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THE tJPPEft D£S MOINES, ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28» 1892. BHMMMMIiiMiMiiiiiMiMa.Mii.TM i v ; ,:,-.,,_.. J .....,..-... .. . V . . . T. . ; .... . _ _ . . • • • - • - ••••• • ••— - *—•—^^5^—1*^^^*^^^=^** MADCAP; ~O Br- STOLlY OF A SIN. |t HBtEW ». MATHBR8. "Slie is in love with him," thought the Duchess, "and is angry because that woman remains ih the village. I t ink 1 see my way to - " but even in Jar thoughts she committed herself no Bufwhen Frank himself (whom she Md not seen for six years) appeared nrtt da?* slie oon\d not deny that a more charming sinner never won absolution to his sins by his looks, or help Linus (as many others did) that any wron'Miolns of his must proceed more from'tlio excess of a generous heart than from the lack of it. To be sure there was no shame in his face, and this miffhtbe taken as slightly unbecoming onliis part; but that he could look downcast was quickly proved, when, on venturing to offer Madcap his hand, she overlooked it in a courtesy, and walked iiWiiy- -^ vei1 the Duke, but lately so implacable against him, felt for his dis- coinllture, and before ho had been in Frank's company live minutes, succumbed to the fascination this young fellow seemed to exercise impartially over every man and woman with whom ha came in contact, always excepting the one woman, who had jilted him for his friend. At dinner, all save Madcap (who thought of Hester) wen>. the brighter for his coming; his youth, his gayety, thfl delightful tone of "his voice in which spoke the noble heart that looked out of his blue eyes, his very unconsciousness of his power to charm, warmed the Duke's heart to him more and more as the evening passed. Liter, in the drawing-room, Madcap found herself subjected to an 'annoyance that she found intolerable. Mr. Eyre was in conversation with the Duchess; Lady Sophia had crossed over to the Duke to propose to him one of those endless family problems that no one has ever been known to solve s itist'uctorily; and Frank, with a determination that for the moment bereft him of the color Madcap found so unbecoming, dared to approach the window behind whose curtain she stood half hidden. Was her head drooping rather sacllyV Frank thought so, till feeling some one near, she looked up, and then she seemed nearly as tall as herself, and as capable of brushing him from her path as a 'fly, and indeed had passed, him when he said— "Doily says -- " Madcap stopped, trembling, and her hand stole up to the little mole on her neck. "Have you seen him to-day?" she cried quickly. "He sent you his dear love, and — other things," said Frank, stopping short; "and this," he added, taking carefully out of his breast-pocket a little packet that had so clearly been tied up ny Dody and Donne's fingers, that without a word, Madcap pounced on it, and ran out of the room, without a thought for any thins on earth but what was inside that precious paper. The Duchess, who hud been near enough to see the whole tiling, glanced at Mr. Eyre, and remarked— "So much coldness, so much heat, and then a mysterious packet! Are you not jealous?"" Mr. Eyre's reply less concerned Madcap tlia'n the woman who addressed him; hut even his determination scarcely enabled him to sustain with spirit mo part he had marked out for himself, and on which Frank's success depended. And meanwhile, Madcap had fallen sound asleep with tears on her cheeks, and a half-withered bunch of dog-roses and sweet-brier in her hand. CHAPTER v. i Like dew on the prm-imns lying 13 tho I'll' o' her 1'iilry fnot, And lilco wind* in eutmni'r slirhlnj Her voice is tow tuicl swwt. Only Madcap's feet wore not flying. for slio wore pattens, that clicked cheerfully as she went to and fro over tlielXiteh tiles of the Duku's model dairy. It was Molly's dinner-hour," so Madcap luid the "place all to herself, and might dip her little forefinger into as many p.ins as she pleased, print a pat of butter without being despised, even igivea few good turns to the churn, [shutting her oyes to listen to the hollow splashing within, and that brought to • lier mind the days when she anil Frank I iad tried their 'prentice hands in Lady • Betty's dairy at making cheese. I, All night she had been dreaming of I Win and her children, somehow they • were so entangled in her mind now; and •waking in the silent watches, a clearer Iparception of his character, and the I weight of the temptation beneath which •lie had fallen, was revealed to her, and |8he had been eager for the morrow, •though when it came, she had not •courage to hold out her hand, and force •herself within the ken of that slight IBjance in which he had included her in Iws morning greetings. I And afterward he had disappeared •with the Duke, while the Duchess had •carried Mr. Eyre off to her hot-houses; |M that madcap, having written a letter •to her sweethearts, found herself alone, land wandered out on an expedition that landed in the forsaken dairy, I But presently slie grew deaf to the •splashing noise in the sense of desertion that filled her heart, and to some lone who passed the door, the young Phape in Molly's apron that leaned •against the churn had a lonely, deserted I'ook, so that he involuntarily made a |8tep forward, as one may toward a child •{''at one sees lost in perplexity or tro u- jble, I He had come quite close to her before •we knew his presence, but when she Rooked np, he saw that in her eyes were wars that perchance had washed away «w contempt for him that they usually new. AS they stood looking at er;h other, with quivering lips, in that llrst trembling moment of reconciliation, Perliaps there was danger to the two •OBIS that swayed lightly to each other in! two flowers in a summer bref/. >. ,' were so young, so bound together •.-/natural tastes and ties, and tuey iwvea each other so dearly! airl, as SI<vd- |S*P timidly stretched out a lictlo tromb- • llllrr l\n..,.i TT* i i i ... .1 t_!.... .,1 11- 111! 1 *** vt V OHCLUI1CU UUVrt Aiw*w i/*.w»*. ( I! 1 «g hand, Frank stooped and kissed it, •NXWnig that it had given him hack Ins •™giloui. When he had let it go, and |"i.yy were standing apart, like two •Si i ? n wll ° could mako up their quar- •rei h,,f wei , e toQ shamefacec i to speak ie said, with the tears rolling ler cheeks, "I have been very ln'f,7w cd ~ I P° U W not forgive you; but Itaafe? 9 0d h » S - -^^ ifc WtlS Il0t } °, 1 > you; vou are better than i moved a little aside, as one es RO roulv- aM 8^w<l lookm? share and sadly. ''But ...^ us miserable ,ve will' °Smn. dIS f ll0t cuws ancl whey, a ». mile of memory that siaWfed tears crosshu her lips ru " gleu you remember how Do yours too?" she said happy diiys '" he ^Pi there is no Lady IMtv to make rable now,"' cried Madcap; "and have happier ones vet!" «... 1 1 . iiv-tn-l, 1115 1\.11CW "Y-vrt c V hap P mes3 WiW poasible- ,"h f ^, rc !" lm ,- " is so easy for love, with both its hands full, to "dictate to riendsliip, but the friend who wants a ittle love, not liking to his share, is apt to look bitterly on his own side of the barg.iin. "We are older now," he said at last, intl Madoip hud down her wooden ipopii, an i turned to look at him with i kind ot wonder, that graw in horeves is tor the lir.st time she recoitnizjd the mes of snflvrin r ainl care that the last nonth had wrought in his features. "Are wu so old?" she said, wistfully, is one suddenly alive to the value of ionittlhing that is escaping him. "Love is never old." hesaid.notlook- ng at her, "and you have that in plenty; t is only the unloved who mrow old."' Looking up, Madcap somehow ;hoiiifht of his mother, and of how she would have loved him. F.-riiaps her motherhood bridjfo-1 ovei thenear- less of their years, as stepping forward md taking his liand in both her own, ihesaid: "Hut we all love yon; and there are others to love you, too," slm added— hen shrank away like a chiM who has iet its careless lln-rers on a IniH'-hoaled wound. If there was a bittijr tension ibout his lips as he turned an 1 looked it tier, as Irt rnalixad with what grace a woman, will off.;r her basket of scrips ;o a starving soul, while hard by, a man will, unobserved, have lain dou-n hi.s ast £old coin without a word there was no bitterness in his eyes as he said: "And I love you all, Madcap." "Dody loves you," she said softly, and nit up her hand to the sweet-brier, that sent out a faded whiff of sweetness, as f it reminded her of the hand that had brought it. "Yes," said Frank, walking away to ;he open window; "and he is taken jreat care of—did you see the marks of Ins kisses on the paper: 1 And I think Ills finders left some smiuUes too. I told him that you were coining back soon, and he began at once to pick a nosegay to put on your table. lie thought soon must mean to-morrow." "I have never been away from him in sill his life before," said Madcap, the slow tears gathering in her eyas, "and "Don't cry," implored Frank, distractedly; "it will make you ill—and what will Mr. Eyre sayV" "Mr. Eyre will say nothing," she said, balancing herself on her pattens Avith suddenly recovered dignity, "he is with the Duclles-s. Did it ever strike you," she added, as the impulses of her youth toward Frank recurred, "that Mr. Eyre knew any thin 3 about Jlirliwjlt" Frank, considering Madcap, thought that she must have had some knowledge of the art to keep Mr. Eyre for six years tied to her apron-string, but said, ''She is his hostess—he cannot be rude to her." "A pretty pair," said a low but audible voice in the doorway behind them. tVt the sound of it Madcap's mood changed; without turninor, she said: "Would you like some curds and whey, Faanki"' and gravely filled the Avooden noil and held it out to him. ••Quite an idyl!" said the Duchess, entering just as'Frank, fed by Madcap, swallowed a liberal mouthful, but could not even be made to look ridiculous by the absurdity of the situation. "Quite," said Madcap indifferently; "would vou like some more?" she added, looking at the young man with a smile. ••To be sure," said Frank, Avho hated curds and Avhey, but would have eaten any abomination she might please to olfer him. Madcap," said Mr. Eyre's stern voice at a distance, "you will fall off your pattens—what madness!" "Frank is looking after me," said Madcap, waving her empty spoon airily; "go and look after the Duchess. Don't let her wear pattens; she's too tall and too—plump," she added, looking at her hostess gravely from head to foot; "but I think you may take oil mine now, Frank;" and Mr. Eyre's last pi imps of his wife as he turned away, was with Frank kneeling before her, carefully unfastening their straps. "You are jealous," said the Duchess to Mr. Eyre, as he walked beside her over the velvet turf to the house. •'Not I;but I was thinking' 1 —he paused and looked at her with a glance beneath Avhieh she trembled—"what a pitv you and I did not marry after all, and leave that young pair yonder to be as happy as two children together; and perhaps now you understand better why she is called Madcap." CHAPTER VI. To act is so easy, to lliinlc is so liarii. When Mr. Eyre had told his AA'ife that he must propitiate the Duchess for Frank's sake, and Madcap had shrunk from this first glimpse of the unscrupulousnass of his character, he had not taken into account the danger of playing at pitch-and-toss Avith a human heart, and before Ions found himself committed to very different issues to those he had intended. A child miy kindle a groat lire, but fifty grown men cannot stay it; and before Mr. Byre had been at the White,.LocUre three days e knew that even for Frank's sake he oushtnoV to" have gone there. . The smallness of tho party, the isolation of a great house at a time of year when all associates of the master and mistress in the county were absent, while unprivileged visitors found themselves ri'-'idly excluded, conspired to throw the young couple and the older one so constantly toother that guiJu- allv Madcap's shyness with J.'iank ceased and she could talk to him almost as tunilly asinthed.ys when they were boy and girl together. But to Frank who could not be expected to know Mr Ere's character as we as SSfSSse out to see mm depart, saia, very trniy. that she would have liked to go with him on a pillion, so that all the way he seemed to feel her two little bands clasped below his heart, and her bright head leaning in safety against his shoulder. She knew that the business on which he had excused himself to the Duchess was to visit a certain nursery, and deliver and receive important messages; and it was to receive these latter that she was very early dressed for dinner, and watching from the billiard-room window for his return, ready to run out the moment she heard his horse's steps. But it happened that his arrival was simultaneous with that of a new guest —a gossip of the highest quality—who saw the greeting between tnetwoyouiig people, and, supposing them husband and wife, thought such warmth vastly ill-bred. She had better hopes of them later, eapecially when she discovered the young man to be that identical '•nettle for nice noses" whose wrongdoings just now furnished tha last new dish of scandal for the county. She thought he must be either a fool of extraordinary simplicity, or a man of brilliant courage, to select the wife of an Eyre as his next fancy; and at dinner became so fascinated in her study of the pair, that the attitude of matters between Mr. Eyre and the Duchess for the time absolutely escaped her attention. "My dear Duchess." she said, in the drawing-room later, "I wonder you permit such open love-making between Lord Lovol and Mrs. Eyre." "Oh. they are old friends," said the Duchess, "and sweethearts," she added a little bitterly, for she was beginning to suspect Madeap's charms of being more binding on Mr. Eyre than her own. They met like lovers," said Mrs. Transonic, shrugging her shoulders; "ami she has g_oiie into the garden. SJB if he does not join her." The Duchess's heart beat as she thought that if these two young people were abroad there would be an excuse for herself and Mr. Eyre to follow them; and Mrs. Transome, taking the place of Lady Sophia (who had lelt that day), could play backgammon with the Duke. And, indeed, when Frank appeared, he only gave one hasty look round, and disappeared through the open window into the soft darkness beyond. In the garden nothing was visible, when his eyes grew accustomed to the .(doom, save some pale cuckoo-colored masses of bloom, that drew him nearer by their penetrating sweetness, and over which for one brief moment he bent, not knowing them for the stocks, that by day in their pinched, starveling iingii- ness, had offended the eye of the gaz.M;. When Frank had almost given up nis search, the whitenessof her neck s iow- ed her to him, as she sto,>d b<.;side a bush of the large evening primrose— that curious llower which resists the sun's magic, closing itself (irmly at his approach, but opening out her sweetness to the evening dews with a sudden leap, a quiver that well may startle the bee-moth that has fal.eu asleep in her breast. "Hush!" said Madcap, feeling, rather than knowing, that Frank stood beside her; "if vou speak lou 1 they will not unfold. 1 have been watching them, and thinking of K?ats's lines." They stood fer a while without speaking by the opening flowers that ssenrsd to bring with them their own li flit, while the night wind blew to them, now and again, a little intense whiff from tiie distant stocks; then she said— "Do they miss me? Were they in the nursery, or picking a nosegay, thinking I should come bacli to-nvuTow?" "I found them in tiie copse," he sai 1, with a little p.uise before he sp >kr, "they were quite happy. But when they saw me they ran up, clamoring to know if you had come back." "And what did j'ou say?" said Madcap, stooping overa cluster of stars fast fading in their masses of heavy foliiicre. "That you would not be long now; but that did not-satisfy Dody—he clung round her neck and asked if soon meant to-day?" "Bound whose neck?" said M idcap, •jealously; "ho never cared for Joieph- Jj le !'l * 4 It was nnt Josephine," said Frank, his voice sounding as •though he W.TI moving away and had left derail auvi •. For the garden was almost in darkness now—the night had taken its revenge and extinguished those colors that flamed most vividly by day—scar- lets, blues, and pinks were now but black shadows, and only the ghosts of the evening primrosss stave a vague suspicion of their presence. "Was it—was it ifo/fir?" said Madcap in a whisper, that barely expected a response. "l r e<," replied a voice but a little way oil; "her heart is bound up in him —she lives but in his life, and she watches over him in your absence as only you could do—but she does not usurp your plane." For awhile there was silence, and his whole soul yearned to her, knowing tliat she was weeping; then she said— "There are things that even God does not middle with: like the growing seed, or hindering a human soul to beconu good in its own way; an I she is good." Tier hand stole out to his in the darkness, and so in mute accord they moved toward th8 light, consecrated to each other, he by his sacrifice for her, she by her old love for him, and new passionate desii'd for his repentance. "They have the faces of angels," said Mrs. Transome in a low voice to the Duke, as the two entered; "but even angels may trip and fall sometimes, and noDody ought to know that batter than —Satan." She no.lded toward Mr. Eyre as she spoke, who looked singularly old and haggard in contrast with the two beautiful young people; and as if her thought had reached him, Mr. Eyre suddenly looked at himself in a mirror opposite, then at the two—and a curious idea took posession of his mind. CIIAPTJ3K YII. Such u ffottinjr up stairs was nevor soon. That evening was tha last in which Mr. Eyre and the Duchess, his wife and Frank, were virtually alone; for within three days the house was filled with those persons that Mr. Eyre had prompted the Dutchess to invite, flivored by a sprinkling of brighter wits from town— these latter expressly born(as the county magnates supposed) to teach solid men tiie inestimable value of their own slow understandings. There was scarcely a man there who had not known and loved Frank's father, and gradually he made his way with each; for the wives' judgments were always in his favor, and ou all sides the ver'dict that he had been more unfortunate than sinning was returned. And inJ'iod, to the women, Frank was the central ft we of tha house, as Madcap, unconsciously to herself, was to the men, pro.ludn.? au unexpected eltect oi( their minds, and almost in* them to the belief that as humau tir.; n:vi(tf?n uuo t;uve cias-SJ-i men, women, and llerveys— so tlierj mi nit be a fourth class, of which Ma l- cau was a representative. Siie had no taste for flirtation— perhaps she was a total abstainer from birth, having loved but once, and mv.'. only, and so escaped any dregs of the poison that might be lingering in \}--r system; and when certain county L-iv.^laces, presuming on Mr. EJvre'a undisguised flirtation with the Duchess, offered their thinly veiled admiration, something that was neither woman nor child (lashed out of her eyes and checked them. For men are but what women make them, as in their turn they imprint their features, whether base or nobK j , on what they deal with, and the mere recognition of a pure wo;uan will shed an influence in ever-widening circlo* upon the souls of men who have painfully taught themselves that no snob creatures exists. I'.ut the wives, who quickly fathomed Frank's attitude toward her, said that it was easy for a woman secretly so adored, to decline ordinary Ilirtatfons; there was a general conviction too that Mr. Eyro was amusing tbe Duchess rather than himse f, being too finished a man of the world to display in public his profound affection of his wife. And meanwhile Madcap tired of it all, and longed for a sight of her children, of whom she had not received so much as a message for two whole days. Frank's position was now established, and why would not Mr. Eyre take her away? She did not know that each hour, however little spent to his liking, was a breathing space to him before the struggle that must commence on his return to Lovel;lhat hero lie felt himself independent as his fellow men, there ho was a slave fast chained and bound by the weight of those sins from which it was beyond the power of either God or man to loose THE FARM AND FARM NOTES. Money In KRffS. If you arc making a specialty of eggs for fable use, keep all the early pullets you have room for and then bring them info laying condition in winter. There Is more money in it Ilinn marketing them. ihat their cultivation IS rarely profitable. Having made a choice! of varieties, the next ihing is to See that yotl jret n good stock. Better place yont crder with a trustworthy nurseryman direct. Instead of with an agentj and specify that yon are to have low, stout (not stunted) trees, not mote than tifo years old. Now get them planted wey this fall, in October or early November, and you Avill liavo a good basis fo* li 1 profitable orchard. How I'Yull Trees Are Knitted. Thousands of trees are ruined by overbearing when young. The heedless and greedy grower thinks it, great luck to see a tree heavily loaded at two, three or four years old, but it is a short sighted policy. It is growth that a tree> wmits at that ago, 'lot heavy crops. now. To be Continued. Our Miss Kate Douglas hi Scribuer: The Ciiusc of linup. Dampness in the poultry yard is the great assistant of roup, and should bo avoided. On heavy clay soil, where the poultryman must build or do Avifhout poultry, a drain made of tile should bo ii feature of every yard. A sandy location is best, however, as it is dry and free from filth. A SlTiOUH iMlstllkf*. One of the most serious mistakes made in the management of cows, says Professor Stewart, is milking them while they are feeding. This commonly causes a serious diminution of the milk, various irritative results on tho temper of tho cow and the consequential permanent, injury to the animal. A 1'en for riffs. There is no healthier or more rapid parent whose sole answer to criticism | phico for getting growth on pigs than or remonstrance is, "I have a right to i u an out door pen. If pastured in do what I like with my own clrild!" | orchards flic trees should be protected is the only impossible- parent. His ( by driving three stakes a short dis- iiioral Integument is too thick to be tance from the trunk and fastening pierced with any shaft, however keen. [ ^labs, or barbed wire to them to Iceep To him we can only say, as Jacques the hogs nway. did to Orlando, "God be with you; let's meet as little as we can." AHIHW for I-IKH. But most of us dare not take this ( Com lg not 0!VS y of digestion, and ground. We may not philosophize or hogs fetl ou it cns iiy becomes cloyed, formulate, we may not live up to om 1 ( A , loss of hardwood ashes', and still theories, but we feel in greater or less | better if ashes are made from corn- degree the responsibility of calling ti human being hither, and the necessity cob, restores their appetite and keeps them in thrifty condition. This, how- of guarding and guiding, in one way or another, that which owes Its boing to us. ever, is only to be recommended for fattening pork, as the ashes, like tho I soda and baking powders used for Wo should all agree if put to the | making biscuit, is really Injurious to vote that a child has a right to be well , digestion in the long run. With hogs born. That was a trenchant speech of ( that are fattening, tiie digestive organs Henry AVard bcecher on the subject of ( a year hence are matters of minor ini- bcing boni again; that if he could be | portance. born right tiie lirst time he'd take his ' chances ou the second. "Hereditary rank," says Washington Irving, "may be a snare and a delusion, but hereditary virtue is a patent of innate nobility which far outshines the blazonry of heraldry." Over the unborn our power is almost that of God, and our responsibility, like His toward us; as we acquit ourselves toward them, so let Him deal with us. Why should we be astonished at the Rowing I'nsture September is a good time for 4 sowlnjf permanent pasture land, the exact date depending upon the condtidon of the land and the state of the weather:, To sow upon good land, a rain coming soon after the sowing hastens germination and quickens the growth. Of varieties we wilt name the June grass or Kentucky blue grass, ns very early food, ns is also sweet vernal grass and the Kliode Island bent grass. Forlatef sorts tho wliito clover should not be emitted, or the orchard grass, and meadow fescue and meadow foxtail should also go In, along with red top, and if the land is moist the fowl meadow grass, timothy and rough* stalked meadow grass. Almost any seedsman can give tho proportions 111 which they should be .mixed, which must vary according to tho number of kinds of these seeds Hint can be found, as many seedsmen do not have them all, and the character of the land may make it desirable to drop some of them, and to substitute others, as using oat grass or rye grass and tho crested dog tall grass upon very dry soils, 01 where sheep are to be pastured, ill- stead of some of those named abovs for moist soils. Wo have not named tho rod or crimson clover, because w» should prefer to sow the seed of that in the spring very early, and allow flic melting snow oi' r spring rains to carry It down among the roots of the other, and because if fall sown, cattlo, when they get to it, are apt to pull it up instead of biting it off, or gnaw it so closely that it winter-kills. Auc\ by tho way, if cattle cannot be kept off of it this fall it may be au advantage to suw a little rye or a mixture oJ oats and barley for them to feed upon this fall, which will protect the grass, help as a mulch during the winter and by their roots keep the cattle from poaching np the ground to some extent. The mistake of getting on too much seed may cost au extra dollar, but getting on too little seed may cost a great many dollar's worth of feed the pasture lasts. DlHon.se Among TtirlceyH. During later years an obscure disease has prevailed to such an extent among the turkeys of Rhode Island as not only to cause serious loss to owners, but, according to tiie annual report of the station of that state, to tin-eaten tho slow, but not the less certain, extermination of this source of income. The disease appears about the head of the turkey ns a small spot of discoloration; tin's spreads rapidly warped, cold, unhappy, suspicious nat | to adjacent parts, and in a few days ures we sec about us, when we reflect upon tiie number of unwished-for tui- welconied children hi tho world; chil- elren who at best were never loved until tiley were seen and known, and often grudged their being from the moment they began to be. I wonder if sometimes a starved, crippled, agonized human body and soul does not cry out: "Why, O man, O woman, why. behig what I am, have you suffered mo to be!" Ilio bird dies. The general belief among owners is that the disease is infectious; but whether tills is true is a question that requires more evidence for its answering. THE CIGARETTE EVIL. When the Habit is Curried to KXCOHS It Is ISxtrumely Hurcl to Itreiik. Considering what very poor things cigarettes are, it is surprising that Oiey should have got such a hold on the community. But, bad as they are, they arc extremely fascinating. Tun use of them when carried to excess becomes a habit that is most difficult Stni\vbm-r.v I'luntH. It is not yet too late to set strawberry plants if good strong runners are selected. The ground must now be In good condition. Although they are set on a large scale Avith a dibble, the roots being all thrust into tiie hole, AVO much prefer making a small mound of loose earth as large as half a goosu egg OA r er AA'hich the roots can bo spread and then, the balance of the hole filled and the earth Avell pressed about tho roots. Success depends often on the details of work. )<'<>ot Ifol In Slici-p, The Avet weather this summer, in many places whore sheep arc now to break, AA'hile they are so cheap and j kept for the first time in years, is so convenient that it takes exceptional causing complaints of food rot. It in discretion to smoke them at all Avitii- a. contagious disease, and on land out smoking them to a deleterious -where diseased sheep lun'c pastured extent, says Harper's Weekly. Of or been folded, the poisonous germs course it is primarily because they are , of disease are left on grass and Aveocls, so cheap that they appeal so generally j and infest HCAV sheep that AVO put In to boys; but even AA'ith boys, who to replace those diseased. It is always ought not to be allowed to smoke at necessary, therefore, to change pas- all, it is not so much the tobacco in ' tures whenever this disease; appears. It may bo exterminated by applying blue A'itriol to the foot. This kills tho CLEANINGS. Have a defined motive in view. Emerson.—The only way to have a fiienel Is to be one. We can do more good by being good than in any other way. The same AA'ind that ruins tho chaff cleans the wheat. Nobody ever blames a good appte for having come from a twisted tree. S. Johnson.—Ho who waits to elo ft great deal of gooel at once, Avill never do anything. The past should be committee! to God's mercy and the present to his liv- finite care. Sterling.—The poorest education thnt teaches self-control is bettor than, tha best that neglects it. The virtue of 11 man ought to be measured not by extraordinary exertions, bnt by his every day conduct. "Tho work of righteousness shall be peace; and tho effect of righteousness quietness and assurance forever.' 1 Colton.—True ccntc-ntment depends not, on Avhat AVC have. A tub Avas largo enough for Diogenes, but a Avorld too little for Alexander. St. Bernard.—Nothing can work mo damage except myself. The harm that I sustain I carry about with mo, and never am a real sufferer but by my GATO fault. Pliny.—Time glory consists in doing what deserves to be written, in writing Avhat deserves to be read, and in so living as to make the Avorld happier- and better for our living in it. the cigarette that does the miscliicf as the pestilent and insinuating practice _ of inhaling the smoke. An ordinary disease, and if the pasture is changed boy of Avholesome appetites Avon't einoke cigars or pipe tobacco enough to do lain serious damage, even if he con get them. Nor would tiie clgar- the sheep AA'ill be all right. Most of the prairie land is too low and Avet for sheep pasture in ordinary recent years. There should always be some ettes he might smoke be so serious a ] elevation in a sheep pasture. Most of the time the flock will be found ou higher ground during the day time and always at night. menace to his welfare if he would only smoke them as he Avould cigars. The trouble is as soon ns he gets used to cigarette smoking, he begins to in- bale the smoke and presently is fixed hi a habit that plays mischief Avith him. Whether anything besides tobacco goes into ordinary cigarettes is a much discussed question. The effect they 'sometimes produce on the brain is so Soloclliig Applu TI-OOH, Before placing that order for apple trees this fall you can not study Uie matter too carefully. Determine at your leisure what yoii Avant, and do not be spurrad into hastily giving an order because some man comes along different from that produced .by J:o- j w itu a smooth tongue and some highly ~" ' ~° "" colored lithographs. A common and serious mistake is that of buying too many A r arieties. One of summer, tAvo of autumn and three of whiter sorts are enough for either the commercial orchard or for home use. This will enable you to have a succession and bacco in other forms ns to faA'or the theory that many of them contain opium or velarlon; but this the manufacturers deny, usually asserting that such drags are too expensive to put into cheap cigarettes, even if it helped their marketable qualities. One thing _ besides the tobacco obviously goes into I g i Ye your heaA'iest crop of "winter "tip- them, and that is the paper, the fumes p i t , S) -\yjuch may be handled at more of which are doubtless bad for the leisure than those of summer and throat and lungs as far as they go. autumn. For commercial use select those Avhich you know to be of good quality, handsome appearance and NCAV York, Sept. 22.—Henry Filck was hurried to the reception hospital' good keepers, and which have proven tonight, the health officers believing ( themselves adapted to your locality. him slcls with cholera. Ho has been living iu rooms over the emigrant employment agency which haM recently been visited by arrivals from Hamburg. The house has been quarantined. An apple tree is so long a time In coming to maturity that you cannot afford to experiment wltti much untiled sorts. Choose, too, a productive variety; some excellent apples ore such shy bearers iMi-lty. Purity Is power. The rose, amonj- tho sweetest and most beautiful of God's creation, is armed Avith thom»— nature's sharp bayonet for warding off attack. Purity is the defense of beauty; modesty IK tho safeguard of innocence'. "Keep thyself pure." . A C-rmit lf"'.'k. Christina G. Ilossetll.— O Lord, who art as a shudoAV of a great rode in A weary land, Avho boholdest thy AveuJl creatures weary of labor, weary ol pleasure, weary of hope deferred, Aveary of self; in thine abundant con> passion and unutterable tenderuosfl, bring us, I pray thee, unto thy rostl J)oi>mi(l<mc«. There is probably not hi the English or any other language four lines that more beautifully express our dopei* dence. on tiie Almighty Father than these lines penneel by Whittier. "I know not where Ills Islands lift> Their froudcd palms hi air. I only kiiOAV I cannot drift Beyond His love and care." No, AVO cannot stray beyonel the lov» and care of Our Father Avlilch art in heaven. The famous San Luis valley is pro- dxicing a splendid crop of wheat this year. You can travel for miles up and doAvn and across the valley, and every piece of golden, wavy grain calls forth your admiration. Theri} are fields of more than 1,700 acres an$ there is not a spot on all that land Avhere it \vill not produce more than twenty bushels to the acre.. The central Saiiara registers a mean temperature of 07 degrees in July, Central Australia boasts of 94 degre^f In January—a mean which Is attained In South Carolina and Inner Arabia to midsummer.

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