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THE tJPPERDES MQINES. ALGOlsA. IOWA. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11,1891, BY MAIUE SAKAH T3RIOHAM. "Bid you ever think of Waveriana ana feel sorry that you left?" "I often thought of that place but was not sorry for leaving. Though I iwas nearly tempted to advertise and sign my own name, thinking if you wished to find me you would in that way be able to do so." "I thought you might do that, and from the time you left Wiiverland until I found you in Denver, I never picked up a paper without looking through the list of advertisements. But 1 never found the name I longed to see." "I have had a very happy time with Lar dy Irving. She has proved to be all that I anticipated on the first evening of our acquaintance." "But did you still hope to see me again? Or give any thought to the lonely old home that you had deserted?" "Yes, I thought of you and Waverland very often, but I always tried to crush the thought you were engaged to Annie Wren!" "Auniel What made you think that!" "Because you were fond of her, and then your mother said you wero to inarry her." "And did you think that I could over forget my little sunbeam wild had tilled my heart with warmth and gladness?" *I did not, know I" "But you did know, or you would never have lied from Waverlnnd. You know •the wicked flee when no one pursueth.' ' That one act made mo sure that you loved me. And the knowledge of that love gave me courage to struggle out of the despair \ I felt when I lirst found that you had Wvgone." s "When you came Into tho parlor at Denver my heart answered that question almost unconsciously, and it was a hard jlgisk to tcacli myself composure. I kept ^ ,y*iig over to myself your mother's words. He is to marry Annie." "But he is not to marry Annie! never! never! as l\ old my mother on that evening. But darling, when will you become my bride and bring joy and happiness to the old home at Waverland F" "Not yet, Loyd, not yet," she said. "But Stella dear, why need wo wait! You have no one to ask, I have uo one to care, wo have none in all tho world to please but each other." She only shook her head and remained firm. As we wore returning to tho hotel we could hear Melvorne pleading earnestly with Lady Irving to set their wedding day. But that lady was as obstinate as Stellji had boon. Melvorne came to my room that evening with a gloomy face, lie gave vent to his disappointment by saying: "I always knew women wore headstrong. Lady Irving has promised to be my wife, yet she will not name our wedding day." "I tried to gain the same object this evening myself! Do you think they have made some arrangement to make us waitf" I asked. "I don't know, but we seem fated. We must wait tho will and pleasure of our self-willed angels," lie said, as lie bade me goodnight with returning cheerfulness. CHAPTER XX.—THE MYSTEBY BEVKAL15D. The morning found our party ready for new sights and scenes. "What have you on t.io programme foi to-day, Lollard?" asked Melvorne. "The famous springs, six in number, are among the lirst objects," he answered. "Either to-day or to-morrow I want our party to visit my ranch and see my line herd of cattle. The ladies have never seen a cowboy yet," said Melvorne, in good spirits at prospect of a change. Wo started out to visit tho far famed boiling springs first. Crossing a little rustic bridge we came to the Manitou spring. Stella was first to reach it, as she was first in everything, even in my thoughts. Reaching down for a cup of the sparkling water, she raised it hiah abo.v.o Jiej Jiead. As she flicl so her hat fell to cue grotiau and down came'the coil o£ "wavy ringlets. Sho blushed as her hair fell round her shoulders, but said in a comical tone: "May the God of the medicine man send health, wealth and long life to our little party." "Amen," we shouted, laughing at her comic attitude. How fairy like sho looked in her dress of woodland gray, surrounded by those silken locks mado golden by the sunlight. Before we had time for thought, Melvorne had grasped her haud and was saying: "Stella Everett, was your father's name Charles Edward?" "Yes sir," said Stella, amazed at his words and manner. "Then you are my cousin," he exclaimed. "Now I can explain tho charm your manner has always had for me. Friends, congra- 'tulate mo on the happy discovery." v Then came warm congratulations. Lady Irving was the first, and, woman-like, she found comfort in a few glistening tears. Then Mrs. Lollard greeted Stella in a most sisterly fashion. Mrs. Lollard took her haud, saying: "I am glad to know that such good fortune has come to my little friend." As for myself I hardly knew what to say. But the glf look that mot my glance made my hep 5 beat a double quick as I clasped her ha .1 in mine. "Btj ( " said Stella, as soon as the coii- gratuipitlons were over, "how did you make this happy discovery, for such it is tome, Cousin Molvorno?" "My mother died when I was but a child," said Melvorno with emotion. "But I remember one morning as I wont to her room she was standing as you are now, with her hair falling about } " shoulders, while tho sunlight was strajceriig ou it, turning it to finest gold. I crixl out in *. childish joy, 'O, mamma, your hair is all ' '•'aglow!' J ust now your face, your form, and, above all, these golden locks have brought my mother to my mind. "But that does not explain it all. My mother's maiden name was Everett. She had one brother who married against his father's wishes. The old gentleman, who was imperiously proud and self-willed, disinherited his sou on that account. At his death he left all his wealth to my mother," said Melvorno, still watching Stella, who by the aid of a few hair plus, was making the unruly tresses into a closely twisted coil. "Cousin Stella," said Melvorne, with a lingering tone, as if to catch the melody of the now words, "have you never heard that your father was au English nobleman?" "Yes, my old nurse told me that he was, one day when I was helping her with the housework," Stella replied. "But. did your father never tell you of it?" he asked. "I think not. But I remember once, not many years ago. my tataer caine to me, and putting one hand on either side of my face said, 'You look so much like her!' and, with a deep sigh left the room. When I asked the nurse if he meant my mother, she said no, it was of his sister ho was thinking." "I think you must look very much like my mother. That made the charm your society' had for mo. I have often tried to analyze it," said Melvorne thoughtfully. While the duke and Stella had been talking I had taken from my note book a little white envelope; the time had now come to understand its meaning. "Melvorne, was your mother's home at Haven's Park, England?" I asked. "Yes; why?" "I have something hero." I said opening the note that held my translation of the ci'yptogra m, and handing it to Melvorne. As I handed it to him Stella caught sight of the card and exclaimed: "O, my lost treasure!" reaching h hand out for it. "Where did you find Loyd? I looked everywhere for it when left Waverland, but could not find it," I explained how I happened to find it and how I came to learn its meaning. Stella stood like one in a trance. Then with tears of joy sho thanked mo for revealing its contents. "I have spent hours in trying to read that little hidden message. That and the fifty pounds 1 told you of I found in an envelope addressed to mo and on a little note inside wore these words: 'A father's wil to his darling child,' " said Stella, "This is indeed a revelation," said Mel vorne. "Wo need no farther testimony than this translated message from tho do parted. 'I am Charles Edward Everett Son of Edward Everett, Earl of York from Ravens Park, England,' read the duke with emotion. "How strange that this message shouli have remained hidden until now," sail Lady Irving. "It was like my" father to provide ii some unexpected way for my learning o his birth and rank," said Stella, holding tho precious cryptogram as though i could take wings and fly. "How strange it seems to know that I have one relaliv in all this world of people," she continued going to the duke and offering her ham" "You are my very own cousin. My fatl er's words have proven it!" "You are not sorry, are you, little cousin?" asked Melvorno, seeing the tears glistening in her eyes. "I), no, cousin James, but glad! so glad?" "Well, now, I have something else to do besides visiting boiling springs," he said, turning to us. "And I want your aid, so all follow mo." And Melvorno led tho way back to the hotel, keeping Stella by his side. At the hotel he paused a moment, then started down the street, still keeping Stella's hand upon his arm. At a placo where a lawyer's sign swung to and fro in the summer's breeze Melvorne paused, and opening the door, asked, us to enter. The room was largo and fitted up in tho most approved stylo for an office. It was a sort of combination law office and real estate business room. After entering, Melvorne asked if Lawyer Jones was present. "Yes, sir," answered a gentleman, "that is my name. What can I do for you?" he asked, making an easy bow to the ladies. "I wish some important papers mado out and sent to England," said Melvorne iu a business way. Then followed tho tedious legal process of a transfer of property. Melvorno had decided to divide his grandfather's estate as it would have been divided had Stella's father received his rightful share. At first Stella objected to receiving it but tho duke was determined. While the lawyer was busy with Mel- vorue's papers, a man entered and asked If Mr. Sharp was in. A gentleman from the other desk answered to the same, say- lug. "What can I do for you, sir?" "Have you money to loan?" asked the stranger. "Yes sir, that is my business," answered Mr. Sharp. "I want to borrow a thousand dollars on that property," said tho man, handing a document to Mr. Sharp as ho spoke. Mr. Sharp, a keen, shrewd business mai took tlio paper and after reading it ove carefully, said. "I know the property your deed dcs cribes, and can loan you tho money se cured by a mortgage ou that land.' "What per cent must I give, sir?" askec the man. "Ten per cent for five years time," sai Mr. Sharp. "What is the commission?" "Only six per cent." "I must have it or lose my place," sai tho man with a sigh. one in tne party seemed as merry as wnen We left the breakfast room. There was a deeper fooling than mirth in fcnch heart. Melvorne had shown himself as a noble man in giving of his own to provide for his cousin, who had no claims upon him n any way except through tho kindness of his heart. But he had tasted a joy wealth alone can never bring. He seemed welt pleased with his discovery, and could ' n.ot resist tho pleasure of drawing comparisons between his new found relative and \is remembrance of his mother, lie could not remember his uncle, Stella's father, but could answer all her eager questions, about his old homo. I thought, as I sat looking at the Duke of Melvorne, that bore was another side to his character. Truly "The heart 1ms ninny pnssnpoa, Tliroujrh wlilch tho tnhid limy ronm, Jlut tlu> niiikllo aisle is sncvi'il Tii the old, old homo." "Yesterday's doings wore not on my list," said Mr. Lollard the next morning at breakfast. "Shall wo continue our programme or mark out a new course?" "Oh, continue." exclaimed Lady Irving, I am so in love with Colorado that I want to see every noted place." "There arc do/ens of them yet," said Melvorne. ".Some I have visited when 1 have boon here before." "Yon won hero before?" asked Lollard. "I th.mgiit we wore all strangers in the land." "Why, I told you yesterday mornina that I wanted you to sec my stock ranch not ton miles from here," answered MoV vorno. "I remember your speaking of youi ranch, but I supposed au agent had bought it and held it for you." said Lollard. A servant handed Molvorno a telegram. Ho road it. then said: "I have a message calling mo back to England immediately. But you can all remain and finish your tour'" ho said, looking wistfully at Lady Irving. There was evident dismay in the camp. Our quiet was broken. We held a consultation. It was discovered that Lady Irving and Stella had rather return to England with us, but Mr. and Mrs. Lollard docidcd to remain and finish their original plan and return homo about Christmas time. With many regrets for the unexpected all, and solemn promises for exchange of otters, we left Mr. and Mrs. Lollurd and lie glorious scoiies yet unexplored, and tarled for Denver. From there we wero oon on our homeward journey. We passed through Kansas, that rich nil beautiful garden of America, in tho ay time. Nature has done her part in miking Kansas all that heart can desire. Mie Western portion is used chiefly for grazing. There, cattle by the thousands oam over tho wild prairies that are cov- red with luxuriant and nutritious grasses. The groat fields of growing corn and tacks of gathered wheat bespoke tho beautiful harvests, while all along tho lino of railroad were prosperous cities which ,old of thrift and enterprise. "Fort Riloy!" called the porter as we stopped at a little station by tho side of a arge river. "Where?" asked all tlio ladies. "There on tho hill," said Melvorno. 'This is tho geographical center of tho United States. Tho river to onr right is the Kansas, formed about a half a mile from here by the union of the Republican and Smoky-hill rivers, ! Are there any soldiers in tho post now?" I asked of a gentleman sitting in front of us?" Only a few companies now. But I believe General Sheridan is considering the plan of making it a cavalry school in tlio near future," he answered. "This is tho State that has for its motto, A school house on every hill-top and uo saloons in the valley,' " said Stella. "Yes, Miss, this was tho first State in tho West to make prohibition a live issue," said the old gentleman in answer to her questions. "Has it accomplished any good?" I asked. "Yes, sir," he said. "I believe it lias done a great deal of good. It has mado saloons unpopular. And any young man that has au ounce of self-respect will not visit them and thus violate tlio law of his State." "Do you believe it will over become a perfect success?" I asked. "Yes, sir," ho answered, "when public sentiment lias been educated up to it, and we have the women's vote to help enforce it." "Will that time ever come, do you think?" 1 asked. "I believe it, will. There is eousvlorablo agitation and public sentiment in that direction now." In one way and another wo wore deeply interestal in our journey through Kansas. The east-am portion of tho State is a rich Said Melvorne, aim TVO garnet-en up our bundles, crossed the intervening tracks, produced our tickets, and took our scats in an elegant palace car. The quiet was n luxury after tho noiso and confusion of the busy waiting room. In a short timo we wore speeding awny towards the rising sun. On, on. wo wont with feelings of content and joy. Our little party was complete, the cars were comfortable, and tho dining arrangements satisfactory. "Chicago!" rang out upon tho air before •we hardly realized it could bo. As we left the train'l said to Stella: "How different things look to mo now, little girl, that I have found you ou my arm." 'Melvorne," I said, as wo entered a carriage, "would you like to see Potter. Valmcr's residence now?" "No," ho said, laughing, "but wo will rest at Ida hotel a few hours, however. Then if the ladies arc not too much fatigued we will start for New York. They declared themselves ready .for the journey. I believe that they enjoyed It. Our active Knglish ladies are not siekly sentimentalists who think the crowning glory of womanhood is to be thought, an invalid. They lire, bravo, pnre-licarled wmnen. They ran be independent of tho old oak, yet love and homo are no less dear to them because of that independence. What happy hours we spent on that homeward journey. Stella never tired of asking questions about her father's childhood Inane, and Melvorne seemed to enjoy picturing the old place. He would give tlio most minute descriptions of everything about, it. At last, on a beautiful day iu July, wo were on a great, ocean si earner bound for home. One evening as we were standing on deck Melvorne asked: "Loyd, do you remember the day 1 found you ilreiiining:''' "Ves." ! said, "I think 1 do! 1 lillli thought (hen that I was seeking a friend, and 1 found that he had lost (ho one ho held most dear." "And did you expect to find us so fai front hnme!" 'asked Lady Irving archly. •"N.i. my lady," said Melvorne, half pluvf'.'llv. ' "When I wai in London vaiul.l uo: sec!; von for fear my sweet girl friend would bo changed to a cold proud woman of fashion." "AVhat do you think now?" sho asked mischievously. "I think," ho said, catching her in his arms, "that I shall hold you a prisoner until you name tho day that 1 shall call you mine!" "Ami I make tho same demand," I said, bringing Stella to my side. "Wo 'may as well present onr Hags of truce and surrender to our coiiquerers," said Stella, to Lady Irving. "Yes," said Lady Irving playfully, "Wo expected that some day yon would hocoinu tyrants and use tho conqueror's right to command; HO we prepared our weapons (|1 war ready to surrender with grace! At Silver Diill, my home, in London, tlusro will be a double wedding cm the ovouingof THE FARM AND HOUSEHOLD IT WII..I, TI1K TICK HOUSEHOLD. Sever <li?)i:ilr! (> my romnulos In sorrow, I know Ihnl our mourning Is i-ndori not Yet, Slutll the vfitifsliftl ttxln.v 1>P !!»> victors tomorrow. Our sttushnll slilnp on tlio tyrant's annsot. Hold on! though Ihi-y opnr thoi 1 , for whom tliou nrt llrliig A llto only I'hccrci) by the lump of Its lovo. Hold on I t'rwclmii's hope to the bonml<>n om-s plvlne; Oiwn spots In HIP w:\stowlth tlio worn spirit drove. Hold onl~stlll hold on -In tho world's ilp*plto, Nurse the fnltli in thy heart, kwp Urn lamps of trnth hrltfht, And, my life for thine! It shall ond In the rlpht. iVImt though thn mnrt.rr* and prophets have perished. The angel of life, rolls the stono from their graves; Immortal the fnltli and the freedom they cherished, Their lone triumph cry stirs the spirit of slaves I I'lu'V are gone— hnl a gliir» Is left in our life, Lfkelhe day god's last kiss on the diirkne*s of even - Uono down on the desolate seas of their strife, Tn cltmli as star beaeons up liberty's heaven. lloldon— still hold on - In the world's despite, Nurse the faith In thy heart, keep Hie lamp of truth bright, And my life Tor thine I It shall end In the right. Think of thn wrong* that have ground ns for asjes, Think of the wrong we have still In endure! Think of our blood red on history's pages; .Then work, Hint our reckoning be speedy nnil sure. Sloves cry to Ihelrgods! but be our Hod revealed In our 'lives, In our works, in onr wiirfnro for man: And bearing - or Imrno upon -victory's shield, Let us light, hftlllo harnessed, and fall In the van. Hold mi— still hold on In Hie world's de-spile, Nurse the faith In Ihv heart, keep Ibe lamp of truth bright, And. mv Hie for thine! It shall end In Hie • right. J'AUM. JSOTKH. 11*1 f«>r. Better a quiet home at.nlghi, When the toil of the day ("o'er, Than tinted walln of n pnlnro bright, With Its tiled sndmnrhle floor. Rotter a shady peaceful spot, Soriiro frt>m noondav's elare; Hotter a poor man's noble lot Than a well known wrong to shftrn. llettor the heart that loves and clings Than charms of a glanre or word: Hotter a soul that gladly slngn Than one tint Is never heai I. Hotter a mind that's fanov free Than one that Is loaded with care; Bettor a hope tlmt you will be A child In a home o'er There. Ci.tFKoun TIIKMFII.T. the seventh of. September, if you will agree to such a treaty of peace." "Is that true?" I askeil, kissing the lips I loved KO well. "Yes, Loyd, after meeting you in Ueu- vcr, Lady Irving ami I plannutl not to bo married until onr return to Kngland. She made me promise to be married on tho same day she was and at, her homo." "Then", you lit! In rogue, you hail made these arrangements when I urged you to set the clay that evening In Mauitou." "Yes, and it was fun for UH when we met after our return from tho livening ramble. Cousin James had asked Lady Irving tho same question, and had urged a reply," said Stella gaily. 1 asked. "Do you hear that, Melvoruo? "Hear what?" "Why, these mischievous witches liad planned to make us wait, until we were in England before they would yield their freedom to onr wills," 1 said. "Do you remember that evening in my room when you were so blue, my asking you if you did not believe that they had some scheme ae-aiuat us!"' (To be continued,) Tho first step toward having eggs this winter is to exterminate tho vermin^ from your llocks and building and getting your birds in good flesh. Swine, well bred and fed pay extra dividends., Breeding sows now need good care and room for exorcise. Sloro pigs should bq well housed and fed to assure thrift. Light and frequent monls uro best for profitable growth. It is good ocono'iiy to give swiue clean, warm quarters at, this season, with liberal rations and plenty of litter. Sheep need mi abundance of wholesome food, plenty of pure air, and a dry yard and sleeping quartern. A warm stable and plenty of: roots will conduce to the breeding owes. Early linubs tiro profitable. February lambs can bo made to pay good returiiK in May or .lime. Farmers having a good market for lambs and calves shoulij see that, they are so well cared for and fed that they will prove profitable when at, the right age to slaughter, SHvnr SpuiiuJml lIuiiibiii'KH. Tho llamburgs are, as egg producers, equal to any and arc excellent for the table, having a full, meaty breast, which is juicy, 'finogrninod ami tender. Tho llam- lairgs are hnrdy, standing our winters well, and having rose combs, are not troubled with frosty combs. When it comes to beauty there is uothiuir that can surpass the spangled orjponcil llamburgs, tin lit hero are few varieties if any, that will i'.ltord a fancier more solid comtort, pleasure and profit, than a pen of pure, high- class hamborgs. AViiHtu In Ovurfcoilliiff. Overfeeding is detorimonlal to complete digestion and it is a wasto of food. While he ivy feeding is tho univa.rsal recommendation if a largo yield is to be secured, yet it would be well to pause and consider tho fact that the" powers of an animal may bo overtaxed fund its digestion impaired. Regularity of feeding and the allowance ol a Huilicioncy should bo observed, but nothing can be gained by going beyond This life is a. scene of variety which soon pusses away, and affords no solid satisfnc- t.ion. but in the consciousness of doing woll, and in tho hopes of another life; thin is what 1 can say upon experience, and what you will find to bo true, when you come to make up the account. So said John Locke. In what little, low, dark colls of caro and ptojudico, w thout one soaiiug thought or melodious fancy, do poor mortals forever creep! And yet the sun sols to-day as gloriously bright as ir, ever did on the temples of Ath MIS, and tho evening star rise^ as heavenlv pure as it did on tlio oyo of l)unle! Tho C!rttsR Mother. At no time in her busy days is an intelligent mother so apt lo fold I ho arms and close the eyes of maternal justice as when she is crush—simply and undoubtedly cross. This crossness is chielly caused by fatigue woarisomoness of the mind and body, and sometimes of soul. With tirod norvoa and weary body, she cannot endure the common demands made upon her, nnd ill-temper follows. She HOWS bitter feeling and repels loving attentions with bet irriliblo hasty words. Broadly spo.jkiug no mother has any right to got so tired. She cannot afford it. It takes too much out of her life, and too much out of her children'H life. Such a condition CUD more frequently bo prevented thi'.n is generally believed. Tho cureless orsluiHow woman says: "I was overworked. II; mado mo cross," and sho considers that admission tho sufficient reason and excuse for any amount of similiir indulgence. Tho religious or sympathetic woman worries over it, prays- over it, sheds bitter tears—and when tho trouble repeats itself the remedy lies noar at hand. Lot a mother find out what, makes her cross, then let her avoid tho cause if possible. If social pleasures weary her, lot them bcjdooidedly lessened. If there is loo much hewing, loo much cooking, too many household cares, lessen them. If economical efforts came tho severe strain stop ecouoini/ing at such a cost. That is the worst of wastes. Let first economy bo of that precious commodity, a mnthcu-'s stronurch. Kvou fcho lixtuntof one's religious and philanthropic work should bo carefully examined and iE tho troubles lies then), calmly and wisely dismiss it from the lint of duties, for "what doth it profit a man if ho gain tho whole world and lose his own squlV" It it surprising how easily seeming interests or nooils can bo spared without injury to the home life whenever tho thoughtful woman seeks to (ind them, and surely ono of tho worst of household inlluunccn is mother's crossness. "As soon as Jones is ut liberty wo will i tarrn j n g country, with flno homes, beauti- nl.-n r\nt-. ilm r»!inrtT^ " Kfiii-l TVfe filllll'n \ - . TIT -- i i .:...~ ~../»l,_ An Affectionate Hon. New York Tribune. "Hem are funny critters," says an old farmer "and I have one on my place that is about the funniest of tho lot. A few months ago she took a most violent liking for an'old brindled cow of mine, At lirst all she did was to go out to the pasture with the cow, but after awhile she began to jump on the cow's back. For a long time the cow rcBonted this novel arrangement and indignantly phook the hen off. But it did not do any good; tho hen hopped right up again, until at last, in sheer despair, tho cow philosophically accepted the situation, She was probably the limit of tho capacity of the animal. It is safe to claim that "disease] _ is more frequently tho result of. overfeeding than from any other cause. make out the papers," said Mr. Sharp, with a most complacent smile as though his ready fingers had already secured the commission, while in the noar future a vision revealed a foreclosure on thcv mortgage and tho land within his own grasp. I thought, hero is a veritable shylock ready to take not one pound only, but many, if we could count the toil and worry and weary heart aches! I remembered the story the old man told me back in Illinois who had passed through such au ordeal as this, and the final result was to see his home go into tho hands of a foreign land monopolist, whose capital is said to bo developing (?) the country! O yes! developing another Ireland! While I had been busy thinking, the papers had been completed, and I was roused from my reverie by hearing Melvorne say: "Now Miss Everett, you are hereby on- titled to all the rank and privileges of an Earl's daughter." Stella was confused, and for a moment made no answer. But her cheeks flushed and her looks recalled to my mind the evening when she heard those stinging virorda at Lord Waverland's reception. "Now you stand by right of birth above those who scorned you once," I said going to her side. "I was thinking of those words, and otl)»rs I have often heard," sho said; then aside she said to me, "Now, Sir Waverland, you will not need to wed beneath your rank by marrying me." I could make no reply. I know my mother's words had caused tho thought. Her quick eye discovered the fooling and silently she placed her hand upon my ami as though asking forgiveness. I reassured her by placing my hand upon hers where it lay upon my arm, as we stood waiting for Melvorue tosign tho papers. At last tlio papers were signed, scaled and delivered, ready to bo scut to tho proper recording office. Miss Everett, the unknown governess, was now a rich heiress of noble birth. For myself I could not say I was glad. But for her, with her proud, sensitive nature, I was more than glad of her good fortune. | We went back to the hotel where w,j.; talked, pyer the event of the morning. N<L ful groves, good hedges and bearing orchards. Large barns, fields and pastures in- Jicate a variety of agricultural pursuits. The various broods of live stock are equal to any in the world. In Kansas City wo had a little time to spnnd. And, having our curiosity excited by tho description of tho cable lino of street cars wo mounted the stops to tho platform ready for a ride. The car travels up an inclined plane of about forty : flve degrees with perfect ease. 'O, look down!" said Lady Irving, "it makes mo dizzy!" "What if tho cable should break?" said Stella. "Wo would land near the depot or down among tho trellises," answered Melvorne. "No," said a man on the car, "those brakes between the wheels have clamps like great shoes which fasten on the rails, and can even lift tho car clear from tho track in case of accident." "That is a protection then, aside from the cable?" asked Melvorno. "Yes, sir," said tho man, "the cable parted once, and tho brake saved the car." "Thank you," said Melvorne. "One feels greater safety in traveling when they understand the workings." Turning to eouie down, Lady Irving said: "I feel as though I was sinking. How strange that we go no faster coining down than we did going up." "It is like tho belt to a machine moving equally fast at every point. The car is fastened to the cable, not running on it," explained Melvorno. We were glad to stand on terra flrma once more. Then we went back into the great waiting room of the depot to get ready for our train. "Such a hum of uctivityl Such a hurrying to and fro! Such anxiety for the trains! Such crowding for lunch, and such a disregard for everything but self, I never saw iii all my travels!" said Mel- vorno. "It makes me think of a hive of bees," I said, looking at the moving mass of human beiugs. "Whore can they all bo go- lag?" "There, our train has moved down," tho more inclined to do so when sho discovered, as sho soon did, that Biddy, as much as possible, kept all insects from annoying her. In fact, she went even i'uther than that; for when H)IO discovered, that the cow would like to have her,back scruchod she icrached it in a way to imJco tho cow very happy. As a result of this the cow soon began to enjoy tho companionship of tho hen; and now, when the hen gets off for awhile to eat, old Brindle is evidently unoasy until she comos back again." A SUCCESSFUL AFFAIU. StriiwborrloH. Never net plants on a dry, windy day if it can bo avoided. Plant early, medium and late varieties, so as to prolong the Reason. To sot an aero of strawborrios, 4 feet by 18 inches apart, requires 7,200 plants. And, if i% foot by 18 inches, 8,800 plants are needed. Allow no woods a chanco to grow, ru- memboring that tho space boloiigi to tho strawberry bed, and all elso must bo excluded. Tan bark is tho best material with which to mulch, and it Hhouhl bo applied just before the fruit begins to ripen. This not only keeps tho fruit clean but prevents tho ground from drying out and prolongs tho fruiting, Queoii Victoria's Drawing Uooin is U ummlly lir'lllnut «ud Crowded. LONDON, March 4.—Tho drawing room hold by the quoon today at Buckingham palace, was noted for its unusually large and brilliant, attendance, duo to the presence of tho Empress Fredrick of Germany, and the desire on the purt of many to be present upon this occasioa as a token of sympathy with her in her recent uploasant experience in Paris. Hunrli The turkey is among tho most profitable birds thut the farmer can raise. Tho fo- mal'i commences laying about tho lirst, of March. Previous^ to doing BO sho omits a peculiar wistful cry, going around into out-of-the-way places, and evincing a special dotiiro to conceal her movements from tho male bird, who, if he finds her on tho nest will ill-treat her, drive her away and break her eggs. Sho prefers to choose lier own nest, which will probably be on the ground in tall weeds or in soma inviting fence-corner. Jjy rurefnl watching tho nest can bo located. It possible it is hotter to prepare her nest for her of dry leaves, straw and earth, either in a roomy mangor in tho cow stable, or in ona of tho many nooks slid HOOUIH to frequent. MOID readily to attract her attention, a nest-egg may bo placed in the selected soot. Tho eggs should be taken from tho nest when the turkey is out of sight, leaving 1 tho nost-egg as a decoy. They should bo placed in flannel, wool, sawdust or meal, and at all times bo handlml carefully until noodoil, They are of dull '01-011111 color, Hpockled with rodiRli dots. Young turkeys will lay more ogg.-i than older onea, but not as large a si/.o; neither are the young birds so strong and healthy as those hutched from eggs laid by two and thrno yoar old lions. For tho same reason eggs from lato hatched birds of tho preceding year will not uroduco as line birds aa eggs from tho stack rawed early in the year, li obliged to brood from young hens, let the gobbler bo two or throe years older and not rolatoil to the liens. ioroliox In Milk. IfHANCJO ANI> ITALY. Premier Uuiiinl Sut'uhH on Ml* Country'* l''oi'nlf,-ii I'ollcy. BOMB, March 4.--in tho house of deputies today Premier Rudini »aid there was no change in thn foreign policy of Italy. Franco had been loyal to lur pledges as tj liothof them equ.illyund frankly improve their already friendly Tripoli. desire to improve relations. Suiiritmeiitu Hlvcr J.ovee Jtrokeu. SACJUMKNTO, March 4.--The levee on the fcHtx-raniento river broke near Washington. California, today, and a portion of tho town south of tho railroad track was flooded. About 2 000 acres of grain land near Nicoliaus are flooded by hack water. Hull .StormIII l Pon,Au Buj* 1 * 1 , Mo., March 3.• i ••.iii' -A disastrous hail sioria visited thin vicinity , today doing grea 1 ; daouge to property and stock. Scientists state that there are no microbes in milk when it comes from tlio cow's udder, but that the moment it conies in contact with tho air of a filthy stable, or oven whore the surroundings are clean, the microbe enter the milk. This demonstrate that when young animals procure their milk from tho dam, instead of being allowed milk to drink, they are less liable to disease. Tho pro- caution of houting tho milk (not boiling it) should bo used when giving it to very young stock. Ico Iu HuUer-MaUlnjj. Perhaps tho most valuable lessons learned in tho dairy world during 1890, says tho Jersey Bulletin, wore taught by tho failure of the ice crop of last winter. Creameries and many largo dairies had become so un- customed" to a plentiful supply of ice that they had come to think they could not got along without it. But experiment and experience have discovered that by diluting fresh milk 25 per cent, with either warm or cold water tlio time of cream rising may bo s-o much reduced ni practically to do a*ay with the necessity of using ice for creaming milk. Tho lesson is of groat valuo and has already b;on the means of saving many dollars, and rightly used, may bo the means of saving more. We do not know of any careful!;, conducted experiments bearing upon tho point, but from the few observations mado ourselves wo are inclined to think that those who have i>nido really good butter without the use of ice will tind that it keeps sweet longer and stands up better when exposed to tho air than butter made with ica. When icu is abundant it is a'pt to be used too freely, and the milk, cream and butter bo mado too cold. Whether or not dilut Wliut 11 r.iuly Hlioulil Not Uo. Mako an oiig<igomanfc and thon fail to bo on haud in timo. Discuns family in it- tors in public, or complain of tho family to comparative strangers. Wear a £,love with a rip in it, wiwu a few moments' work would remod/ it. Boliovo tho worst rather than tho bust side of a story. Fret about tho weather a'< too cold, too hot, or the like. Consume more of a busy person's timo than is actually necessary. Fail to acknowledge little kindnesses, for "Mttlo iloocU of kliiUnuxa, littlu words of lovo, Jliiko our eurtli un Kiluu, llku to that ubovo." If 1 Wore You, My Hoy- I wouldn't b) ashaniod to do rij where. •ht auy- ing the milk has auy infiueuce i ou the churanbility of the cream, reauiiia to be tested. I would not do any thing that L would not bo willing for ovory bjly to kaow. I wouldn't conclude that I know more than my father before I had booa fifty miles away from home. 1 wouldn't go in tho company of boya who uiwd bad lunguav/u. 1 wouldn't let any other bay gat ahead of nif> in my stuaias. 1 wouldn't abu-ia little boys who had no big brother for mo to bo afraid of. 1 would learn to bo polite to everybody. [ would iifsvor make fun of children because they wore not dres-sod nicoly. 1 would ba respectful to old paoplo, aud behave so I hat my parents would not be ashamed of mo. 1 would bi in earnest about everything. When I had to work I would do it with all my miirht, I would study with all niy might, uud I would play with till my might. Supervising Architect Wiudrim tay.s the Milwaukee public buildiug mu»t a yew.

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