The Bend bulletin. (Bend, Or.) 1903-1931, December 30, 1908, Image 6

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    I Aunt Diana :
J The Sunshine J
5 of the Family J
CIIATTOlt V. (Continued.)
"Tap, dear, jou will not go Into the
ttudy to-night." observed Mabel, In a
coaxing tone, a Mr. Merle looked At the
door, a though he Intended to follow
Topple's example; "please pome with us
Into the drawing room. And Ijvlll make
you so comfortable."
"Very well," was hi good-humored An
swer, as lu cot up a little wearily from
hl chAlr.
Alison waited a moment before she. fol
lowed them,
"Are you not coming, too?" she asked,
a Boger threw himself down on An easy
linger shook Id head smilingly.
"Itudel haii got to do. his lessons. Mi
tie nerer admit him Into the draw Ins
room of An evening. She snyslL 1 not
Mie room for lioys. 1 generaiTv keop
Itudel company or go out and Amine my
elf" "But not to-night, dear." she returned,
gently. And he got up At one?.
Itudel looked up nther wistfully.
"I iiave Almost A mind to come, too."
he muttered, but an Boger iull, hastily,
"Better not, Bne, we don't wnnt any row
to-ntght, Allon Is tired." he remained.
Al on threw a ctUIca! glance Around
the room as she entered It. No changes
had been effected since she bad last en
tered It.
Mis Leigh Mt bolt upright by the big
round table, with her work-baket and a
pile of the hoj' sock. Mr. Merle had a
little table And A reading .lamp to him
self and Mlle sat on a stool at bis feet
with a novel on her lap. Altson guessed
at once that this was their ordinary po
sition "Oh. Is that you, Boger? Vou don't
often honor us with your company of an
erening." observed Mlstie, with a tos of
her pretty heAd. "This Is a compliment
to you, Alison, I suppose'
"We ought to put our books away to
night," said Mr. Merle, rousing himself
reluctantly, and making Alison feel as If
he were treating her like a visitor
"Mabel, my dear, suppose you glre us one
of your little songs?"
"No, indeed, pipi" returned Allon,
eagerly, "I hope you will go on Just the
aame as though 1 were not here. Of
court I should like to hear Mabel sing,
but not If It disturbs you."
"db, I always sing to papa of an eren
ing," replied Mlaale, walking to the piano
with much dignity. "Itoger, I think you
might offer to light those candles for me.
but you boys hare no idea of waiting
upon ladle. You will And them dread
fully rough, Alison."
"On the contrary,. I am rather fond of
waiting upon ladle,'1 was Itoger' non
chalant answer, laying a peculiar stress
on the last word that brought an angry
flush to Minnie's fart. "I alnays wait
on ou, do I not. Miss Leigh"
"Yes, indeed. Mr. Itoger, I always say
you are so kind and thoughtful."
MIIe struck a chord sharply. "If you
will be good enough to leave off talking
I will commence my song." she said, crow
ly, ami as Itoger nude a low bow and
retired she began the prelude of a Her
man song
Alison listened with much pleasure.
Among her other natural gifts, MIssle
certainly (assessed a very good voice, and
It bad been evidently well trained. Her
notes were clear and sweet, and If she
could only bare got rid of a certain af
fectation In her style, Alim could hare
praised her still more warmly.
As It was, her admiration was so sin
cere that MIssle began to thaw for the
first time "I suppose jou sing?" she
said, a little bluntly.
"Not much. I certainly can not com
pare my voice to yours," was the modest
reply, "hut I am fond of Instrumental
music, and play a gogd deal.'
"Thru )ou will l able to play my ac
companiments," returned Mattel, bright
ening still more. "Will ou take my
place, Alison? I'apa will like to hear
jou I nm sure."
"Not to-night,' returned Alison, feeling
As though she were not capable of any
further effort. "I am rattier tired, and
if papa would excuse me I think I should
like to go to bed."
"By all means, my lote," observed Mr.
Merle, looking up from his book. 'Tus
sle, dear, I hope everything is comfort
able for your sister. Never ralud singing
to me to-night, If there is anything you
can do to help Alison."
"I will come with you and see," return
ed MIssle. a little ungraciously, and
though Alison would rather have dlspen
ed with her company, she thought It bet
ter policy to accept this faint offer of
help. On the landing MIssle stopited, and
said, rather awkkardly, "I hcp jou don't
mind about the change of rooms, Alison,
but as jou do not live at home, I thought
I could please myself."
"I suppose I have come home to live
now," returned her sister, wearily j "but
If jou do not want to give It up, Mabel,
I will try to be content with my present
one; I only want things to be comforta
ble, ond to do my best for you all."
"Oil, as to that, we have got along
very well," returned Mabel, hastily; "jou
need not put yourself out on our account
A pajw ay. I i grown up now near
ly seventeen and able to take care of my
self and other people, too, I hope you
ore not going I" b we Topple j I think It
is a pity waking up the child, and she Is
so excitable."
"I shall not wake her, but I promised
to g and see her," returned Alison, with
gentle firmness, a the hade Mtssle gtiod
night Mlle need not have troubled her
self about her little eutcr'a wnketulncs.
Topple w sitting bolt upright 111 the
darkness, watting for Alison.
"Now for good citiMIe and a talk,"
she nlil, stretching nut lior arm to All
ooit. "jou are a nice old thing to keep
jour promise." And as Alison iil down
on the little bed she forgot tier wrarlnc.,
imi Topple titltt her warm eheek against
hers, auJ called her dear, nice Alllc.
oiiatti.u vi.
Alison was too tired to lie awake a
moment After her head touched the pillow,
and she woke so late the next morning
that breakfast was already over, and Miss
Loigh sent up a message by Topple, beg
ging her to lie still and rest herself, as
her father and Itoger had already pine to
the mill, and she would send her up some
"Aunt Diana would call this a bad be
ginning," thought Alison. Nevertheless,
as her head still ached, she yielded to the
temptation. The sun was shining Into
her room, making her fed hot And rest
less. And she lagged Topple to lower the
blind, so that the. huge crane might not
fret her ejes by Its hideous unalghtllncvs.
If she couM only have shut out, too, Its
incessant whir and grind I But that was
impossible. As she drank her tea she
looked round the shaMiy room with a
strange sinking of heart and spirits. "I
must wake up every morning to this," she
thought, "unlets I mike An enemy of
MIssle from the beginning by forcing her
to resign my room. Will It not bo bet
ter to endure any amount of discomfort
than to do that? I will ask Auut Diana
what I shall do about It. No, no," re
calling herself, "I must act now on my
own reiponthilIlj. Aunt Diana will think
me a poor, helpless sort of a thing If I
always want her as n moral crutch to
supjKirt me"
And with this wise resolution. Alison
drccd herself quickly and finished her
unpacking, after which she ensconced her
self In the deserted dining room and wrote
her first letter to Moss-side.
A sweet. brnve little letter It was. All
son touched very little on her own feel
Inrs, she did not even speak of her
changed room. Somehow, she had a no
tion that it would vex Aunt Diana. She
talked of Itoger's warm welcome and Miss
I-elgh's kindness, and tried to make Aunt
Dl Interested In Budel's and Toppie's
droll wajs. MIssle she barely mentioned,
except to say how pretty she had grown
and how nicely she sung, and then went
on to speak of her father's changed looks.
A great many loving message, a few
longing expressions for Aunt Dl herself,
completed the letter.
The earfy luncheon hour brought all the
family together, but Alison's sense of or
derliness and propriety was shocked by
Itudel' rough appearance. He came In
straight from school with unbrushed hair
and unwashed hands, and sat down at the
table, until Missle's loudly uttered in
junctions, and at last bis father's curt
command to make himself presentable be
fore he ate hi dinner, obliged him to
leave the room grumbling, nnd hi rrturn
a few minutes later led to a most undig
nified scene of recrimination lietween him
and MIssle, carried on Mow their breaths
with the utmost bitterness, with Topple
listening with both her ears, In rplte of
Misa Leigh's gentle reminders to go on
with her dinner.
But this was not the only source of
discomfort to Alison; her father was evi
dently In one of his gloomiest humors,
something had evidently gone wrong at
the mills, and, as usual, Itoger was bear
ing the brunt of the annoyance. Alison's
heart was full of pity as she beard the
angry word that were launehed at bis
unlucky bead; In her own mind she was
secretly marveling at Boger'a patience.
Alison who was on the verge of tears
with suppressed pity, and longing to speak
n won) In hi defense was moved almost
to anger by the uncomern nn Missle's
face, Bvldrntly she was too used to hear
Itoger found fault with on every occa
sion to lake any notice of It. She had
finished her contest with Budel, and now
sat with her usual self-satisfied look,
playing with her rings and bumming a
little Trench nlr to herself.
Tapa. dear," she said, at last, placid
ly, "do let thoe stupid sawmill alone;
jou ore only exciting jourself and mak
ing jourself ill. Come out into the gar
den with me and Topple; It Is so cool
and shady there." And as .Mr. Merle
did not at once answer this appeal, she
came round to him anil touched his arm.
"Come, papa," she repeated still more
placidly; "jou have scolded Itoger enough,
and it only puts jou out. Come with
me; I want you." And actually Mr
Merle suffered himself to lx coaxed out
of the room; and In another minute All
son saw them sitting together under the
lime trees, with Topple playing ou the
Alison turned round to seek Boger,
but be had left the room, and Itudel had
followed him; only Miss I,elgh was lock
ing up the tellarcttc, and Jingling her kej
"What doc this mean?" faltered All
son. "Why does papa stieak to Itoger In
this way? It Is nut right, I It?"
"Come with me Into the school room,"
was Miss iA-igh's sensible answer to this,
"as Karah will lie In directly to clear the
luncheon, and we can not talk before her,
I must peak to you, Alison; I must In
deed." And leading tho way fo th old
room Alison remembered so well, shojtlos
ed the door In her tjultk, nertoUMjiuhlon,
and begged Alison to take the ohIyasy
chair that the room boasted. "NoJ'Indeed'
returned Alison, quickly; "Topple' lit
tle stool will do for me. What docs It
matter where I sit, or whether one Is
comfortable or not?" she continued, Im
patiently, as Miss Leigh stood hesitating,
"Tlease rest jourself In that big chair,
for you look quite fagged and tired, and
I have liad a nice rest,"
"I think I am nearly always tired,"
returned Miss Leigh, plaintively. "I It
not dreadful, Alison about poor Mr,
Itoger, 1 menu? If It were not for my
poor blind mother, whom 1 pretty nearly
support out of inj savings, I do not think
I could endure this much longer. My
dear," with the tears starting to her gen
tle ecs. "when one gets tu niv nee one
jalue pemv and kind word nm, ever,.
thing, nnd that Is Just wlmt one can not
get At The Holm,"
"Do jou mean that litis sort of thing
goes ou dally?" cxilnlmcd Alison, turning
her Mushed face to the gorernens. "Do
jou mean," bringing out her words with
dllllculty, "thnt iapa often ghrs Bger
all this to hear?"
"Well, my dear, one must not exag
gerate. Thing are not alwnj going
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wrong at me mm, oi course; nun some- communion io inc noise .nuiii
times we cnii cut our meals In peace; New J made by that, ho is
but jour poor dear father me hardly a rancher near N.imn.v
likes to bluiiie him to hi own child I "1 be editor of the Capital New li.iv
Is ery often hard ou Mr, Itoger. It IttR kiiully cnciHiMKcd me to write a
seem. to me as though nothing Mr. Boger little more on the subject of sheep on
can do plcac jour father, and a If llie farm, I will try to nic a few Ii
Mabel can do no wrong In hi ejes. You "f" on w hat I mc done in a mimIi
can see for yourself, Alison, the lullu-,)' T'ec ar,,c,T are """
ence she has over him" for cntcrtaiijiiicut. but arc triclly for
"Ye. I see; but I au not understand bulnci Mjrlin ye lamlmiN nw.
It. When I wa last at home MUslo l,ac "'V ''.'".'VL ff, ' X
was only a child, nnd jet. though she I JiH,MoS N or K
not seventeen, and ought to In the W fiV? ? J "Uh IL Zl
school room And under jour care, she ' rXne 'ami i like to have' the
seem completely mistress. .. I latiiti come early, so I can Kisc llicm
"She Is neer In the school room now, i , ,. aiCnij0
returned Mb llgh. leaning back wear- T)c 0c ,ime ,,n, )0 , ook
lly In the armchair. "Nm.etlmes I"'af,cr ,1CC,, , in lambliiK If weather
comes In to Interfere with Topple and find i, col() ,,cy uy c, , ,!(!,. atei.
fault with some of my arrangement. But I, ionay a ,tl,cr will not own her
she ha coaxed joilr father Into giving . i,mi, ,mi j ea,e f t(n. Votl mint
her Trench and singing lesson with her
friend, the Hardwlcks, and for month
she ha rrfucd to oik-ii een a history ;
And jet Jou hate no Idea how Ignorant
she Is. Nothing but mischief lias result
ed from her Intimacy with I'ta Hard
wick. 1 hae sken In jour father over
nnd over again about It, hut he listens to
Mabel's version of her friend's character,
and only the other day he told me 1 must
be mistaken, for l,va was a bright, high-
spirited girl, and it wa all nonsense what
Mr. Boger nnd I said nhoiit her."
"Boger dislikes her. then?"
"Oh, yes; he neer speak to her If
he can help It. Site I a fine-looking girl,
older than Mabel, but ntu and empty
headed, thinking of nothing but balls and
flirtations, and you know- how dangerous
a friend nf tint sort Is to a girl of Ma
bel's nge. To do Mabel Justice, she wns
not half so aln and fond of irrwi and
finery until she went so much to tli
llanlwltks. Ther have completely lurn -
id her head. and. worst of all. Bra baa
a-L .lli!- ... fi t -
" - -r
she was never so aggravating as she la
now. Vou see, my dear. If a girl doe not
bold her own home a sacred. It slit
chooses n giddy young companion for her
confidante, and retail lo her all that
passes In her own househohl, finding fault
..r .. ,u .toger .Hvni.-e ne re- , JO -e, ,m, w,, ,,eK , MM,e o,,n. riening "" ,""" .-" " '"
fuses to y her any attention and laugh ' , .1. i.,v ...,... ,.., - f.lllr ...... or close by. and all there is lo .Ht Is
at all their nonsense, and that sets Ma- , I ,!, 1 j. well as their ,K't " ' M1 "t" " " mof"
bel against her bfotiter. Mabel always ohen They "re Ml started and ' lAen this is w;l Hece.iarv if yon
had a temper of her own." went on Ml care for themselves when prim; work ,,avc a cojole - tlnht fence, but we
Iigh. feeling a sort of relief In pouring J, on. when most farmers are worked I '!' Il,.,r. .'Vi' " Z'ln.'t
nut her feellncs Into Alison's ear. "but . ,l.,.1. Tl. r-,,,. ,. il,t and most of Iheni like to RO into their
with her own people, and listening lo her tircly different businesses! The ramje
friend's estimate of them, she insy end man. from a motley point of view, just
as Mabel does, In thinking her brothers 'lets his orphans die, loses stray sheep
rough and unmannerly, and Topple a dls-jm the brush without bothering about
agreeable little girl." lit, and the sick must Ktt well
"IKi you mean MIssle Is so dlshonora- I selves or die But such methods ou
ble as to repeat to Miss I lard wick all ' the ranch would be .1 disKrare Wc
that passes al The Holms?" asked All, will expect to keep a better Krade or
sou. Indignantly, even pure lireds, and so cannot afford
"They do not think It dishonorable," sneh losses Here is where I suffered
returned Miss Ulgh. with a oulet good When I started in on sheep only one
seutf. which Alison had never credited man that I knew of vyas liandlitiB them
her. Y..ii .. m.i-i 11- Mr. ,.e on the ranch, nml I lis.l no one to ask
wwn,n r.u.i ..... ....... ... i...- ...
eireis from her. If Bta come, this af-
lernoon. all that pas.e,l at ihe h.noheon
.able .H-lween jour father and Mr. Boger
..--. ,,,.,,. ,, aim iriuwa IV ,v Ml,
nil n . millrr n miru.
against .Mr. Boger, nnd running would
please her more than to hear of this hu-
mlliatlon. I have reason lo know. All- '
son, that It Is by I,va s advhv that Mabel
Intends to keep your room. I hate heard
her say mjselrthat, of course, as your
uome is won jiim uarringrou, jou navo
resigned jour prlvlhge here ns the eldest '
daughter, ami that there Is no need for
Maliel lo knock, under completely. Those .
were her very wonk"
, .., ... M .
Alison looked grave. "Is JIU Hard-
wick oflrn here?" she asked at last.
"They are together ctery dnj, either
here or at Brondlands the Hardwlcks
house. But ns jour father objects to
strangers, or, Inde
... ... . .
ifcii, 10 visitors or any i
kind, Bva very rarely siend thu evenings
here. They wire practicing In the draw
ing room this morning, nnd nflerward
they went out together. There Is anoth
er sister, Anna, a nice little thing, rnther
Iile and delicate looking, but Ihey both
snub her, I suppose that mattes Mr. Bog
er kind to her when she comes, for her
sister certainly slights her, and Air, Boger
alwajs stands up for etrf one but him
self." "It seems odd, my saying all this to
jou, Alison," observed Miss Leigh, after
a pause; "fur jou are juuug yourself;
but jou were never flighty and easily
led, as Mabel Is. I believe she has her
good points; she Is really v.ry much at
tached to jour father, nnd will leave Bvn
sometimes, If he wants her; and In her
own way she Is fond of Topple, (hough
she tyrannizes over her. Tlirrol Topple
is crying as usual ; that Is generally the
end when she It long with Mabel, I sup
pose, by thnt. jour fntlnr lint gone hack
to the mill. I had Utter go to her, All
son, If you will ezttisu me."
Alison had plenty of food for medlta
tlon when she wns left alone; a very
dlfilcult problem was before her to solve,
tf... ..... I,. ..( nn ...II. ,.. nu..
How was she to gain an Influence over
her faulty joung sister?
(To be continued.)
Tho deepening nml lengthening
tho Amilwjunm Bher Imvo made aa
Island out oi Capo cod.
nt i, u f,r,0"' h"' w, u of ""'" stock, and of farm work except what last year instead of 13 With plenty
qui. lit- nature, and who completely , a( ,,, ,.. , ,. 0 m. meh ,)f e ( ,,, ,j
tlomnntei. her. would soon worm Ihe here dKht years aKo I scarcely knew , be here every month, Uktn all Ihe
whole thing from her. She ha. a grudge . ,,, w,,e , MW ,. , . i. v,rv )an,. .,... ',- ,. ' , ,,,,. lttV
D. O. Mullen, of Nampa, fells How
Ha Startad-llluttrntai Many
InteroitinR Point.
lite toiiowitiK article, uy w. w. .mui-
leu. nf Minima. Idaho. I Olio of three
The follow hiR article, by D. C Mttl-
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! ,cc ,,Cy keep toKelher at first We
,ac little pen to put them in, where
there arc twill or mother arc in
clined to leave them However, they
are neutrally the best of mother, ami
Kricc tner their dead lamli in a way
to make your heart ache un the
Much there are none of the dreadful
cries of M.miiiK orphan that oit
hear one the range My first sheep
was one of tliee orphan We made
one iit to the lambing Ktoutid, and
that was all 1 ever wanted I can
tun was an . ever wauiet. i can
hear t)..,e rrle. let .1.1. 1 ll.n lime will
come when such tliItiR. will not be
There will be law lo
over this, just as there i for feedinic
ml watertiiK stock in l.iiiiui These
KatiKctuen tell me it
II toll (ttss it
is better to have lambs some later, so
1 l "". " .'"" 1'" ""1. ?" " ""
" ,,." . ' T' ,.? W. ........ ill
t. l ill.
to cai. ami
! t.ivj l !. . . "
. -r ssi tuv ininvniv ".n. t.mi
J H hen ihey arc Umbintt that is all they
have to do, while a farmer has many
other thines to attend to.
Condition! Differ.
I find in nearly every way that
sheep on the ranch and rauttc are en
advice of when in trouble except the
"", "". a" a. ,c, K,ew w. lo
,c'" ,lle . ,.eru,1,,i,,1.,ha. Wi'"M"
1. J,". . ?'' "''f.3 0i
( , .
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cvMcnt If I could make it pay at all
,lal ally farmer nlcd to Ihe business
oukIU to make a Inu thliiK of il. Dis
cussions on sheep in the papers have
)eCn a jircat help to me, ami may we
hone these lines on 111 v mistake mav
. . . .--0
help some oilier l.irmcr from roiiik i
the same roii(li road I.rt us consult I
together and profit by others' mis-
Sheep Vary.
Before I give my finurcs I would
like to sav that niv sheen are th
nary scrub, ratine sheep, that I have
picked up anywhere from one to half
a dozen They arc all sles. and coarse
... -. ... .- ....
" ""v -5 '" ""V .v.. " "
and fine woo of all Krades. The one
trouble n KcttiiiK started on the ranch
Is that range men don't want to sell a
hundred or two, so you have to pick
them up wherever you can. So mine
otphan losses in .1 financial way arc ' V.?, i..T7 TCLX 1 . "77 7' ""-" ;! " ""
al'o favorable t ranch sheep Weal- '"U '" 'hIj!,t7 i..,. thftn h"r1,H W,,W " '""' "M-wftil
wajshaveafewforsomeuliavoidable p ,(J ,'" ,,hLJ "'"' V, ff " w l"f " l"' '-l. " l-
reason but we raise tbem 011 cow's rUI ' '"VA V.'.Ji"1.... .?' V-mMI well t.f elhiwimm. clHwr al
nil ,.Mi,,iK "-'V ,, ,,,.i.f,.F, . ,..nv ,, .. ...., U...M .. I... ,. Iw., - .... - ....J..... ...... ...! .... .. i....
milk like a calf
I IIim aulas ! a ss.l tttttit mui. lit. I jstifilliels In siliits fa f 1. 1 .. ... ....!.
arc in no way a selected lot. This ,0 ,""v,r '"fl I'owder. Is tho nbovo oji
simply emphasizes what I said above 1I"'ra,, a Mn i"oiiKmeutf
about my making any profit Turel ". vo( mom or loss nitroglycerin e
bred sheep or good grades, like any J"'""" """' eartrldges whsi. they nro
other slock, will pay better than '"'"ted and this drain Into tho kiii Ih.
scrubs, and I can say right here I "enth. if, us may easily happen, tba
don't intend to always have scrubs; I wter hulls nwnv, Un nitroglyeorln in
but they proved both cheap and profit. ( I'10 lttom of tho pan Is subjected to
able, and are especially good to prac-1 tho full heat of thn enmlln Ilnmu nml
tice 011, for a beginner is bound to '"ay nslly cxjihhle. Thl typo nf
lose more or less, and, in fact, any one tlu.wer was the camm of nn explosion
in stock must expect some losses. I In tho Cneur d'Aluno district lust
1 win oniy give my last tltrcc year'
11)05 Average fleece. 10 noutids. at
ISic, S1S5
11)00 Average fleece, 7 pounds, at
.'DC, 1 IU.
. . . . 1
iviii wcragc iicccc, uj pounui, at
I0?r.V"' 1 . . 1
I his is a bid showing, as every year
ny average was lower, nut let me ex-
plain. In 1005 my .sheep were all good
ewes, only one old range sheen In the
lot, and that sheared ii pounds They
averaged just a trifle less than 10
,,n,..(.. 'PI.. .IN.I ...1. I .,,. (a m ....I . 1. 1. HbAi j, . ii.auc ti ii.iii inn ill .ill. ii.M.i,.... n. ..... . ...
breik buying some old range peltera. yet rrcognlrcd It na a """' " KW,W ""'"'"''' mm "
I figured that the wool and lamb dlsrnsu. It Is not snfn to huv nn anl t . 'H'Hl m,or ,("ll""d boiillloiia vnn Initi'.
would pay the bill and would not mnl unless It bus beet, tested by n re.m. iMumm thnt Imtn U-otmo lliir.l from
of co tint the old sl.ecn anything. Hut It ,8 veterinarian nnd found i7 1? 7,1 ' lo.itr standi. ... I... .n,i , bv
i ... -.. . .-.w ... ,... ,..n,,.v ..i. mu iiuvn .in. il. . . ........ . . .,. .
i mil t nan out incy oniy snearcd 4i r,.m t..i..-..,in.i. m..i.i" ...... .' ".".".:. - "
.U ll naiinil. sn,l snm. .II..I ..,.. A LV." -""" USUIOUIOD UtOtO COVOrllltf tllOllt W Bll bO llg Witter fOf .
.. .. , -., ...... , uouego, rutiman, .. .,.,7, .
hid nn 'ttnli mid Limb there
weV did ii"l ninniint to niiythiiw
'llu-c old oi.Kiilly mc wt
in tlu 'mis. and t mik- mc swcir like
sixty whin I tlmk of tbem It was n
bid tUtl, nnd no l.irmcr should buy
one (it liny rive An old, worn out
rauwe sheep Is the ncirest llmiK to
liotliliin tit nil there l on enrtli
Result on Lambs.
'I here were l number of lambs
about a year old or le This broil hi
inv nxrruKe down to seven pound
,. . .. .... il,. Hitim itltlv
lo more joumi lamb My ,V,,,..r
lion of very youn and very old
away above the average, so It .Bopped
to rt'J pound 'I Ids is lust the aver
mum tliei-u (leeer in til
e I'nimi o.....
Idaho . trifle brtler I can any
right here that if"id coarse-wool
imilton sheep will shear close to 10
pound' . .
In villi and twi? my wikiI was sob
to a hl.le buyer, who made several
rent a pound on it without iliuthl In
tuiirt I was Mild direct to a wool
buyer . '
1he lamb for these three jcars re
as follows
IIHI1-I.uib 18 SO. wool t 44, MtJ
llillrt -Ij.U.1. T4, wm $1 III, J I 14
ItttiT Land. 3thl, wool $1 at, $1 81
'I he lamb were ld to local butch
crs In Nampa and llol, and weighed
from 74 to loo pound The airrage
Income for three jcars wa 1114, or
ca'l it J I even up Tin is
lamb at 1W per cent inereate. il
will erac e'oe In that with eare
Till de not count loes of ewet. of
which there will be at. occasional one
Now, we find we can pasture U
sheep on an acre, and one acre of at
falla, coiiiitlnt; four tout of hy to
acre, will wittier ! si.erp, ami tntt
hAy'land will also furnish pasture in
ttte sprlHK WM.Ie regular pssmre I
Kelti.iK ,1 start, and also In the fall
These two acre, one of bay and on
of palure, will keep an erae of
or ctsrtit in each acre, ami an Income
mi, .11 ., in. v.t. .... ... t
, -.- -. .i,.,M mi, n luenHie
f " ,C'' ,h'H m,k ,3 IHCOtttC
. I,cr. "'-, ... ,. 4.MB t,ltvll
' ."',":
' !, ',.,,
their own crop on three rmt of every
Now, every farmer Knows
IlHIIFKr IIK'H ! til" )"'"'
I " . "V""' V '" !"" t".
' I Mil "11 ftW IU f.I tllttv f!sr
,11M. ' M.i ,1 ,l- -, n.L.k.
' rutiiiintc and corral them at IllKht
In winter a farmer lias only to feed
them hay, when they have lo be fed,
and only when lambinu has he really
lo cite them much work, but still they
arc always under his eye to see that
everything it koihk right
Revenue From Wool.
People say sheep and wont have
been away up and you can't nuke such
returns very h'lig
Well, let u sec I sold my last
wool for lt cents This tame farm
wind in Ohio brouht SO cents We
st.oull net the same, lets freight, or
ittl or H cents, instead of IU, and we
will net it when enough farmers raise
sheen so it will Iw worth while for
wool bujers lo imk il up As long,
we have only few hundred or thou
, a
""'. ' ,H",,, f1i,V",, a", ov" IN
"!'.'. "a lwr.vs"1 h" l" bri,1ro",,"
! " ,'1", . ' ',,?.M.iMT
....... ........ .,.. .,, ,..,...,.,,
above local, or the farmers could pool
and ship themselves nnd Rtt full re-
turns The more that j;o into it ihe
belter, so you sec I am vvorkinir for
my own interests as well as neigh
bors' in ibis iliseusslixi If u. .-,..
.... .. ... ...,,
"Hip east, prices can drop so per cent
and still we can make hihhI money or
we can even cut the prices I nut right
in half and still make more money
tbnn selling hay at II in stack I sell
"Of "V " my own sheep at in per ton
'"-' kii units 01 inc
Q. I taw n dynntniln thawer the nth.
da v eossl.tlni if 11 raek mum i.i. .
1 '', "' wcrti plated, ami
'"'"'ernenth the raek was a imi. of water
,,n,!,,, '' "l",, "''! ' "team given
i"7.' ,,.':, w","r. l',m boiling served
nrisuiu.s time -I'. H. Tlinmton, Wash
Ingtou Htntii College, I'ullii.nn,
n a .....! .. ....1..1.1 .
intd toblif,; lud, T-VX"
I uiiderttntid has been tr,,!.i.i .,i.
... - --- " nun
ihiik r.ivur. it 11 itKely that tho progeny
"f this bull would bu similarly t,o.f
Hhoithl wo hnvo tho bull tunmlued rnht.
tlvo to his health before buvlnut
A. I dn not Hit.,!, m,i 1. ,. ..
A. I do not think thnt becnuso the
dnm of tho hull you oxnect to buv I. .,1
tho milk f.ivcr that his calves nro In.
II. . ,, f 1. ""' ''!
" J H'l.... . Ui.... .LU. ....- . til ISA
lUUeil llHI.HHH,
The skill nwttllll cnlishlentblrt pec
. Il" .... I" - to ....... so ,y
.Iciii llm frnll nnd only strip nlT mm.
third of the skin of ihi.-Ii luitutim, ami
I with lt smnui loosen Hip remainder
i fr,m , rnl Arraiigo flvn i.r six
In it hoklitg irnti, tin' strip)! hIiIo up.
Hriuost On iHicli Iny ni.o-luilf of
l.iisponiifiil of butler In hits, tprlnkht
Willi otto lrnMioifill of l.'lliou Jlllre,
Bake for twenty minute In n hI
otcu. Herw with it (hovolnln nuico or
any desired
hersa t'onilll,
Till Into it diHiblo iH.ller a table,
spoonful nf biilter. n cupful of milk, n
sen lit t'lipfill of fresh, soft bmul
crumb nnd two cilpfuls nf rlieeso, CotiT nml cook until nil litter
.Ileitis nr hl.'it.lnl nnd errHiiiy Add
two tggs, wlilppeil light, nod stir until
the mixture llthkens, rtll in it pliM-li of
cnj.'liue nl.d n of nml
tertc un or rrorkent.
IJrnliMtH MreNil,
He( n sxiige its for while bnsid lt
It stnml In n wnrm place nil night, ami
' the tuoriihig work Into It eiHHtgl.
kisiHiiu mmr nmur n pi iiuiigii i.mi
ndd In It thnv m-hiiI litlilm-Hifnls nf
HHnM,-Ht Kneud tliHrooihly mxl hmV
h, Umu ,,, Ma tt lmwt ,,
, . . . . . .. . . . out..
SlolNe .'little,
line larie- eup of Imitwr Nml lanl
oilttsl, ottf ej. of st.gttr. twst Ihlnl of
' , rt . . . ....
W ... .,,.,. 11-.-. m i-t ..ui,:
s - " -...!-.- ....- .-.,- I'.r-
A ll.ln.r l.rvMkri.! Illh,
Toast jtHir brcMil light brown, butter
and sail I t Ilex whlt.t of egg Mlft
nnd Idle .hi the loitsl. setpli.g .Hit it
little round renter. Into this drop (Iw
whole jntk He! In the t.veu nisi brown
ngnlu. Tut bits of butler nod sail ami
pepier ou the egg and n oil Individ
ual plnli-o., ,t. tliills,.,
Teel rlw toinnti-s nnd (Kit In Hem,
Jars. Tour bollliiit hoi wnier In Jar,
put tn on, set In boiling water so
Ihey ant nil tioenil nnd let stand until
cold Hee that 1.1)1 nri' nil 011 lightly
1.111I that ruhts-ra nrn gn.M K1111 In
dark plrtcc. lie sure to ue sound lie
lllnr. iliinef.
Tour Inrgo .nilurti). grt.ttit; ihren
M.ltld of glUM.tb.teit silgHr, one i4ftt
of water, alum I ho sli of n m; (Hit
the water, sugar nisi nluu. In a kotlltf.
Udl slid skim, Htt In Ike .pilMK nml
l.ill for leu iiilnui.'s, then turn Into
Jars and seal.
Hlrall ..., '
One round steak, out Into plisi- 01
Ihe desired slie, llici fried In drip
plugs. When well browned sprlnkht
with salt, civcr wllli hoi witter nnd
simmer gently for one and mioliiilf
hours. Thicken the grnvy nnd servn.
I'rrnelt Nnlail llrelHit,
Thru' tnblespisins of oil v i till, 01m
tnlil.-Hiti vllicgur. Mix soil, red cp
per, n little imislnrd nml n trim of
sugar, stir siiiikiII. will, oil To ll.esu
ItiKriillciits n.h thu oil nnd tlnegxr.
lly suit Im.IInii I'MiirMlie,
Ono pint milk, out' l.mttHMiu mmIi,
two t-gs, n little mii; mix linn diioiu.i
,,' n "I"-" " l""lw lnl
. ., ... .....i.., ,,,..
w".h ,ulf rJ"' '"" Uait ,,,,,u" uml
two egg", n little suit; mix llrm etiotuli
luohlSMcH I.) sweeten.
Siium .Mrs. Hulls,
Tut rookctl soup iiitsit, cold Inillea
jsittiloeit mui imi. urn In the food i-lioit-per,
mid pepper mid salt lo tusle, form
Into balls, press Hut mid fry brown.
Short NiHMlloi.,
To rover wtn In which llsh It
cooked will iiuiku llm Il.-sh Kofi.
Honey should bo kept In the ditrk If
1'iimscd lo Hul.t It will iptlildy griimi
'.if.'. if tho VMHideii ihiiiilng bowl Is sI.hhI
'T ? ""r'V"'1 'li T HI
.bu 110 ihlliger of lis spllttllig.
Wooden lobs urn much used for
washing gliihs mid delimit! tliltm, n
thvri) Ih fur less risk of bmiknuo.
A of liorux Htlrrt'd Into n .pmrt
"f ",,lu " "'i'l " w'l. If ) "
jcci io tiiu ttiHtu or it ttfivr Dolling.
IIiiIko noiiio okrtt In jour Kiirdcn.