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UPPBR PES _OB~ STOUT OF A SIN: gt BRtEH B. MATHRRft. , ALGOJNA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1892, ous Lnne that night: was too horrible to be .frank, pacing tho pursutM; room re and tie thought instantly of Hester, and tvnosed that some interview had taken ace between the two women,' which, .coming known to Mr. Eyre, had thrown him into a state of disorder that mice before had culminated in an im- tmlse of murder; but he said no word, July she seemed dearer to him then in her pathetic situation, and by her noble- mindedness, than she had ever been to him in her thoughtless youth. "Somehow," she went on, gently, "things are so clear to me to-night— as though I had got out into a purer air, and ft was easy to see things as they really are. I know now that I need not have been miserable aboiittheDuchess, and I was wicked toward you. But that's all over now— only you'll remember some day that I told you sr>. And youV made me very happy, Frank— and Body loves you.'' "God bless you, Madcapl" he said andkissedher band, feeling that she, had given him tho crown, the reward of his long faithfulness to her. But some one outside, whodid not hear tho words spoken, leaned forward and looked after tho young pair as they moved from the whitlow back into tho room. She tried one of the two doors that communicated with the library. It was locked, and though she called to him, Mr. Eyro did not reply. "I am tired," she said to Frank, "and will leave you now. You will wait a little while for himV" Frank said that lie would; and having bid each other "Good night," she turned at the foot of the stairs to look back and E,mile. So he saw her for the last time in life —so for sixteen long years ho remembered her— the sweet little tyrant of his youth, the early love of his manhood— Madcap— Madcap! CHAPTEH xnr. liopltH'ul, OGod! Frank, left alone, sat down by Madcap's little table, all thought of Mr. Eyre gone in the delight that her words had given him. "You have made me very happy," she had said, and more than that he could not have done, even to giving her up his life, and to-night it seemed to him a very little thing that he had taken upon himself, and the reward out of all proportion to the sacrilice. His thoughts went back to that day in the copse, when she had known her one short, sharp, bitter space of misery —misery so quickly turned to joy as to be over 'almost before she had tasted it; and if afterward she had sorrowed for Hester's sake, and his sin, that sorrow had touched no vital part of her life, and she was Madcap still, in her brightness, innocence and youth, as she should always be in heart so long as he lived to guard her. And this^presentiment, though scarcely of evil, that seemed to possess her to-night, meant nothing; it was only a passing mood, and to-morrow she would be as bright as she had bonn that morning. And then his thoughts traveled back over the day that bad begun happily by his meeting her with the boys in tho village, and he had persuaded her to fco with him to see a pretty sight that he had chanced upon an hour before. it was no less than a group of three young chestnuts that had burst out in a complete new suit of leaves and (lowers, affording a marked contrast to the russet-brown matrons stand ing by, who had an air of by no means approving of. such out-of-season frivolity. They had stood silent before tho curi- us and beautiful sight, then Madcap, lookiii"up with something very sweet and solemn in her face, had said to him, "Frank, don't these trees make you think of a human life in more ways than one? of a, life that has been happy. and all at once trouble came to it, and stripped it of everything— just as the chaffers came in spring and destroyed the leaves of these trees— leaving them bare when those around were beautiful and happy; but now, in autumn, just when all the others are sober and dull, these have their youth renewed, just as that life might be even more beautiful and happy in its autumn than its sDfincr* " "But there are some lives, as there Bre certain trees, that cannot be so renewed," Frank had said sadly; "once stripped of happiness, the heart never stirs in them again, and after all these seem to me the grandest trees, the n0 "S» h Madca' P had cried; "that which has once loved for love's sake been liappv for another's sake, may have thought it has lost all, but yet carries in itself the power to produce as beautiful fruit as any that have gone before, and a second youth is possible as to that tree whiofi has so boldly reversed i - , -••".. tji I*, y Hum tu 01 cn.and Ins host ccine out to reassure him wiYi, n yre ' s \ )nk (1een in slumber, TMtn the pen _ in his hand, could not i,.,.,,, „ i i ., , •, h.i\H awakened it he would, so power- tuly in a species of nightmare was he he-Id; and when Frank, after restlessly waiting another half hour tried the door and found it still locked, he resolved to wait no longer, for he had an errand to perform that night, and would fee no peace till it was accomplished. Hal past eleven struck as he closed the ball door behind him, and at the same moment saw a black shadow nit across Uio courtyard, and disappear at the 1 oot tothe stone steps that led to the nursery. ' " he exclaimed aloud, with a sensation of intense relief that surprised himself; and as he passed below Madcap's window he paused and looked up at the light in it, and blessed her, and thanked God as for one who has just been delivered from peril. A faint light issued from the room in which Mr. Eyre sat, and between tho blind and the window-frame Frank caught a glimpse of him sound asleep at his table, his head sunk on the out- st-rptchod arms, a pen still grasped by hia flncers. In turning away, Frank struck his foot against a ladder placed against the wall, but of this he thought nothintr, and in a i'cw inniiu-nts had mounted the stone steps, and found, as ho expected, the outer door ajar. lie entered, but not so quickly but that warning was given of: his approach'.' As ho gently pushed the nursery door open, a woman stole behind the half-open door of a linen-press, and stood there trembling, believing the new-comer to be Mr. Eyre. Dody lay tossing on his bed. and Frank's heart contracted with a bitter pang as he- looked down on his darling, who in dream-land clutched fast tho pillow that represented to him his "mummy." Frank had been able to avert one sorrow from Madcap, but he knew that he could not avert this one; nothing short of a mi raclewou'd ever rear Dndy to manhood now. The fatal cold caught on the spring morning when he bad stolen out to gather that birthday flower, had taken fast hold upon him, and tho beautiful little body in which the lamp of health appeared to burn so brilliantly, was already fevered and weakened by hidden mischief. An inner door opened, and Josephine entered, starting back in genuine amazement at sight of Frank. '•Airs. Ciark* ig here," he said, approaching her. "I saw her enter," he added, as Josephine held up ber bands and eves in contradiction, and called upon heaven and earth to witness that there was not a soul there save the children and their two selves. "And the door that I found open," he said, "how is thatV" The woman gave him an look from under her long lashes—how many nights had she not thus left it on the latch—then as he still looked at her, shr; shrugged her shoulders. "The diamonds dazzled mo," she said; "it was in thinking or' them that I forgot the door. Ah! 7)io)i Dim!" and she clasped her hands, "a man might die, commit a murder for a necklace like that"—perhaps it was of such a keep- sako Mr. Dijrges had been thinking, when ho had promised her—poor stupid fool that, he was—anything if she would be bis wife! Frank smiled at the thought of the brilliant Frenchwoman as plain M.rs. Difffes but the thought did not cross his"mind, us it would inevitably have clone Mr. Eyre's, how in this stolid, stupid man's passion for tho unprincipled woman lay the elements of a crime. Tie was thinking of Hester, and as certain that she was in the house, as that Josephine was ignorant ot her presence. , . . He advanced to the inner room, followed by the nurse, and as they disappeared, a figure stole from its hiding- place, and with one rapid, passionate kiss on Body's brow, passed out down the stone steps. sliouuters, and prevent ms escape. "Poor wretch 1" said Mr. Eyre contemptuously, as he recouni7/'d his par- denier. "Let him go." But iliosi- who, in their zeal, had already rushed round to the outside of the 'house, thought proper to secure him. so that he appeared to drop backward from the window, and vanished in a yell of execration that made night hideous, and SRcm- ed an on inure on the quint liurure that lay as if asleep, each feature stilled to a peace that miffht not bs rudely broken. "Go!" said Mr. Eyre to the remaining men and women, and their habitual awe of him returned; they hurried on each other's steps, and he was left alone with Madcap. He laid his lips to that little cruel rift in her side, he kissed her clay- cold mouth, and swore aloud that he ' would never rest till lie had found her murderer, mid delivered that murderer up to justice; and then kneeling beside her. that beloved head on his shoulder, he listened fur the sound of horses' feet that would humid a message of life or death. AVhen we are at death's door, or in sore extremity, the man who has made the healing of the body his life's study comes to us as an angel of light, and as God's representative we receive and honor him; but when he has carried us through the valley, we scarcely turn our heads to thank him, and he is forgotten till sharp necessity bids us again summon him to our aid. To Mr. Eyre, the shore stout man, who at the end of three quarters of an hour entered, was endowed with supernatural powrr.-.i, when, after live minutes' patient application of certain remedies, Madcap's eyos opened and looked into his. And without, FrnrT.: loaned against the lintel, cold and sick, scarcely listening for any stir within, so sure was bo that death was there-, but as be sn stood, something cold slipped itself into his hand, and looking down, ho saw Dody in his night-gown beside him. That terrible cry had awakened him as well as the rest of tho house, though Donne had slept soundly through it; and finding that Josephine was not in the room, Dody had got out of his warm bed and trotted with bare feet down the Gallery, secure of (hiding a haven with his mother when he readied her room. But frightened by tho confusion, and fearing that he would be caught and carried back to bed, he bad hidden behind a curtain, shivering with cold, until they bad all gone, leaving the door shut. He could not understand what they had been saying, but he knew that be should find mummy in there, only ho had seen bis father through the half- open door, and when the servants came out, he had not the courage to knock for admission. As Frank took the little figure in bis arms, trying to warm him and chafini those ice-cold feet, somehow he reali/.ud that no warmth could save him now— that death had struck Dody to the heart that night, even as it had struck bis mother. as her hand stole up to nor husband's neck, and rested tuere. "Hut now— now you've got two Madcaps, instead ot one. to play tricks witn you, and be jealous of you, ami low. you!" Sue laughed out joyously us she said it; but something lit ilia sound of her own voice siurtled her, and she clung more closely to Mr. Eyre. "How weak it sound-.!." she said, with something like fear in htir voice, "and 1 feel so stronit and well; even that throbbing in my side has ceased; husband,'' she added, "cothd onu dream a thing and wake up to find it rcult Last niglfi I thought unit I fell asleep in my chair, and was half wakened by a suu- den blow. I struggled to spean, to cry out. but could not: and when I opened my eyes you were bending over me, stiul there was a cruel pain here—but al'UT that 1 knew nothing till I woke with the cry or my little baby in my ears. ' "And wno would harm you, sweet- hearty" said Air. Eyre, as he wound las arm closely about her sale. "It was a bad dream; you'll forget it presently." "It's forgotten now." she said, in that voice of pure joy, with Ut.u- lighion her face that each new motherhood brings to some happy few, as though tlio mother-heart were born over again each time there comes a new claim upon it. But Mr. Eyre saw not that brightness —his face bidden in her hair, ho was counting each breath she drew, knowing that each word slio spoko, each weak pressure of the arm she gave him, carried her a step nearer to that unknown land to which, like a child ignorant of his destination, she was hurrying. For Madcap was to bo one of those who dio "not knowing,' who are gathered to their Father's bosom as children, the end of whoso holiday is unlooked-for-rest—who have been scared by no grisly tales on tho way, and knowing no fear of Uieir Father, greet Him as the friend of wnom their mother's lips have taught them—recognizing Him with passionalo love as me reverent instincts of their youth recur. Did Mr. liyro nan uiacKness to tho sin Lnai Jiad .-miiii nor, wuuu he resolved that sue. *.iou,,i s.-t out with no more- knowledge ol II.T j'.jiiruyy'b end than of the di,'.;,. i . .1, i ;. i .;.' i i...:f on her i>\iy. J To bo continual. Around the Hearthstone. "Seep wiz mummy," said Dody, as be ilasped his cold arms round Frank's A recent number of Engineering (Lon- dou) Keview contains the following statistics of disasters at sea collected by -Lloyd's: I ' We hear much of the many finely modeled ships that arc built from time to time, but little of the many vessels that are lost. Occasionally public interest is excited by heroism displayed m saving a shipwrecked crew but in many cases the loss of the good ship is-only indicated by a line or two in tlie list of casualties in the dally papers. Who, for instance, would think and CHAPTER XIV. Whfit ho! murder! The night, its stillness, its peace, was suddenly rent in twain by a shriek so savage, so awful, that it drove the blood curdling round the hearts of those who heard and for one helpless moment rooted them to the ground on which they stood, while their flesh ciept, kr. causing him to connect that cry with Madcap, though the voice was not hers; and scarce knowing where he went, ho ran like one mad out of the nursery and aloVg the corridors, till he reached the wine, where, attracted by the ' a half-open door i uau shaken his head; there could be no second Madcap to him m th And then they had stood still to watch the children go down the chide, dancing over the yellow leaves with ieet as light as the hearts that winged them,$ulno instinct told the mother that this was the last time the little brothers would pass that way-tho last time her eyes would follow them. ,, He wished now that he had cone all the way home with .her, and so li«ve averted that meeting which ho fe.ued had taken place, and that accountedfoi the excitation of mood Air. Eyie uau displayed that night. To Frank it w, & a lamentable failing m that btiong mind, the in6essant tear ot what ter might say or do; but ho lonjot Mr. Eyre had only seen her in fiercer moods when anger had t ber, or when that mad, reckless de ; ei- tahiation to move him, "' nt; w ' u otrtm make » woman willl'ull self in a man's eyes, 1 yond both truth and .. •uight all his sleeping dread which Ii he pushed if wideband stood trying to coUect his senses, endeavoring to grasp the scene upon which he gazed. In an arm-chair, drawn close to the A-^SfS^'SSSSi Bfc«-v^l|S : ) her side, and on seeing J^ranis. t (be conU '° lf she who was the first to ob- window was open; she , of that ca;IQ had feared Mr. tastrophe to which no ....» • -—- •-.„„, Eyre's violence of hatred might impel awakened. I" 1 * lethargy that Mr. Eyro had thought to •mean decay, Frank knew to be »»'•'" - ll as the snow-wreath that cov earth, while, beneath it. busy liteiis at work, silently preparing ^ foic „ against the coming struggle; tor even inanimate creation, as in our insolence we term it, does not achieve existence d , t dl ;me fc leepl > coll d eas 101 .i&y " « uf covers tie |till and »iW, than rouse ttu-e TO i on claspeu .... neck, and even as'he said it, fell BOUHI. asleep in the young fellow's arms, so . .. I that when Mr. Eyre came out to sum- inscrutable | moll attendance for Madcap, the corridor was empty, Frank being then in tlie nursery. The dining-room presented a strange scene. To one of the massive legs of the dining-tablo was firmly tied the man Digges, whose grimace of fear us be looked round on bis body-guard, furnished that element of the grotesque that is seldom absent in any real tragedy. His stupidity of countenance was in his favor; he seemed too utterly devoid of the courage to conceive, and the nerve to strike, that the deed entailed, thou'Th possibly a psychologist might have'found in "the man's brutishnesfi, all the elements of an accomplished murderer. . "Why couldn't you fall m love with one of your own sort," tho cook was saying as the tears ran down ber honest face, "and not take up with a bit of folly like, that, as sets joolery a sight before vartuci* ' When you can give me di'monds like mistress, I'll marry you.' sez she, for I heard her; but oh. Lord! to think that you'll hang for that wicked speech as put murder in your.heart!" "I never touched the diamonds," said the man sullenly: "I only looked at 'em through the window"—then, seeing the change in the faces round, stuttered in his speech, still further deeping his fellow servants' conviction of bis guilt. Few of the usual traits of vulgar curiosity and fear were visible among those present; intense grief for what bad befallen an adorgd mistress, cast out the horror of the crime, and they thought less of the instrument, than of that young life now hovering between life and death overhead. They knew that she lived—that she would probably live until her child was born, and then—and then but if strong and earnest prayer put up by lips not used to pray might turn the balance by its urgency, then Madcap s feet would turn earthward, and not toward those rushing waters that strike chill upon tho feet of those that are fain to tarry on the shore. As the night wore on, gradually the dining-room emptied of all save the prisoner and the gray-haired butler, who sat by the open door, straining his ears for the first sound that should reach him from his mistress's chamber. The women crept as close to it as they dared, more than one feeling indignant that Josephine should be within. But in the awful emergency of the nisht, the French girl's wit and resource bad shown themselves in an extraordinary degree; it was on her more than Mr. Eyre that the doctor relied at every turn; her head was cool, her baud steady as though nothing unusual had happened; even the room was restored to its usual order, and all traces of tho cruel deed removed. How did the night pass? Only when dawn came, it found Frank's broken heart healed, for lie bad fallen, udleey. with bis arms round Dody, and in his dreams Madcap had come to meet him, and kissed his cheek as m the old boy and girl days together, and he had toid i or with tears how he had dreamed that she was dead-while she of whom he dreamed, and upon whose race the brightness of the golden city was already shining, with arms clasped round her husband's neck, was thanking God that He bud brought her safely through the valley of the shadow ot death. CHAPTER XV. . , that last year sixty-eight vessels, the larger portion ships, sailed from some port or other and, according to Lloyd's annual return, never again were heard of, and these, too, were fairly good- slued crafts? "*'lmt of the crews? The story can never bo completed, the sufferings may bo but guessed at. And Britian and her colonies have more than their' fair share, for while we make up a half of the total losses we conrtibutc 28,500 out of the 4!),100 tons which have thus passed out of record. The total of wrecks, too, seems large, 1,080 vessels of (54SV.MU tons, but it must be remembered that there are probably always afloat on the high seas over 20,000,000 tons of shipping, which fact, although it increases the surprise that so many vessels should be lost; without any news, indicates genera fairly low ratio of loss, !5 or4 ,.„ cent of tonnage. It may be. accepted as a testimony in favor of steel, that of the total tonnage loss only 12 per cent was constructed of this metal, while -40 per cent was of iron and 47 per cent was wood and composite vessels. But it should also be noted that the iron and wooden vessels generally ally per are older, so that age as well as ma- 'Toor flour has a bluish ttnpo." says a, housekeeper, in her prize article on broad-making, "and may be easily blown about, showing no adhersive tendency, sometimes looks dingy as if mixed with ashes. "Good flour adheres to tho baud. nuil. when pressed, shows the imprint of tho lines of the skin. Its tint is cream white." These words bring to my mind the great need of more definite Instruction fr-'u t.lut older to the younger housekeepers. Hundreds writo on the subject, of broad-making, without; mentioning the nbovo Items, and how are tho Inexperienced to know? Possibly you say their mothers should have taught, them before responsibility came upon them. Very t me; but. if there didn't, then what? The truth is, so many of our girls step from the cradle Into tho schoolroom, and from the commencement platform, lulo homos of their own. that there seems almost no time to acquire the homely art; of housekeeping. It, is really a pity, because, good cooking is more essential In tho average homo than Greek or phllospby, but. if the years, especially the vacations, Avero wisely managed, there* womu 1)0 time enough for all. II is a mistaken kiiidnoss to turn a girl out to romp, tho hour school closes; hotter she ivsl by doing something worth while There is nothing moro fatiguotug. bo sidles, Ilian Idly sowing one's owi pleasure. But to return—the average reclpo li more a snare than a. help to many boea-usi'H it supposes that the house wife already knows what; she does uol We have all smiled over thei girl wife who closely followed given diree tions for making a. cake, and took from tho oven a. mass of sweet; what-U it. A neighbor, chancing along, aske how much flower she put in, and wa naturally astonished at the reply: "Flour—why, 1 did not put in any; tho recipe didn't call for It," Some people must have exact measur- ment.s and directions;thoy cannot get; along with: "put; in about what you think will need," "sweeten to taste," "bake until you think It is done." I know a. housekeeper 1 over seventy years old, who religiously follows tho directions for canning, pickling, etc., that she began with in her early housekeeping days. The writer, first quoted, goes on to say: "The whole'-science and art of bread-making is no mean study. The why as well as tho as tho how should bo 'aimed at. Nothing but experience though, will secure for one the coveted name of 'good bread-maker'." She further states, what we all know to be true, that good Hour, good yeast and watchful care are essential io good bread; but some of her other statements we may not always be mindful of. She says: "Many make, the mistake of sitting their spougue over night One -secret of good bread is that every stage of the process must; be complete and rapid. Every moment of waiting means deterioration. At; the precise moment that the sponge is fully llgni, the bread should be kneeded, and the process of rising ought not to require moro than throe hours at the most. Sot your Kponge- then, 'as early in Iho. morning as you like, by talcing in the bowl two quarts of sifted Hour. Make a hole spoon; pour in half a pint of soft yeast; first; stirring It. from the bottom, then, mixing with the flour, add tepid water, stirring constantly until a smooth, stiff batter is formed, which stir and beat vigorously with the spoon for as long as Mnnmriiig Turkey When tho young turkeys arc about as urge as a, brown Leghorn hen, I permit bom (says a Funnor's Daughter, in ho "Count 17 Gentleman") to go to v oost, which mnlces them supremely , uippy: then they Avill como home al- uost'ln <bo middle- of the afternoon In >nlor to have the pleasure of aranging bemsolvos to their satisfaction on tlio ow polos placed In the forks of trees, rho proud mother sits In tlio center vith her wings outspread to their ilt- nost extent, trying to cover as many of her brood .ntf, possible. I hO-VO viiown people to put a few ducks with. ho turkeys In order to bring them home at night, because, they pay, ducks always start; toward homo at night, and :ho rest of tho Hook will follow, but he poor little short-logged ducks cannot i-oost, and havo to sit, on tho ground under the tree until morning. Tur- coys havo so many enemies that. It Is a wonder so many of them are raised; the hawks aro particularly fond of them, and swoop down and carry them. >ff oven after they are as large as half-grown chickens. Tin; hogs, too, especially relish the flavor of their ton- lor little bodies, which is specially unfortunate, as the old lions aro very prone to frequent their feeding places In order to gather up Iho scattered com. They are not so much worried by vermin, however, as chickeiw are, but If any should be noticed, a, lil.tlc puro lard rubbed under their wings and on their heads will soon free them from these pests. The lard should be sparingly applied, though, for If rain should come when their plumage 13 oily, death will be the consequence. Mine have never boon troubled with diseases. Tho stock is changed frequently, and only strong, healthy birds are kept, to raise from. The modiuni- slzed fowls are best, the hens weighing at ono year old, 10 Ibs., and tho males about 24 Ibs. The dark bronze is my favorite; their plumage is beautiful, showing brilliant; metallic hues Iu tho sunlight. They are strong, robust fowls, easily kept in good order, and very docile. In the spring, the hens aro driven into the turkey-house, where their nests have already been prepared, and they soon grow accustomed to tho placo, and In a short while go to their nests of their own accord; so there is no trouble about "hunting" turkey nests all over the farm. When they are well oared for, tho same hen will usually raise two broods every season; or, If they are not permitted to go with their little ones, will continue to lay and sit like chickens. But my neighbors say my fowls arc particularly well trained. Why Ejigs Spoil. , . and , 3 though ' tcrial may have contributed to tlie result. Again, ships bulk more largely than steamers, the latter making 43 per cent and ships 57 per cent of the total; but age again must be considered, for a large number (124 vessels of 47,810 tons), were condemned and broken up, against only 18,035 tons of steamers. A ship is more readily abandoned at sea than a steamer, because when the masts "go by tho board" in a storm the ship is often helpless. Wo have, therefore, 50,570 tons of ships thus abandoned against only 0,000 of steamers, which latter in itself is a large number; they were all of the largest size, too, averaging 1,200 tons. It is interesting to note, further, that steamers collide more; frequently than ships or tho results are more disastrous. Thus wo lind that while 45,070 tons of steamers were lost by collision, only 12,849 tons of ship losses are so accounted for. The number of vessels does not show the same disparity, 43 of the former against' 47 of the latter, which would indicate that small ships more readily collide, and one may be pardoned the assumption that these are mostly iu home channels, rather thau on tlie high seas. Of course the hidden rock, tlie fog-bedltumecl nigged headland, and the overpowering tempest, are as disastrous to the steamer as to the ship, and we find that iu each case about half of the losses are attributed to these more or less unavoidable causes. As to nationality, we find that the "death rate" of tonnage of Britiau's fleet is 2.C7 per cent, and of the colonies 3.13 per cent. The highest rate is attained by Norway with 5.24 per cent, Ilussia being next •with. 3.49 per cent, and Sweden with 3.35 per cent, while the lowest rate is Spain, with 1.05 per cent. The sailing-ship owning states come the highest. Britain has a heavier loss in ships than steamers, 3.90 per cent of the former against 2.30 per cent of the latter, her total losses for the year being 315 vessels of ?82,912,tons. live minutes. After it is perfectly mix- Whenever a fertilised egg is raised to a. temperature of ninety-two degrees, Farm, Stock and Homo says, the hatching process begins, and when the tem- po.ra.ture falls much bolow this point, the process ceases. These conditions aro found in the warm days and cool nights of summer. During the long, hot day, the hatching process Is at work; during tho cool night it ceases. After throe or four alterations of this kind, the embyro chick dies and tho rotting process begins. Now, it is evident that; if the eggs were not. fertilised, the hatching would •not; begin, neither would tho rotting, ,„ ,.„. .,.,., and bonce, there, would be an absence in tho middle with the stirring- of rotten eggs. The remedy, therefore, ' is to prevent fertilisation of the eggs, and this can be si-cured by tho destruction, of the rooster. JOvor.v rooster not intended especially for breeding, should be killed or sold to the huckster as soon as big enough to eat. Not over ono rooster should be kept on any farm and that ono cooped and mated with not moro than ten hens, and tho eggs from those hens should bo kept or sold expressly for hatching. Tho other hens should bo kept especially for eggs -or market or table use, and no rooster should ever be allowed among them. On tho ordinary farm, about one-tenth of the fowls aro roosters, which is about, nine timos as many as there can be any possible use for. Tin fertilised eggs are much sweeter and better for table use, and will keep from two to four times as long as ! fertilised ones, Hens not kept with ! roosters will lay longer and sit. loss than others. It; is safe to say, that in the United States alone, there are 20, OOO.OOO roosters and that 19,000,000 of them aro a. positive and expensive- nuisance, except for tho table at; tlio ' right time. If those roosters wore killed and their places supliod with .hens, and i^ach hen laid 200 eggs per mold into shapely loaves, with as little year, the aggregate would be 3,800, handling as possible, and place in well-, 000,000 worth one cent each, $38,000; greased pans. Set back hi a warm corner for half an hour, when they should be very light and showing signs of cracking. Hake from forty-live to sixty minutes. Keep a steady heat. Take immediately from the oven and rap in clean linen. "A good way to test the heat of the oven it to hold the bare arm and hand until you can count twenty, moderately. If you can do this, it is about right. To test whether the bread is done, break the loaves open and press with the finger;if elastic, it is done. Single ed, cover lightly and set iu a warm place until very light, almost foaming, but bo sure and knead before it subsides. "Now for the kneading process. Sift tlio flour, say six quarts, Into a pan, make a hole iu tlio middle, pour in the sponge, add a pinch of salt; and mingle tho flour with the soft sponge, with tlis hand, gradually adding a quart of warm water or .milk, quickly working the whole into a smooth, even mass; cover the kneading board with. Hour, p'.aco upon it tho dough, which must not be soft enough to stick or stilt' enough to resist, and knead vigorously and long. I'laco where tho temperature Is oven and about blood heat. In two bom's it should have risen to twice its original volume. Plnoo it. again upon the board, divido with the hands a portion of the slso you wish for your loaves, remembering it will rise again as much more, lightly 000 every cent of which would clear net 'profit to the f armor. bo 1 e eory risen poor Day was breaking, not with foretaste of early winter, but vividly, like a page out of the missal of spring thrust m at hazard among the later chapters of thei yew. Madcap's heart swelled as Bhl looked through the open window at ?i 2 hiMLThtenin" sky beyond, then, as > W M> mpgad Phil pestled Ewe's' Minor Beloit, WJs., Oct. 20.-0. E. Robinson a brakeman on the Chicago & North- westero JiaUrfiad, lost tlie first finger of Ws right hand while coupling cars yesterday, Jolra Resseglwe, wlio is ip, the taints, h.ad, Ws fingers so. " " may ba tested with n broom if no dough adheres, they are loaves straw; done." Surely the above directions are minute and lucid enough for the veriest amateur. Would like as clear cut directions for making other breads- Indian, Graham etc. from some reader. Work of WmlelieB. EVAXSVU.I-E, Incl., Out. 20. — A dastardly attempt to wreck a passenger train on the Louisville, St. Louis & Texas road was made last night. A special train load of colored Hepubli* cans went from Henderson to Owensboro lo participate in a big ratification meeting there, and on their way homo the engineer discovered a fire ahead of him on the track and stopped. An investigation showed that the bridge over Green river had been fired in sev- i oral places, while a number of crossties had been placed on the track at each end of the bridge. A wreck at that point Would have caused a frightful loss of life. Echo of the Bergman Cai*. FBBKHOI/D, N. J., Oct. li>. —The Monmouth county grand jury have found indictments for kidnaping against Chief of Police O'Mara of Pittsburg for conveying Franlf Nfpllipk, who w&s »» rested on suspicion of being an aecoru The Question ot Cuthollo Teacher*. DKTKOIT, Mich., Oct. 19.— The Ques» tlon of Catholic teachers in the public schools, will be reopened at the board of ^education. School Inspector McDonald, who was the only absent member when Mr. Coffin's anti-Catholic resolution was adopted, says that if no pne else does so he will move to recon* eider the matter. He hopes to kill tho ^solution, to* he thinks that its ep- forcement in a narrow Interpretation negie cqppany, Be took Mollick out [ would be suicidal to the school inter* *tf 4.1ia Mtfl.i.a nf NAW .TnntAV wlt.Hmit a. ' ~~J-a nf Detroit plice o| in ^he attempted %s- i 15. Q. Fr>Q\i of the Car- ' ft i

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