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Tn ohMmbiu Cost-sav
Saxton wu walking beajdo Rarldan
In 0m lower hall. Ha felt an Impulse to
uptM gratitude for bU rm from tbe
loaJiDeaa of the twilight ; but Haridan,
talking inceBeantly, and with bands
thrust easily Into bla trousers' pockets,
led tbe way Into tbe reading room.
"Hello, Wbeaton, I ' ddn't know you
wer at home,"- be called to a man who
eat reading newnpaper, and who now
ruae on seeing a stranger with Karldan.
This la Air. Helton, Mr. Wheaton."
"Oh, yea," said the man lurroduwljyi
Wbeaton. "1 wondered whether I
shouldn't are you here. Ur. Porter told
me you had coaie."
W lies ton iwiukiI very serious, and had
not luuob to say. lie had Juat come
home, Jrom a tirioua trip to the western
part of the Ktate, he aaid. on an errand
for his hank. He waa tall, slim and
dark. There wan a suggestion of sleepy
Indifference in hie .ack eyea. though he
bad a well -established reputation for en
ergy and Industry.
"Mr. Porter told me you were quor
.tared here. I hope they can make you
comfortable. I'm penranally relieved thai
you have ronir. Your Boston friend
were grttlog very Impatient with 0. Wa
shall do all In our power to aid you; but
of course Mr. Porter baa -said all that to
you.". Ilia smile waa by a movement of
the lips, and bla eyes did not seem to
participate In It. He did not refer again
to possible business relations with Bex
ton, but turned tbe converaation 'Into
general channels. They eat together for
an hour, UarLdan, as was his way In
any company, doing most of the talking.
Tbey seemed to have the club bouse to
tbemeelvea. Now and then on of. the
negro servant! came and looked In upon
them aleeplly. A clerk at the desk In
the hall read In peace. A party of young
people could be heard entering by the
aide door aet apart ror women; and mur
fled echoes of their- gaiety -reached the
trio In the reading room.
"That's back In tbe Incurables ward."
aid Karldan, In explanation to Hit x ton.
"It lan't nice of yoo to apeak of the
gentler ex In that way," admonished
"Oh. ther ar flrla and girls," aaid
Karldan. wearily. "It does seem to me
that Mabel Margrave la alwaya hungry.
Vhv can't she do her eating at homer'
"He'a simply jealous," Wheaton re
marked to Saxton. "He always acta that
way when be hears a firl In tbe ladles'
diiilug room, sud docau't dara go bach
and break In on boum other fellow's par-
n When you show alga of mental decay.
It'a time for us to go no roe, wneaiou.
Haridan held out hia band 10 Baxton.
"I'm gtad you're her, and you may be
aura We ll try to make yu Ilka ua. Whea
ton and 1 llva In a barracks around the
corner, with a few other homeless wan
derers. 1 nope to see yea there- loo't
be afraid of tbe t 'bins man at the. door,
kly cell is up one flight and to the right."
"And don't overlook me there," Whea
ton interposed. "1 aiippoae wa shall see
yoo down town very often. Mr. Haridan
Is ihe only man Is Clark son who has no
visible means of support. The rest of Ms
re pretty busy ; but that doesn't mean
that wa shan't be glad to aw you at th
tvaar or As sweet peas wbtcs ana ni
distributing suddenly eweeunea us -wo.
ir of tbo room. Seeing thai the girl
did not know of bla preeenct In the nous,
and that she would certainly discover him
when aba turned to go, be rose and faced
"I beg your pardon V
"Oh ! ' Tbe sweet peas fell to th Boor,
and the girt looked anxiously toward tbo
ball door. ' '
"I beg your pardon,' 8 ax too repented.
"I think 1 fear I wasn't announced.
But I believe Mr. Porter la xpcting
"YesT" Tna girl looked at John for
tba first time. Ha waa taking" tbe situa
tion seriously, and waa sincerely eorry
for having startled her. "Father will be
bare very aoon, I think." Bba moved to
ward the door with dignity, Ignoring the
fallen flowers, and Baxton stepped for
ward and picked them op.
-Allow me." The girl took them from
him, a little uncertainly and guardedly,
then returned to tba vase and placed toe
flowers In It. "
"Thank you very much, she saw. i
think 1 bear mf father now." She went
to tbo outer door and oiwned. Inclining
her head slightly aa ahe pawed John,
who also beard Mr. Porter'a voice out
aide. He waa remonstrating with the
gardener about the position of the sprink
lers, which he wished .reset tn keeping
with Ideas of his own.
"Well, Evelyn?" he said, aa he came
up tbe atepa. Saxton could bear , the
young woman making an explanation In
low tones to her father. Mr. Porta
stood suddenly In the door.
iv.n tii Iwsti me." be began, effu-
.il eonilns forward and wringing
ftaxton'a band. "I'm not goilng to. try
.-. ....iDin i nlmnlv foraot. that'a all.'
He took Haxtan's arm and turned him
toward tlte door where tbe girl still Blood.
.l-..Ji la Mr. Baxton. He's
pome' to dine with us. but I forgot all
w,..t it Km her. Evelyn, you've got
to square this-tor roe," he concluded,
and she came forward and shook bands
i.itli Hav tun
"I don't know how It can be 'aouared.'
Tki L nnlv one of father's lapses. Mr.
Baxton. on may be sure ha didn't mean
tn H., It.
v liuteMl" declared Porter, "bat
I'm aebamed of myself." 'He waVed the
yoang tphi t aeats and vanished into
Porter returned and launched Into ata-
j rj pa- i.i i U ' il'UJ!-! ' ' ! ill ' WtupiSJ
"Ua. he's tbo rr klndast
Miss Porter amriaad.
"What a nnunuBca yoo are, warry,
said Porter, aa the to una man fusee
about to find a pla - for bla chair. "Wo
were nil vary easr here till yon nme.
aen tbe breeat haw died out."
Haxton cot no to mo praaentiy no
Raridon rose .wtth'jtiim. u ad tM
went down thi watt together. . '
"They aeent to have airucK ipp w
onalnUnre," ofasemJ Mr. Porter.
"Mr. Haxtoa Is very nice,' aaw nveiyn.
"Ob, as s all Haht," said ber,(atirt
t " - Watfa fae that
CHAPTKR IV. ' L I oira tba booa oientr ot water. Tnay
Tnk imi his do or inrouxH i
. K rnkmnn tm ntmm mat V.rd that b-d LU V lOO.
, . .nd t the 1 dlatajiea to gat It.
oeoter of which Uv the crumbled ruins f If thrw la bo running tiwi or
of a fountain. Before ne cvum
hmn m. tmwsv mat in cor-
dnray emerged from the great front door
and came toward bhn.
"My aaue'a alaitoo. and yon aauai pa
"Correct" aaid the man, ana iney
Ink of pur wator near it u wall to
plaea pail of froah watar naar tna
apalry rr any.
Boob nt wator to diluta tba boarf ,
thick tumor left erar from winter to
maka It suitable for tba Votinc lam
Torract " aaid "iha m-o, -no .ney m1, w plUblfc
St? to M Z'pmJ.-lL'wS Bo abould b. protoctod from tba
buildings, while 8atun viewed tbe pile wind on tba north and want by a cloaa-
betora him with Interest, lie nan neon so nous or man iwaco.
making a careful lnpwtion of all tbe
properties that had fallen to Wa care.
This had necoaaitated a good deal of
n kui hmin In. Colorado
and worked eastward, going alowly, and
getting the beat advice obiainaoui as iu
the value of bla princlpala holdings.
Much of their property waa practically
worthless. Title hail been gained under
foreclosure to vsst arnaa which had no
All tba waada abould ba kapt down
in front off tba biros. Mow a Vlot
foot wlda and than eat tba waada And
grass close to tba ground with a boa.
An hour once a week spent on tba
earn of tba baaa will bring larger re
turns for tba effort than any other
labor on tba farm.
A nismiMr man In CMeaso. whorl
ura to vast r '
value. A waterworks plant stood In tba-irvM a lew nones out m tna conntry,
prairla . where there had ones been a Ust year aold I22S worth of honor to
Kanaaa town. ' Tbe place waa depopu- three Uc hotel. Ha says bs did not
lated and the smokes la 'k stood as a moo- ppnd nwre than an bour:awak lonk-
ument to bllchtod hHXS. Banth bouses . aM ki. hu- .tm-lnv tha uuna
lng after hia baaa daring. tba eaaoa.
-v. and pr Journal.
William Porter lived well, ai6acanv
(Mi rlilira of (Uarkson. Ills house
stood at the summit of a hill near the
ni of Varuvv street, and th gradual
Lino UbuIds uu to It was a pretty park.
whose lawn and shrubbery showed the
Inr.iltnnt rars of a sod cardener. The
dry air waa still not aa John Ha it on
climbed tbe cement walk wbtrn woami
h tha sluiie at the oroDor degrea to
bring the greaieet comfort to pedestrians.
Tba green ot lbs, lawn waa grateful to
M.tn-B eves, watco dwa4t with relief on
ta toe spray at tbo rotary sprinklers
that hissed coolly at tba sod of long
Mm. at bnse. liiteranemed among the
Indigenooa acrub-oaka wero elm. BMples
and cedars, and tba mottled hark of while
birches showed here and there. The lawn
was broke bv beds of can oss, aad II wa
..kiHiuliat the owner of tbe plact bad
. (. for laadsram lardealng sail
aeteM bla aawsy goaeruualy 4a aalttsatiaa
(, Tk. hnuaa itself waa Of rea ones
dating fmai.tanae years la which a Man
i w. .ni m tower wea thaoaht ta
dlspeosAble la. serious .doloeatto archlteo
tura. There was a broad veranda an the
at.u ibis ihroawb JTrenvh
windows of Ihe saaso arrhitaetnral period.
A raM admitted Baaioa and laft him
to d hia own way Into th dcawlnr
rooam. tbrangh which a braeaa waa blow
i.. .Uusotl fnia acrosa tbe valley.
i. a Amb wicker ahanr. aaoa-
vlng hia forehead. Ha beard a right atep
Moaatuc the balk aad a girl, still singtag
oftlv to herself, paaasa bach of htm to
a Htta sfsad whkh ataod ay aa at tho
drawing rocsa windows. Taa hack af th
h.l hid hi sit aha Wwa'wWoHy
tUiira bs to the number of U'ees that had
tm niaed In the Htale br school ehU
area during ine past J ear. Tbe maid
..a ta annauBM a.BBar. Kid POTtM
talked on as ha led tbs nay to tna dia
log rooax Aa tbey were taking tbefr
saata a boy I IX took tba alao opposite
ThlB is mr brother Uraot.sald Mlsa
BViFtav -Th hnr was shv and ailenl awl
looked frail. Tba efforts of hbj sister to
hrina hia Into tba talk were fruitless.
Whan hia faLber or autat apuae to aim)
it was with as a created kindneaa. II
would not talk before a stranger, but his
face brightened at tbs humor of tna tn
..- better aet Mr. Mxton to tell
yon bow much fua raacaing , aa-i
l.irter. tunlna to th boy. who' at one
became Interested In Baxtoo.
l at anina m bt i raacbmaa, th lad
declared, "a athor'a going to -buy ass tbe
Poindeitor ran soa day.'
That'a on of Mr. Haxton's propartiea.
Mavb he'd trade U t yon (or a Ua whis
'la b aa had aa that 7" asked ftaitoa
'Just wait uatU yoa as 1L lt'a pretty
"The hwasa mast bava barn cbanalng.
mIA Ulaa Pnrtav.
"And tbai'a about all Jl waa,- replied
.1. aranaae Mtaldb than fa, bat
Porter pietcnded that It wa pteaaaater
out of doors, and Insisted that tsar was
atwava a breeae oa lb hUl at atgbt.
ir.ua anuoarad at th step presently
Tbey aU rose aa h cease an, and ba aaid
ataitAB aa ha shook Bands with htm:
"I aat yon'v found tb way to hoadqaar-
ten. All roods lead op t wa a,iptne
heightaaA I lea- I fear that all
apada lead down again." h added, with
a BoMil all, and mugbaa. He begaa
awhiag blnwelf greatly at babmk .'H aa-
mr4KNIr. Part, with-aaUab la sn Waco,
that bla reeanda caalri wn the moat aa
comfortobla aasa ba knew, aad went to
trh hamaslf a kattar seat from th ball.
"Mr. aurlaaa iHea to ba aamfsetaak''
aajd Mm Port ta bai aaasaca.
"Bat ba and ptsasar ha aasktnv sth-
wer inhabited by anusiters. who bad not
been on bio books at all. and who, paid
no tribute to Boston. He' was vieweo i -
wlth suspicion, b, Ihea tenant anu op ehickent flm
l!Tl1 r " a7k-T i noon 'a mlxtura of . broad crumb.
would be betteHor Im f t tbem aloo,, grald fla aad hardboll-.aM ebon.
It waa patent that they would not pay ped fin. Koap wator befora. them
fn ndi.to otect them, merely (a tba in a Bmall lounUtn, 9 tby can drink
mBintenaifaw of a orinipJ lnroTvd oss- but not Mt into itu'. In fw days
less expense and violence. . faad upoa rolled oata, finely enmakdd
'Tnis certainly, kaatl then all. Hx- uA . Add ft
fim mntlailail afnild.
He had .reached An his Irlnararr what
his papers caflftt tW , Poindextar proper
ty. Ha had found that tbe plao was
famous throughout 'fbis part of tba own-'
try for tba idioaynchaBiea, of It boom
time ownera, thre young men who bad
come out of tba Kat to show how tbe
cattle bueineaa abould be managed. They
had secured aa Immense acreage and
btiUt a atone ranch house whose carious
archttectur Imparted to th Piatt Val
ley a touch of medievalism that was lit
tle appreciated by the aeighboring eattla
men. One of the, ownera, a Philadelphian
named Poindexter, who bad a weakness
for architecture, contributed tbe build
ings and hi two associate bought the
rattle. Ther wer one thousand acres
of rolling pasture her, much of it lying
along the river.-. ami J practical man
'could hardly Istied ta oosodi hat
theft, disease. in the herd and loexperienco
i- k..in and HPlliu-. had wrought the
ranchmen's destruction. Hefor their
. avha.iat.4L Poindexter nnd his
associates IK-ed in cotuiderable state, and
entertained the frlenda who team to see
tbem acconling to the beat usage of
K4tern country life within, and their
own mild approximation of Western lira
without. Tom ri.indextera precepiov
architecture, an elderly gentleman with
whiche0bardTr.tard to expreaa In tn
i tiu nf tha hnuae and buildings.
There's a remnant of th roindexter
herd out there somewhere." Wbeatoa had
said to Sexton. Tha felldw Snyder, that
I put In as a caretaker, ought to hav
gathered up the looa cattle by this Urn ;
that's what 1 told him to OO warn pot
Saxton turned aad looked out 0r tn
rolling plain. A few rods away lay tn
river, and where 4t carved naareat ta
bovuie stood a group af cotton wooos, ibbo
ratinels drawn togetb"- for -coihxiay.
thattered here and th era over ta plain
were straggling hards.
mM ... mn,h in ta niac to appeal
to Baxtone quiet aumor.
waa two stories high and tner waa a
grearheli: wlih Immense Dreprac n
one end. The sleeping room opooea on a
gallery above th ball. An ewort ana
been made to giva th boo the appear
ancs of Western WlWnesa ay tatroducing
g great shuml.no: of aktoa of wibb
a highly dtidHmast oil ot a-ooww.
for they had bean boaght la Ukw
t?nder one wing af tb stairway, which
divided to left and right at th otor of
tbe hall, wbb tbe dHnlng ; under tha
other wbb the ranch ofac.
"Those fellow thought a good deal f
their stomachs," said Bayder, aa Baxtoo
opened and shut.tha asapty drawra ot
"I auppiwe oar laortgag coTers the
sunset, too." Haxtoa sbkL Xeariy Qr
prtaMe thing of raloe had b ftwjsrea.
nd Bridently 1b basta; bat the heavy
b .k.in .nj .ha tab) remained. Bay
j ... L1. i- Mmklaa ba. tba
wr um ui. - - - .
for savsraj aaasona tha- Sana wash at
but UtUa and.tba vlnaa grew battar
and boar battcrd. Tha cow peaa maka !
ufnclant ooror, so ana doea not gat
Into tha mud whan pruning - la was
weather In lata winter or early spring;
Whether grown In tbo orchard or Tina
yard tha peas abould usually ba plow
ed under tha following spring.. In this
way they protect th aoll without toe
In any asaantlal part of their (ertUb
vIt ahould not ba forgotten that tba
spring la tha proper time to prepare
tbe alfalfa crop thai is; to ba planted -next
fall. The ground; which la oa
ncted to be used for this crop should
not be planted to email grain; neither
abould corn praooda alfalfa, because
th ground will not be kept free of
woods and grass. Tbe beat prepara
tory crop for alfalfa la cow peaa; than -after
th vine are recnoved or plowed
under the ground should be - well
broken and kept clean of weeds and.
graaa by surface cultivation until It .
Is seeded In alfalfa the following falL
Peanuts may be grown Instead of cow
peaa. If tbe crop la considered mora
desirable, aa It is perhaps, but ther .
mint ha hnt wall cnltlTatad and e
paclailr allow no. earth trees to !,
la tha cropi-hicago Inter "jOceaa. ; -:
Talww m m aaj(l t-ms. f"
An intareating example of the lu,
of emH stream foratghf and power
purposes mar ffflf. BdTa 1
mentOv-CU J if dtit, stream haa.been, ..
damaed UP n the -power Vd the form , . -qf
elefitMeity baa UmmmmM- for doing,
such, Ush work aa waablm and litrn
'fng, also iter cooking and lighting la , v
..the home of? tbo owner".- Ai the stream
- . ' ' . DBJtrr oir dotjblstbm. , v . -
- y (s) ; " if ;..
There la a dlfferenoe of opinion regarding the pnlltng nbUltr of each
bora la a team. Borne are of the cplnkm that tha bora ahead pulling
the moat, and ice varaa,
The draft on each horse depends entirety oa the relative lengths of tha
lever anna, and tbe lengths of the lever arms depend oa the poeltlop of tha
cTevw pLne with respect to the draw pin. In upper dutBrmio (1) the carrier
4na and th draw pin are In a straight Una, bene tbe hrrer arm la th per
pendicular distance from tb draw pin A to tb line of draft of each bora.
The lew arm In this eaaa are A. B. and A. C Which are equal, no matter
how much one bono la aheadmf tba other. One bone always pulls th earn
amount as tba ethwr.
In diagram (S) tbe clerle pins are behind th draw pin, and when on
bora pnlla ahead of th other hi larer arm (A. C) baoomea longer aad
(A. B.) tbe lerer arm of tba one behind become ahorter. In this eaaa tha ;
hora ahead, baring a large lerer arm. baa the- advantage and pulls leas
than tha ao behind. -
In diagram (i) the eferw pins are ahead of the draw pin. and wbe
gae bora palls ahead bla lerer arm shorten and tbe lerer arm of tbe one
behlBd lengthen. Th bora ahaV having th leret arm ahorter, pull more
thaa the boraa behind, -
little beef scrap to the feed. In th
eeur oj two wka. whole wheat ean
be girea. This la tha dry method of
feeding, which m coming Into rogue
quite extensively. Her la another
method ot feeding: Mis dry two parte
af oora.nwal. aae part of finely groana
wheat bran and one part of beef
crape. After they tu thoroughly
gelxad add boiling water In euflclent
maatltr to make a atig dough. Cover
k. waamal and lat It cook. Feed th
dough warm or cold, bat aorar hot-r
Dearar FleM aad rana.
' llettBlw PtBW.
Tha cheapest way to pat gaiaa oa
.in h throtuh tbe aow. She
Kaa atronsl dlgeatlon and cam tarn
Msrat aralna and aaatdr Into easily
Haaoaed milk. Carvrul . experiments
TrTl. wTth tro tba aow wHl m thU way: Dig a aquar. bol. about
1 m noor or tn . I A 4a a In aa tha Dies, the Bah I A hMin. ik. At n
craps ot paper. fT.. rT.IT t TVT " "I w.
aae eviwruuy moo- 7 . a.. 1 " . via k. aa , .
ilk yield, and th pigs
with her oatll tbey gat
mod of grain and paa-
Aaawst: 11 . BMW. ,
not ten jriewed me vo -- i -
.... - k.al inaa a bedreflB.l w-r taaw ea
Ja-1 ae had alto alt,' w aeaa ara a good crea for rh-
h. .ta iff vo hav a peay wV sew. mpea ar gtrwa ahilsagh
taka rhmarormd ta fw" j mltlratkm aaitil lale Juae, wbaa th
IT bs n(Bin-' mv aaaa ar aow a. Before ul prac-
tase waa aagwa. eaya th Farmer aad
Ihrar Jowrnal. tt.
r. i.lkna of It
wo luLeaieH lT"
imlimhli a aaatoa teaani
teat sm at. lieies- .. I
la rery smatl during fb dry month.
to form a reservoir of 100,000 cubl
foot capacity- The plant coat" S1-&00
aad- In a single year baa don 70d
worth of work.
Pwetatbl Cl MaaslM.
A machine br which the farmer cam
Biaoar and can hia fralta. tomato.
corn, beans, ar any other farm produo
wbloh ean b canned, la the field ar
orchard la which the vegetable or
fruit m growing, la deacribed la Popu
lar Mechanic. Mounted oa a wheel
barrow airenxeaeat, tb machine eaa
be pushed from one ere bard to another
or from a tomato patch ta a cornfield
aa aec Batty require. Watar for the
proca la heated by a kerosene burner.
ata Sai Ba faaaa S'aala.
Any timber will but gulto watt If aat
A foot dee, throwln tb dirt wall
back. Sharpen the poat and drive well
lato tb bottom, tbaa put a fiat atoaa
agalnat eaeh aid and a ebunk agaJaal
ta peat, ta aearaa BMomg n ta
other way. Tbte prevent thtr rttlag
at th aarfaoa af th ground a
tbey alwaya dv
Vslw 4 oaaMtr
' antra large awectman af vgabla
ara aU right for cathlbttloa swrpaese
and ta wta prlasa with, bad tbey ara
Bot what the avarag ceaummer vaata
oat la wflrhig t par rrtrt ew
QaabXy. ualfermRy mt at aad i
axe ar what the ai