. Of
course, this applies- to ground Uint haa
been plowed tbe patt fall
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