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Carpcattr, Morten. Ilclcn Thorpe and
Hilda Farrsnd bearded the north bound
GatAFTKR XXXVI t.
PpiFIK train of tbe South Shore rail-1
ill rea ,bet way croM ta
III broad reaches of the northern j
KmZJ peninsula. J
Thorpe welcomed the smell of tbe
nertblami. Efe became almost eager,
explalalag. Indicating to the girl at hte
"There la the Canada balsam," he
cried. "Do reu remember how t showed
It to you first? And yonder the spruce.
How stuck up your teeth were when
you tried to chew the cum before It had
been heated! Do you remember) Look. I
look there! It's a white pine! Isa't K a
grand tree? lt'a the finest tree Id the
forest, by my way of thinking, to tnll.
ro straight, so feathery and so distil-'
Bed. See, Hilda, look quick! There's an
utd logging road all tilled with raspber
ry vines. We'd and lots of partridges
there, and perhaps a bear. Wouldn't
yon like to walk down It about sunset?"
I wonder what we're stopping for. t
Seems to me they are stopping at every '
squirrel's trail. Ob. this must be Sen
ey. Yes. it is. Queer little place. Isn't
It, but sort of attractive? Good deal
like our town. You have never seen
Carpenter, have you? Location's fine
anyway, and to me It's sort of pictur
esque. You'll like Mrs. Hathaway.
She's a buxom, motherly woman who
runs the boarding bouse for eighty men
and still finds time to mend my clothes
for me. And you'll like Solly. Solly's
the tug captain, a mighty good fellow,
true as a gun barrel. We'll have him
take us out some still day. We'll be
there In a few minutes now. See the
cranberry marshes. Sometimes there's
a good -deal of pine on little Islands
scattered over It. but If s very hard to
log unless you get a good winter. We
bad Just such a proposition when I
worked for Radway. Oh. you'll like
Rndwav. He's as good aajrold. Helen!"
"res." replied bis sister.
"I want you to know Radway. He's
the man who gave me my start."
"AH right. Harry," laughed Helen.
"I'll meet anybody or anything from
bears to Indians."
"1 know an Indian, too Geezlgut an
OJIbway. We called him Injun Charley.
He waa my flrst friend tn the north
woods. He helped me get my timber.
This spring be killed a man a good
Job, too and la hiding now. I wish I
knew where be la. But we'll see him
some day. He'll comn back when the
thing blows over. See! Sect"
"What?" they all asked, breathless.
"It's gone. Over beyond the hills
there I caught a glimpse of Superior.
"You are ridiculous, Harry." protest
ed Helen Thorpe laughingly. "I never
saw you so. You are a regular boy.".
"Do you like boys?" be asked gravely
"Adore them!" she cried.
"All right; I don't care," be answered
bis sister In triumph.
The air brakes began to make them
selves felt, and shortly the train came
to a grinding stop.
"What station Is this?" Thorpe asked
the colored porter.
"Shlnglevllle, Bah," the latter replied.
"I thought so. Wallace, when did
their mill burn, anyway? I haven't
heard about It"
"Last spring, about the time you
"Is that so? How did It happen?"
They claim Incendiarism," parried
Thorpe pondered a moment, then
laughed. "I am In the mixed attitude
of the small boy," be observed, "who
isn't wicked enough te wlsb anybody's
property destroyed, but who wishes
that if there Is a Are, to be where be
can see it I am sorry tbose fellows
bad to lose their mill, but It was a
good thing for us. The man who set
that tire did us a good turn, If it
hadn't been for the burning of tbelr
mill they would have made a stronger
fight against us in the stock market"
Wallace and Hilda exchanged
glances. The girl was long since aware
ef the inside history of those days.
"You'll have to tell them that," she
whispered ever the back of her seat
"It will please them.;' .-. t
"Our station 1 next)" cried Thorp,
"and It's only a little ways. Come,
They all crowded Into the narrow
passageway sear the door, for the train,
"All right, sab," said the porter,
swinging down bis Jlttie step.
Thorpe rau downto help the ladle.
He was nearly taken from bis feet bv
a wildest yell, and a moment later that
result waa actually accomplished by
a raeh ef men that tossed him beeMly
m to Ha shoulders. At the same nVe
meat the Mill and tux whittle began
to screeeh and miscellaneous ttrearm
exploded. Even the locomotive engineer,
la the spirit of the occasion, leaned
dawn heartily on hav whistle rope.
The aawdast street wm Ailed with
screaming. jeAtting me. The hemes
ef the town were brilliantly draped
wKh cheesecloth,' flag and bunting.
For a moment Thorpe cenld not make
eat what had happened. This turmoil
waa so different from the dead quiet ef
desertion he had expected that he waa
unable to gather his faculties. Alt
about him were familiar faces upturn
ed to his own. He distinguished the
bread, square shoulders of Scotty Par
sons, Jack Uyland. Kerlle, Bryan Mo
loney; Hills grinned at him from the
press; Billy Camp, the fat and shiny'
drive cook; Mason, the foreman of the
mill: over beyond howled Solly, the
tag captain; Rellway Charley. Shorty.
the chore boy; everywhere were fea
tures that he knew.
As hta dimming eyes traveled here
and there, one by one the Fighting
Forty, the best crew of men ever gath
ered In the nortbland, Impressed them
selves la his consciousness. On tbo
eatsktrts sauntered the tall form ef
Tim Shearer, a straw peeping from be
vtath hu fax white mustache, his eyes
glimmering aader his Sax whit eye
Big Jaaka snd Andersoa deposited
tbelr burden on tho raised platform of
the ofllce steps. Thorpe turned and
rivaled the crowd.
At once pandemonium broke loose, as
though the previous performance bad
been nothing but a low voiced rehear
sal. "Oh, aren't yon proud of him?" gasp
ed Hilda, squeezing Helen's arm with
a little sob.
In a moment Wallace Carpenter, his
countenance glowing With prido and
pleasure, mounted the platform and
stood beside his friend, while Morton
and the two young ladles stopped half
way up the steps.
At once the. racket ceased. Every
one stood at attention.
"Mr. Thorpe." Wallace began, "at
the request of your friends here. I have
a most pleasant duty to fulfill. Tbey
have asked me to tell you how glad
they are to see you. That la surely un
necessary. Tbey have also asked mo
to congratulate you on having won the
tight wltb our rivals."
"You done 'em good!" "Can't down
the old fellow!" muttered Joyous voices.
"But." said Wallace. "I think that I
Irst have a story to tell on my own ac
count "At the time the Jam broke this
spring we owed the men here for a
"Men," cried Thorpe.
year's work. At that time .1 considered
their demand for wages III timed und
grasping. I wish to apologize. After
the, money was paid them, instead of
scattering, they set to work under Jack
Radway. Tbey bavo worked long hours
all summer. Tbey have Invested every
cent of their year's earnings In supplies
and tools, and now tbey are prepared to
show you In the company's booms
8,000.000 feet of log rescued by their
grit and hard labor from total loss."
At this point tho speaker was Inter
rupted. "Saw off!" "Shut up!" "Give us
a rest!" growled the audience. "Tbreo
million feet ain't worth talkln' about!"
"You make me tired!'' "Say your little
say the way you oughter!" "Found pur
ty nigh two mllllonspoeketed oa Mare's
Island, or we wouldn't 'a' had that
much!" "Fool's undertaking, auybowl"
"Men," cried Thorpe, "I have been
very fortunate. From" failure success
hag come. But never have I been more
fortunate than In my friends. The. arm
Is now on Its feet. It could afford to
lose three times the logs It. lost this
He paused and scanned tbelr faces.
"But," be continued suddenly, "It can
not now or ever can afford to lose what
those 8,000,000 feet 'reprajisHt.-s.tbe
friends It has made, tfaa pay you
3mmmmwlmmmmmmmmml Vw "V
back the money yew bare spent am
the time ye have pat la" Again tie
v looked tbsai aver, and then far the Irst
(time nines they bad known him his
tfsee lighted np wltb a rara and tender
smile at affection. "Bat, comrade, 1
1 shall wet offer to do K. Tba gift hi ac
cepted In tba spirit wltb' whkjh It was
He vet a farther. Tba sir waa rent
wltb sound. Nven the members of his1
own party cheered. From every dlree-1
tton the crowd surged Inward. Tba
women and Morton were forced up the
platform to Thorpe. The latter mo
tioned for silence.
"New, beys, we have dona It" said
he. "and so will go back ta work. From
now en yea are my comrades In the
Ills eyea.were dim, hta breast heaved,
hi velee shook. Hilda waa weeping
from excitement Through the tears
she saw them all looking at tbelr lead-1
er. and In the worn, bard faces glowed J
the affection and admiration of a dog
for Its master. Something there was
especially touching in this, for strong
men rarely show It. She felt a great
wave of excitement sweep over her.
Instantly she was standing by Thorpe.
"Oh!" she cried, stretching ber arms
out to them passionately. "Oh, I love
roti, I love yoa allt"
Cm What Itraavrta Taejr Differ Proa
ether DtMtitle VarlatUa.
, South America Is the native home of
the Muscovy ducks. They are found
largely In Guiana, Braiil and adjoining
equatorial countries. In their native
state they arc a wild variety and, while
a duck, arc decidedly different from
nny other domesticated or wild variety
knows to man. A peculiar feature of
the Muscovy Is that It never quacks
like all other ducks. The drakes arc at
some seasons of the year very pugna
cious, especially at laying time, nnd
will battle vigorously anion tliem
selves. Other domestic varieties stand
uo show whatever with a Muscovy In
a test of strength and endurance qual
ities. Tho standard of iterfectlon recognises
two varieties of the Muscovy the col
ored and white. There Is practically
no dlffcrenco except In color. The
drakes are large, nearly double the size
of the ducks, nud often weigh nine or
eleven (rounds each; are large In frame,
long In body and broad across the back;
are shorter In shank, with broad web
feet, wltb long Hawklike claws, nnd are
the most powerful of any variety of the
duck family. The wings are of good
length, very compactfnd are tbo chief
means of battle and defeuse. striking
iledge hammer blows at a surprising
rapidity. During the autumn and spring
we find It necessary to wing both males
and females, as they delight to fly all
over the farm and also adjoining farms
Imply for exercise. This Is easily ac
complished by cutting off the end of
seven flights of one primary. They are
not a migratory bird and fly simply as
a mentis of transit about their home
Tbey are largely bred at the present
time nearly all over the civilized world,
In the United States they are mostly
found In the southern states nnd along
the Atlantic coast. One drako will
mate with ten or n dozen ducks. How
ever, If the flock contains enough males
they will mate In pairs. Being leas of
puildlernud swimmer tbnn other ducks,
they do not require as much water and
require nut over half as much food as
other domestic varieties. Home writers
hnc quoted them us poor or ordinary
layers. This wo have found Incorrect.
Having bred them for many years
and In large numbers, wo believe them
to produce more eggs than any other
standard variety. They usually com
mence to lay In April and. If not al
lowed to sit, will continue until Ko-1
"Unlike all other varieties of ducks, '
unless It bo the little ornamental Culls,
Carollnlas and Mandarins, tho Mus-1
covles Invariably prepare their nests
and deposit their eggs, while other
domestic varieties must bo penned at.
night; otherwise they scatter them
broadcast. Tbo duck prefers a hollow
log or stump for ber nest and will usu
ally lay fifteen to nineteen eggs for n
laying, and all will Invariably prove
The young are active and strong
from the shell and, barring accidents,
) will grow to maturity. Another pecul-1
lar feature of tbe Muscovy Is that it
requires Ave weeks to batch Its eggs
Instead of four with all other varieties
of tbe duck and goose family. If not
allowed te sit and batch, the Muscovies
will continue to, lay until late autumn.
Unlike etber docks, they molt but once
a year, and, being natives of or near
the equator, they cannot stand the
weather as well as some other varie
ties. It is no uncommon sight to see
one or more Muscovies sitting on tbe
fence or some building Just as content-,
ed ss if oa tbe ground. The original
eolor of tbe Muscovy was mixed black
and white, tbo latter predominating.
By careful selection for many genera- j
(Ions tbe white has 'been produced. '
However, the young tbe flrst year will
nearly all have a black patch of feath
ers on top ef the head and occasionally
a few colored feathers on the hollow of
the back, which disappear usually aft
er the flrsC aseatb. Farmer's Veiee.
KENTUCKY TKIE1 OIL. .
KxasHmrNta WltK It la Road laa
favrmtst lrve RMeesMfal,
041 has been used en a read near
Lexington, Ky., to render It dnstless
ami more durable, and It Is said" the
results are all that ceutd be hoped for.
After a considerable Mpoiise and prep
aration n mile and a half oh the reeen
struct km part ef the Newtown ptt
were treated, beginning ens mile from
tbe limits, saya tbe Lexington tiers kl.
A White's after, similar In many re
spects to a street sprinkler, spread Urn
crude oil, over which sand was scatter
ed to a depth ef half an Inch.
Recently a large roller was passed
over it. In the time Intervening be
tween laying and rolling the lighter
oil had evaporated and the sand and
penetrated limestone had set In an as
phalt coat, the effect of the roller be
ing still further to compress and
smooth the surface. Despite several
disadvantages, of which Inability to
heat the oil and the cool seamen were
chief, tho results are probably all thai
could have leon hoped for. Water
proof, dusttcss and elastic, the road
has also been made mere durable. This
last feature of the process, the discov
ery of which was Incidental to tbo orig
inal use of oil as a dust layer, has
brought It to the attention of the en
In the west tho first treatment of oil
Is charged to tho construction account!
M.OCKB CUr MOM AX OILKD HOAP.
snd nfter that the cost Is much les
than keeping a road sprinkled. After
the third year It Is unnecessary to use
tbo oil except for patching, rim! It li
calculated that a well oiled road will
remain dustlcss and waterproof for
ten years or longer. The saving In ro
pnlrlng alone will be large, the added
comfort being Incidental.
About 4.000 gallons of oil and 1.00C
bushels of sand were required on the
mile which furnishes the test. The oil
cost tU! cents jwr barrel. Tbo road
had been reconstructed two yea" ago
and Is a typv of the dfty-two miles
around Lexington which the Home
Construction company Is remaking. If
the county finds It advlnablo to oil all
of the reconstructed pike the goal of
perfection will have been closely ap
proached. On the basis of a mile the
coat of oiling the Newtown pike, ex,
elusive of machinery, was $244.
The tools for trimming elephants' feet
arc a enrpuuter's drnwknlfc nnd a rasp
for the soles and a borseshoer'B knife
and sandpaper for the toe nails. The
operator places n beer keg or a strong
Itox behind ono huga bind foot, lightly
prods tho thk'ls ankle with his elephant
hook and commands tho beast to "Hold
up!" Up comes the mighty foot slowly
and heavily, but obediently as tbe vel
vety pnw of a kitten. The foot Is rest
ed on tho box or the kig, whero It re
mains while tho expert works on It
much as a horseshocr pares the hoof of
n horse. Great slivers of tho horny
solo are sliced off until It Is cut nearly
to proper thickness, when tho rasp Is
tiKod to smooth off. Similarly the toe
nails arc treated with tbo knlfo nud tbe
sandpaper, while tho big patient standi
with swinging truik nnd an occasional
wng of an car, too full of satisfaction
for utterance. When the turn of the
forefoot comes, tho great beast is mucin
to Uo down on Its sldo und the hoofs
nro propped up nnd treated. McCluru's.
"Don't you wlsb you were ns smart
as Conau Doylo's detective?"
"My dear sir," replied tho modoni
detective, "If they'd let mo plan the
crimes In the flrst place I could dis
cover tho facts In ways qultu ns ex
traordinary ns those of nny delectlva
that an author over put into u book."
Omar Kharrata' Translator.
To FiUsGcrnld, cureless, disorderly,
unconventional, who had for ho long
folllowed bis own sweet will, punctil
ious etiquette and fastidious neatness
In attire were above all things hateful,
He once said to a friend: "I couldn't
be bothered with all those whims
dressing for this and dressing for that.
X couldn't put up with It"
Ho and a friend were dining at a
hotel, and among the good things sot
before them was a noble fruit pie.
But tbey had eaten bo heartily of .the
first course that when It catnu to the
pie's turn they were beaten. Fltzflcr
akl looked troubled. "Mrs. So-and-so
(the hostess), who knows ray partiality
for fruit," said be, "will take it as a
slight if we leave the pie untouched,"
So without more ado be cut out a
good sliced wedge with a fair allow
ance of fruit and dropped It into his
bat, which he covered wltb. bis yello'V
silk handkerchief, sad rang tbe bell
fer'tbe bW.-WHbfs "Life ef Fits
Gerald.", . ,- i
TEiTi AT THE CHEAMErVlf,
A NattariwalHPr Names Rm at (be
Caasea mt VarMT Vests; ' "
There la, sml there alwayii will be,
mere er less dleappetnlmeMt and com
plaint possible from patrons abeut the
test of tbelr milk at theereamery ort
ehaese faetory. Sometimes there :way' t
be abundant caaae for eemplnlHt, fer
baltermakera and chessomskers, even t
with the 'best intentions, npy seine
times make mistakes, ami wwregret to
say that there Jmay be buttenuakers '
and oheeeetaakera who do not always
have tte best Intentions.
Hut even under the mest fsversbln
conditions tests will vary, nnd mors
often than otherwise, perhaps, no until
dent explanation can be riven for this
variation. A Minnesota buttermaker, '
Mr. B. B. Scripture ef the Pleasant
Valley creamery, writes to the Dairy
Record on this subject as fellows:
"At tho end of each month we are
asked many times: 'What Is the matter
with my test? It Is several polnl
lower titan last month.'
"They should ask .themselves this
question: What have I dene to lower
"1 will mention a few ef the things
that will make tho test vary,
"Sometimes tho whole herd Is excited
by some unusual noise, or possibly the
dog wss sent after them at milking
time, or It may be they came In con
tact wltb tbe hard side of tbe milking
stool. These things will lower your
teat every time.
"Trvat your cows kindly and Induce
them to route up at milking time of
their own free will. It Is a good plan
to give them a handful of feed each
tlnti! they come In the barn. They will
soon learn that you are their friend,
nnd they wilt pay you well for your
"Sometime wn forget when we nro In
a burr)' tlutt tbe last part of the milk
Is tho richest In butter fat It also has
u tcmlciiry to dry your cows uij when
not utllked dry. Milk regularly, f red
nnd water ns near the same time each
day as possible, keep your cows com
fortubh every day In the year. All
th(sn tilings will Increase the flow of
milk and liavo a tendency tn raise your
"Somutlmes wo haul milk to tbo fac
tory In large cans, nnd to prevent the
milk from slopping out n cloth Is used
between tho cans nnd milk, and by
the time It reaches the factory th
cloth Is saturated with cream.
"During warm weather and when
(he roads arc rough the cans that tiro
not full are so badly chumml when
they roach the factory It Is Impossible
to get n fair samplo of the milk. Al
ways till your cam full. In tho win
ter some of u forget to cover our cans
and And when wn reach the faetory
that the cream Is frozen Into the bot
toms of tbe covers. We our In the
remainder of the milk and then ask
the btittcrmnkor, 'Wbnt makes my test
drop off so suddenly?"
The last point that I will mention,
but not least, and iKisatbly somu of us
never thought nbotit It. Is part of the
year we may bo milking rows that are
very jtoor testers, and tllo rest of the
year I ho majority of thoiu may bo ex
tra good rows and still give a good
flow of milk."
A billposter Is s superstitious map.
no brllovea In signs.
Health KaJn eit tlio'Mrala.
To get all sorts of health tads on the
brain Is n disease In Itself. It Is a very
prevalent dlsenso too. With a few
foolish rules to observe, n whole lot of
hygienic quirks to adjust to nnd a
schedule of superstitious sanitary no
tions diligently followed by day and
dreamed of by night, Is a malady
which begins us a mental derangement
and cuds In A comploto physical fizzle.
No room left for a spontaneous life, no
place for free, Joyous liberty. Not a
mlnuto's spneo for rollicking disregard.
Everything fixed, every minute dis
posed of, introspections without num
ber. Forebodings, misgivings, hover
ing vaguely about tbe mind, like flocks
of carrion crows. Such a life is not
worth living. Medical Talk.
Victoria Waa KmalHalve.
When Queen Vlctorln visited tany of
her subjects It was by no means a
matter of course that people staying In
the house should have tho privilege of
sitting dowu at table with their itugtist
fellow visitor. It was her majesty'
custom not only to take with ber to the
house where she designed to "lie" (as
the old phrase was) for a night or tv "
her own bed and bedding, carrlago
horses und servants (Including occa
sionally her cook), but also to contlno
herself at meals to tbe company of hr
own suit, sometimes Inviting Iter host
and hostess to Join her at luncheon or
The riekla Fair Oaea.
Engagements are entered Into far
more lightly and broken far more eas
ily than used to be tbe esse, when a Iki.
troths! wss as serious an affair as mar
riage. New it is not unusual for a glr
to be engaged eace or twice before she
Is married, and people think none the
werse of her, Young girls' ways are
beginning to resemble those of nurse
maids, who walk oat with a man, but
..net always with a view to matrhaoay,
Lady CrVaTlUe In Loudon Graphic.