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CHAPTER V. (Continued.)
A law days after Evelyn Porter earns
torn, Wbeaton followed Raridan to hia
room on evening after din Mr. Rartdat
had Mt The Bachelors' en example of
white flannels for tbe warm weather, and
-Wheaton aim had abolished bin svenlng
clothes. Rarldap'a rooms had not ye I
toat their novelty for him. The pictures
tha statuettes, the book, tb broad couch
with ita heap of Vert-colored pillow, tbe
tsbls-wlth Ita candelabra, by wnich Rarl
dan. always mad certain of the poeta
these still bad their mystery for Wbea
ton. "Going out to-night?" a asked with
a show of Indifference.
"Hadn't thought of It," answered Rari
dan, who wu cut t log the pagea of a
"Don't let me Interrupt ff you're read
ing,"', aald Whet ton. "But I thought
some of dropping In at Mr. Portera.
Mia Porter' home now, 1 believe."
"That's- a good-Ides." aald Karldan,
who saw what waa wanted. He threw
hie max sine at tha cat and got up and
yawned. "Suppose we do go?"
The, 'call had been successfully man
aged. Miaa Porter wu very pretty, and
not as yoong sa Whaaton aipected to
And ber. Karl dan left him talking If
her and went an roe to tha library, where
Mr. Porter waa reading hla evening pa
per. Rarfdan bad a way of wandering
about In 'other people's houses, whlcb
Wbeaton envied him. Miss Porter seemed
to take hla. call aa a matter of coarse,
and when her father rams out presently
nd greeted him casually aa If ho were a
familiar of tha house ha left relieved and
Raridan waa .at tha station to afreet
ndif guests ot Evelyn's, aa be had prom
IseM. Me had established a claim upon
their notice on the occasion of one ot
hia vlaita to Bvelyn at college, and he
greeted them with an air of possession
which would have been intolerable la an
other man. lie pressed Miaa Warren foi
news of the Connecticut nutmeg crop,
nd hoped that Miss Marshall bad not
lost her accent In crossing the Missouri.
Annls Warren waa aa reserved ami
Quiet as Bvelyn could be In ber so bares!
moments: Uelle Marshall waa as frank
and friendly aa Evelyn become In her
lightest moods. Evelyn bad been the
beauty of her claas: ber two friends were
what la called, by people tbat wish to
fa kind, alee loosing. Annie Warren
had been the beat scholar la ber class:
Bella Marshall had been amongst the
poorest ; and Bvelyn usd maintained a
happy, medium between lb two. And no
It fortunately happened tbat lbs trio
It lg ed on another's Imperfect I on a.
Bvelyn had discussed with her f ether
ways and means of entertaining ber
guests. He preferred large functions
lie wished aelya to give a lawn party
before lbs blight of fall came upon hia
flowers snd shrubbery ; but she persuad
ed him to wait until after a pending
carnival. Tbs ball of the carnival was
near at hand and she proposed tbat thay
give a smalt dinner In the Interval.
"I'll aab Worry an I Mr. Maiton. Peo
ple were already coupling Saatoa'a name
with Ra riding
Oh. yea. that's all right."
"1 don't want very many; I'd Ilka to
ask the Whipple;" aha want oa. with
tha anxious, far-away look that comas
Into the eyes of a woman who Is weigh
lag dinner guests or matching fabrics.
"Can't you ask WbeatonT" ventured
Mr. Porter cautiously, from behind bis
"If you soy so." Evelyn assented. "He
Isn't exulting, but Bells Marshall can
got oa with anybody. I'm Mt of practice
and woa't try too avaay. rs. Whipple
will help awe the bard places,"
finally, however, bar party Mmbersd
too, bat It teemed to Wheats a large
assemblage. He hsd nave taken lady
m to dinner before, but he had studied a
nook of ellawene, end the chapter alt
"lHnlng Out" had given a hint at
What waa expert ed. It bad ant, however,
supplied him with a (and of talk, bat
be was glad to And, when he reached the
table, tbat the company was so saaall
tbat talk could be general, and ho was
thankful for the shelter made tor bias by
the light banter whlcb followed the set
tllng of chairs. Ha its went In with
Kvelyn, who wished to axako amends foi
his clumsy reception on tha occasion (
his Bret appearaBca la tha aowss.
General Whlppla pamadsd alias Mar-
shaH to tell negra story, which ana did
delightfully, walls tbs taM listened
6otitbrrnra are, after all, tha nrast nat
ural talkers ws has and the ssUy anoi
who can tslh freely wf thisssslvss with
at atsnna. Her snssch ws asoslcai.
2nd sho toM hot story with sics set
f Ita draasatlc anallty. -
Thsw had their eofss oa tht voranda.
whsrn the lights from within Mds s
pleasant dash nhowt thssa. Prtort
heart was warm with the toy af asjlya's.
ha had hsssj away ttess
the first time Aa eommoa experience of
fathers, who And that their dangbters
bees escaped suddenly and Inexplicably
from girlhood Into womanhood; and yet
the girl heart In bsr bad not last Its
freshness nor Its thirst for pleasure. She
had carried 08 her little company charm
ingly : Porter hsd enjoyed It himself, and
he felt young again in the presence of
General Whipple bad attached himself
to 00s of the couples of young people
that were strolling here and there in 'the
grounds. Porter and Mrs. Whipple held
tha veranda alone; both were Uncon
sciously watching Evelyn and Sax ton aa
they walked back and forth la front ot
the bouse, talking gaily; and Porter
smiled st the sagerness and quickness ot
her movements. Haiton's deliberates
oodt rested oddly with the girl's light step.
Such a girl must marry a man worthy
of her; there could be no question of
that ; and for the Brat time tha thought
of losing her ross rn his heart and numb
Bvelyn and Sexton bad mot tbs oth
ers, who were coming up from the walks,
and there was a redistribution at the
house; It was too beautiful to go In. tbey
said, and the strolling abroad continued.
A great flood ot moonlight poured over
the grounds. A breeae stois op from
the valley sjid made a soothing rustle in
Evelyn and IV hen ton heard the so it 11 d
of the piano through the open windows,
and a girl's voice broke gaily Into song.
"It's llelle. She doss slog those coon
songs wonderfully. lt us wait here un
til eh finishes this one." The sun-porch
opened from the dining room. They
could see beyond It, into the drawing
room;. the slncrr was In plain view, alt
ting at the piano; Raridan stood facing
her, keeping tlma with an imaginary
A man cama unobserved to the glass
door of the porch and stood unsteadily
peering In. He was very dirty and bal
anced himself in thnt abandon with which
intoxicated men belle Xewton's discov
ery. He bad gained the top step with
difficulty ; the light from tbs window
blinded him and for a moment he stood
within the Inclosure blinking. An ugly
grin spread over his fsca as he made out
the two figures by the window, and he
began a laborious Journey toward them.
,"m pi wi ii'iis "pu
If;. ft iu. ,
V V " ,r- . -ft'
lABiuaN stood racifte HO, Manna
He tried to tiptoe, and this sdded far
ther to his embarrassment ; bat the fig
ures by the window were Intent on the
song and did not bear blm. He drew
slowly nearer; one snore step and he
would have concluded hie journey. He
poised oa hla toss before taking It, bdt
the law of gravitation bow asserted It
self, He lunged forward heavily, casting
himself spoil Wbeaton, and nearly knock
ing him from his feet.
"J I mmy," ho blurted
voice. "Jimmy;" '
Bvelya turned quickly and shrank hack
with a cry. Wheaton waa slowly rallying
from the shock of his surprise. He grab
bed the nana by tbe arms and began push
ing blm toward tbs door.
"Don't be alarmed," he said aver hi
shoulder' to Evelyn, who had shrunk hack
agalast the wall. "I'll manage him.'
This, however, was not so easily done.
The tramp, as Bvelyn1 supposed him to be.
had been sobered by Wbeaton'a attack.
He clasped hie ingere about Wbeaton'"
threat and planted bis -feet irmly. He
clearly Intended to stand h ground, and
be eig hie Angora Into Wheaton s neck
with the Intention of hurting.
"Father !" cried Evelyn one, but the
song was growing noisier toward Ita end
and the circle about the piano did not
hear. She was4 about to coll again when
n beery, step sounded witvldc oa tbe walk
snd Bishop Ivla field came swiftly Into
the porch. He had entered the ground
from the rear and was walking areunl
the hones to the front door.
"Quick! that awn there 'I'M call the
ethers!" cried Evelyn, still ehrinhtng
against the wall. Wheaton had beer
farced to his knee and hie assailant waa
choking haw. But there waa so need of
ether help. The Ma hop bad already seised
the tramp ahoat the body with his great
hande, toftrtog him from Wheaton a neck
He sirsdev with the squirming Agere In
his green, toward aa amen window at the
hnch 4 the flees tortsswrs. and pwshsd
the man ent. There was a great snort
tog and threshbag betow. The bill dipped
abruptly sway from the elds ef the
and the man had fnltoa asveral feet, lata
s lower bed.
a awe frees here," the htohso
said. In bin deep vesce, -and he emjch
ahewt K." The man res and ran ewtfU
1 ..?V -rV-
T- ' '.mnii'' :
'" A a
Tha bUhoo walkesl sirh to the wlndo.
Th others had sow hurried out In rs
spoBBM to Evelya'p peiemptory calls, and
abe waa tolling of the tramp's vialt while
Wheaton received their condolences, and
readjusted his tie. lib collar and short
front showed sign of contact with dirt
"It was a tramp." slid Evelyn, as the
Others plied her with questions., "sad ha
attacked Mr. Wheaton."
"Where's hs gone?" demanded Port sr.
"There he goes." ssU the bishop, point
ing toward tha window. "I dropped blm
gently out of tbs window. The shock
seems to have Inspired hla legs."
"I'll save tbs polte " Por"
"Oh, he's goa now. Mr. Porter," said
Wbeaton, coolly, ss he restored his tie.
"Bishop PalaSetd disposed of him so vig
orously that ho'll hardly come bach."
-Yea, let him go." said tbs bishop, wip
ing his hands on his handkerchief. "I'm
only afraid. Porter, that I've spolW T'
best csutoa bod."
Tha following Sunday morning aftet
church, ss Wheaton reached his room be
fouqd an envelope lying on his table,
muck soiled, and addressed. In sn un
formed hand, to himself, it contained a
dirty scrap of paper bearing these words :
"Jim: I'll beat the Occidental Hotel
to-night at 8 o'clock. Don't fail to come,
Wbeaton ton up the note with Irrita
tion and thrsw It Into the waste paper
basket. Hs called the Chinese servant,
who explained that a boy had left It In
tha course of the morning and had said
nothing about an answer.
The Bachelors' did not usually muster
a full table at Sunday dinner. All Clark-
son dined at 000a on Hnnday, and most
of tha bachelors were fortunate enough
to be naked oat. Wheaton was not fre
quently a diner ant by reason of hb mors
.WHr' uaintanc : snd to-day all
sender acquaintance:, ana io-uj "'
re present. Including Raridan, tbe most
C, o? Til iV hi. attendance. It had
nlessed Wbeaton to find that the others
bad been setting him apart more snd
more with Raridan for tbe daily died-
pline they dsalt on another. Thsy liksd
to poke fan at Raridan on the score o(
what tbey called bis mad social whirl : 1
there wss ne resentment about It ;. they
were inomsnvn ---
no patience with Rr Man's frivolities;
and they were within the fact when they
assumed that, If they wished, they coo Id
so anywhere that he did. It touched
Wheaton's vanity to find himself a Joint
target with Raridan for the arrows which
tbe other bachelors fired at folly.
Wheaton after dinner went to his room
and made himself comfortsble. He re
read the. Sunday paper through all tbeli
supplements, dwellinr. again on tbe events
of the carnival. 11 hsd saved all tbs
other papers that contained society news,
and now brought tbrm out and cut from
them all reference 10 himself. He re
solved to open a kind of social scrap
book In which io preserve a record ol
his Social doings. He remembered a com
plaint often heard In Olarfcaon that then
were no eligible )! there; he was not
sure just whst constituted eligibility, but
as be reviewed the men that went about
he Coo Id not see that they possessed any
advantages ever himself. It occurred to
him for the first time thnt he waa the
only nnmarried benk chier in town;
and this in ltelf conferred a distinction.
He was not so secure in his pi see as he
shonM like to be: If Thompson died there
would undoubtedly be a reorganisation
of the bonk and the few shares that Por
ter had sold to him would not bold the
caahlershlp for hits. It might be that
Porter's plan was to keep him In the
place until (irsnt grew up. Again, he
reflected, the man who married Evelyn
Porter would become an element to reck
on with; and jrt if he were to be that
He slept and dreamed that he waa
king of a greant realm and that Evelyn
Porter reigned with him as eaeen; then
he awoke with a atari to And tbat it waa
late. He Mt up en the couch and gath
ered together the newspaper rotting
which had fallen about him. He remem
bered the imperative summons which bad
been left for him do ring the morning; tt
he'caatlgrd his clothes to a rough busi
ness suit snd look s ear that bore blm
rapidly throtich tbe business district and
beyond. Into the elder part of Clarkson.
The locality was very shabby, and when
hs left tbe cr presently ll was to con
tinue his Journey In an Ill-lighted street
ever hoard walks "Which yielded a pre
carious footing. The Occidental Hotel
was la the old part el town, and bad
long ago ceased te he what tt had once
been, the firal hostelry of Ctarksen.1 ll
had descended to the level ef a cheap
bearding house, let He patronised except
by the mngher element of cattlemen and
by railroad crews that It conveni
ent te tbe yard.. Over the door a dim
light blinked, and this, it was understood
la the neighonrboneV sseent net nvewly an
Invitation w bed and booed, bat also U
the Occidental bar, whit was accessible
at all boors of tbe day snd night, and
waa open through all I he spnme of vir
tue with which the etty admlnistratton
wss seised from time to ttaee. Tbs doe
stood open and Wheaton stepped np to
the counter oa whkh boy sat piaylug
'Is William Border stopping barer he
The hey looked tip lastly trom his play
-Are yM tbe geM he's expecting T
"Very likely. la he tor
"Yes. he's number eighteen. He drop
mJ tha mi uui wi Wheaton dowa a dark
hall which waa suss with the ednra et
reeked veects Wl nn steep light at
stairs to a landing frees which he peiaf
sd to sa ehktsst at nvht above a deer.
-There tea are." said ithe hey. Ht
kicked the deer and retreated aVwn the
stairs, leaving Wheaton eawy the
awns n eater which was bawled
within. William snavwev asrfaidsd
knag Igure and rase to greet
, (Te he ssnwtossss
' Portable Hoaj Howo.
A smalt bouss wbicb can be occupied
by a brood sow and bsr Utter U tht
best for raising strong, healthy bos.
It to tbs most cleanly and sanitary,
and with well-arranged yards the pigs
can be eared for with practically no
more labor than tn n long house.
A Very economical and useful bonee
la shown In the accompanying cuts. It
Is set on 2x6-ln. runners and the house
If 9 ft. 4 In. long and T ft. 8 in. wide.
a tight, smooth floor, with no crack
or koot holes. Is essential. The frame
wll) ,j0W jc ft. boards and battens to
be sawed In two.
At each end of the house Is a door 1
- ft a In hls-h which
wld nd ,n- n'n' wmcn
HIP" P d down between grooves or
cleats, and la held up by a rope passing
through a small pulley at the ridge,
it In quite desirable to have doors nt
(rath ends, " '
A necessary adjunct to h sanitary
p,n u the ventilator in tha roof. Two
of n minA
a few Inches from the ridge. Strips S
In. thick are nailed above the battens,
which will , raise tbe ventilator S. In.
above tbe roof boards and fr ample
ventilation while preventing direct
IrafU. Farm and Home.
Milk aw MIlklBBT.
Many people believe that milk is
ready-made and stored In tbe udder of
the cow simply awaiting the milker.
This Impression Is corrected by tbe
statement of the well-known scientist.
John Burroughs, who says; "Most
persons think that giving down or
holding up the milk by tbs cow Is
voluntary act In fact, .they fancy
that tbe udder la a vessel filled with
milk, and tbat the cow releases
withholds It just as she chooses. But
the udder Is a manufactory;- It la
filled with blood from which the milk
Is manufactured while you milk. This
process Is controlled by the cow's
nervous system; when she Is excited
or in any way disturbed, aa by a
stranger, or by taking away her calf.
or any other cause, tbe process Is ar
rested and tne milk will not How, Tbe
una energy goes eleewhere. H
whole process Is aa lnvoluntory as Is
digestion In man and Is disturbed or
arrested in about tbs same way, In
tameware mt Milk View.
A very common trouble in every
dairy Is to find an animal with the
point of the teat doeed. either due to
brute of toej Itself or to Infection
of the milk duct which canoes s lit
tle scab to form, and unless this la
properly handled with ear and clean
llnsss the Infection la apt to cause s
loss of the entire quarter. Thoroughly
wash the part Is an antiseptic solu
tion; then dip n teat plug into a heal
ing ointment and insert it, allowing
same to remain from on milking to
another. In this manner closure can
be overcome In m very simple and est
Isfactory way A milking tube should
not be used If It can possibly hs avoid
ed, aa there to much danger of Infect
ing th entire quarter by Its nne.
Denver Field and Farm.
Ttwe tn th rlmr. .
Tht -period of wsefelneva of
sheep ysrles much with tbs breed as
well as with Individuals of the snsw
breed. Atones bscprne anproft table at
three r four years of eg, ethers st
ton tr twelve or even elder. Wheawrer
s aheep begins to show signs of wsak-
Iness. evidence ef disease or lack ef
thrift and vigor It should hs removed
from th flock. -All Is last that is
peered tat a tracked dish;- an hi
lest that Is pert Into aa nathrtfty
sheen worse than to)
lea th Sec and wheat esse tones thrift
nAUEWOIK AMP PIMKSaiQWlL
COMPLETED HOC HOUSE.
p lose Its natural power to resist fle
ansa. Nature has marked such a one
for destruction, and tbs shepherd
should forestall nature by disposing of
It. Orange Jndd Fanner.
r The rara Creasn Mnwewtew. "
Butter making In tha home dairy
and creamery baa been almost revo
lutionised by the Introduction of tha
farm - separator, whlcb separates
cream from milk by ft ' centrifugal
process, rue snaiiow pan w osw
system and tne aeep-seumg sysmio
have been largely eliminated, nd
with tbelr exit a considerable part ol
the drudgery of the household .disap
peared. The farmer la now no longer
required to make the dally trip to tha
creamery; be can retain, tha skim milk
to feed hla calves and pigs and de
liver the cream, sweet, every other.
day, when properly oared for, and
this substitution of cream delivery for
milk delivery by creamery patrons
saves them labor and millions of dol
lars yearly In expense Rsport Secre
tary United States Department of
The Los Cnal.
"I wish." laid aq experienced veteri
nary, that 1 naa an toe ciou woicn
baa been wasted in manufacturing
cuds to replace those "lost." Thin la
one of the dregs of superstition which
till clings In some places. The cud
la returned to the mouth after enter
ing the first stomach, snd Its loss la
generally an indication of Indigestion.
This Is most -prevalent In winter.
when cows are heavily grained. Should
It appear In summer when they are on
pasture, but receiving some grain. It
is, well to remove 4he latter ratios for
days. After a day or two give
1 pound of Epsom salts snd I ounces
ground ginger root mixed In two
quarto of warm water. After she re
sumes her end feed for a time on
green grass and good hay, gradually
workliyr back to the grain ration.
DrnasBire Cow Tvee milsi.
Holes for tree planting, according
to the Engineering Record, have been
excavated by the Long Island Rail
way by blasting with dynamite. A
holt about two feet deep waa first dug
with n posthola augur at an angle of
about J6 degrees with the surface and
loaded with half a stick of 40 per cent
dynamite. This shot makes a hole
about two feet deep and three feet la
diameter,, leaving tbs earth la the
bottom pulverised suitably for plant
ing. It Is stated that two men can
thus excavate 260 holes per ten-hour
day at a cost of about 1 cents per
An Interesting development of the
nse of flowers for food la recorded In
the dally papers, says tht London
Globe. The use of candled petals of
tht violet aa a sweetmeat bus long
been known, but the practice Is now
arising of preserving flowers whole.
Ton may now buy a bunch, say of vio
lets, for your buttonhole, and after
ward eat them. Aa a matter of fact,
a number of flowers ar habitually
eaten. Cloves, capers, cauliflowers snd
artichoke art all flowers, or parts of
flowers, before the blossoms have ss
tlak Haraea IstekfasT. '
Three ounces of turpentine and tww
ounces of whit wu art dissolved to
gether over a slow fir. Then add
one ounce of Ivory black snd on drum
of Indigo well pulverised and mix to
gether. When tha wax and turpen
tine are dissolved, add the Ivory black
snd Indigo and stir until cold. Ap
ply thin. Wash afterward, sad yon
will have a beautiful polish. Thto
blacking keeps the leather oft snd
Is excellent for baxnes and buggy
Wawto tn Masjatsw,
Piling manure In the open Inrare,
a big waste. Tht Cornell experiment
Station oiled two tens of freei horse
manure In aa exposed pises. In flv
months It lost I per cent In gross
weight, to per tent of'lta nitrogen, 4T
per cent of Its phosphor! acid and
7f per cent of Its potash. Her waa
sn nvsrsg loss of Cl per cent tn plant
food mors than th weight lees. In
other words, the rotted, concentrated
manure, ton for ton. was worth less
than th fresh manure.
'Tht National .Government Is
Ing more liberal to tht agricultural
Interests each year. The spproprhv
tton bill has reported, covering all
appropriations mads for th Agrkml
tnml Depart moot, amounts thto year
to I1S.T7S.17C. which Is, an Uicreas
of tSSs.e&Q over that ot last ssaurnx,
Th forestry nervlet has secured aa
tloa. Last year's forest tree were aa
Tha San Joe seals Is th
that should be sought est and fought
at all asasoan at th year. It to a
eeft-bodted Insect protected by a waxy
severing which eaa be penetrated only
by very OsTToetv cheat kala. Owing;
to tajnry to Mlag. the
anwst hs need ta wlator e
trsts art sVvtmaat,