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By CHARLES FREDERIC G0S3 '
Copyist. im.br Tto Bowos-MerrW Omw.
At th moment when Stephen waa
sounding' the horn to summon the
young mystic to his upper, a promis
cuous crowd of loafer with chairs tilt
ed against the wall of the villa lav
rn received a shock. They hoard the
tinkle of bells In the distance, , and
looking In the direction of this unus
ual sound, saw a team of splendid coal
black horses dash round a corner and
- 'whirl a Strang vehicle tohe door of
There wer two extraordinary fig
ures on the front seat of 'the wagon.
The driver was a sturdy, thick-set man
whose enormous moustache suggested,
crow with outstretched wings. As If
to emphasise (he ferocious aspect lent
him by this hairy canopy which com
pletely concealed his mouth. Nature
had duplicated It In miniature by
brows meeting above his nose and
apreadlnir themselves, plums-like, over
a. pair of eyos which gleamed so
brlKhlly that they could be felt, al
though they were so deep-set that tbey
could scarcely be seen.
This fierce and buccaneerlah person
summoned the dosing hostler In a
coarse. Imperative voice, flung him the ,
' reins, sprang from his seat, and assist
ed his companion to alight. 8h gave
him her hand with an a is of utter In
difference, bestowed upon him neither
mile nor thanks, and dropped to the
round with a light flutter like a bird.
Turning Instantly toward tbs tavern,
he ascended the steps of the porch
under a fusillade of glances of aston
ishment and admiration. Young and
beautiful, dressed In a picturesque and
brilliant Spanish costume, she carried
herself with the ease and dignity of
princess, and looked Straight past
the staring crowd. Her great dreamy
yes did not seem to not them.
Whan she and her companion had
entered the hall and closed1 the door
behind them, every tilted chair came
down to th floor with a bang, and
many voices exclaimed In concert.
"Who Is shT" Curiosity was satlafled
at I o'clock In th evening, for at that
hour Doctor Paracelsus Aesculapius,
as he faiUaatlwUly called htmietT.
opened th doors of his traveling
apothecary shop and exposed his "uni
versal panecea" for sal, whlls at th
same time, "Pepeeta, th Queen of
Fortune, Tellers," entered her booth and
spread out upon a table th parapher
nalia by which eh andwrtook to dis
cover ths secrets of th future.
Wbwt th evening's work was ended,
Pepeeta at one retired; but ths doctor
on tared th bar-room, followed by a
-curious and admiring crowd. Ha waa
In a happy and expensive frame of
snlnd, for hs had dons a "land office"
bualne In this frontier village which
ho was now for th first Ums visiting.
He looked over th crowd with an
inclusive superiority and waved his
hand with an Inclusive gesture. Th
notley throng of loafers sidled up to
4 he bar with a deprecatory and au to
wns tic movement. They took their
STleaaea. clinked them, nodded to their
wntertainer, muttered lBihrnt toasts
and drank his health. Th delighted
landlord, feeling It incumbent upon
him to break th silence, offered the
friendly observation: "S-B-see you
-s-tutter. B -a-flutter a little m-m-ny
"Shake!" responded th doctor, who
waa In too complacent a mood to takn
ffanee, and th worthies grasped
"Don't know any w-w-way to a-s-top
It, do you?" asked fh landlord.
"No, I d-d -don't; t-t-tried every
thing?. Even my "universal p-p-panares'
won't do It, and what that can't
do can't b d-d-done. Incurable d-d-dlsease.
0t along alt right when I go
low like this: but when I open the
throttle, get all b-h-balled up. Bad
thing for any business. Give any man
thousand d-d-dollars that'll cur
no," the quack replied, slapping his
trousers pocket as If there wer mil
lion la It.
"Co-co-couldn't go q-q-qults as high
as that: but wouldn't mind a hu-ku-hundred,"
responded the landlord, oor
dlally. Tell you what tt la. b-b-boye," said
tit quack, -If It wasn't for. this Im
pediment tn my s-s-opeeca, 1 wouldn't
need to work moron about another
"How's that?" asked Someone In th
"O-c-fause If I couM talk a well as
I -an think, I eould make a tor
ton Jd of which old JoIm Jacob
A stores would look lib p penny
Tfeu could f
-If I oan find a man that eaa so tbe
-talking (I aiaaa real talk. ye knew:
talk a crowd blind a --bat, r
ot rAthiag better- a California g
"Bettir let Dev Corsea," said th
vtlsBC wag rreea th rear of th
rwd, and as) went a wild ah eg
"Wss D-l7-Dav Corse r I iiit
st M year CM."
. "Cast h l-t-tar
Talk! Hs kin talk a mule Into
trot tin' hoes In less'n three minute."
"He's my man!" exclaimed the doc
tor, at which the crowd laughed again.
"What are you laughing at?" h
asked, turning upon them savagely, his
loud vole and threatening manner
frightening those who stood nearest,
so- that they Instinctively slipped back
a pace or two.
"No offense, Joe," said on of them;
"but you couldn't get him. He's pious."
"Pious! "What do I carer
"Well, the .here pious Quakers are
tiff In their notions. But you kin Jedgs
fer yourself 'bout his talkln, fer there's
go In' tar be an applnted Quaker meet
In' to-morrow night, and he'll speak.
Vou kin go an' listen. If you want to.
"I'll be there, boy, and d-d-don't
you forget It I'll book him! Neve
saw anything I couldn't buy If I bad a
little of the p-p-proper stuff about
"I say, Doc. that daughter of yours
knows her bis when It comes to telling
fortunes," ventured ft young dandy,
whose head had been turned by Po
pe eta's beauty.
"D-d-daughter!" .snapped the quack,
turning; sharply upon him; "she's not
my daughter, she's my wife!"
In order to comprehend the relation
ship of this strangely mated . pair, we
must go back five or six year to a
certain day when this same Doctor
Aesculapius rod slowly .down ..th
main street of a small Uflfy In Western
Pennsylvania, and then out along
rugged country highway. A couple of
miles brounght him to th oamp of a
band of gypsies.
Around a camp firs was a picturesque
group of parsons, all of whom, with a
single exception, vanished at th ap
proach of th stranger. Th man who
stood hl around waa a truly sin Is tor
being. He was tall, thin and angular;
his clothing was scant and ragged,
his fao bromed with exposure to ths
"Good morning, Baltasarr said th
The fry pay acknowledged hi saluta
tion with a frown.
"Tw,sn W seIHIsTTors," ths tw
elor added, without appearing to notice
bis cold reception.
Th gypsy swept hi eye o-- r ths
animal and shook hi head.
"If you will not buy, perhaps you
Will trade," the traveler said.
"Come" was the laconic reapona.
and so saying th gypsy turned to
ward th forest which lay Just beyond
th camp. Th "doctor" obeyed. A
moment later h found himself in a se
questered spot whore there was an
Improvised' stable; and a down
mora horse glancing up from their
feed whinnied a welcome.
A little rivulet lay acroa their path.
and up from the margin of It where
sh had been gathering water crosses
there sprang a young girl, who oast a
startled glance at him, then bounded
swiftly toward a tent and vanished
through ths opening. This keen ad
mirer of horcoe waa equally suscepti
ble te the charms of female beauty.
Bo swift an apparition would have be
wildered rather than Illumined th
mind of an ordinary man. But th
quack was not an ordinary man. He
Was endowed with a certain rude powr
er of divination which enabled him to
see In a single Instant, by swift' Intui
tion, more than tn average man dis
covers by an hour of reasoning. By
this natural clairvoyance he saw at a
glance that this fao of exquisite deli
cacy could no more have been coined
tn a .gypsy camp than a fine cameo
could be cut In an Indian wigwam. He
knew that all gy pales wer ' thieves.
and that those wer Spanish gypole.
What was more natural than that ho
should conclude with Inevitable logic
that tht child had been Stolen from
people of good If not of noble blood 1 -
"Haltasarl" a said.
Th gypor turned.
"Ton are a girl-thief -a wall as a
horse-thief. Ton Mole this girl from
th family of a Spanish nobleman. 1
am the representative of this family
and nave followed your trail for year.
Toy thought I had come to get th
horse. Ton wer mistaken; It waa the
"Perdltn!" exclaimed th gypsy.
taken completely oh his guard.
"Lost indeed," responded th quack.
scarcely able to conceal bta pride In his
own astuteness, And thoi he added
slowly; "She most be a burden te yon.
Bal laser. Toe evidently ever have
bean abl or never have dared to take
her back and eJalai th ransom which
yon expected. I win pay yew for her
and take her from your hud. It is
th child I want and not venceaaee.
What will yew take for herT"
Th doctor drew ft leather wallet
from his pocket and held H taatal
Islngly. It Influboc was decisive.
-Pepeetal Pepeetat" called th.
ay. ' -
Oat af th door ef th tent she
her Angers peeking norvewety at
these! strange which fasten! her bCd-
-CMt SB) s
then approached th child. For the
first time tn his Hf be experienced an
moifcpn of reverence. There was some
thing- about her beauty,, her help!
nee and his responsibility that mad a
sew appeal to his heart.
Tleldlng to the gentle pressure of at
hand, ah permitted noreelf to be led
away. Not' a good-bye -a said. The
doctor lifted the child upon the '.torse's
back and climbed It-to the saddle. The
beautiful child .trembled; she also
wept She was parting from those
whoa live were base and cruel; but
'.they wer the only human being that
she knew. Bh was leaving a wagon
and ft tent, but It was the c ly home
trait eho .could remember.
To hav a M low-being completely
In our power nvtkes either utterly
oruel or utterly kind", and all that
genu In that -n rough nature want
out In a rush of tenderness toward the
llttl creature who thus suddenly be-
cama absolutely dependent upon "his
compassion. After they bad ridden a
little way, he bcrnm in h's rough fash
ion to try to comfort her." ,
"Donl cry, Pepeeta! You . to
be thankful that you have &ot out of
the clutches of those villain. Tou
could not have been worse o and you
may be a great deal better!- They
were not always kind to you, wore
theyT I shouldn't wonder If they beat
you sometimes! Hut you will never be
beaten any more. You shall l ave
nice Httle pony, and a cart, and flow
era, and pretty clothes, and everything
that llttl -girls like. I don't know
what tbey are, but whatever they are
you shall have them. So don't cry any
moral What a pretty name Pepeeta
lal It sounds like music when I say
It I hav got the toughest name In
th world myself. It's a regular Jaw
breakerDoctor Paracelsus Aescula
pius I What do you think of that Pa
peete! But then you reed not call me
by the whol of' I ! You can Just call
m Doctor, for short. Now, look at me
Just once, and give me a pretty smile.
Dot me see those big black eyes! No?
You don't want loT Well, that's all
right I won't bother you. But I want
you to know that I love you. and that
you are never going to have any more
trouble as long as you. .live."
These wer the kindest words th
child had ever had spoken to her, or at
least the kindest she could remember.
They fell on her furs like music and
awakened gratitude and love In ker
heart She ceased to sigh, and before
the ride to town was endd. had be-,
gun to f9l ft vague sense of happi-
Th next few years were full of
strange adventures for these singular
companions. The quack had discov
ered certain elut-s to the past history
of the child whom he had thus adopt
ed, and was nrsnly persuaded th . she
belonged to ft noble family. He had
made all bis plana to lake her to 8
and establish WerI3ehHty la th bop
of securing ft great reward. But Just
aa he was about to execut this
scheme, ho was seised by a disease
which prostrated him for many
months, and threw him Into a nervous
condition hn which he contracted the
habit Of stamsswins;;--On his recovery
from hi long hick nee b found him
self stripped T everything he had ac
cumulated; big his shrewdness and In
domitable wll) remained, and ho soon
began to rebuld hi shattered fortune.
During all ties up and d-wne, Pe
peeta was his Inseparable nd devoted
companion. Te admiration which her
childish beamy excited In his heart
. had deepened to to affection and Anally
into love. Wten ah reached the age
of H or 17 ymrs, he proposed to her
th Idea of men-lege. Sh knew noth
ing of her owa heart, and little about
life, but had keen accustomed to yield
implicit obediejee to-hl4 wllL 8b con
sented and the ceremony was perform
ed by a Justice of the Peace In the
City of Cincinnati a year or so before
tholr appearance m Co Quaker village.
An experience so abnormal would have
perverted. If set destroyed her nature,
bad It not coatalned ths germ of
beauty and virtu Implanted at her
birth. They Here still dormant but
not dead; they only awaited the sum
and rain of lev to qutekea them into
Th quack bad coarsened with th
passing years, hut Pepeeta. withdraw
ing into the sanctuary of her soul, llv
Ing a 'life of vsgau dream and half
conscious aspiration after something,
sh know not what had grown oven
more gentle and submissive. As sh
did not yet comprehend life, she did
ot protest apilnt It Injustice or Its
Incongruity. Th vulgar peopl among
Whom she lived, th vulgar scenes She
saw, passed i-rea the mirror of her
soul without leaving permanent im
pression. She performed the eoars
duties ot her Itf m a perfunctory
manner. It was her body and not her
soul, her will and not her heart which
were concerned with then. What that
soul and that heart really wore, re
mained to be seen.
(To as cm( bead.) . ,
A lut ne raoiar.
Two mairona wf ttaln western
city whom respective matrimonial
venter did not In the tret Instance
prove altogether satisfactory, met at
woman's crab oa ay. . wiaa ta
si matron eesnarked: ,
"Haul, i met yomr wear M
the day before ysstsfday, W
talked much of yew" -
Is that r asked th hwr ma
tron. -Did b see aerry when yva
teas htm ef my aeeend snarrrngs
Indeed, b did; and said ss asssd
HeaaM bs was ili sly
wry. tlwugh. h said, a dbtnt know.
tm em uru-lry.-- LkjglssjMtm Jtasj est I hav
The hog Is an omnivorous animal,
and nds "roughage" and green feed
for his best health and growth, A ear
lain amount of grain feed Is needed
tn arrow hneo with the i ao foot nrnflt
and still more Is neeeaaary to fttcn
and flt them fer market When young
animals hav an abundance 'of rang
with ft good supply of nitrogenous
foods. Ilk alfalfa, otovsr, vetches and
cow pass, cortf make a valnabl addi
tion to the ration, but should not be
given In exoess. and will usually be
found more prontabl If mixed with
shorts, bran or other feed combining
a large proportion of protein, for
young pigs bran Id not so good as
shorts and ground raw peas may- be
used In th plae of th Uttsr when
th price exceeds 120 per too.
Feeding for th finish should not
begin more than ten or twelv weeks
befor ths hogs ar to b sold. For
th last ail or sight weeks oora Is un
doubtedly th best grain, as ths feed
consumed during this tlm greatly in
fluences th quality of th meat Hogs
take on flesh rapidly during th first
week of heavy feeding, but longer
feeding means slower gains. Quick
work pays In fattening as well aa In
growing bogs, and whan th animals
ar on good feed and; fall to make a
gain of at least on pound daily tlwy
should be sold or butchered.
Market your bogs at or t months
of age, at which tlm tney should
weigh 100 to 150 pounds. A greater
par cent of profit Is secured than if
you keep them until 10 or It months
old, because you avoid 60 to ISO days
of dally animal wast. However, a
hog which- -is mad to weigh 100
pounds at 1 year Is quits .prontabl
Insrenlea Hay Rack Litter.
It vary often happens that on
Irishes to rvmovs th rack from the
wagon when ther Is no on to assist.
This may be very easily don with th
Trice Illustrated herewith. Th four
ONS HAM CAR BUHDLg HS BACK.
supporting poles ar set In ths ground
at a sufficient distance apart to admit
sf driving between them with th
rack. Thr ar a number of hooks
on ths side of each, sufficient to make
It possible t lift th rack a 11UI at
a tlm by mean 'of the poles, a Il
lustrated by th dotted Unas. Tbsr is
n need of a oompHeated block and
tacki bhb snob a aim pi device Is a
ffcUv.-tsnk Monroe in Farm and
Beat Type ef HUeh Oevr.
-j A oow with her second or third' calf
Is th most dcslrabi of all. and this
la undoubtedly ths most profitable ago
to buy them As milkers and breed
ers, they save aH their beet days In
front of them, and with sufficient Urn
t pay handsomely. Young and old
cows ar very distinct in appearance.
Ths former bar aa numlstakabl ap
pearance of fullness of flesh and scat
whlls th ld eoes are more or lees
shrunk. Th teeth give aa Indication
of age, and th horns ar often looked
to aa a gams, th young having smooth
horns, wail those of th aged are
wrinkled. It cross breeds ar bought
get then with the greatest tendency
toward th bast breed th cross has
bee seen red from. Cows with a mala
or bull type ef bead are rarely good
milkers. Tbe head should n reJlaed,
neck thin, forequarters wide, square
yia robust, with deep, broad tblghs:
J. BMooverlas; Si wash tnm, -1
often aee direct mas give for kftl
tng Mt quack grasa, bat I think they
ar all m farter t the SMtbod that I
employ. I would try ta drag
ewt th roots with barrow or tab, be
es us aot all of the roots will be gath
ered and those left will sooa all the
soil again- Th past eaa meat easily
b killed right where tt at lb rests
fammblag an ahwadaac f ptaat se4,
by slag a 4oM actlea eat-away bar
row. New. pleas seat think that any
Mad at a narrow will da, seeaaa It
Ul at K yea rely a say eaeewt
b d1aftpBintd. I hav used ns t
destroy quack grass many times, and
am sur of what I am writing. If-you
plow before using ths barrow, run th
plow shallow just deep- anough t
turn over th quack roots, bottom aid
up; let lay thus for a wask and tbsa
go-over ths field with ths double ac
tion cutaway harrow; then after a
few days repeat th harrowing and
keep at It, going over th Bern at in
tervals of ft fw days until th pest
Is all destroyed. It Is no ns to think
that If th field b son over, perhaps
4 doasn time In ons day, ths quack
will b killed, for ths sun, as well aa
th harrow, must get in .Its work.
Tbs way to do ts to go over th field
once, than wait a few days for ths
to dry and repeat th. operation.
By being thorough In this th grass
can b destroyed and crop grown tht
same year If commenced early In ths
spring. F. H. Dow la Agricultural
A dangerous parasite of many of the
cereal plants Is th fungus that pro
duces in th grain or bead what Is
known a smut Thar are several
well known kindly of smut, each of
which is caused by a distinct Bpecies
of th fungus.
Th greatest loss from smuts la' this
country Is from the stinking smut of
wheat end th looee smut of oats. A
oonslderabl loss is also du to th
loos smuts of barley and wheat,
which ar mor difficult te control and
prevent They axe widely distributed,
and though they occur usually In small
quantities ths damage in th aggregate
1 large. Tbey often are entirely un
noticed oa account of their aarllnea
and ths absence of any conspicuous
sign of them at harvest time. .
Th stinking smut of whsat trans
forms only ths kernels into smut balls
which do not break until th wheat Is
threshed and often remain intact la
the threshed grain. The loos smuts
or barley, on the other hand, early dis
cbarge their spores, which ar blows
off sy thewlnd as soon as the smutted
head comes out of th leaf sheath;
they Infect ths plant In tn flowering
etag and enter th embryo insid th
ovary befor th latter, ripens lata
aeed. Aa Infected seed develop a
smutted plant th following year.
Th most successful method thus far
found for preventing thee smuts la
hot-water treatment of the seed. This
treatment Is described In Bureau of
Plant Industry bulletin 15J. entitled
"Tbs. Loos Smuts of Barley- and
tt ucii, recenuy issuea ay tne united
States Department . of Agriculture.
Th bulletin 1 a report of recent re
searches mto tbe life histories of these
smuts and ths determination of moth.
ods for their prevention. -
Systematic tests mad by ths West
Virginia Experiment Station prove
that skim milk is a valuable food (or
Th first test covered lis days. Th
twenty-two head fed tbe skim milk
laid IM Kg, aa compared with Hf
laid by twenty-two hens fed a mesh
wet with water. -
la another test slaty bens fed skim
milk laid MS eggs la thlrty-esrea days,
aa compared with CSS ggs laid by a
miliar lot fed no milk, t
Other -teats gave about th cam
Th conductors of thee experiments
estimate under prevailing conditions.
wtth oggs selling st SO to w cents a
dosen, that th skim milk bad a feed
ing value of 1 to S cents a quart '
Oasv ef MM- V
Th sooner th milk utensils sad
separator ar washed after as ths
easier tt le'done and th leas danger
there Is of thslr becoming foal. To d
this properly yon seed thro waters,'
First, ass a lukewarm water to re
move all the milk. Second, as water
a llttl warmer. Into which should be
thrown a handful of aalsoda or a faw
drops of concentrated lye. Third, as
aa abundance ot boiling water, which
must penetrate every nook sad cor
ner and remain long onoqgh to de
stroy every germ that may still be
looking for a bom. . .
The Obi Experiment Station re
ommeads aa a troauaeat for kllltag
peach sad -pram tree borers, I pounds
of naphtha soap emslalSed by boiling
la three gallon of wster; whlke hot
add oa gallon of carbelbienm ave
aartns, which oaa b obtained through
dealer la market gdrdeaws and frail
growers supplies. This eaa best ba
muted by the as ef a fere pomp.
When tbs soma sntatloa and earbetn
earn ar thoroughly mixed add foarr
galleas f water and apply wtth a
spray awma, being careful
Tn rarest famine hi at te h
dtete. saM Mr. Ptaeaet at Dearer. -W
hav fecsste en plenty tor th araaat
gsairatlaa . and pirkssa far the next,
bat m th years te eeaae there will ba
fs la a plenty fcf w deal at this them
th atltca ba tsma1