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The man who admitted Wheaton to tbe
Porter house let trim elect between thft
drawing room and the library, and he
chose tbe latter instinctively, aa less for
mal and mora appropriate (or an inter
view based on his dual social and busi
ness relatione wHb the Porters, Whea
ton heard Che swish of Evelyn's ektrta in
the hall with a quickening heartbeat. Iler
black gown io tens, tied ber fairness; he
bad never seen her in black before, and
It cave a new ni-rnt to her beauty aa
aha came toward hi id.
"It was a j rest shock to us down town
to hear of jour father's lllnesa. He Mem
ad as well as usual yesterday."
"Did you think so? r thought he look
d woru when be came home last evening,
lie has been working very bard lately.'
Wheuton had never seen her so grave.
lie wws ilitrely sorry fur her trouble,
and he tried to say so. There was some
thing appealing in her unusual calm; the
low tunes of her voice were not wasted
"Father asked me to aend for you this
morning, but be had crown so III In
few hours that I took the responsibility
of not doing it. Hut something In par
ticular was on hie mind, some papers that
Air. rn; on should hitve. They are In
hie box at the bank, and I was to give
you the key to it. It ia something about
tbe Traition Company. You can attend
to this easily"
"Yes, certainly. Mr. Pen ton apoko to
me about tbe matter tbla afternoon. It
li very Important and ha wished mo to
report to him as soon aa I found tbe oa-
pers. No doubt tbey are In your father's
bos, be said. "He is always very me
thodical." Jle smiled at ber reassuring-'
ly and root. abe did not a him to stay
loogert but went to fetch the key. It
was a small, thin bit of steel.
"I'll return the bey to-morrow, after
I've found the papers Mr. Featon wants."
"Very well. I hope you will have no
difficulty. Father evidently wished all tba
Kpors ha has concerning the company to
given to Mr. Kenton. Now, this prob
ably ia of no important whatever, but
several years ago father gave me some
stock In the street railway company. It
came about through a little fun-making
between us.. We war talking of railway
pseees you know ha never accept any"
Wheaton blinked "aud I told him I'd
like to have a pass on something, even If
it wu only a treat car line."
' 4t Mi HBiUnf ui her eagerness that
kg enculd understand perfectly.
"And bo aald be guessed ba could fli
that by giving ma eome stock In tbe com-
ny. I remember that ba made light of
'hen I thanked aim, and said It wasn't
go Important as it looked. He probably
forgot It long ago, I bad forgotten It
myself I never got the pass, either I but
L brought she stock down thinking that
r. IVotoa might aave one for H." She
went over to the mantel and picked ap a
paper, white he watched her; and when
aba put It latd hie hand be tamed h
over. It was a cert i ties te for one bun
dred shares, iaaued in due form to Bvelys
Porter, but waa not assigned.
"It may ba Important," said Wheaton,
regarding tba paper thoughtfully, "Mr.
Featon will know. It couldn't ba used
without your name on tba back," ha said,
Indicating the place on the certificate.
"On, should 1 jlgn kl" sbe asked. In
the curious Buttering way In whloh many
woman approach tbe minor detaila of
business..' Wheaton baaltatedt ba did not
There are noma papers la MrPorters
box that I muat give to Mr. Teuton to
night. Tbey an In tba old vault Tbia
vsuK waa often opened at night by tba
bookkeepers nnd there was Be reason why
tba oaabler should not enter It when be
pleased,. The watchman turned np tba
lights so mat Wheaton could manipulate
the combination, and then swung open the
door. Wheaton thanked him and wont In.
Two keyo were necessary to open nil of
tba boxes ; ana waa common-to oil and
was kept by tba bank. Wbaaton aaaily
found It, and then ho took from hti
pocket Porter's key which supplemented
the other. Hie pulsea beat fast aa be
felt tbe lock yield to tba thin atrip of
steel, and in a moment tba bos lay open
before his eyea. Ha had flashed on tba
electric light bulb In the vault and recog
nised Instantly Porter's inscription
"1 raetlon on a brown bundle.. Ua then.
opened bn own box and took out bis
Traction cert locate and carried It with
Porter's packet Into tbe directors' nam.
He sat playing with the package, which
waa aealed In green was with the plain
oval inefgnium of the bank. Tba packet
waa larger than he had espected it to ba ;
he had no idea of toe amount of stock
it contained; and be knew nothing of
tbe bonds, fie felt tempted to open It;
but clearly that waa not within bia In
etructions? He muat deliver It Intact to
Fendon, and be would do it instantly.
He hesitated, though, and drew out tha
certificate which Evelyn had given bim
and turned the crisp pa prr..-0er in bia
bandi Bach" of them owned one hundred
shares of Traction stock; ba waa not
thinking of this, but of Evelyn, whose
signature held bia eye. It was an angu
lar bfcnd. and she ran ber two names to
gether with a long aweep of the pen.
His thoughts were given a new direc
tion by the noise of a colloquy between
tbe watchman and some one at Ue door.
with a eueer. "Maw, Jan, I'm going go
aay something to yoa. Tba ckancee are
that Porter's sola to die. I guess be
wont bo able t vote hi stock to-mor
row. I sopposs yeu're got It or know
where It is." H aytd tba boodle on
which Wheatoa's hand at that moment
rested nervously. I want that atock,
Jim, and I want yam to giro II to ma to
"Margrave," said Wheaton, "yon must
bo craay, or a fooL"
"Things are going pretty wad with
yoa, Jim," Margrave continued. Ton
have a good position here ; when tba old
man'a out of tbe way, you can marry tbe
girl and ba president of the- bank. It'a
dead aaay for a smart fellow like yon. It
wonld ba too bad for yon to spoil ouch
prospects right now, when the game la ail
la your own hands, by falling to help a
friend In trouble. I gave yoa your Ant
job when yon came here "
'I appreciate ail that. Mr. Margrave, "
Wbaaton broke In. . "You aald tha word
that got me Into tba Clarkeon National,
and I have never forgotten It."
-Well, I don't want you to forget It.
But tee here: aa long ai I recommended
you and stood by you when yoa were a
ratty little train butcher, I think yoa
owe something to me. One night mat
fall a drunken scamp came Into my yard
and made a row. I waa about to turn
him over to tbe police when be began
whimpering and amid he knew you. He
wasn't doing any particular harm and I
gave bim a quarter and told him to get
ont ; but ho wanted to talk. He said "
Margrave dropped bia voice and fastened
his ayea on Wheaton "he was a long
lost brother of you re. He waa pretty
drunk, but ba seemed clear on your fam
ily history, Jim. Ha aald he'd done time
once book In Illinois, and got yoo out of
a crape. Ha told me bis name was Will
lam Wbaaton, but that be bad loot It' In
.Farm Fewttrr H
For a farnier'a poultry bouse I know
of nothing that will giro bettor sat
isfaction than a moveable colony
house, such aa Is osad at Maedooald
Collego, Qua., a photo and plan of
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wmts uaa mams as whsuium iMUKaim
of importance, and yet the tentative busi
ness aaaoclatloa with Miss I'orter waa so
pleasant that at yielded to a temptation
to prolong It,
-Yea, yoa might sign It bo sale '"
Bveilyn went io bar father's table and
wrote ber name as Wheaton indicated.
"A witness Is reqnlrod nnd I will sap
ply that." And Wheaton sat down at
tha labia and aimed his- nana beside hero,
while aha stood sppoaeta him, tba Up
4 bar Angora peat lag an tbe table.
"Kvotyn Porter" and "Jamas WW
boa." He blotted the names with Porter's
blotter, Evelyn still standing hy htm,
slightly myatidad aa women often are by
tha fact that their signal area have a
value. Ha felt that there waa aoaMtblng
tatlaasls la the fact of their signing
thenweivos together there. He was thrill
ed by ber beauty.
On bis way down the slops to tha oar.
Wheaton fall In his pocket several,! mea
to be ours of the bey. There was soma
thing lbs last bit aoranny tn hta poaass
aloa of It. Yesterday William Porter
woaM so mors have intrusted tha key of
hie private bos to Urn toaa a shn
bare burned down his honest Ha read
Into his errand a treat on Potter's part
that Included Porter's daughter, tost hat
he got little satisfaction from thle. He
was only the asset coo v sol eat esssenger
nvnllshhx His spirits rose sad fen as
he debated. He weal to the sMs doer
of the hank and knocked 1st the naaosj
man to admit him
"(Mat to work to-nlgat, kta. Waa
tsar asked oMteaesnn.
Hs heard his own name monHonsd, and
throating tha certlAcaiea Into bia pooket.
ho want oat to loam what was tba neat-
Mr. Wbsoton," called tbs watchman.
who held tbe door partly dosed on some
one, Mr. Margrave wishes to ses yoa.
Aa Wheaton walked toward tha watch
man. Margrave strode la heavily oa tbs
tils floor of tbs bank.
"Hello, Wheaton," said Margrave,
cheerfully. Tea had a hard tiase flnding
yoo. Lot's go Into the directors' room;
I wsnt tn see you,
lighted, but a fluster of elect rio llghta
burned brilliantly shore tbe dtroctore'
Mbogany to bia, around which was
analra of tha Bank of England pa tiers.
"Have a east, Mr. Margrers," aald
Wheats formally. Ho had left tha door
open, but Margrave doeed It carefully.
Porter's bundle at pa para la Its manlla
wrapper lay oa tha table, and Wbsatoa
sat dowa close to It
"What yoa got there, greenbacks?"
asked Margrave. "If yoa were tost leav
ing for Canada, want nuaa tba tiaia aa
That laa't fa aay, n aald Wheaton, se
verely. "Oh, I monMnt hs as ssasltlts," aaht
Margrave, throwing spaa bis overcoat
and pacing his bat oa the table la front
of Urn. I guess yoa atat aay batter
than ssnw of tbs rest of 'am."
' "I suppose yoa didn't ensne to say
that," aald Wbea ton. Us fan Ms Angers
ever the was seal. an the packet. Hs
wished that fct waea back la Porter's hat.
-Wo wars having a little talk this sf
torasea, Jun," began Margrave In a
friendly and familiar tons, "stent Treo
ttoa matters, Aa 1 remember It, la oar
kaet talk, It was andoratood that If I
seeded your little banes sf Traction
shares you'd let ass bars 'ess whan the
tlmo eases. Now ear friend Porter's
etch," coswlnanl Margrave, wstonlng
Wheaton anarpbjr with
the ahnfls somewhere and was known aa
Bnyder. I started bim toward Portsi'a
where I knew yon were doing the society
act. I board afterward that as found
"And so you sent that scamp
there to make a row. I didn't think yoa
would play me a trick like that."
"Now, Jim," Margravs continued mag
nanimously, -i don't cars about your
family connections. Yos're all right
You're good snougfa for ma, yoa un dor
eta nd, and you're good enough for the
Porters. My father, was a butcher and
I begaa Ufa sweeping oat tbs shop, and
I guess everybody knows ft; and If they
which accompanies. This housa la 8
II fast floor built on two aklds and
accommodates 26 hens and f males In
ma winter and naif aa many mora
during tha summer. A team of horses
can draw it to any part of tba farm
that may ba desired. This gives fresh
ground to the hens, and feed that
might otherwtg go to waste, can be
mads use of. For farm una tbe stud
ding' heed not ba so high, and the
bouse can be built of available mate
rial. A loose board ceiling over which
la placed straw provides for tba ab
sorption of raolsture and even In the
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wtiten prsvioiiBly existed In the nefl
hi an insoluble or ana reliable eondK
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- ' 1 Hansen an Oasm Orewlaa,
In growing corn one of tbe tactora
that la seldom rated at Its true worth
la n rat-clans motive power. Anyone
who fans plowed, harrowed, planted
and. cultivated '.with an Ill-matched, ;
ahort-welghtod, . blghatrang- team
knowg how difficult It Is to do good
work. No farm hand thug handicapped '
can render a service that Is aatlafao-'
tory to a good farmer. Farm teams
should be evenly matched aa to age,
also and temperament Weight la sn
entlal Teama ahould ba big enough
to keep a reserve , power, constantly1
on tap; they ahould draw any Imple
ment with ease and at a steady, lively
pace.. It they are of standard draft
type and are shitted occasionally
from one elans of service to another '
thay will go through the season with
out breakdowns. Thle dependa, how
sver, to a large extent on. how tbey
are fed and managed: Much dependa
also on the ease and comfort which
the enjoy to the collar; sore necks
and galled shoulders, due to poorly .
fitted collars, prove serious obstacles
to good, continuous work. Corn-belt
farms should be equipped with heavy
draft teams; the highest type of dl
versified agriculture In that territory
depends on this reliable, efficient mo -tlve
power. Big horses bear a close'
rslatlonah ip to a big corn crop.-Chl- .
ago Lire Stock World. ,
Tnetlngy Milk. .
run or iitTEBioa.
(Te bt eootlnaed.)
"Dad," aald the country yvath who
had-Just graduated from tha district
school, "I bars long eheiiabed a de
sire to. go on ,tha laga, and have at
last decided, with your perm las loe.
"My boy." lntermptsd the eld gran
ger. "aU the world's a stage-' ton
hitch the mules to tha big red plow
and transfer the outfit to tbe tea-acre
tot behind the barn, where yoa can
onset tha star role la that beautiful
drama entitled, 'Dowa en tha Pa mm.'
-1 asnt knew that Ifi as mrtoaa.
wa at the bones this evening.''
Mrs, Teangwen Tbia Is tk tret
bread I ever mads, dnrlrag.
YooAgwad Well, dear, yoa ooght to
bulM ap an esesllsnt rspautloa an s,
koaasknspar on tt , , ..
Mrs. Touiigwed Why . -
Tonngwed fiscasss ran have atari
ed wlU an almost indastractlMs town
Mrs. Dlaxs Thors nans Mrs. gery-
wsods. She has
vorosd twelve times.
Mm. attawnfndesdl H
alto will ssairi aaala 1
Mra, Dusga I barely thJnfc an. Saw
coldest days, hens are quite comfort
able. A farmer can add to his equip
ment one bouss at a time, and gradu
ally work up to tha desired numbers
F. C. Blford.
A good many farmers are still strug
gling with the cocklebur nuisance.
It la possible to rid the ranch of thla
pest In oas year and realise a profit
on the operation. Any time before
the weeds have attained much height
take s plo nd harrow to the field
and before the day is done sow one
and one-half bushels of good kafflr
com to each acre plowed. Harrow
well and the next day repeat the, oper
ation until tha cocklebur territory has
been thoroughly covered. Wbea the
kafflr ased la Is tbe dough mow or
bind with a harvester and yoa will
have one of tbe very heat crops or
roughage to be had. Remove this crop
from tbe field as soon as convenient
Two years or so of this kind of Ullage
will dean 01 1 tM burs and the opera-
tlon la certainly wortk while. Denver
Field and Farm,
Pnsan two t
A good pump aboald ba part af the
equipment of every, garden. . For the
small garden a good bucket, cotn
prssasd air or knapsack pump will be
moat satisfactory, while for larger
gardens a barrel pump, with aa at
tachment for spraying several rows
whoa 1 occasion demanda, or aa auto
matic pump geared to the wheela of
the truck, will be found more economi
cal of time and labor. Tha . small
compressed air sprayer Is handy, as It
leaven both hands free for sea, and
Is, therefore, useful tf It Is desired to
spray twa or three small trees, possi
bly with tbe use of a atepladdar to
ranch their tope, ; .
FertlliT8 may ba divided Into two
general glass is direct and indirect,
or nstritlre and stbnalaat, A direct
or nutritive fertiliser Is ana whleh
tarnishes nourishment to the growing
wrmrtejrment to sans aim pry ni
trogen, fhosphorie nrtd and potash.
These are the three tn gradients which
mast be reowwen threogk the medivm
Of masrursa and fertUlsere. A pttats
butt or ladlreet fertiliser Is erne whleh
dens wat tarnish aa aataal plant toad
to the soil, hat by Hs etunutoUng as
In soma sections many of the beat
dairymen are adapting the Holland
plan of combining and hiring men te
visit each herd one day tn the month
and test the milk of each cow. thus
giving the owners an Idea of which
cown are the ones that, are paying for
tbelr keep. Thla plan is a very sen.
slbls one and should be encouraged.
The cost Is comparatively small, aa
the tester -boards with tha famllw
while he Is doing his work and Is car
ried to the nest place tbe day he has
completed his work, Tbla Insures reg
ularity in the work. In Michigan this
plan has greatly increased the average
production per cow. Wisconsin, too.
has taken np thla matter. It Is good
business and It may become popular.
but soms sf our dairymen are hard
to turn from the beaten paths of their
fathers. Farmers and Drorars Jour
When Orehnrea rati. '
The asbes from apple, pear and
peach trees-contain about 70 per cent
of lima, and the crops of fruit boms
vary year also contains lima. When
orcharda fall it Is alwaya profitable
Jo apply lime, and tt ahould be done at
least once In five years. Wood ashes
are preferable to lime for orchards,
but the time Is much cheaper. Lima
wilt also prove of beneflf-to grass that
may be growing In an orchard, and it
Is destructive to certain grubs 'and
other orchard enemies. It Is best ap -piled
by plowing the orchard land and
broadcasting the lime over tba sur
The Monl Walne f Shewn.
Tha census report cannot give tha
real value of sheep. Outside of the
ralua of sheep ss producers of meat
and wool, there m a benefit conferred
by them to land, Pastures occupied
by sheep become richer every year,
and bushes, -weeds and briars, which
so readHy grow where they are not
desired, are kept dowa fay sheep and
their places occupied by aTasa. Tha
poorest kind of land, if given ap to
sheep, even If It is necessary to allow
feed to them, will ba made productive
la a few years.
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Mr. Mann of Oeuda Springs, says a
Kansas newspaper, loaded a large, fat
hog into hia automobile and took tt to
market ha Arkansas City, where ba
got a good price for the porker. It
took him a mighty short time to get'
the hog to town and get the cash for
It A few minutes' scrubbing fixed tha
anto so that it did not amsll like a
barnyard, and the nog probably en
joyed the rids. What's tbe nss hold
ing meetings trying to Improve soar
dltlona sf farm life?
i Stew. ' '
There are several points hi feeding:
aheap that most not be overlooked.
The feed lot must be dry, with plasty
of clean, dry bedding; the animals
mast have plenty of cle a, purs water,
and tbe feed troughs should ha kept
eleaa. These should be arransnn an
that the sheep cannot fowl them with
their feet Another point fa to hewn
them from becoming excited or rr4ghn
en ad. To this end tt Is better that nag
psrson feed them all tha Uma
There Is a enter af hens ss laaas
slbls to heat as tba sorraL There hi
seldean any coat ss silky or renponda ''
ss qnlekly to good ears as tha sarrei.
and many horssmea claim there Is ses-
doneay horse with sneh nawnn Shi
and limbs or Bnsdjkllag the endsianon i
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The United States ananally experta -J.
ere ment noes- than aU the saner- f
awn trine of ens world
"Ueanwrtks to frankest, as
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