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LHITJ D ETSt C E
(Copyright, by the Bobbs-MerrlU Company.)
MR. STAHU, a widower
Metliodlst minister, has
been assigned to the con
gregation at Mount Mark, Iowa.
He and bis daughter, Pru
dence she is nineteen, and the
eldest of live girls have come
on ahead to get the new parson
age ready for the younger mem
bers of the family. Of course
the whole town, especially the
Methodists, is throbbing with
curiosity about 1 ho newcomers.
Mrs. Adams, a member of the
Ladles' Aid society, hurried over
to call on Prudence, nnd nosing
around found the girl on her
knees praying In the barn. So
she began at once to "pump"
the girl for all she was worth
it would be great stuff to tell
the neighbors and Is still at it.
I CHAPTER I Continued.
Bat to return to the Ladles the par
sonage girls always capitalized the La
dles of their fathom's church "One of
us should go and help the dear child,"
said Mrs. Scott, the president of the
Aids, when they assembled for their
juslness meeting, "help her, und wel
come her, and advise her."
"I was thinking of going over," said
one, and another, and several others.
"Oh, thut will not do ut all," suld the
president. "I think In a case like this
the president herself should represent
the society. Therefore, I will under
take this. duty for you."
But this called forth a storm of pro
test and it became so clamorous that It
was unolliclully decided to drnw cuts!
Which was done, and in consequence
of that drawing of cuts, Mrs. Adams
now nut on the front porch of the old
gray pursonuge, cheered by the knowl
edge thut every other Lady of the Aid
was envying her I
"Now, Just be real sociable and tell
me nil about yourself, and the others,
too," urged Mrs. Adums. "I want to
. know all about every ono of you. Tell
"There Isn't milch to tell," suld Pru
dence, smiling. "There are five of us ;
I am the oldest-I am nineteen. Then
comes Fairy, then the twins, and then
"Are the twins boys, or n boy and a
"Neither," said Prudence, "they are
"More girls!" gasped Mrs. Adams.
"And the baby?"
"She la a girl, too." And Prudence
laughed. "In short, we are all girls
except father. He couldn't be, of
course or 1 suppose he would, for our
family does seem to run to girls."
"Prudence is a very nice name for
a minister's daughter," said Mrs. Ad
"Yes for some ministers' daugh
ters," assented Prudence. "But Is sad
ly unsuitable for me."
Mrs. Adams looked critically nt this
young daughter of the parsonage.
Then her eyes wandered down to her
clothes, nnd lingered, In silent ques
tioning, on Prudence's dress. It was
n very peculiar color. In fact, It was
no color ut all no named color. Pru
dence's eyes had followed Mrs. Ad
ams' glance, und she spoke frankly.
"I suppose you're wondering If this
dress is any color! Well, I think it
really Is, but It Isn't any of the regu
lar shades. It Is my own Invention,
but I've never named It. Kalry grew
up and out and around, and one day
when I was so nearly out of clothes I
hurdly felt I could attend church any
more, she suggested that I cut un old
one of hers down for me! At llrst I
laughed, and then 1 was Insulted. Fairy
Is three years younger than I, and
before then she had got my banded
downs. But now the tables were
turned. Prom that time on Fairy's
clothes were cut down for me. I still
feel bitter about II. Fairy Is dark, and
dark blues are becoming to her. She
handed down this dress It was dark
blue then. But 1 was not wanting a
dark blue, anil I thought It would be
less recognizable If I gnve It n con
trasting color. I chose lavender. I
dyed It four times, and this was the re
sult." "Do the twins dress alike?" Inquired
Mrs. Adams, when she could control
"Yes unfortunately for Connie.
They do It on purpose to escupo the
hunded-downs They won't even have
hair ribbons different. And the result
Is that poor Connie never gets one
new thing except shoes. She says she
cannot help thanking the Lord In her
prayers that all of us outwear our
shoes before we call outgrow tliein.
Connie Is only nine. Kalry Is sixteen,
and the twins are thirteen. They are
a very clever lot of girls."
"And what are you going to do?" In
quired Mrs. Adums, looking with real
uffectlon at the bright, sweet face.
"You ought to go to school. You're
Just a girl yourself."
"I don't want to go to school,"
laughed Prudence. "Not any more. I
like It, Just taking care of lather and
thj girls wilh Fairy to keep me bal
anced ! 1 read, but I do not like to
study. No. you'll have lo get along
with roe Just the way I nm, Mrs. Ad
ams. It's nil I can do to keep things
going now, without speudlug half the
time dreaming of big things to do In
"Don't you have drowns? gnsped
Mrs. Adnuis. "Don't you havo dreams
of the future? Olrl's In books nowa
days dream "
"Yes, 1 dream, " Interrupted Pru
dence, "I dream lots-but lt'uiostl of
the girls, Mrs. Adams, I know vou will
They really are a gifted little bunch-
except me. I'm Just common little Pru
dence of the Parsonage but the oth
ers I" And Prudence flung out her
The Rest of the Family.
It was Saturday morning when the
four young parsonage girls arrived in
Mount Mark. The elderly Misses Avery,
next door, looked out of their windows,
pending their appearance on Main
street, with Interest and concern. They
were Episcopalians themselves, and In
all their long lives they had never so
much as heard of a widower-rector
with five daughters and no housekeep
er. There was something blood-curdling
In the bare idea.
The Misses Avery considered Pru
dence herself rather a sweet, silly
"You have some real nice people In
the Methodist church," Miss Dorn had
told her. "I dare say you will find a
few of them very likable."
Oh, I will like them nil," said Pru
dence quickly and seriously.
Like them all," echoed Miss Dora.
Oh, impossible I"
"Not for us," said Prudence. "We
are used to It, you know. When we
dislike people nt first sight, we visit
them, and talk to them, and Invite
them to the parsonage, and entertain
them with our best linen and silver
ware, and keep on getting friendlier
and friendlier, and first thing you
know, we like them fine !"
So the Misses Avery concluded that
Prudence was not entirely responsible.
And . they wondered, with something
ukln to an agony of fear, if the younger
girls "bad It, too!" and when Miss
Alice cried excitedly, "Quick I Quick !
They are coming!" they trooped to
Miss Alice's window with a speed that
would have done credit to the parson
age girls themselves.
First came the minister, whom they
knew very well by this time, and con
sidered quite respeetuble. He was
lively, as was to be expected of a
Methodist minister, and told Jokes,
and laughed at them! Now, a comical
rector oh, a very different matter-
It wusn't done, that's all ! At any rate,
here came the Methodist minister,
laughing, and on one side of hlrn
tripped a small, earnest-looking maid
en, clusping bis hand, and gazing alter
nately up Into his face and down nt
the stylish cement sidewalk beneath
her feet. On the other side wus Fairy.
The Misses Avery knew the girls by
namo already. having talked much
"Such a Fairy!" gasped Miss Mllll
ceut, and the others echoed the gasp
For Fairy was very nearly as tall
as her father, built upon generous
lines, father commanding In appear
ance, a little spleudld-looklng. Even
from their windows they could discern
something distinctly Junolike 'in this
sixteen-year-old girl, with the easy,
elastic stride that matched her fa
ther's, and the graceful head, well car
ried. A young goddess named Fairy I
Behind them, laughing and chatter
ing, like three children, as they were
Cttme the twins with Prudence, each
With un arm around her wiilst. And
Prudence wus a very Utile taller than
thoy. When they roacbed the fence
that bordered the parsonage, the sccno
for n moment resembled a miniature
riot. The smaller girls Jumped and
exclaimed, and clasped their hands.
Fairy leaned over the fence, and
stared Intently nt this, their parsonage
home. Then the serious little girl
scrambled under the fence, followed
closely by the Ittlio-llinbed twins.
pause, a very short one und then Pru
dence, too, was wriggling beneath the
"Hold the wire up for me, jiapu !
cried Fairy. "I'm too fat." And n sec
ODd later she was running gracefully
across the fawn toward the parsonage,
the Methodist minister laughed boy
lshly, and placing his hands on the
tence post, he vaulted lightly over
and reached the house with his ilaugh
tors. Then the Misses Avery, school
teachers and elderly, looked at one an
"Did you ever?" gasped the oldest
Miss Avery, and the others slowly
snook their beads.
now, iiuuk ! inn you ever see a rec
tor jumping a three-wire fence, and
running full speed across bis front
yard In pursuit of a flying t'unillv?
may possibly have occurred - we huv
neve' seen It. Neither had the three
Misses Avery. Nor did they ever ex
pect to. And If they had seen it
the memory of that first night for many
days. "It may be haunted for all we
know," cried Carol dellclously. "Just
think, Connie, there may be seven
ghosts camped on the head of your bed,
When the family gathered for wor
ship on that first Sabbath morning,
Mr. Starr said, as he turned the leaves
of his well-worn Bible, "I think It
would be well for you to help with the
morning worship now. When I finish
reading the chapter, Connie, you will
,muke the first prayer. Just pray for
whatever you wish as you do at night
for yourself. I will follow you."
Connie's eyes were wide with respon
sibility during the reading of the chap
ter, but when she began to speak her
voice did not falter. Connie had nine
years of good Methodist experience
back of her !
"Our Father, who art In heaven, we
bow ourselves before thy footstool in
humility und reverence. Thou art our
God, our Creator, our Savior. Bless us
this day, and cause thy face to shine
upon us. Blot out our transgressions,
pardon our trespasses. Wash us, that
we may be whiter than snow. Hide
not thy face from the eyes of thy
children, turn not upon us In wrath.
Pity us, Lord, as we kneel here pros
trate before thy majesty and glory.
Let the words of our mouths and the
meditations of our hearts be accept
able in thy sight, 0 Lord, our strength
and our Redeemer, And finally save
us, an unbroken family around thy
throne In heaven, for Jesus' sake.
This was followed by an electric si
lence. Prudence was biting her lips
painfully, and counting -by tens as fast
as she could. Fairy was mentally go
ing over the prayer, sentence by sen
tence, and attributing each petition
to the individual member In the old
First Aid Insures Minimum Loss
of Service of Animal.
LIABLE TO MANY INJURIES
Air Kept From Wound Causes Pain
to Pass Rapidly Stop Flow of
Blood by Several Methods
Use Antiseptic Fluids.
"Quick! They Are Coming!"
church at Exmlnster to whom It be
longed. The twins were a little
amazed, and quite proud. Connie was
an honor to the parsonage but they
were concerned lest they themselves
should not do quite so well when their
But In less than a moment the mln-Ister-futher
began his prayer. When
he suld "Amen," Prudence was on her
feet nnd half-way upstairs before the
others were fairly risen. Fairy stood
gazing Intently o.it of the window for
a moment, nnd then went out to the
bam to see If the horse was through
eating. Mr. Starr walked gravely and
soberly out the front door, and around
the house. He ran Into Fairy coming
out the kitchen door, nnd they glanced
quickly at each other.
"Hurry, papa," she whispered; "you
cun't hold in much longu'l Neither
And together, choking with laugh
ter, they hurried Into the barn nnd
gave full vent to their feelings.
is quite likely they would have Joined
the buclisllders nt that lustniit.
But without mating WUCh time on
this gruesome thought, thev burr!
to a window Commanding the best view
ot the parsonage, and raised II. Then
they clustered behind the curtains, and
watched und listened. There wn
plenty to hear! From the pa nonage
windows Came the sound of scamper
ing feet and bunging doors. Once there
wus the unmistakable clatter of u chair
overturned. With It all there was a
constant chorus of "Oh, look I" "Oh !
Oh I "Oh, how sweet I" "Oh, papa I
"Oh, Prudence!" "Look, Uirkle, look
Then the eldest Miss Avery closed
the window overlooking the parsonage
mm conrromeu ner sisters.
"We must Just make the best of It,"
she said quietly.
But next door the gray old parson
ago wus iuu to overlt
"Wing with sntu.
faction and happiness and love. Evbj-v.
one has nmriaiMri n,., ....
what Fairy nnd others wllifdo when I sensation of k nlm J.i
.1 . . " " "'"u-uow
' ""'" rui. aouii u nonte. The parsonage clrbi
Doesn't It seem that the happy-go-lucky
houseful of parsonage
girls will win the friendship of
the Avery spinsters and tear
away the barrier of snobbishness
and reserve which hedges them
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
ONE OF EARTH'S QUIET SPOTS
Very Little Movement Noted In the
College Town During the Drowsy
Only the dead sleep more serenely,
more beautifully than the college town
In summer. When you enter It you feel
that n peace that passetb all under
Standing has somehow descended upon
the place. It Is n woman whose lover
s away and who spends the lazy days
Ireamlng of him and waiting for his
Downtown In the evening, girls
saunter the streets In pairs nnd are
not too scornful of the wandering com
mercial salesman. At the hotel lights
are low and the lobby Is quiet; in the
bar are a lew citizens, a drummer and
maybe two or three students who are
tutoring through the summer.
Mornings on "The HIU" you get still
more surely the sensation of louell'
new. The clock In the library tower
chimes the three-qunrters, and like an
ho come the soprano voices of the
little group of left-over coeds, singing
behind the open windows ot a conservatory.
The blue lake below you la un-
marred by crew or sail. Even the
bronze linage ot the friend of the
founder, 'n the quadrangle, seems to
relax a bit In Its ohnlr and to be
waiting for September and the breath
of life. Cleveland Plalu Dealer.
"Had your vacation yet, old man?"
"Not yet. I'm going to take nilna
the same time the boss takes his. Then
he can't see how easily the office can
get along without me." Now fork
(Prepared by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
To be able to render "first aid" to
a wounded horse, anu to iouow up
with proper treatment, not only In
sures a minimum loss of service of the
animal, but frequently saves Its life.
Morses are liable ordinarily to such
wounds as cuts, lacerations, contu
sions, bruises, punctures and poisoned
wounds. They also may be burned or
scalded, Incur troublesome harness
saddle galls, or be afflicted with ul
eers, abscesses, or fistulas.
An incised wound is a simple cut
made with a sharp body, like a knife,
producing merely n division of the tis
sues. The duller the body the more
force Is required, the more tissue de
stroyed, the greater the time required
for healing. In a cut wound the
edges are even and definite, while those
of a lacerated wound are Irregular and
torn. Three conditions are present as
a result of nn Incised wound : (1) Pain
(2) hemorrhage, (3) gaping of th
wound. The first pain Is due to the
crushing and tearing of the nerve
fibers. The secondary puin is usually
due to the action of the air and in
flammatory processes. When air la
kept from the wound pain ceases soon
after the lesion is produced. Bleeding
may be from the arteries, veins, or
capllluries.'ln the latter form of bleed
ing the blood oozes from the part I
drops. Hemorrhage from the veins
is dark red nnd Issues in n steady
stream without spurting. In arterial
bleeding the blood Is bright red and
spurts with each heart beat. This lat
ter variety of hemorrhage Is the most
dangerous, and should be stopped at
once before attempting any. further
treatment. Bleeding from small veins
und capillaries ceases In a short time
spontaneously, while larger vessels,
especially arteries, require some form
of treatment to cause complete stop
page of the hemorrhage.
Checking the flow of blood may be
accomplished by several methods, such
ns compress bandages, torsion, hot
Iron and ligatures. The application
of an iron nt red bent will cause the
Immediate clotting of the blood In the
vessels, nnd this clot Is further sup
ported' by the production of n scab,
or crust, over the portion seared. If
the Iron is at a white heat, the tissue
Is charred, which makes It brittle and
the bleeding Is liable to be renewed
If nt a black heat, the tissue will stick
to the Iron and will pull away from
the surface of the wound. Cold wn
ter and Ice bags quickly stop capillary
bleeding, while hot water Is preferable
In more excessive hemorrhages,
A solution of the chloride of Iron
placed on a wound alone or by means
of cotton drenched In the liquid pro
duces n rapid and hard clot. Tannic
acid, alum, acetic acid, alcohol, and
oil of turpentine are nil more or less
active in this respect. To check bleed
ing from large vessels compression
may be adopted. When It is rapid
nnd dangerous nnd from nn artery, the
lingers may be used for pressing be
tween the wound and the heart (digital
compression), but If from n vein, the
pressure should be exerted on the
other side of the wound. Tourniquet
may also be used by passing a strap
around the part and tightening after
placing n pad over the hemorrhage.
The rubber ligature bus now replaced
the tourniquet and Is bound tightly
around the limb to arrest the bleed
Ing. Tampons, such as cotton, tow, or
oakum, may be packed tightly In the
wound and then sewed up. After re
maining (here for 2-t or 48 hours they
Bleeding may sometimes be eusll
checked by passing a pin under the
vessel and by taking a horsehair nnd
forming a figure 8 by running It above
and below the pin, thus causing pros
sure on the vessel. Torsion Is the
twisting of the blood vessel until the
walls come together and form a bar
rler to the flow of blood. It may be
acconiplimed by the lingers, forceps,
or by running n pin through the ves
sel, turning It several times, nud
then' running the point Into the tissue
to keep It in u fixed position.
Ligation is another method for stop
ping n hemorrhage, The blood vessel
should be seized with the artery for
ceps, u dean thread of silk passed
around H, and lied about one-half Inch
from Its end. The sill; should be ster
ilized by placing it in un antiseptic
solution, so as not to Impede the heal
ing process ,or cause blood-poisoning
r lockjuw, which often follows the
ligation of a vein with, unslerllized
material, Nouiollmes it will be im
possible lo rettch (he bleeding vessel.
10 It Is necessniy to puss the ligature
around a mass of tissue which In
luiles the blood vessel. Ligation Is
he most useful method of arresting
hemorrhage, since It disturbs healing
least and gives the greatest securltv
against secondary hemorrhage.
After the bloefllng has been
trolled and nil foreign bodies removed
uoiii me wound, the gaping of u,,,
wound Is not!. -cable. It Is ranatrf i.
the contraction Of the nm.ni..
lasile fibers. Rnn Its degree depends
... tAit-iii, iiircciiopi am natnr nf
me Hit. I Ills g.ipnu will hinder the
healing process so that It must be
overcome by brluu-lng the edges to
gether by some sort of sutures or
plus or by a bandage applied from
below Upward. As suture material
ordinary cotton thread is good, if well
sterilized, as Is also horsehair, catgut
silk nnd various kinds of wire.
If the suture Is made too tight, the
subsequent swelling may cause the
stitch to tear out. In order to make
I Arm suture, the depth of the stitch
should be (be same as the distance
the stitch is from the edge of the
wound. The deeper the suture the
more tissue Is embraced and the few
er the number of stitches required.
Process of Healing.
In those cases where perfect stop
page of bleeding, perfect Joining of
the edges of the wound, and perfect
cleanliness are obtained, healing oc
curs rapidly, without the formation
of granulations, pus or proud flesh,
y what Is termed first Intention. If
wounds do not heal In this manner
they will gap somewhat and become
warm and painful. Healing, then oc
curs by granulation or with suppura
tion, which is termed healing by sec
ond Intention. The sides of the
wound become covered with granula
tion -tissue which may fill the wound
and sometimes overlap the lips, form
ing a fungoid growth called proud
flesh. Under favorable conditions the
edges of the wound appear to grow to
gether by the end of the first week,
and the whole surface gradually be
comes dry, and finally covered with
pigmented skin, when the wound Is
AH antiseptics are not equally de
structive, and some germs are more
susceptible to one antiseptic than to
another. The most Important are (1)
bichloride of mercury, which Is to be
preferred on horses. It becomes weak
ened In Its action If placed In a wood
en pall or on nn oily or greasy sur
face. It is used In the strength of 1
part of bichloride to 1,000 to 5,000
parts of water, according to the deli
cacy of the tissue to which It is ap
plied. (2) Carbolic add In from 2
to 5 per cent solution Is used on In
fected wounds nnd for cleaning In
struments, dressings and sponges. It
unites well with oil and Is preferred
to the bichloride on a greasy surface.
A 5 per cent solution In oil is often
used under the nnme of carbollzed oil.
(3) Aluminum acetate Is an efficient
and cheap antiseptic, and is composed
of 1 part alum and 5 Darts ace
tate of lead, mixed In 20 parts of wa
ter. (4) Boric acid Is good, In a 2 to
4 per cent solution, to cleanse wounds
nnd wash eyes. Compound cresol may
be used In a 1 to 3 per cent solution
in water. Iodoform acts as an ano
dyne, stimulates granulation nnd
checks wound secretion. A very effi
cacious nnd inexpensive powder is
made by taking 5 parts of iodoform
and 95 parts of sugar, making what Is
called iodoform sugar. Tannic acid Is
a useful drug in the treatment of
wounds, as it arrests hemorrhage,
checks secretion and favors the for
mation of a scab. A mixture of 1
part tannic acid and 3 parts Iodo
form Is good In suppurating wounds.
Iodol, white sugar, ground and roast
ed coffee nnd powdered charcoal are
all used as protectives and absorbents
on suppurating surfaces. More de
pends on the care and the method of
application of the drug than on the
On aseptic wounds use only those
antiseptics that do not Irritate the tis
sue. If care is used in the application
of the antiseptic, corrosive sublimate
or carbolic acid Is to be recommended.
In order to keep air from the wound
and to nbsorb all wound- secretions
rapidly, a dressing should be applied
If the wound Is aseptic, the dressing
should be likewise, such as sterilized
cotton gauze, oakum or tow. This
dressing should be applied with uni
form pressure at all times and se
cured by a bandage. Allow It to re
main for a week or ten dnys If the
wound Is aseptic or If the dressing
does not become loose or misplaced or
become drenched with secretions from
he wound, or If pnln, fever or loss of
appetite does not develop. The dress-
ng should then be removed, the wound
trented nnttseptieally, and a sterilized
Healing Under a Scab.
This often occurs In small superfi
cial wounds that have been kept asep
tic. In order that a scab may form,
the wound must not gap, secrete free-
y or become Infected with germs. The
formation of scab Is favored bv
strlngents or styptics, such as tannic
acid. Iodoform and 5 per cent solution
of zinc chloride. In case of fistulous
ithers, open Joints or other large,
ollow wounds that cannot be dressed,
antisepsis may be obtained by warm-
ater irrigation, with or without an
nflseptic fluid. It should continue
day and night, and never bo Interrupt-
for more than eight hours, for
enns will then have gained headway
and will be difficult to remove. Four
r five days of Irrigation will be suf
ficient, for granulations will then have
formed nnd pus will remain on the
outside If It forms.
The following rules for the treat
ment of wounds should be followed:
) See that the wound Is clean, re
moving nil foreign bodies. For this
purpose, use a clean finger rather
than a probe. (2) All hemorrhage
hould be arrested before closing the
ound. (3) Antiseptics should only
used when It Is inspected that the
ound is infected. (4) When pus Is
present treat without closing the
ound. This may be accomplished
drainage tubes, absorbent dress-
ngs or continuous Irrigations. (5)
-otect the wound agalust infection
0 FORCE ASPARAGUS PLANT
Hotbeds, Four Feet Wide, Are Made
Use of by French Gardeners Dur
ing Winter and Spring.
French market gardeners make use
hotbeds for the forcing of asparagus
through much of the autumn, winter
and early spring. It has developed
Into n large Industry, with some of the
gurdeners, says a writer in Funn nnd
Home. The frames used by the
French market gardeners for hotbeds
are only four feet wide. They are
placed In a bed of fermenting manure.
IS to 20 Indies deep, and are banked
up to the level of the sash with more
manure. After the hotbed Is made the exces
sive neat is allowed to abate and the
asparagus roots are placed directly on
the manure. They are not spread out
ns they would be In the open ground,
but are packed as closely as possible
in the frames, a mere sprinkling of
soil being placed over the roots.
Usually three or four-year-old roots
are used. As many as five crops of
roois rouow each other during
in the same frame.
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This is the Right Spot
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We carry the beat
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