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THE TJPM& Dfis MOINES. ALGfONA; IOWA; WEDNESDAY. AtTGtTST 31, 1892. MADCAP; STORY OF A SIN* B« MATHERS. .«ter Clarke, mother to the child horn •tango, and downed by her servant, "is in the Sliiftins; Pool, is here; k.mu B«en and spoken with your wife. JWtha at Lord A 's at one to-morrow, - without you no repreive can be obtain- tfft read it straight through without miiscle of his'face changing, then ilkecl like a drunken man to the next itri where he sat down, and remained rtinte'motionless for perhaps a minute, when lie looked up, and seeing the man, who still lingered by the door, certain question, he bade him prepare at '•'- departure, as .he would be nn/jo for HIS oepai biuo, iia no \yeiumo ittlne out for England immediately. "And is it so bad that you can't wait till the breath's out of master's body, •irV' said tho old servant, in amaze- m |\) this Air. Eyre vouchsafed no reply, hut sat without movement of any kind »t the table for about ten minutes, when lie rose, and euteriusr his father's room, stood for a moment looking down ° lie was on the point of turning to go, when the old man opened his eyes, reasonable and mocking as they had been "Father." said Mr. Eyre, the word rising unbidden to hia lips that had not jassed them for thirty years, "i must eiive you, and at once." "lias your wife gone off with your jest friendV" said the old man cynical- y "better stay with me—a wife is fever worth running after unless she lappsns to belong to another man, and iot always then. Stay where you are; misfortunes will happen'even m well- regulated families—particularly, I may iay, in well-regulated families—and I shall want you to protect me against hat Abigail's rapacity by and by; besides, you know there are fifty roads to :own, and rather more to Heaven, and t is your duty to stay and see that. I lou't take the wrong turning," he added, with a sardonic smile. "You spoke last night of spmethinir you must tell me before.you died," said Mr. Eyre, looking at his watch; "in Ihree minutes I shall have left this 1101153.' "Probably to fulfill a-worse fate than ever befell an Eyre yet," said the old man significantly; "it never threatened me—B'arrinulion • escaped it by death; but I've-seen some dangerous signs in you—odd that it never occurred to anybody, and odder still the way I found out the old Jezebel's secret; so you'll stay;" he added sharply, "or rue it to the last day of your life." "Farewell, 'then," 'said Mr, Eyre, turning on his father a Jook.of which he knew not the strangeness, and moving to the door. "Stay!"cried the old man, strugglincr to rise;''you are going to your doom." But .Mr. Eyre did riot hear him, nor if he had heard would he have returned; till the moment that ho should find himself face to face with -Madcap, he would be as one in whom the very life itself js suspended: • "' ' '• ' As he stood with his foot on the carriage-step, giving directions that.any letters that should arrive for hi m' should be redirected to Lovel, a confusion made itself hoard in the house behind him,-in the midst- of which rose a woman's affected shriek. "Your master isdea,d," saiel Air. Eyre calmly; "tell Sainulers to make all arrangements for the funeral to take place at Lovel-," then gave, the signal -to drive on, and was gone. , J aoui. 'Bnt Lord Lovel-—» said " "J? at ms owii audacity. ne s :comni(T » ooi.1 n foot. train;" and he went iiis way on iM^p'wSlVV"*! wlth lier ''' said tl "> man, W.H ? i bl }° k lo , tlie Cation; and in less than halt an hour every soul in J-jOVi'i and Marmiton alike knew that aii .lope lor the condemned woman was JJti S \j, tv"H\-? yro f<* lke(i Across the fields ^..th his usual firm step, and observed ?™ M • insta ,nces- of neglect that would insure a sharp rebuke to a tenant on the morrow, lie noted, too, the old thorn beneath which Madcap loved to sit, and the hedge in which, at a certain time en ths year, she never failed to search for moss-cups. At every step ot the way, indeed, he was reminded of ins wife, and yet he had no delinite thought of her as he went. I suppose t he man led out to be hanged, does not think of the gallows that rear themselves be fore him against the pale morning SKy; his intense consciousness of tnem trees deeper than, mere sight or thought; and it was with no distinctim- I'lvs.^on of Madcap in his mind that Mr. hyre crossed his own threshold; and tiirough tho eipen door went in search of her. It seemed natural to him that the house should be still and quiet as a grave. He did not even seek for her in the lower rooms, but went up stairs, knowing that he would find her there; and only when he found hiinseli' in her chamber, and looking at something white stretched on the distant bed, acknowledged to himself that aw- tui fear time nad haunted his journey, lie looked at it awhile in the dim misleading light, then forced himself to come nearer;-and seeing what it was, put a fold of it to hia lips, then crossed the room to his own thaD iay beyond. Through the open doorway he saw her as she knelt close to the windowpane—her .curly .head looked dark against it, as the young curves of her shape seemed wnite as an angel's, whim her voice had the sweetness of one. as with eyes fixed on the pages she whispered aloud the concluding line of his last letter: "Goodnight! good night! don't fear but that this and every night I stand beside you; and when you fail asleep, be sure that I think you dream of! me." "Only good night!" she said aloud, as she folded the letter; "I thought it haei been 'tiood-by' yesterday!" She knew then, and it hael broken neither her heart nor lier love;—he had not understood her, and for the first time it occurred to Mr. Eyre whether his passion for her were not out of some proportion to its object; and yet it had never entered into ins calculations to give all, where less mitcht havu contented. Suddenly she looked up and saw him standing in the doorway—silent, dark, even terrible in the gloom—and for a moment, in that great grief of wonder that almost touched fear, she had not power to move, then ran to him, and as his arms closed aboii; her, rt-a".- i/.ael what htr life must have been witn- out him. dying soldier wno, with relaxing noict, clings to the sacred colors that have cost him all saVe honor; for Mr. Eyre knew that Madtfap had beggared him even to that, when he .felt her heart beatinsr against his own. • "Poor, pretty Madcap!" he said, "and so you can love nothing but a good man. Did I ever teil you 1 was that?" And you must hate the sinner even worse than the sin;-nnd you can't make alloW: nnces—women never can. And I think there is alittlo jealousy at the bottpai of it, too—more if it had been I, but a little for'Prank as it is. And a man sins through thoughtlessness, or be- catiso ho \Vants a woman's pure eye^to see the thing in its proper light—with eyes like yours. Madcap—if women only knew how much is in! their hands, Imw they may confirm a man in his ill opinion of them, or make t.iem reflections of what he remembers his own mother to have been. And so you can't forgive Prank? Poor lad! poor boy!" "He is not sorry," said Madcap, her heart still heavy, knowing that forgiveness was yet denied. "I could be sorry for him if he were—it is the thouccht of her misery that makes me bitter against him. She lias lost all—even her little baby—and he will not be kind to her; and he would not' even let me go to see her; but I will go now, with you." "Her child died—did she tell you how?" said Mr. Eyre. "Xo; but I think that some one had been unkind to it; and- .she-shall love Dodyasshe pleases." xr. Since In the toils of.'Futo Iliouurt liido-i'(l,,8ubinlt, If thou canst brook submission. • Mr. Eyre arrived .in town shortly after twelve next day (Friday), and proceeded immediately to the transaction of one of the- most diilbult businesses it hud ever been his lot to undertake. He'was expected, and shown immediately "into the presence of the man whose hand held the scales in which more than one life was trembling; and after a quarter of an hour's interview, left, not waiting, for Lord Lovol, who was expected in ten minutes. Mr. Eyre had telegraphed from Paris for a special train to be in readiness at one o'clock to take him to Lovel, there being no ordinary one for some hours; and as it left the great city behind, he threw himself back on the cushions, and for the first time absolutely alone since he mid received Frank's telegram, began consecutively to think. He had neither broken bread, nor tested wine sjnce that time the day before, but no signs of fatigue were visible in his face or bearing, His brow was still of rock, his lips of adamant. He looked a man bucklered and panoplied against Fate— a target whence her poisoned arrows must glance aside, perchance wounding others, but never himself. Presently rose, and began to pace the saloon carriage from end to end. Action of some kind ever seemed indispensable, to this man, but all his 1 needs were as free from hurry, his pow- l will as little influenced by oufc- « T aw causes, as the onward, effortless sweep of the albatross is affected by the inds that played around it. An enemy had once likened him to CHAPTER XII. as executioner rather It was criminal that he took her face hands, and lifted it to his own. "And so— Madcap," he said; than in his "and She clasped both hands about that iron one. and .looked up in his face as he had told himself she would look when they were face to face, and said— ""But you'll forgive me?" He loosed her suddenly. It must always be a wry moment for the murderer when his victim asks his forgiveness; to Madcap it was a frightful one when she stood alone, feeling like a child that, having dreamed itself lost, nnd:W(ikened sobbing to the clasp of its mother's arms is all at once thrust out to the ice-cold, desolate wild. "I have been" very wicked," she said, feeling that he .was a hundred miles. away as he stood with fixed gaze bent upon her; "I have dishonored you in 1 my thoughts; I was going away from yon; but' it was his fault— a word would iiave saved me, and he would not speak it; but at last, at .last he told me the truth." . .'. "And what was the truth, Madcap?" said Mr. Eyre, calmly, • "He had loved her once," said Madcap, trembling, "and perhaps— perhaps for love of me, lie did not love her any more, and so— and so left her; and her little baby was born on what she thought to be our wedding-day." "And was it not?" he said almost harshly. "On my wedding-day with you, not with him," she said; "and it died, and it -was like Uody; and she said the father of one, must be the father of both; and it was strange, was it not, that Frank's child should be so like yours?" "Frank's?" said Mr. Eyre, . rescuing. "He says that she is mad on that point," said Madcap, wistfully. '/And so you kissed her, Madcap," he said. "How sweet! how.womanly! And you always loved children; but don't regret that one—it might have grown up a bad man like its father. Why have you not girls, Madcap, with your eyes and your smiley And here you have been suffering for other people's sins; and an unselfish nature like yours needs no apprenticeship to. suffering—it understands and enters into each throe. And so you kissed her, and she loves you, to be sure; and now you'll kiss met And if I'd committed every crime in life you should have no chance of running away from me after to-day. We'll dine together, and I'll dress you for it in white, though my father is dead; but you can wear black,for him to-morrow. I can't see vou in this darkness—I must have light." And he rang the bell to summon her maid. The woman started back at sound of his voice, but he bade her light candles, and lay out a white gown for her mistress; her shoes were to be white as well, and a white flower was to be brought for her hair; and when all this was done he bade'the woman hasten dinner, for that he was very hungry. When he had put on her little shoes, and arranged the flower in her hair, clasped a string of pearls about her neck, and a silken ribbon round her waist, he brought,a wax candle and held it above her. "Let me look at you," he said. "And so you were going away from me. How exquisite you are! I seem,to have for- sotten 7011, and your whiteness and beauty come upon ,me with" a surprise. I am iis one who has lived so lonij in the light as to forget how beautiful it-is.; and wanted a stiddau plunge into darkness to make ma realize the., preciousness of it. And could you have left me':"' he added, as he set the light down, and caught her to,his breast. ... , She dnl not reply, only wondered as she clung to him, how she could ever, have thought" existe'nce possible apart from him', and knew that if lie had been guilty, she yet could not have, sent him back'to Hester. • ' i'' ' "You'll take me to h'er?"'she whispered, presently.- 1 • •-.•'•. ••••"•"".•<:•> - ... "I'll make no promise,",he said.holrt- inct her from him, "but you'll, make.-mi one; that you'll not seek her out, or 'see her without my consent.""' * : And Madcap lightly gave the propiise that was kept so heavily. keep her from thought, "i'ou've got a bit of money, an'can live where you please; just pity her, and love,the child to your heart's content, ah'ttfter'a'whilo vou'll forsxet the other; and you don't love him flow?" "No," said Hester, in a whispjr; "somehow mother's love seems to swallow up all other love; from the moment my child was born 1 put him second. If he'd loved me it might have been different; but there was shame bat ween him and me, but none toward the baby; and I'll always think that the woman who's missed motherhood, having the mothers's he-u-t, has missed the purest, in- tensest joy Uod ever gave, and the most Irtstinst; it's made me a better woman than I'd ever have been without." "Then if you can bear to see him," said Janet, slowly, "you'll stay; you won't harm /i?r/" ••No." said Hester, in a whisper; "I promised Lord Lovel I'd sip away, but I'd live on a crust if I might see the child sometimes. I feel his arms around my neck now, and hear his little voice calling me." "Then feel them in flesh an' blood to-morrow," cried Janet; "go to him, mistress; sure there's none 'ud have the heart to come between you, an' you'll forget about me—an' after a bit knowing I'm at rest, you'll give over fretting for the little baby." The gathering darkness almost hid the women from each other's eyes, as by a sudden impulse they turned and clung together, — "Junet— Mistress;" and in the darkness a kiss was exchanged that spoke the perfect reconciliation and peace that lav between these two miserable, faithful hearts. ******* A great crowd had gradually assembled without the prison gates, but it was quiet and conversed little. All eyes were turned in a certain direction; all ears were strained to discover the rlrsc sound of carriage-wheels from the direction of the station, for the last train was now due, by which, if Lard Lovel did not arrive with the reprieve, the last chance would be over. At nine o'clock a low hum rose, and swelled gradually to a roar, as a carriage wasi heard approaching, and there came gradually within the eager ken of i:i3 crowd the conveyance that was wont to 'convey strangers to and from the station. A deep groan of disappointment went np from the assemblage, the driver was half dragged from Ins seat by a dozen eager hands, while his speech was lost in the universal howl of anirerthat rent the air! To have waited here in the chill evening for a whole hour, confidently looking forward to the spectacle of Lord Lovel dashing up in his own carriage at full speed, waving the reprieve out of the window, and to be put oil with a sorry one-horse chaise, and Jim Pipes, the one-eyed driver—it was beyond human paticnc?; and only by degrees-was it gathered that L >r.l I'/ivel had not arrived at all by thai tiMin. To be FAIvM AND liOMKu | T]l( , horticultural department of ^ __. ~=^=—~ •- j Michigan experiment station is e*I tenslvoly testing fruits, both large and j small. In addition to what is being over community, business as ,i onc n t tho principal and sub-stntiona to havu roads nnrt smaller collet-lions are- under trial la more than iifty places in the state. Of strawberries Mr. L. Tt. Tnft, the horticulturist, , reports Bederwood, Loutt and Van Domaii ns the niosl promising of tho extra early sorts, to bo followed by Tlnvcrlnnrt, Pearl, Parker Karly, Bubach No. 5, D. & t), and Crescent X Glcandalo. As lato •tit itioual viuor. i sorts Belle, Florence nuel Gaudy havd C01 ' S weather'anil showers will push succeeded 1 best. From the above a i oil strawberries anel raspber-. selection cnn bo made that will furnish if'fruit anil hardy plants for win-'a supply of the flavored fruits through desired this growth should tho season. It pay well as fanning, bfld.cs that, tax always In good order, [•in- potatoes before you couii'ort.ibly f<»r weeds K -op tiiein shallow, coeil can't do and grass, and ill the than the V rain that is much larger his breed is apt to be and Ineklnp in stamlard of conw. loose-jointed, AVarm a .«• in- Hisr nro shortened. Skowhegan. Tyler and Dooltttlc still stand at the haul of the list of thfi early blackcap raspberries. Hopkins M- +1 ,1 """"•••""'• I follows in a few days. Of the late* I< the black-knot !ms attacked your ldll(ls GwgK nml Nomnlln nrp nnlonB plum trees or cherry tr-es cut it all O ir (ho bost Ccntl , I1Illnlt K ellogg anelMnnv and burn it. In cutting back for llii8l moHl chwti-r are smaller Herries. but disease, or for pear blight, the cut, ,, , , ,, , i the plants are hardy and productive, should be made some distance below ex ' Shaffer Is a strong ternal appearances of disease. m ' P ,„„,' ,.,',„ ',„,.„„ showy rnlUg nu) Clftiniiift tlir T.IIIII?. I As soon as you have had a little vaea-' tlon begin to push some permanent 1m-j provuuient job. Fight rucks and bush- cs.although you may live to see the day that you wish you hart the labor ami tho interest on it. Fight! for fighting makes character, besides beautifying the laud, and character lasts. Cunning The yolks of eggs are solidified and used in Europe in the arts. It seems strange that with our large canning industries we have not yet canned or condeuscd eggs that should surely be available for cooking purposes. AVlth such an industry for our surplus supply when eggs are plentiful, we should be able to avoid the low prices that have lately been ruling for eggs, and also be in a position to partly supply the consumptive demand of other countries. 'And Wna as described by Pindar, "the nurse °t everlasting frost, concealing within , «eep caverns, the -fountains of unapproachable fire;" and it was partly per- I TOs this conviction that beneath an Habitual reserve he harbored profound Passions, that made him the force I afi ">ng men he undoubtedly was. : Once he started, and uttered an ex- wamation; it had crossed his mind that ?y«« if by superhuman chance Madcap m "ot know tho truth, she might learn {} by accident from the newspapers of Wat day. , To be sure, she rarely read one, her Rourly companionship with her bus- uauu giving her neither inclination nor need to do so. He told her all that was wrtn hearing, and passed over the » being O f cJ 00 the's opinion, who, on D ?»]g pressed hard as to the immorality " ou's writings, said that they were -immoral as tho newspapers. ASMr. liyre approached Love), one w two signs of impatience escaped him; «ut uo one who saw him alight would "We dreamed that there went :i-uum «UOSB every hope of earthly hanpinuss on the issues of the next hall have the reprieve, siri 1 " the . laster ventured to say when he Uncovered fvom his amaanment. •Not I," said Mr. Eyre, looking at tUougb, he would, read "« I am glad now that I was able to be kind to her—that I kissed her; did you not think him honest and brave and trueV"—she went on, with a-sudden catch in her breath—"I could not have believed it of him, if he had nottold me with his own lips; and he was so younor too—somehow I never thought or the man she loved as being like Frank—but like you; and you will never ove him again, and I despise him," she added, passionately. "When he stood before meanduaid he would not marry her, would not retrieve the awiul, irrepajra-. able wrong he had clone her, I natecl him-I compared him with you-your honor with his dishonor, and I taunted him with being what he was, a liar and a coward; and yet he could tell me another lie after that, that I must not go- to Hester, for that she would not st e me-me to whom she had told the \vli«>l» story, and we had cried together, and [ had so hated, so loathed the man who TUJ] '. ' Jittltetl 1'enclien, Peaches which are ripe but too hard for eating are nice baked. Pare, remove the stones, and place in loose layers in a shallow earthen, pudding dish with a- little water. Sprinkle each -layer lightly with sugar, cover and bake. Cotes In the Orchard. Cows love apples, and a few arc not injurious to them nor predjudichtl to a large flow of milk. But we iw-vcr knew conditions where cows could run in apple orchards and help themselves to fruit without getting far too much. The apple-tree should not be trained so low that a cow can reach the lower limbs even when not loaded with fruit. They have great fondness for apple leaves when they cannot get apples, and will strip the limbs if allowed access to them.' This helps to dry up their flow of milk. grow«>r. very prolific, and the large , showy fruits excellent, for preserving. On the long list of reds, Michigan Karly, Hansell and Outhbort are the best anel Turuol and Thwack are mentioned favorably for their hardiness. Of the 350 varieties of apples in the station orchard compartively few nr» yet; in bearing and no preferences arc expressed in the bulletin. As a fertilizer nuleachert wood-ashes have bocji extensively used. faithful to rno—never changed. 1 ' "Yes " "Aiidsr.ll clasp me in your arms as you did just now?" ' ""imi'so we were to live together, we two like that; or you said something just now of leaving me. . ''And you coukZhave leftmeV" heuaid lll S"e dfd not stir or speak, as she stood •uvi'-t from him; then something very S - of which all that had gone before CHAPTER The best'of rest Is sleep, , " ' And thattliriu oft provok'st; yet ffrossl.y fonr Thy Ceijth, which IB no more. •:'' Excitement ran high .in Loyel on the evening before the day flxjd for the execution. It was . known that Colonel Busby had returned-from town unsuccessful, and that Lord Lovel had departed on the same mission the previous afternoon. But when it was bruited about that Mr. Eyri) Had unexpectedly returned, but spoken no-word of a reprieve, all hope was considered to be over; and on the two woman who sat side by side'within the jail had fallen the deadly quiet of those to whom expectation was past, and the consummation of the morrow as inevitably fixed as the rising of tlio slm, Janet's impending fate was too awful, and too near, to permit Hester's mind to dwell on any thought of self; she saw but the black outline 1 of the scaffold rearing itsalf against the sky, heard but the cniel shout of the crowd as she appeared by Janet's side, felt her own life •wrenched violently from her body as she beheld it jerked out of Janet's, and passed with Janet's soul'through those awful pangs of dissolution she kuewnot I whither. Across the blackness now and again a child's face flitted—dimpled, lovely, with warm loving lips that pressed her own—a thrill of joy shot through her; a moment she looked beyond that dread to-morrow, and tasted a rapture for which her heart so long had thirsted; then she thrust the thought away, and took Janet's cold hand between both her own, and held it fast. . "Mistress," said Janet, softly, ^'don't fret; if it weren't for you I'd rather no; t'other death in life 'ud be worse, an' I'd be as much cut off from you as if L was dead—an' if only you'd bide away, I'd have no fear." • ,,,.„ ., "I'll stay with you tillthe last," said Hester; "''tis I that should be hanging, not you." Janet shook her head. ,-The baby's death lies at my door," "but I've thought of something as'll made it less lonely for you when I'm gone; that child you told me of last ni'.'ht—steal it." ••Janet!" cried Hester, drawing back from the Woman in horror. "Ay," said Janet, lawless in everything that concerned her mistress's welfare; "she's got another, she can well spare him; let her suffer a bit, an' when they as we knows on, sees her look as white and whisht as I see i/oil, he'll know better what he's done than he knows now." ' - ' "She called-me 'sister,'" said Hester, slow tears'.rollingdown hercheeks,,>'she kissed me. - I'D not harm her any mpm than I've done already; I can't be like her, but I'll never forget it, how good she's been tome. I'd like to show her that a bad woman can sometimes be as generous as a good one—if only I might. XeicniitrlH't I' One pint grated bread, one quart one • cup sugar, .one tablespoon Wtter,' ••four-'/'eggs- (yolks). -Soak the' bread one hour. When baked add a layer of jelly over the top, then cover, with a" meringue made of the whites of the' eggs 'and half a cup of sugar. Brown slightly. .. !, .. . White ConUte.il. j! Use one-half cupful of butter, two c'upfuls of sugar, one-half a cupful of milk, the whites of four eggs, two teaspoonfuls of baking powder, two teaspoonfuls ,,of vanilla extract and flour to roll pretty soft. Out these square round or long' and bake in a quick oveu.These may be made very nice with frosting over the top. XonMto Toti.it. Moisten slices of zwieback in hot cream, and serve with a dressing prepared by heating- a pint of strained stewed tomatoes to boiling, and thickening with a tablespoonful of cornstarch or flour rubbed smooth in a little cold water. Season with salt and a half cupful of hot cream. The cream may bo omitted if prefcreel. 3'hti Itiitter Cow. A leading.authority says that a good butter cow should have long face, the eye alert and expressive, and plaG-rT a long way below the horns. A cow v.ith eyes near the top of the heart .does not kuow any more than a man with eyes so placed. She shrink! have large muscle, a slim neck and a yel- I1TJS Kiu-h day holds reason for gratitude. There Is no merit In u good deed prompted by selfish motives. The true poet is nil the time trying to tell th oworld something that God had told him; One reason why some people ueve» rto much good is bee/nine they are no4 willing to rto a. little at a time. Cecil: Self-will is so ardent and acv live that It will break a world to pieces to make a stool to sit on. One of the greatest causes of trouble in this world is the/ habit people have of talking faster thau they think. People who have the least sympathy •for others are those -\\lio have been (ha least tried and tempted themselves. Aclclison; Knowledge is that which, next to virtue, truly and essentially raises one man above another. Do you always desire to be almost always amiable and In ^roort humor? Then be at peace always with God and with yourself. Burke: All the possible charities ot life ought to be cultivated, and when we can neither be brethren nor friends, let xis be kind neighbors and pleasant acquaintances. Ti'tirc. Believing God's word gives pencui. The .man Avho believes the bank is sal!e does not get up before daylight. uuU stand in line waiting for a clmncu to draw out his deposit. He goes right low skin, especially in'sirtc the ears; the i along us usual, ;airt draws a ehoclf breathing should be regular, the baelc and abdomen strong, the udder wide Where it connects with the body, the teats squarely placed, and the tail slim, Over and above all these points she must have the dairy form. The points at best are. only indications. The rtairj form is inseparably connected with n good butter cow. The desirable dairy form is always seen In the best types of Jerseys, Guernseys, llolsteins and Ayv- sliires. The best; beef form is presented in the Shorthorns, Hereford s and most, of the polled breeds. The intelligent dairyman, with a knowledge born of experience, desire, and a capacity for the business, never makes the mistake of choosing his COAV with a beef form. Neither will the intelligent beef breeder 1 choose his animal from the dairy form, with her cat head and relaxed expressio n. Physical structure and natural adaptability embrace the possibilities and therefore increase the probabilities of success with the butter cow. Jtei'f CoUops. Take two pounds of rump steak without fat, cut it into squares the sine and shape of a lump of sugar, roll in egg and dried and sifted breadcrumbs, cook until. brawn in boiling fat, then simmer in broth or stock for about an hour and a half; put in half a small car- rot'cut in slices, a small onion, half n turnip, two sprigs of parsley, When the meat is cooked remove the vegetables, thicken the gravey and color it with burnt sugar; add a little Worcestershire sauce if liked and serve hot. see the chili}..'.sometimes—she said that I might love him, and that he would 1 love me, but that was before—- *•" '•Then' bide here, mistress," said Janet, eagerly, knowing that the.worst of death would be over if she could leave her mistress with some interest in life that would draw her out of herself, and ftermantoiVH 1'iiffs. One pint sifted flpiir, one pint 'milk, two eggs, a piece of butter the size of a walnut, one teaspoouful of salt. Beat the eggs very light, whites and yolks separately. Mix them and add the milk, and then stir in the flour. Beat 0i«. Melt the butter and stir in last. Buuor some small baking cups, fill them half full and bake in a quick oven. Pull them open and eat with fresh butter. Drawn liuttcr Suiter., One pint hot water or white stock, one-half cup butter, scant, two tablespoons flour,- one-half teaspoon salt, one-half teaspoon pepper. Put half the butter in a saucepan; be careful not to let it become brown; when melted add the dry flour and mix it well. Add the hot water, a little at a time, and stir rapidly as it thickens. When perfectly smooth add the remainder of the butter, one small piece at a time, and stir until it .is absorbed. Add the salt and pepper. When carefully made, this sauce should be free from lumps; but if not smooth, strain it before serving. fin" When .the hens i'eort at the trough on a mass of soft food, they perform in a few minutes the work which should extend over an hour or more. The crop is distended, the food is passed into the glzard in larger quantities than ib required because of the rapidity of digestion. The sense of hunger is induced on account of the inactivity ol the gizzard. It is not being distended with hard substances and becomes inactive. The crop is emptied slowly, and a portion of the soft food therein ferments, and soft food compels th< hen to swallow more water than she needs. She usually drinks but a limited amount, and any surplus water voided with the food. When she compelled to take inore water than necessary, it is but a short time until bowel disease results. The cause is ascribed to cholera, when it is renllj indigestion. So says Amor. Poultry Journal. In eating soft food the hoi is unable to make selection of kinds but must bolt the whole, wet or dry and take the consequences, only to be. condemned as .worthless for not pro ducing eggs from food wliich in tlu judgement of her owner Is just wha all hens should have in order to make. them lay. Domineering hens take more than their share from the trough keeping the timid ones away. Sue! hens become over fat, Avhile the others do not reclev.3 food/ enough. Whe-i the food is scattered far and wido c.acl hen secures her share according to hoi industry. The more industrious the hen the more she will receive, and the more eggs shQ will lay, The Uick of exercise when fed soft .food induces th vices of egg-eating and feather-pulling Idleness begets, -.vice in hens as wel as in human beings,,' 'Feed -^Jible grain Nothing is, grinding grain; for fowls Even chopped meat may be scattered •« henevor lie wants money. Christian Inquirer: integrity is of ast importuned to reputation and leaee. A aian may lithe ill-gotten gains jut the world eloes not forget how ho btained them and he cannot forgot limself. There is no dishonor with men inrt there is no remorse in one's own leart when he knows he has pursued a mt.h of uprightness. "The blessing of ho Lord, it inaketh rich and artrteth no. sorrow with-it." To lie forever in hot water shrivels one up like the hands of a \vashuv- iVonian. Not only does it shrivel the brow and take the soft: light, out; of thfi (.•ye, but: it shrivels the heart and iiveutuully the soul. To be constantly in n aliito of foment sours and saddens the disposition. In time this sourness pervades the entire r.aturi!. Fermented liquors sour the breath and the personal atmosphere of fhe individual. To borrow trouble Is to sin. It in bail enough to wrestle with such troubles as you cannot brush aside, but; to nurse them or to beirrow them is poo- itivc'ly sinful, because they cause tho heart to grow callous and the soul tq sink. ___ r. j ( Two M'uy», Mem never break down so long as they keep a happy, joyous heart. It lp tho sad heart that tires. Whatever oii» load, we should always keep a songful spirit in our breast. There are tw» way is to struggle and reslst.ref using to yield.' The result is, the wounding of ways of meeting hard experiences. Otto the soul, and the intensifying of tli* hardness. The other way is sweetly to accept the circumstances or the r^t- straints, to make the best of them, aujl to endure them songfully and cheerful ly. Those who live in tho (irst of these ways grow olel in mid-life. Those who take the other way of life keep it young, happy heart even to old age. Sleep, "The crying need of American \v%men," says a physician whoso specialty of nervous eliscases brings him in co» .taet with plenty of tho nervous type of the sex, "is sleep. Over and o\er I toll my women patients: 'Sleep all you can, nine, ten hours every night, and, no matter how much at night, sleep surely one hour of daylight.' Many of them reply: 'I don't have time to sleep dining the day.' Take time,' say I. 'You'll get it back, good measure, pressed down, running over.' Then they 'can't sleep in daytime.' That is nonsense. They may not tho iirst few days, but vei»y soon after peif slstently making the effort every day, at a certain time, the habit will be pot- formed and will be ellfliouU to break,"

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