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Something struck Private Wovor
on the breast of his blue flannel t-'hirt
and hung there. He lcoU-d down
at a tiny arrow and went nick with
terror. For In the Filiiiines poisoned
arrows are the soldier's bugbear; and
about San I5enao there were many
tribesmen adept In the use of the
Weaver glared tit the wall of greon
Jungle along which his beat ran. It
quivered under the assault of a ver
tical sun. but there was no one in
Bight. Hastily he tore open his shirt!
und undershirt, and a nrayer of!
thanksgiving ascended f.om his heart
The skin was not broken; tno virus:
could have no effect.
Then, cinaerlv. ho untangled the.
barb of the arrow, and laughed sheep
ishly. It was innocent of the deadly
brown statn at the tip; so it was not
a poisoned arrow at all. The dart
was daintily fashioned, almowt as
light as a straw, and was stained a
At the feathered butt something
white was attached a little roll of
paper. He smoothed it out, first as
suring himself that Meigs on hts
right and McCarthy on his left were J"
walking their posts and paying no at
tention to him. On the hit of paper, f
in a round feminine hand, was the sin- J
gle word, "amigo?"
"Amigo friend," pondered Weaver,
his boyish brow wrinkling with per- i
plexlty. "With a question mark at- '.
tached. A woman wrote that. Am I
a friend of a woman in distress? Am ;
I game? I am." Turning to the wall vs J
of green ho said cautiously, Yes, ;
On the next turn another tiny ar
row whizzed out of the Jungle and
clung to his breast. He unrolled the
note It bore: "I fear lookers and can
not talk now. At the church of San
Juan at midnight. Throe small
"Twice over the heart," mused
Weaver. "That's some shooting, O
you Filipino Cupid!"
It was dark at midnight at the
church of San Juan, and lonesome.
The woman had gone down. Private
Weaver kept the butt of his revolver
within reach. The church was out
side the American lines and wander
ing bands of Insurgents crisscrossed
through the Jungle, looking for un
fortunates to cut up.
As the sexton beat out the hour
pressure. Then she was gone, fok
lowed by the faithful duenna.
Having been relieved from guard at
eight o'clock that night, Weaver had
twenty-four hours' liberty. At reveille
next morning he slipped away, carry
ing two rifles, two bc'ts filled with
ammunition, some sandwiche? and a
well-filled canteen. Ey the icldd'e of
the forenoon he was hidden be..ide a
dim trail three miles beyond the
church of Sun Juan. A shaggy pony
kept him company.
Down the trnll had pone the f,c
norita, the bent aud wrinkled crone
who had been her conniariicn in tnt
churchyard, and the Senor Criliia
The i-oldi-jr h:ul won his bet with
bins-elf. The senorita was pretty--I.e-.viHIeilng.y
pretty with darl
eyes, creamy chocks and red Mrs. H--pissed
the hours most agiceali:
thinking of her.
About one o'c'ock f:e d Vienna r
turned afoot at a spec-:l sui prising !
Winter ftnfe on Ik Farm
H How to
of Fowls f Profitable Returns With
HiiiU on Puilclinti , and AppUaucc
PROF. J. G. HALl if'
WUmuin ColL-ge tj Aencuitutt
f 1 1 t, r-y
'Amigo Friend,' Pondered Weaver."
wllti his bamboo hammer on the
chimes of San Luis in the village,
Weaver gave throe low whistles. A
rustle and out from the Jungle stepped
two women. They wore fairly out
llniul In the starlight a slender girl
ahead, an older woman stooping be
hind. "Thoos Is the Senor Weaver?"
asked the young woman, In curiously
"It Is," said the soldier.
"I have come to save the life of a
countryman of yours," Bhe continued.
"Ho was a soldier, too, but the ln
surrectos captured. Ho In the village
of Oomaro is kept but a few miles
from here, but much hidden. The tn
surrectos leave It soon; they cannot
take him on the march. He must die.
With your help, my father and 1 can
save hltn. We can to the village go,
since the lnsurroetos trust us. You
"Sure," returned Weaver, heartily.
He was peiung wun nimseir mat a
girl who owned a low, melodious
voice like that must be pretty. "You
aren't a Filipino?" ho queried ab
"I aoi Spanish," returned the girl
proudly, "and In your United States
was educated. Hut listen," and she
talked rapidly for several minutes.
"Fine," cried Weaver, admiringly,
when she had finished; "that's a good
plan, senorita. I never would have
thought of It."
"Your praises please me, senor,"
said the girl, quaintly. "Until to
Jt was a slim, smooth hand which
anawered -or did It? his own quick
fTry pouted in pass above the village.
It had worked out perfectly, but
even as they talked faint sounds came
from the trail below. The insurrectos
had discovered the deception and
were In angry pursuit. The senor and
his daughter hurried up the trail, tak
ing Mnllory's pony with them. The
Uo soldiers, each with his Krag cud
dled to his shoulder, lay down at a
turn of tho path to cover their re
treat. The f ght that followed Is an army
tradition. Hearing the firing, Captain
Carter, commandant at San Benao,
rushed out two companies to do a lit
tle Investigating. Near the search of
San Juan the troops encountered a
Spanish gentleman mounted and lead;
ing an extra pony. His pretty daugh
ter, from whose cheeks the roses had
fled, piteously Implored them la quaint
English to hurry to the aid of Senor
Weaver, who was hurt.
Down the trail they went at the
double to stumble onto Weaver, ly
ing prone in the dust and firing vi
ciously, a red stain growing on his
legging. Beside him lay apparently
a little old Filipino woman, gaudy
skirt tucked up to show a pair of
faded and tattered khaki breeches.
"She" was emptying a long-nosed
Krag with deadly effect Into a cloud
of advancing Insurgents, and swear
ing comprehensively while tho blood
from a wounded arm dripped off
her" finger tips.
At sight of the howling reinforce
ments the Filipinos fired one more fu
tile volley and disappeared with great
celerity. Weaver and Mallory lay nt
ease In the dust as their comrades
charged over them and grinned at one
another as men win gnn wno nave
done a good day's work.
Some evenings later, Weaver, a
cane between his knees, sat beside
tho Senorita Orillia, on the porch of
a house In the village. For obvious
reasons, the senor and his daughter
had abandoned their home outside the
lines, beyond the church of San Juan.
"Tho regiment has been ordered
homo." raid Weaver; "we sail in
three weeks from Manila."
"Is It so?" replied the senorita, de
murely; "Mien we will together go.
For my father Is decided to live in
America. He has all his lands sold
Weaver gathered one of the little
hands into his own strong fingers.
"Isabella," he murmured, "can't we al
ways be together? That first arrow
you fired pierced my heart; you alone
can heal the wound. There Is a priest
in the village. We can be married
before we sail."
With a sigh of utter content, the girl
drooped her head against his shoulder.
"There must be a Filipino what you
call Cupid," she said. "For my heart
was pierce, too, at first sight of you,
tall, brave Americano. So I kiss the
arrow before I fire him, and pray he
reach his mark."
Poultry can be made to pay a much
larger return on most farms with good
winter management, since the fowls
consume much feed that would other
wise be wasted. During the summer
farm poultry keeping is comparatively
easy, and the fowls earn a good liv
ing and give profitable returns In
growth and eggs, but during the win
ter periods the farm flock is olten
poorly cared for and returns are far
less than they should be under falight
!v tmnroved methods. A small flock,
rightly managed, will lay more eggs
than several hundred hens allowed to
roam free, hunting for their living
with the 'exception of an occasional
feed of whole corn or table scraps.
When laying hen3 crowd Into draughty
stables or under the corn crlt for
shelter, the egg crop is bound to be
Colony House System.
Tho best poultry house for the aver
ago farmer Is a small movable col
ony house, which will accommodate 25
to 30 hens as a laying flock. The
advantages of the movable house are
that It is more sanitary, particularly in
summer, when It can be dragged about
flolds and cleaning is made unneces
sary. Fowls are given an increased
range over new territory each time
the house la moved. Less poultry
feed Is needed to keep the fowls In
active condition and the benefits of
the birds as insect destroyers may
be secured by bringing the movable
iouse Into the orchard. During wln
er the movable house is less advan
ageous, but by locating It on a warm
south slope and providing ample space,
It serves this purpose fully as well as
a fixed house.
A good colony house, shown In the
Illustration, is used at the Wisconsin
College of Agriculture poultry depart
ment for summer chick raising, and
with slight modifications may be made
to serve for winter use. This house
is 8x12 feet on the floor, which is of
matched hard pine laid upon two
4x4 Inch runners. It is sided on studs
with plain mill lumber and where used
only for summer colonies no lining is
required. Where such a house is used
In the winter, it should be well lined,
so that it is perfectly air tight on
all sides, except the front, where tho
2 open windows are placed. The h
Is 7V4 feet high on front and slopes
CowiiJ". ty We.it.ru ui-.."
. e u nnA
day will give tee sens some iron iccu
to pick over 3lnco they will eat a
large number of the green clover
leaves. A good method la to place
gome strnw in the poultry house and
arid a little clover hay regularly
Ciovor chaff and second grade ha
may be used to good advantage.
It is ui necessary to chop straw or
other iitter for hens, if it is in mod
erate lengths, since they will soon
break it up if the building is kept dry.
Bedding down hens with clovir or a!
fa if a hay avcids the necessity o
t-oaking chaff for feeding, and fits intc
the syotam of the average farm much
better. It is Important to providi.
sufficient litter at least 8 to 12 inches
deep, in order to make the hens work
to get their grains. A small amount
of litter will soon be scratched over
and the hens will need more exer
Pure Water Essential.
Plenty of clean water above the
freezing temperature in winter is quite
important A large part of the com
pobition of the egg is water and the
hens need a regular and ample sup
Piy to do their best work. If water Is
Dlaced in the poultry house while
slightly warm, the necessity of making
arrangements to prevent freezing will
be avoided. The prime essential Is
to keep drinking vesselB clean. Scald
them frequently and rinse out every
day. The drinking vessels should be
placed on a platform 12 to 18 Inches
above t!ic " n .-ral level of the floor,
so th;:t iitier v. i:. i:ot be scratched Into
the v-i-.;.ol As ci-uiuary No. 12 gal
vanized ivon r, -.: U t, ost practical for
the ordinal ry house. It is easy
to handle ini c c.n and can be car
ried without d'Kiojlty better than a
shallow pan or one of the patented
drinking fountains. '
Best Form of Feed Troughs.
For feeding a wet mash a flat
trough 4 feet 5 inches wide, with sides
4 inches high 8 feet long, is ample
for a fiock of 40 hens. This flat trough
is bettor than the V-shaped, so com
monly used, as it is much easier to
clean and is not upset so readily.
For feeding a dry mash, the main
hopper is about the best arrangement
ever devised. It consists of a square
flat box 4 Inches wide slatted on the
eide with perpendicular slats 2
inches apart and has a sloping top
IS TMTT mtMI I
-ostmaster Had No Letter for Farm
er's Cow When Asked for Mail
for Mike Howe.
The burly farmer strode anxiously
ato the postofflce.
"Have you got any letter for Mike
. Iowe?" he asked.
The new postmaster looked him up
"For who?" he snapped.
"Mike Howe!" repeated the farmer.
The postmaster turned aside.
"I don't understand," he returned,
"Don't understand!" roared the ap
plicant. "Can't you understand plain
iSngiish? 1 asked if you've got any
letter for Mike Howe!"
"Well, I haven't!" snorted the post
master. "Neither have I a letter for
:inybody else's cow!"
A solicitor who had been asked out
to dinner and was delicately "pumped"
tor legal Information by his host sent
in a bill for "advice."
To this the host responded with a
demand for payment for the dinner
eaten by the solicitor.
Equal to the occasion, however, the
latter promptly threatened a prosecu
tion for selling wine without a li
cense, thus effectually silencing the
' ' ' ' ' a; 4
A pood type of colony house set
built of plain milled lumber at moderate cost
small openings In the rear.
young orc-iara. i nis may d
The fowls enter through
down to 4V4 feet on the back. A roost
ing closet, In front of which is hung a
muslin curtain, must be provided in
one end for winter use. This curtain
should be hung upon a rod supported
by cleats so that It may be removed in
summer when the curtain 13 not
A fixed or permanent laying house
for farm flock may be constructed about
as follows: The building should be 14
feet wide and as long as Is necessary
to provide 12 feet compartments which
will hold 40 to 60 hens each. The
partitions between these compart
ments may be made of netting. This
building should have a long and short
slope roof about 7 feet high on the
front and 44 feet on the rear. In the
front a window, covered with one-inch
netting, open the year around, will
furnish ample ventilation and light
Perches should be put in at the rear
over a dropping board. In front of
which is hung the muslin curtain to
be dropped in severely cold weather to
confine the heat from the bodies of
the fowls Into a small space. Suffi
cient ventilation will be secured In the
roosting compartment through the
Mixed gravel furnishes the best
material for the floor of a house for
laying hens, and if changed each year
is quite sanitary. This gravel should
be at least six Inches deep upon a firm
If rats are troublesome
One day, when Molly was about foul
years old, she was sent to feed the ! foundation.
pigs. When she came back she said: j the foundation under the walls of the
"That stuff isn't fit to give to pigs." j house should be made of concrete
"How do you kuow?" asked her ! and a tight bottom of concrete over
mother. which four Inches of gravel may be
cause i laoieu m me uunne- spread.
This gravel Is covered with
"8o you have broken your engagi
ment with that charming suffragette."
said one young man.
"Yes." replied the other. "She re
fused to promise that when we were
married she would give up her club."
six Inches of litter, which must be
changed as rapidly as it becomes damp
Clover Good Litter.
While straw la quite universally
used as a scratching litter In poultry
houses, clover hay will prove more
efficient and but little more expensive
t (arms. A forkful added each
Had a Tough Foot.
A bare-footed negro wandered into
a blacksmith shop in a little southern
town. While ' watching the smith
pound the iron into shape he uncon
sciously stepped on a red hot coal.
After several minutes had passed he
sniffed his nose once or twice and re
marked in an incidental way: " 'Pears
to me, san, dat I smells rubbah
burnin'." National Monthly.
His Share. ,
"I wish you would tear a little plecs
off the corner of one of those bills
in your pay envelope," she said, as
her husband passed over his wages
"Why, dear?" he asked with some
"Because I don't want you to be
able to say that I get all your
"How many ducks did you shoot
"The divll a wan!"
"Weren't there any there?"
"Sure! The lake wor full av thlm.
But iv'ry time I'd point me gun at
wan, d'ye molnd, another wan w'd get
betwixt me an' him an' spoil mo
which will not permit the fowls to
roost upon it When used In a house
this hopper has openings only on one
side, and is hung against the wall.
The narrow openings permit the hens
to eat the dry mash, but not to
scratch it out into the litter.
Dark Nests Preferable.
The darkened nest has several ad
vantages In that hens are less liable
to break and eat their eggs or to dis
turb each other. The nest should be
at least 12x14 inches in size and
enough nests should be provided so
that there is at least one nest for each
six hens. Make the top and sides sep
arate from the bottom, so that it
may be removed and easily cleansed.
Such nests should be taken out at
least once a month and thoroughly
cleaned. The sloping top is neces
sary to prevent the hens roosting
upon the nest.
In providing perches many farmers
make the common mistake of not plac
ing them on the same level. Hens
naturally like the highest roost, and
will crowd each other off often, with
serious injury. Six Inches of roost
ing space for a hen is ample. Under
the perches a tight, removable drop
ping board should be provided, which
may be regularly cleaned in winter
and may be removed entirely In sum
mer, while the fowls are not using the
house so constantly. The prime es
sential In handling poultry for suc
cess is to keep them clean.
Most farm poultry houses are not
tight enough to keep the fowls suffi
ciently warm; are stuffy and poorly
ventilated, and soon become filled with
fumes from the droppings until they
are decidedly unhealthy. Two extremes
are commonly oDservea. either a
large number of fowls are crowded
into a small, poorly constructed hen
house or they are left to seek their
roosting places as beet they can on
either a piece of farm machinery or a
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Two young ladles who had been
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at a farm in Ohio last summer, were
much Interested in the milking of the
cow 8. "Which is the cow that gives
the buttermilk?" innocently asked
one of the girls as she inspected the
herd with a critical eye. "Don't make
yourself ridiculous," replied her
cousin, who had boasted that she had
been In the country before. "Goats
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"How'd that candidate come to git
beat after he hired the best brass
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"The other fellow got closer to the
people. He'd come right Into the
parlor an' play us a tune on our own
Ta, why do people say that tome
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