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THE UPPER DBS MQINES, ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 21.1892. ADCAP; StOtiY OF A SIN, HBtEiSr B. MATBER8. At MiM very moment, \vnen swim at ft dozen paces from Madcap; his eye was caught and instantly fixed by a cliirht movement in the boughs'of the Se behind'which she was sitting. "gee" he said suddenly, "there's dimeer yonder," ahd instantly drew a «iitol from his breast-pocket, and fired. P »G}ood GodI" cried Frank, goingfor- ffflfd*'"if it was Hester, you must have kl »Wiy e not 1 !>'' said Mr. Eyre, "she had her warning; and you'll go round to the other side of the hedge and soe; and don't be alarmed." he added, ina different tone, as ho i^>k Madcap, who had started up, in his arms, and smoothed her hair. 'Ton didn't know I carried this pretty toy'*"' and ha showed it to her smili'nij at, the fear with which she touched'it." "It's for. vermin; sometimes those crjatures barm what's better than themselvas, and killing is no harm; and a sinful heart does not al- tiw/sinakefeeo.e hand—see how firm mine is. And yet, Madcap, it was only a—a rook!" -She laughed, not detecting the poisoned imagination that jests amid tears; and at that moment Frank appeared, pale and looking unlike himself. "Well?" said Mr. Eyre, looking at him fixedly, and still holding his wife '"You missed your aim," said Frank, with an effort. "But the intention was the same." said Mr. Eyre, as he drew Madcap's hand in his arm. "And now we'll go and pat strawberries—as IBotelcr says, 'doubtless God might have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did' -and I'll never let you sit so close by a hedge again, Madcap, There are snakes abroad, and other dangerous creatures, but we'll protect'.you from them all- Frank and'I." "You shall," said Madcap, folding Mr. Eyre's right hand between her two slim ones; "but I think"—and sho looked up proudly at the young man who unwillingly w ilkod beside her—"I can do without ilui protection of—Lord Lovel." though Madcap, wno had ions a^o cm covered that fault in Frank's counten pntt»n penitence. . H ie smallest sign of And. perhaps, the creates!. r " ' . tm K" ' s nei ves ™™ Just then from his wife, whose scorn ol Frank (usually at odd moments and when he was least suspicious of lier intention) showed itself in perpetual con- K? 1M H et r. ee11 Frank's moral de- Poadf*.: 1 " 11 'l lsown speckless white- ess till one day an unexpected allv o! us father was discovered in Dodv, who burstmto tears, exclaiming that -Frank was a clear, kind, beautiful man, and never called mummy names, ami loved her very much"— whereat, and probably it was lor the first time in his life, Mr Lyre caught up the child, and kissed CirAFTKI! III. What sllonoo hides, that knowost them. From that day the change in Mr. Eyre became still more marked, and though he was able to hide the workings of his mind from Madcap, to Frank it became clear that he looked, moved, and spoke only by a series of continued efforts, his will seemin: to ln.ve lost the command it had hitherto exercised over the impassible features, and acute mind. And in truth, the bitter sense that he no longer ruled his own fate crept like a blight over that proud spirit to which impotence meant dishonor; and while outwardly immersed in those peaceful pursuits and pleasures that had hitherto made the sum of his own and Madcap's hap;)ines.-j, inwardly bis thoughts were inwranp°d and inwoven like those thousands 01! sn.ikes in the bed of the Ganges, of which I'liny speaks as writhing and twisting in ceaseless convolutions, yet never succeeding for one instant in freeing themselves from eacli other, lie was a man haunted by strange echoes, as one who, walking in dense foe; by the light of a lantern, and by chance 'turning, sscs himself im- presse 1 on the fog in rude gigantic outlines that make him strange in his own eyes—exasgerated, monstrous, startling him witli the thought of a dual existence in which each 'self is known to the '.other, though the link between the two is invisible," Strange impressions came and weni- in his mind—something that was not h ins-If looked at him out of the inmost cuambers of his soul, and impelled him to deeds of which he knew nothing. In this rousing of blind inward forces, bjs hand would involuntarily clinch and lift itself, till awakened by the act, his will would assert itself, and question the mind, that only gave him back uncertain replies, like a face that is reflected in shivered glass. His sleep becnma fitful, and full of dreams: More than once lie had found himself in some distant part of tho house, not knowing how lie had got there, and on waking, felt himself oppressed by that "indication which we get, as it were, by accident, and without seeking for," that has been defined as an omen. His action in the hay-field—automatic, entirely without the ratification of his will-had appalled him. True, he had Prepared himself for emergencies; but this demon that leaped to the helm and acted for him was unknown, unauthorized. Into what further depths of crime it might plunge him he shuddered to guess at, and next day sent Frank to Hester, offering any terms she pleased, if she would only leave the village. But, alas! she had got beyond either him or Madcap now. The starved motherhood m her had found food, and nothing short of death should make her renounce it, and there was another reason why she must stay, one that drew her to the child with more idolizing love each day, the outcast's heart recognizing that to which the mother's was blind. She must stay now to the end, no matter in bow great peril her life stood (and ot Mr. Eyre's attitude toward her there could be no doubt since tho day when, raking a covert peep at her darling, Mr. Mre had spied and fired at her as an assassin); though if sometimes an alternative that offered safety with happiness presented itself, she thrust it aside, she would do nothing that could cause •Madcap one moment's pain. And if Mr. Eyre would only have • wulized it, Madcap ran no risk of harm "'0111 Hester, even if the latter had willed such to her; for life is made up of chances, and though wo keenly note each untoward one, we are blind to the niulion atoms that work in our favor; ^nce Nature, left to herself, plans H'ings easily—it is only man who, by Violent exercise of will, forces the currents of fate in a wrong direction. . .tie said little when Frank announced Jj'e failure of his errand, but each hour »ie sense of dependence upon the woman burned more deeply into his proud 8 °ul, as with bitter humiliation he se- wetly filled that pillory of shame in winch the county, to a man, had united W Publicly place Frank. , wen the farmers wore against the .{Orel of the manor, and reckoned him a hardened villain. Look at his complexion," they would f«y to their wives; and perhaps it was Wis, among other items, that did make ^womeQ look at him-"ao <A»« look v» ^.nd yet .be could lopk, ClIAt'TEU IV. '- . Be bolclc, bo bolilo, iind everywhere bo bolde. As Mr. Eyre- rods; through Lovel one morning about a week after his dispatch of a certain letter, a pairof bright bays came whirling past, driven by a lady, who soenmd as unconscious of his presence as though he and his horse had been fashioned out of mist. "Duchess!" he said, not raising his voice as she passed him. BuUhe horses stopppd like clockwork, and she looked up, without speaking, at the man who. in his black ridiugcloak, showed— Tho refill port And 1'ii'lucl splendor wan, that iii some minds is associated with the ide i of Satan himself. "And so you are back asrain,"hesaid; "and wd're both married since we last met, for 1 think you and the Duke left immediately for abroad on our coming to settle here; so you've never seen my wife. Supposing you waive ceremony, and conv with mo to s;;c her nowV" The lirmly held reins suddenly slackened, and the woman who held them looking up, and knowing her master, took the hand extended to her (for Mr. Eyre had already dismounted), and alighting, without a word walked beside him up the winding hill, her breath coming quick and short with the exertion, as though she had been hurried. Mr. Eyre heard this, and drew her hand through his arm, As he did so, their eyes met. "You have been missed," he said; "it was tiim you returned. And yon won't lind my 'wife very bright just now; those mutes at my father's funereal frightened her. 1 think. I've put it down in my will that she's to mourn me in white—It she mourns ma at all," lie added, with a tone of mockery in his voice that misled her into the belief that, like all the Eyres, he had grown tired of his wife at hist. The Duchess was notbnd. A woman who has profoundly loved but one man in her lifu seldom is; it may be doubted too, if sho ever heartily dislikes the man from the violence of whoso love or enmity sho may have suffered—what she can never be brought to pardon is his indifference, and there was none of the latter in the glance just then bent upon this one by Mr. Eyre. "We arc neighbors," he said, as they neared the house, "and I mean that-we shall be friends. Suppose you ask us to stay with you for a few days," he added, pausing abruptly; "I have fifty tilings to talk over with the Duke—and you,'" he added, in a lower tone. '•I will ask your wife," she said, recovering her self-possession. as she spoke. Hut Madcap was nowhere to be found, though Mr. Eyre opened four or live doors in search of her. As he opened a sixth, something sprang out from just behind it, and, with a peal of laughter, hung round Mr. Eyre's neck, crving out— u l'm hiding from my sweethearts; but I heard you coming, and I thought " but liere, seeing that Mr. Eyre was not alone, shs stopped short, and retreated, putting up her hand to a ruffled head, and coloring brilliantly. And so this was Mr. Eyre's Madcap, thought the Duchess, hardly breathing as she looked at her—this laughing, roundlimbed young romp, whose hair, lips, and eyes laughed equally in the sunshine, with— All things also about her drawn Frojn Muytime and tlio cheerful dawn. Perhaps it was the thought of how this same beauty had detached Mr. Eyre from another, and a very different style, that nerved her to go through the ceremony of introduction with apparent indifference. . „ ., "Yon stealeded away, mummy," said a little voice at the window in tones of reproach, and the Duchess looked round to see two miniature copies of the master of the house shyly approaching to hide themselves behind Madcap's white gown. • . , , ... "Those children would content her if he died to-morrow," thought the Duchess, as she preferred her request, and bushes as it her life aenenctert-. on the ripening of the berries, the most infallible sign of madcap's being out of sorts, Dody and Donne conspicuous by their absence. "lias your Duchess gone?" she said, not looking round. "Yes." "Why did you not marry her instead of meV "Perhaps she preferred being a Duchess to Mrs. Eyre." "Did you ever ask her?" cried Madcap, turning round with flashing eyes. And stamping her little foot. ''Is that the woman for whom Lady Uettv said you left mo three whole months?" "I never left you for her or any other woman mmy uitv'said Mr.Eyre. "And could you be jealous?" he added suddenly. "Try me," she cried. "And you?" "I could play Othello to your Desde- mona.with a verv good grace." "And kill me?'"' "Ay, why not?" •Kill what. T IOVP, A gnvnjro jealousy that, sometimes savors nobly.' It would be the most natural thing in life to kill you if you dared to love another man better than myself." He snatched her in his arms—then, as one suddenly remembering, held her more gently, and called himself a brute for making her so pale, and smoothed her hair, aiid even carried her into the house, but all the same, was indexible in declaring that she must go with him next day. ' "It is for Frank's sake," he said, when he had bade her maid prepare eyerythiug, even to shoe-buckles, without plaguing her mistress; and then Madcap liad started up out of his arms, crying passionately— "Frank, Frank, it is always Frank! Am I not only to be degraded by his company at home, but I must do something I hate to serve his interests abroad? You used to be careful enough to, keep harm away from me; and I may not go and speak to her though she repents and he does not. He can't be sorry with that color," concluded Madcap, in so aggrieved a tone as to make Air. Eyre break into a laugh that yet had but little mirth in it. The Duke received Mr. Eyre warmly on their arrival next day, but this did not detain his guest, who. after a few cap, sm;i:r» rn nufiy; "i nave never been away from them before;" and somehow, fro.u that momant, Luly Sophia did not pity Madcap, but loved her as all others did, including Frank. But a conversation with the Duchess was another affair, and the msn sitting very late over their wine. Madcap b:;g- ged to be excused, and went up stairs before tlioy came in. She had'not the heart to say a word about tioina to Mr. Eyre next morning, he looked so bright and well, had slept soundly, and know he had regained that confidence in himself that lately had been on the brihk of escaping him. Th" danger to Frank, and his det?r- mivntiou to overcome it, seemed to have calJcd forth his whole force of character; liis brain was in full activity, his wits brighter than ever; he was not to be recognized as the worn, constrained man of a week ago. At breakfast the Duchess remarked carelessly: "IL'ive you any message to Lord Livel. Mr." Eyre, as I am writing to him this morning^ asking him to come to us for a few days?" "Thank yo'i. Duke," said Mr. Evre, warmly: "and you. too. Duchess." he added, tuniing to hur, and rewarding her with a look,'"'and I'll send a lino with yours, if you pleas?;' 1 and then hs turned to Madcap, who had colored, scarlet, and who li-id S'-feii his look to the Duchess, and aitii'lether folt a little strange, and MS if she waniiMl Dod.y's arms 'round her nock lo <:U';ir her brain. "Perhaps h;; won't come.'' said Lady Sophia us a horseman set o'.it an hour later on his leu miles 1 vide to L->vel. "I hni>e hu won't," cried Madcap, vehementlv. To be Continued. THE FAR! AND HOME FARM NOTES. It pays 1o run the seed wheat through the fanning mill twice. • The- Ohio raspberry is claimed to lie particularly valuable for evaporating. Kvery weed th.'it. is allowed to go to seed means s\ dozen next year. Keep them down. The farmer who must mow weeds to lind his potatoes is convinced that potato growing -loesii't pay. The ot'Uner butter is touched with the hands the poorer the quality. Warm lingers make greasy butter. Tomatoes for seed should be selected before the.fruit is dead ripe IE you want a vigorous early erop next year. it is thrifty farming to raise, match and train steers for work teams. The demand for them is increasing. Teach them to walk fast. When you make '.mdcrdrains be sure also to make a nmp locating them perfectly so they can be found for repairing without too much digging. Good cows are. paying well this year if they have gooil owners. The best, cow is unprofitable If her owner does not know how to handle her milk. ess, as sue nreierieu »ci ic^ucou. ,^^ saw the dismayed look that flashed over Madcap's face, while she twined a hand closer about each little neck. "Of course she will come," said Mr. Evre, cutting short Madcap's refusal, and then in some subtle way in which women understand each other, Madcap knew that her husband and this woman had been sweethearts once, and, favored by the infinite possibilities ot life might be sweethearts again-the thought made her proud m her attitude to the Duchess, as to Frank, it is so easy for the untempted to assume those honors of virtue that are never real y won, till wrested by an effort of supreme courage over the adversary; and n those days Madcap was harsh and unripe in her judgments, as was natura to her youth and inexperience. And perhaps that coldness of hers presaged fort the Duchess's triumph (lor courage never doubts itself, or its powers) Bothnt it was with a renewed sense ot belief in the Eyre liistorythot tl e presently escorted to fow Frai.k Lovol," he added, "you know I always loved him-and the talk about him ifmere moonshine-and you'll he p ine with the Duke about itV," be added, as he put the reins in her hands and v -islio thought of her power in the count?, "but Cblonel Busby has already laugh- ^C Sn' to love Lord Lovel very much," she said, turning her beautiful blonde head ^, v Y a /'- en( j » sa id Mr Eyre, wife. af words with the Duchess, followed Madcap up stairs; and as he clasped her necklace and fastened a flower at her neck, showed such brilliant spirits as succeeded at last in chasing away her own sadness at leaving home. "What do you think of her?" said tiie Duchess to her sister-in-law, Lady Sophia, whom, for some reason best known to herself, she had hurriedly asked to meet the Eyres. "Pll tell you after dinner," said Lady Sophia; but if you want my opinion of them as a pair, it strikes me that Its idecs d'lina Me, a clicceux blondes ne sont pas cclles d'uno tele hlonde." '' "The description hardly applies to Mr. Eyre," said the Duchess coidly. "I think him now, as always, the handsomest man I ever saw." Lady Sophia shrugged her shoulders. "He has aged frightfully during the last three months," she said, "and seems to bear Frank Level's sins vicariously. 1 saw the two men side by side in church last Sunday, and wondered how Mrs. Eyre could ever have hesitated between them." "She never did," said the Duchess, •walking to the window and looking out, "that pretty-faced boy could be no rival to such a man as Mr. Eyre." "Pretty 1" cried Lady Sophia indignantly; "he has the most noble, generous, beautiful face in the world, and looks like an angel of light beside Mr. Eyre's blackness " "It is to be hoped that Mrs. Eyre does not share your opinion," said the Duchess carelessly, as they parted at the top of the stairs; but all the while Lady Sophia was dressing, she was puzzling her brains as to what story she had heard over half a dozen years ago about her sister-in-law—then Lady Julia Hayes—and Mr. Eyre. It could have been nothing scandalous; she was too carefully sruarded for that. Nor could he have dared to use her ill; her birth forbade the idea. But here Lady Sophia erred, for when Mr. Eyre's admiration was aroused, the accident of birth counted for nothing, but the quality and charms he coveted a great deal. Perhaps Lady Sophia felt that she had been hasty in her pity for Madcap when Mr. Eyre led her in, the only whiteness about her furnished by her neck and arms, and no color anywhere save on her lips and cheeks, and the little chestnut head in whose soft rings the red-gold lurked. Perhaps,'too, as she sat beside the Duke at dinner, bringing unaccustomed smiles to his lips, it occurred to him that there might be an order of beauty that in juxtaposition to that of his wile inevitably vulgarized the latter; and at the same moment Mr. Eyre, glancing at the women who sat at the head of the table, asked himself if it were possible he had ever been attracted by such charms. ' . , "Over-fed," he thought, as his keen eyes rested on the voluptuous beauty of throat, neck, and arms; "she is rapidly approaching the p.oint where material sensations obliterate moral impressions, and is likely to fall a prey to her impulses, whether good or evil." "She is lovely," said the Duchess, in a low tone later, to Mr. Eyre. "Is she?" he said, indifferently; then thought of the lines— This tress and that I touch, Hut cannot praise—1 lovo so much. His host showed great attention to Mr. Eyre throughout the early part of dinner; but on an accidental mention of Frank's name, closed his lips and remained ominously silent through the conversation that followed, though he did not take up tho cudgels for Colonel Busby when Mr. Eyre vowed that, like Dryden's Shadwell, the latter never deviated into sense. "He will wiii his game, whatever it may be," thought Lady Sophia, as they rose from the table, and Mr. Eyre held the door open for them to pass out, a different man to that of three hours ago —the dark, brilliant face fired with power and spirit, and lit by one of those rare smiles so well worth the waken ing. Perhaps in passing, his wife had called it forth, but the Duchess thought differently, and with throbbing heart turned aside to regain her composure. Madcap, with brows pressed against the window-pane, was thinking of the little-faithful steps that next morning would go trotting to her door, confident of finding her within—a young child will sob over its mother's absence today, but refuse to realize a similar tomorrow—and there were tears in her eyes as she turned to. face her host's sister. "Does he mean to break her heart over my sumptuous sister-in-law?" thought Lady Sophia, indignantly, -as she took Madcap's hand, and sat down beside her. j *•! want my sweethearts." said Mad.-; 1 THE HOUSEHOLD. Faith builds a bridge across the gulf of death—Young. The soul of all improvement is the improvement of the soul. — Horace Bushwcll. Faith takes up the cross, lov>3 binds it to the soul, patience bears it to the end. The man who will not believe what he cannot understand is a doubtful person to deal •with. To porservc in one's duty and bo silent is the best answer to calumny.— George Washington. Patience is the ballast of the soul that will keep it from rolling and tumbling in the groat storm. Prayer is a mighty force in .out 1 work, "Ask and ye shall receive," are the words of the Master himself. Some people trust in God after everything else fails, instead of trusting him beforehand to prevent a failure. There is a great deal of goodness that is more apparent than real. It is lacking in the element of self-sacrifice. There is no note on the harp of Gabriel more welcome to Jehovah than the cry of a penitent for mercy, or tho supplication of a child of grace.—Philip. Life is not action. Wo cannot wait for proof or wo will never begin to obey. . . . To act wo must assume, and that; assumption is faith.—.Tohn Henry Newman. 8<'i>1ch KciiHMly I'or \Vornm li> ShtM-p. (iive bran, salt and molasses mixed, and one dram of spigeiia with sulphate of iron well powdered in small quantities, depending ou the ago of the sheep. Tlie molasses is said to bo acceptable to sheep, and to eauso them to eat the medicine readily. SwtM-l Corn. Grosses of varieties of sweet corn have been made for several years at the North Carolina Agricultural Station with a view to develop a varlotj specially adapted to the region of the station. Itosults thus far obtained indicate that a variety has been pro iluccd that is much earlier than the varieties from which it originated. Asparagus CirulJK. Old asparagus roots sometimes die out: or are destroyed by iielcl mice. AVe usually replant, such hills Mitn strong roots. To provent tho grubs of the asparagus beetle from devouring those tender shoots we watch vhem and rub oil' the eggs and grubs by passing them through the lingers. in'rd mid may break up in hnM lumps, ninl the drag may bo used to properly cvcl and flue. Again, hard, bealing •nins after ploughing will often run tho soil together, nnci the hot sun AVili >auso it to bake and in this condition, :u tho majority of cases, it will be l)cst to use the disc harrow. What will be best at one time or in ;me kind of soil will not be the most economical under othor..conditions, and, for this reason, the character of. the soil and the kind of work to be done uust always bo considered. The one important Item Is to mnfeo stir*! of working enough, and then to use the implement that will do tho work most thoroughly and economically. With nearly nil varieties of seeds, the more thorough the preparation of the Soil, the bolter and thriftier the germination of the seed, and the better to tart the growth of the plants. KonuHl.v lor HOUVCH. A western writer says ln> lias never found a remedy for heaves einial to a compound, of eggs, honey :md vinegar. Hi: boats three eggs into ouu quart of pure fruit vinegar, and ufler about; throe days, or whuii tlio mixture is all together, he adds one pound ol! statin- od honey. In vublespoonful doses it can be given wiih the feed t.wioo. a day or placed on flie tongue of. the hoi'se. Cll<!f>rflllll4?KS 1111(1 lItMtlt.il. The Young Man: The final necessity i'or him Avho would grow old gracefully is a cheerful disposition and the habit of lookin on the bright side. Passion strains the heart to its utmost;, melancholy freezes the blood, and worry wears out tho best years of a man's life. No one who habitually indulges' in. these kindred emotions has half'a chance of reaching advanced life. It; was the advice of a man of ninety iioi; to worry. "Doii't worry about what you can't help," he said, "for it will do no good. Doii't worry about what you can't help, but go to work and help it." Sound advice this i'or all who aspire to become nonagenarians. Souk th« (jiver. Frances. E. Williml: A little boy came to his father and laid his hand upon his knee, looking up wistfully. "Do yon want a penny, child? The sweet face glowed and the answer camo, "No, papa, only you." So it is with the child of God; he does not want the good tilings of the world one millionth part: so much as ho wants to know his Father's love. This is a true test for each of us, and by it we may know whether we are really iu the faith. Tilt! Draining. This is the rlma of year 10 lay down the drain tile. A single tile across a. wet field may add 50 per cent, value to the land. The proper way to tile the liuul is to have it surveyed, so as to be sure of the level of Hie soil, and use the tile wherever draining 5s necessary. Tho spring will find the tiled land dry when orher portions ol the farm are too wet to plow. Duck*. Ducks are not as good field foragers as chickens or turkeys; their short legs and flat, web feet retard their movements. Oil a pond or other water they make up for their awkwardness on land, and go through much exercise that is good for them. The duck is exempt from many prevailing diseases to which other poultry are subject. They are usually excellent layers, the Pekln duck leading all in this respect. Farmers who have long been hearing of the iuimiity of feeding hogs solely on corn will be glad to know that experiments at the Kentucky station led to the conclusion that fat can- be produced more cheaply by corn than by any other foods tested; and wo may add, more rapidly by shelled corn than by that on the cob. UM iejU&C.iKVk -!-«£l>lc Tli<! 'IVsl, of Strength. Christian Union: The every-day detail inseparable from the administration of a household, large or small, makes the sum total of its mistress' happiness. To neglect or overlook tho smallest detail for one day means double care, or increase of friction, for the days that follow. It is the omission of the pinch of salt that spoils the dinner. It is care of trifling things, the small essentials, that marks the difference between a well-organized and a disorganized homo. Women frequently rebel at this, and feel that their lives are limited by the petty and insignificant details to which the mind of a housekeeper, though she be a college graduate, must give attention. Yot it is the care and nicety of attention with which details are met that makes th« difference between well-applied intelligence and ignorance, or its eqnivale'U indifference, in any home. It Is diffi- ciui, for a woman, whoso knowledge ol! the countless details in a business office is limited to realize that tho same pettiness of detail is part of the da 11.' life of every business man, and Ids ability to attend to the details perfectly—which means in order and without producing friction—or to train others to attend to them in the same spirit, makes the difference between tho successful and the unsuccessful man. There is no petty annoyance in housekeeping that does not have its counterpart in any business, and it has the same nerve-racking power. Strength 1s shown hi our ability to meet, not the great trials of life, but the petty annoy- nnces that make UP each day's lence. SI ilk for <;li(H!St> George E. Newell: For cheese making purposes I am in favor of keeping milk on the farm in large, shallow tin pans, of iive gallons capacity and upward. These pans should bo placed in an elevated, airy situation, always resting upon trestles, to insure a free circulation of air. At a factory where the writer once made cheese ho was impressed with tho superior quality of milk furnished by patrons using these large setting pans for night skimming Their purpose was simply to get as much cream as possible from a twelve hours' sotting of milk, and so thej spread it out shallow. These pan* should be provided with faucets, by which the inilk can easily be off Into the delivery can placed below Night storing of milk in deep delivery cans is not as favorable, as the system promotes lacteal taint unless scrupu Ions care is observed, Itlnc Milk. This fermentation, characterized by tho deep blue eohir which has glvo.a tt its name, occurs sometimes as nu isolated trouble in individual dairies, and sometimes it has become so prevalent in certain localities as to be almost an epidemic. According to a bulletin of the department; of agriculture the explanation now given for blue milk is a double one. Ordinary milk contains RMUC of tho lactic-acid organisms, and these, acting in connection with an- oiher species of bacteria known as bacillus cyanogonns, produce the brilliant blue color which characterizes this infection. When growing In ordinary milk the effect of this organism is very marked. For a few hours no change is noticed, but just about the time when the milk begins to become acid some intense blue patches make their appearance. The foster the acid forms tho quicker the coagulation appears and the smaller arc the blue patches, while if the acid Is produced more slowly tho blue patches arc larger and of a. bettor color. AVhcrc'tho blue-milk organism comes Ironi is unknown, nor have wo any knowledge of the causes of tho occas- sioiml epidemics ol! blue milk. There can bo little doubt that the cause Is always from some unknown source of filth. In some cases the 1 rouble has been traced to a single cow In a largo dairy, and has bec-n easily stopped by isolating (he individual found to bo (lie cause, or by carefully washing the LOW'S teats with a lUfle weak acetic acid solution. Bine milk is always an infection duo to outside contamination, and its remedy is always To be found in care and cleanliness. If, does not occur in the carefully kept dairy. Blue milk appeals to bo harmless. It has been fed to animals, which cat it: readily and without harm. Within a few years blue choose has been brought; to tho attention of scicntibts, a.nd has been attributed to the same crgiuiism which produces tho trouble in milk. .Stork I,leu Remedy. Orange Judd Farmer: Here is a remedy likely to bo generally adopted as ooii ;is its merits and the best methods f preparation and application are :no\vn. It may be prepared accord- ug to the following formula: In two [iiarts of boiling water dissolve one- ourth pound of good hard soap, re- nove from the lire, immediately add no pint of kerosene and agitate the nixluro violently by running it through spraying pump with a small nozzle jack into tho original vessel. In three to five minutes the liquid becomes reamy, and if perfectly made no free ieroscne will rise to the surface when I is allowed to stand a few minutes. This free kerosene, if present, is a lisadvuiitiigo, as when applied to stocic I. removes tho hair, and when, applied o plants it kills the foliage. Of course the quantity of tho re- "poclive ingredients mentioned in the formula may be multiplied by any lumber, to'make enough enuilsion for :he work proposed, or to have a, supply left on hand for future uso. Tho proportions given are such that one fifth, or 20 per cent, of the mixture by volume is kerosene (discarding (he soap which adds very little to the volume). Before using, this •must be greatly diluted. Add three parts of water to one of emulsion, thus bringing the proportion of kerosene down to 5 per cent. 10 veil this is tenacious and f.tringy when quite cold, and.must be used a little warm. Apply by-means of a sponge. It is insiant death, to,the lice, and does not injure the.half at all. A quart is more than sufHcieiiu to treat a horse, as it penetrates to the skin very rapidly, Tims 1;hi> 'cost of material sinks about out of sight, being nearly 3-10 of a cent for a horse, and probably not over 1-10 cent for a calf. Almost any spraying pump will make the emulsion. In this connection ' it is worth while to urge the use o* kerosene emulsion for other insects. No more economical of 'effective way can be devised to renovate an old henhouse than to spray the whole inside thoroughly with 1 part of emulsion to 20 of water. The pump will dash the emulsion into all the cracks. I'ropiu-iiiK Limit lor \VUeat. Prairie Farmer: After ploughin thoroughly It is very important to hav land intended to be sown to fall whea prepared in. as good condition as pos slble. The soil to the depth of th or four inches should be in lino illtl as a seed bed for the wheat-and un dernoath this the earth should be rea sonably s'olld. Tho kind of implenieu needed to properly fit; the soil for th tied must be largely determined by th character of the soil and its conditions When early and it is in a proper state a good smoothing harrow is all that will be needed to properly fine it. Afterwards, however, before the ploughing can be done, tho. soil gets Tim I.ui'ks of It is said that the larks of Scotland are the sweetest singing birds on earth. No piece of mechanism that man baa ever made has the glorious music in it that the lark's throat has. AVhen the farmer walks out early in the morning they flush the larks from the grass, and as they rise they sing, and as they sing they circle, and higher and higher they go, circling as they slug, until at last the notes of their voices die out in the sweetest strains that earth e^er listened to. Let us begin to circle >-p, and slug as we circle,, and go hlgiier and higher toward the throne of God, until tho strains of our voices molt in sweetest sympathy with the music ol tho skies. German Lutheran's decide to remove the Concprdia college to St. Paul,

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