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MADCAP. —or- STO&tf Off A SIN, BY HELEN fe. MATHERS. •&. the UPPER DES M01NE8, ALGONA, IOWA< WEnNttSDAY. NOVEMBER 23.1892. THE FARM AND HOME herseif to look roundin search tor the em t 1: Atter some cross-exam nation in which no fresh evidence was dlctfed- ' jjrflnK. too, snowed no emotion, only .{g face took an added shade of sael- F ages; it seemed to him so deep adis- " honor to Madcap s memory that her in- •jj<!ent words should be thus blared j aloud in court. . * -'pirl you hear or see anything fur- lither?" was the next question. If "No!"—he didn't listen; he didn't I,think nought of what he heard—the Witts of Quality weren't as poor folks' tfays; and, having nothing else to do, it seemed to pass the time like with ''them to say what they didn't mean. Biic as he couldn't get round to the ladder, 1)0 thought he- would go to the kitchen, and bide there a bit until the window was shut and the company gone. He looked in at tho library window as lie passed, but Mr. Eyre was not at the table; he was standing by a door that led into the drawing-room, close to . ,the open window, and he supposed Mr. . ! , Byre was going through that way into |, the drawing-room. At this speech Mr. Eyre was observed to start, and look at him sternly and fixedly—hitherto ho had worn a look of encouragement for the frightened wretch, now he made .a sign as though renouncing him as a liar and abandoning him to his fate. Tho examination continued. Dieges ,had gono to the kitchen, had a drop of 'something hot, and at half past eleven ; went round to the front of the house, and had just got his hand on tho ladder to lift it, when to his surprise he found that it would not niove, that there was something on it—in his alarm he shook it, and in the same moment heard just above him a shriek that made his llesh creep, that seemed to come from Mrs, Eyre's room. For a moment he could not move; the next he began to run up the ladder, but met something coming down. He retreated backwardbefore it, and turning the bull's-eye of his lantern upon what was rushing on him, saw that it was Mrs. Clarke, Lord Level's lady. He was so confounded at the shriek, and seeing her there, that he let her run past him, he seized hold of her skirt, only she fought like any cat, and got away, and he didn't run' after her, for he wanted to know what was going on at the top of the ladder; he didn't think that screech was his missus's, she had got a very douce voice, but he wanted to see;—and here his grotesque contortions of face produced in the lookers-on a mingled sensation of laughter and horror, while Mr. Eyre's face grew harder, and Frank's a shade paler than it had been before. His mistress was leaning back in a .chair, with her back to the window, and his -master was standing beside her, holding a handkerchief to her side that was stained with blood. Almost at the same moment the door flew open, and Lord Lovel, with Josephine behind him, rushed in; and before he had got his wits back, he was seized and dragged backward, thourh why he could not be trusted to go down the ladder alone he did not know, a* he had done nothing, and no doubt would bo hanged for it, though he had never harmed his mistress in her life, he loved her a deal too well for that. Here his evidence ended, and he was •dragged out of court, bellowing like an ox, ami firmly convinced that, in spite of appearances, he was being led there and then to execution, while those who had thought it possible that the man had murdered his mistress for the sake of the diamonds, did not see how his simplicity had told more in his favor than a volume of evidence could have -done against him. All eyes were turned to the prisoner, who during the harangue for the prosecution had stood perfectly still, like a creature stunned by a sudden blow from which she has not been given time to recover, her beauty dulled, almost effaced by the heavy cloud that overshadowed it, so tliat the women wondered what Lord Lovel could have found to this stupid-looking criminal. . Mr. Eyre looked at no one. Presently ;a ray of sunshine penetrated the court, and fixed his eye. "Madcap is deadhead " he glanced round the court. How forcibly the scene reminded him -of that other trial last spring—these women, with their opera-glasses; these gaping country folks, with their curi- -osfty and their fear; the Judge, with Ins wiK a little awry, the same one who had condemned Janet to death; while -he himself, who had looked on as witness at a trial for the murder of his own -child, now, in the same spot, ooked on at that child's mother charged with the murder of his wife. Sin ever has its inexorable conse- -nuences; but in this instance the fatali- ;* n .1.1.. 1 :.«« t-lint- f\r\na (JOIUlIllttiQU.^ the chain of was surely evoiiKo (*3 M M**" •-- —r" 1 ., • j A «,« something to tremble at-this dead sin ., i I*.- i!^-:,, ,iis *i»irFill nmiHPnilAnnBS Josephine Eenouf was called Hpr relation to the man Digues ha 1 attracted the popular attention, and her in pearancs fixed it, as fauitlesrfya ttlrert tor thei character, and with that play featuio which in a Frenchwoman for a blush, she commenced of tar of the crime that once comme, had remained attached to the chain ot events as a link of iron, was sure y .-„ -.. , her evidence as follows:— She had been bidden at about half past six o'clock on the night of the murder to take the children to her mistress and had admired the diamonds with which her lady was decked, but had shortly taken the children back to the nursery, and after putting them to bed, had gone down to the kitchen to have a chat with her fellow servants, and fetch her supper. She was supposed to eat this in the nursery, but partook of it below stairs that night, and afterward joined ina game of cards in the servants' hall, tin; gardener coming in unexpectedly toward the e~hd of it. They luul fallen to talking of the diamonds, and she had said in joke that she would marry him (Digges) when ho could give her as fine a necklace as the one her mistress was wearing that night, and being a slmiid fellow it had taken some time to explain to him what diamonds were, and how valuable. She had remained behind after Sarah Bodkin had answered her mistress's bell, and on re- turninsr to the nursery had been startled to lind Lord Lovel there, for she knew Mint tlio hutu-ii' had gone- up stairs to shut, iip Lliu himst) for the night, supposing liiiit lu !w gone. His !oril.-:hip ii'jcouut;'d for his ap- pearancs there by saying that he was certain he had seen Mrs. Clarke enter, but on assuring him that such was not tho case, ho had advanced to. the inner room to search it, and was conversing with hnr on the , subject of Master Docly's health, when the shriek was heard from the opposite wing that roused l-he house. Witness then detailed tho snene that had met her eyes when she had rushed to Mr. Eyre's room, and in spite of n severe cross-examination, was linn in her denial that she had removed the diamonds in the confusion of the scene. Cross-examined as to her intimacy with Hester Clarke, she admitted it, but added that her mistress knew of, and encouraged it, and had bade her let Master l)udy walk or play with tho prisoner whenever they should meet her abroad. At these words, a look of agony was observed to cross the prisoner's features, her head sank lower, and the whole attitude of detected guilt became more marked. Her examination-continued, Josephine said that she had not been present when Mrs. Clarke had returned to the Red Hull. She had sat up the preceding night, and Lord Lovel had insisted on her going to bed; and a sharp cross- examination. elicited but little more from the Frenchwoman than the foregoing, and it was with an air of conscious innocence that she left the box to make room for the next witness, the uoctor who had been fetched by Frank, and who had been with Mrs. Eyre till within an hour of her death. He said that he had previously attended Mrs. Eyre in her illness, and was called up at about twelve o'clock on the night in question. He found her lying on the bed, pulseless, and apparently dead, her white wrapper deeply stained with blood, and on the leftside, just below the heart, a small, incised wound, likely to be produced by a narrow, Ion? knife, such as the one now produced in court. By the aid of violent remedies he had- produced some signs of life in her; but she waspractic- allv dying when he first saw her, and would in all probability have -succumbed to the fatal blow at once, were it not for the condition in which she was. Cross-examined as to whether she had not actually died in child-birth, or of the violence of the remedies applied, he said, that to live more that a few hours after such an injury was impossible- and when pressed as to whether the chloroform administered by Mr. Eyre had not been dangerous to her life, he replied that though possibly she might have been kept alive another hour or two by skillful management, nothing could have extended her life to the middle of-.the following day. Great force must have been used in making the blow, and it was impossible that she could have inflicted it on heraelf-every- thin" pointed to its being struck while she wits asleep, as Mr. Eyre's evidence, taken from her own lips, would presently show. Y , The iifixt witness called was Lord Lovel. He was in deep mourning, and in this respect offered a marked contrast to Mr. Eyre, who, to the scandal of all present, was habited precisely as usual; while in Frank's haggard face crief showed more plainly than in Mr. Eyre's, who was but a shade darker and (Trimmer than his wont. Yet there was neither fear nor shame in Frank's look, but something so noble that those who had suspected him telt tms question, it was not pressed, though one equally offensive was substituted. "Lord Lovel did not think it likelv that his host had purposely left them alone, that he might play the spy upon tnemr" . Frank looked up, and his eyes meeting Mr. Eyre's both men smiled, and none present could henceforward doubt the perfect confidence that existed between them. . He answered, however, that as noth-- ing was likely to be said in Mr. EyrS; absence that could not freely be said} ! -i his presence, there was no necessity whatever for his host to listen at key holes. Prank was next asked if it were not a matter of public notoriety that some months since lie had eloped with the deceased lady, and her husband pardoning the escapade, witness had afterward been received on his former friendly footing at the lied Hall? Prank replied haughtily that it had certainly been his privilege on one occasion to escort Mrs. Eyre on a morn- ins ride from the White House to her own home, as she was desirous of see- ingdier children; but he failed to see what bearing such a question could have on the case. His proud, indignant looks, shame for Madcap's sake, at hearing her memory thus assailed, for the moment touched tho whole court into unison with his feelings, and his tormentor did not dare to further press the point, but commenced on a now tack. "And you are able to swear on your oath that you were with Josephine Eenmif in the nursery when the scream was heard that brought the household to its mistress's bedropnv," Frank looked at his interlocutor, and asked him where else he was likely to have been? "You are prepared to swear that you did not, in collusion with the nurse, obtain access to Mrs. Eyre's room, and being surprised in it by her husband, the blow was struck that ended in her death?" Frank's manhood was not proof against this last crowning insult to his dead saint—his mouth quivered like that of a child, too hurt even to speak, and his head sank on his breast. That; her name should be thus bandied about in open day—she "You may commit me for contempt of court, if you please," he said sternly, "but I will not answer another question that you ask rrie on this subject." "I will change it then to one upon which I am compelled to question you —that of your relations with the accused. At the time ot the murder she was residing in the village, nominally, as your mistress?" "She was." "She felt and expressed great jealousy of Mrs. Eyre?" "Never to mv knowledge." "You do not" think it likely that the murder was committed through jealousy on account of yourself?" "I am sure that it was not." At the conclusion of the examination of this witness the court adjourned to ten o'clock on the following day. ami after a word or two to his friends who rallied round him, Mr. Eyre rode homeward with Frank. • Not a syllable was exchanged between them, but when at a turn in the road they saw the distant lights shini tig in the Bad Hall,.Mr. Eyre dropped the re.ins ou his horse's neck, and groaned aloud. "And so we have lost her, Frank," he said, "and your house is cold—but not so cold as if she had made it warm, then gone away and left you to feel an iciness more bitter than that of the grave." He wrung Frank's hand, then spurring his horse onward, was instantly gone. ' "O wife! wifel" he' said aloud, as he entered his own gates. "Poor murdered Madcap," and repeated over tho lines— Since j'f n noo mwore bo at my stao lu wi'lks, In zuinmer net, I'll poo alwono where mist do rldo, Drough trees n-drlppen wet; Below the rnln-wet bnuph, my love, Where you did never eome, An''l don't grieve to miss ye now, As I do grieve tit hwhome. ana issue wciv unknown: tnen divijr!. 1 ,1..' her eyes from hi. facu, snt ,..ovv.i, •• death-like rigidity succeeding to tin violent crmtion tinted canvuls-^l h-;- "You were so Hrmly convinced of tin prisoner's guilt that you actually com mitted her'to jail on no other grounds than vonr own susp.clous?" "I (lid." "At that time you had not he'i-d th>man Diazes' cvii'tem^of wh n h ..! n..'.i pened the night of the murder.'" "Not a syllable." "You knew of roasons v.iiy i-'ne wa> likelv to have committed tne ni>ti\l;T:"' "I'did." At this moment ti subdued linbluih was heard outside t lie court, sin.I two constables entered, one of whom lmn> r, sealed packet, that with i-ert-aiii whisp-r- ed intelligence was immediately handed up to the Judge. Tne second constable led in Josephine, pale as death. with every sign of guilt written on her face. ' A cry of "The diamonds!" thrilled the court, as the Judze broke tho seal, and there fell out a glittering cascade of jewels on the notes that lay before him. He lifted one in his hand, and as the light fell lull ou it, Mr. 'Eyre, who was extraordinarily long-sighted, leaned forward and looked at it intently. "1 have seen that jewel before." he. exclaimed, and requested that it might be handed to him, together with tho rest. He looked s,t without touching them, and when asked if he recognixed them, replied— "Certainly." "They belonged to your late wiltv "No/' "To whom, then.?" "To the prison T.'' Asked it his ii(M|iiiiintnnce with In had been such as to ju.-.i..:y hi-* «^' . ''- ing to every one ol Hi. so jc\\ !•!* . s MCI property, he replied that thvro uu- imi a trinket there hi-had not- purcnnsi-J himself. , ,4 (To be continued v/ j A GENTLEMAN. I knew him tor a gentleman By sis-iis that never fail; His coat, was rough and rnther worn. His cheeks were thin and pale- A. Ind who had Ills way to mjita 1 . With little time for play--, 1 knew him for :l. fieiitleniiUi Ky certain slstis today. l?w!lfonl.rue<>p thorn in thrifty^jf. tion. At all other times the brewing sow should imve mill?, wheat braitot middlings, and either clover in suni% r or beets in winter. These will not ton, and they will produce vtgorov thrifty pigs when tho sow farrows He met his mother on the street; Oil' osiniM ills little cnp. My door was shut; I,waited there Until I heiird his rnp. lie took tho bundle from my hnnd, And when I dropped my pen, Tie sprsuig to pick it. up for ino, This jronUniMii of ten. Ho does not push *uul crowd ulong. Ills voice is gently pitched; He d(«-K not illng his books about. As it' he wiero bewitched. He stands aside to let you psiss. He always shuts the door, lie runs on errands willingly To forgo mid mill and store. He thinks of you In-fore himself, Ho serves you If ho 0:111. For in whatever company The manners inako the man. At 1;eii or forty 'tis the same, The manner tells tho t?ile, And I discern the gentleman By signs that, never fail. —Margaret Snngster hi Harper's Young People. FARM NOTES. been. the dls- late bceii Men. Kerosene emulsion, which has used so suee;-ssfully to destroy enses of the plants, has of applied to animals on the, farm to rid them, of liee. seal), etc. It. has also been used in the poultry yard. it. is vcrjr useful to renovate the roost ins places and the buildings fivinionted b.V. fowls, ns well as being sure death to all vermin on the chickens themselves, when fip- plled to their bodies. A suceessfnl poultry raise. f In Michigan glvVs his experience with the emulsion: "Last, spring, as soon as wnrnl woaUior came, tho mites began, to come by tho millions. I felt, discouraged and dually thought 1 would try emulsion, as I had some experience, with it on oilier insects. T found it to be good. I goti the kettle and put it on the stove; put. In two gallons of water and one pound of hard soap. When the soap was dissolved. I added one gallon of kerosene, then took my force pump, with tho sprinkler on, and churned, it until it was like cmun. T wont to the coops and sprayed them all over with tihis hot. emulsion, perches and platform and all parts of the eoops. T used three gallons of kerosene to go through my three eoops, but It made a linal ilnisli of them. • When I lind any I get the emulsion, take a brush and paint It on the parts whoiv they are." Hasty .lutlKiiiou'iK Harper's Bazar: It is well to suspend judgment hi many cases until we have had time to review circumstances and trace motives. Especially where children sire concerned should we bo very careful not to confuse their sense of right and wrong by acting with injustice, scolding or censuring them for mistakes cine to their inexperience, and perhaps inllic-tiug piuiisthnuifit when none was deserved, A little child once ran nearly a mile from her own home to that of a Mend carrying an umbrella to her mother, whom she supposed to be there. Great trusts of wind arose, find streams of rain fell and drench (id the little one before she arrived at her destination, wot. breathless, and cniito unable to explain why she had come when met .by curious eyes and sinia/ed questions. The mother had seen the impending storm and gone home, and the result of the whole proceeding was —for this true story took place, in sterner days than ours—that thio child was shut up for many hours of the next day to think over iho fault, of equivocation. A mother whose temper is impulsive should never trast her lirst hasty judgment ill tho management of her little ones. In the larger affairs of the neighborhood and of society tho prudent person refuses to judge hastily. . He .gives tho benefit, of the doubt wherever and •whenever and to whomsoever'he can. People have a. right to ask that before they are weighed hi the balances and found wanting their casts shall be looked at from all sides and from the most favorable point of view. It is not well to assume that, blushes and down- dropped eyes always indicate guilt. In- iiocience, falsely accused, is often ashamed to look its accuser in the face. Judge not, that yo be not judged, was said by the purest lips that ever spoke on eprth. The man or woman whoso habit it is to indulge in snap judgments of any kind is necessarily narrow and undeveloped. AH occasional bran mash is good for all animals. Work lu an orderly way and keep tools in orderXv array. Waste of til lies eats like interest money in hard times. Let. the little ones help; they will be the happier itind bettor for it. Save the best sdcrts to plant. Breed up corn, wheat, etc., like you do stock. Blackberries should bo on only moderately rich soil and be fertilized with wood ashes. The beef cattle men are complaining that beef is low, while mutton and poultry are proportionately lilgher. The hog pen and tihc poultry house should furnish thier share of 1'ortUMng material to keep up the farm. When wo coium.lmce to build up the stock we must weed out all bad qualities 'and do it as fast as possible. Whilo chickens thrive best in small umbers or Hocks, ducks seems to do ettor when n largo number are kept otiothor. with its train of awful consequences rising out of the forgotten past, to Stand face to ftioe with the living ignpr- .ant cause to-day, a thing toraaTw a man fear lest even his thoughts of evij might not be unknown potent ait IBB tor crime impelling him ton *WUi but inevitable consummation of which he had never dreamed. Sarah Bodkin, niaid to the late Mis. Evre, was then examined. open and disappoai . She said that she had dressed her w » lng an(ll suspecting harm mistress for dinner as usual that night; but Mr. Eyre having come in, and been their thoughts to be their own dishonor Hebrieflv. gave his evidence, to the effect that he had dined at the Hall, spent the evening with Mr. and Mis. Evre, and, on the former retiring to the Horary, had 'stood for a short time by the open wiu-loWwithMrs Eyre, after, which she hud gone up stairs and he In d waited for Mr. Eyre until close upon half past eleven, when he left the house; but seeing a (igure Hit across the iiuujs/, , .,. — ; ----- . idven's he had gone'at once, to the nursery, and, find- in" tho dour ajar, entered. Be id a-^l-ud what reason he had to ISs=^ wn, himself fastened the jewels in her THE HOUSEHOLD. lad i-e'Dlv He was wondering how much wS known of the real story, and whetl eiiwere bound to come out in $e Surse of the trial; he chose a mid- rier 10 UIOVDU, «"« t ie C oiu&u vi >"'° ""••' --r - f H | rilt h the diamonds, and dle COU1 . SB , and told a part o.thetiutn. g dress, but had not u He kuew , he said, that; the P"""" 1 renlTceTthe stones in their cases, as had a Y ery strong atfflction foi Mi. M?s lyre had said she would do so her- Eyre ' 3 younger child, and he self presently, and meanwhile asked. ror ^ ^ Q j ftn mo ii n ation to i Kr^fxr««W'snj m iKi. p tS ) toa»i,h«i» B »o<i| steal it. It reason that he had re-en- way of the nurseries ll ' ewomai >. turae ifadn"everthough-t| Here his by no ra^lesTthanTn hour she would g her poor lady bleeding in that very ^Sbehacl heard the cry that aroused the whole houae, and burried^witMJw CHAPTER II. It Is hard to porsonnto an not n part lohpr, for whero truth is not at the bottom Nature win always be endeavoring to return, and will peep out, and betray herself one time or other. The court resumed next morning, and was crowded in every part. At ten o'clock the" prisoner was placed at the bar, and though still very pale, had lost, much of that crushed appearance she had displayed the day before; and on Mr. Eyre's entering the witness-box, showed symptoms of almost uncontroll able agitation. . He himself.gave no sign ol emotion as he briefly gave his evidence, and even under the cross-examination betrayed none of the impatience and auger that Frank had done. Asked-if he had ever felt any jealousy of Lord Lovel, especially on that fatal ni"ht, he looked across at Frank, and involuntarily the two men smiled, thereby greatly scandalizing the jury, who could not see that the murder or a man's wife was a matter for joking lo the man himself. Asked if he had unlocked the door, seldom used, that connected the library with the drawing-room, which on the latter side was hidden by a thick curtain, Mr. Eyre replied that trom the moment of entering the library he luul not once left his seat at the writing- table till he was roused from a doze in to which he had fallen, by a shriek that appeared to come from his -wife's room, and that caused him immediately to as cend the small staircase that communicated with her apartment. On being reminded that the gardener swore to seeing him standing by the door on the other side of which Lord Lovel and his wife were conversing, 'while in -confirmation, of his assert ion the door was next day found unlocked. Mr Evre replied indifferently that .Ditr- ee* must have seen double, and the servant herself had probably unlocked the door, for he, knew nothing of it. Gross-examined as; to why he had bade the servants, seize the gardener, he said that for the moment he did not racon-nize the man, and supposed the crime to have been committed for the I it is less dangerous to slip with the sake of the diamonds. . . ' foot than with the tongue. Let tliis be "He was no longer of that opinion/ • ^nembered. ^^.SSfe^'SSKit'SSS*' It is impossible for that man to de- moment"- span-who remembers that his Helper is If none present had seen Hester^ eyes omnipotent, before, they s aw them then, » with^u , C *orge Macdonald: I find that doing and looked at Mr. Eyre the will of God leaves me no time for the court. ,Many held their disputing about His plans. -•"-1 accuser and - ^ Ugu8 tjne: God mingles the bitter """ -'— *-"*'• — Youth mitl Ago. When all the .world is young, When all tho trees are green; And every goose a swan, lad, And every lass a queen; Then hey for boot wnd horse, lad And around the world away. Young blood must have its course, lad And every dog Ms day. When all the world is old, lad, And all the trees are brown; And all the sport is stale, lad, And all the Avheels run down; Creep home and take your place ther The spent and maimed among; God grant you find one face there You loved when all was young. —Charles Kingsley. GlCtlllillgK. Life is a candle in the night, Praise is a tonic and a healer. Great thoughts proceed from heart. MIIIIUI'<* tho ftl«n«low. Put some of the surnlus manure on he mendows, hauling it'out and spread- ig evenly tilirouyh the fall and winter. 3-rass will rim out. rapidly if not fed. t pays just as well to fertilise it as it loes to fertilize grain. Some men neg- ect tills, and then wonder that they get uch' poor crops, and conclude there is 10 profit in grass. Clov<" . Clover is difficult to kill by drought tftor it is once 'wfcll rooted, as it penetrates deeply and di'AWS upon unseen •eserves of moisture. It mu(y appear to be wholly dx?ad, but will revive quickly LUider the intluence of a light rain. Still I. is best to avoid pasturing closely during a. dry a.nd late autumn, as the tops are needed fis a mulch to protect against freezing out in the whiter. \YruiiliiK Colls, Western Journal: Tho time of the year is at hand when the usual number of colts lliut have boon well-bred and reasonably well eared for so far, will bo spoih.Ml for lack of a little eare in wean- Ing. The change from tho milk of the dam to a. ration that will keep the yomw? things growing without a break is quite, sudden unless proper precaution has boon taken beforehand. If colts have nob been allowed to follow the dam in the Holds, nor yet have been kept up in close confinement in the stable, but turned, as they ought to have been, into a small Held or paddock and jillowed the exercise which this course would give, and sound oats or bran to eat when they felt hungry tho change at. weaning time would bo very slight and tho chock to growth very insignificant. Where this precaution has boon taken, no pains should be spared to got the colls to eating a small amount of grain eacli day and when tho time comes to wean, them entirely, let it be done gradually, allowing them to their dams once a day for a. few days, then every other day, and lliuilly separating them altogether; Thejy should then have gradually increasing rations of oats until a permanent ha.bit of growth lias become csta.blished. Horses ore cheap now as compared with former years and fanners are disposed to grow fewer of them. Nevertheless, at present prices tho still afford some profit, provided they are properly handled. Whatever the breed may be, size and normal development are important. The moment: feed is lessened nature begins to dwarf the size and when the feed is less than the custom demands, abnormal development is almost sure to follow. In feeding growing colts of any breed, too much value cannot be attached to ration of good, sound oats. There is no grain that seems so well adapted as oats to the development of the: muscular system and of the energy and spirit which arc so essential in .every brood of horses. Unfortunately over much of the west tho quality of oats is very Inferior this year. It will thereof them, and even _ , fore require more ' rhoTul ' kor ' then, pound for pound, the value will The turkey is very tender when young, not l)(J I10 . irl y emia i to those, of last but hardy when grown. If tlhe first ten j ywu . A svu) stit t ite for oats to some weeks of its life end well it is safe, ns | ' oxtent cnn bo found by the use of oil it will then have passed tho critical I ^^ imrt slie]lotl coru i n Ui.o ratio of period and entered ou a new life. The alxnlt . 011(3 ot - O u m0 al to six or seven of principal onuses of the loss of young ( , om Wo (lo , ]K)t;) however, beliovo are dampness, rapid feather-1 u, llt '. niy combination of grains grown in the west can be devised which will tho place of oats for putting a tho turkeys are dampness, rapid feather-1 ing aiid lice, the latter cause hein« the principal one, as many suppose that because there nro'iio small red. mites the youiiK turkeys are free from vermin, when In fact fflte largo grey lice do the mischief. Kapid feathering causes tho young ones to droop, and hence they should bo fed often, not less than four times a day, and induced to oat meat as early as possible. Tho Ili'Ht 'AHlkorx, Jersey Bulletin: Tho best milkers that we ever saw milk, a cow use both luinds and milk rapidly. They adapt their handliuy to the slue and shape of the teats, using all tho lingers 011 large teats, and only the thumb and fore- linger on small teats, or, with small teats, bending the thumb in and milking Avith tho thumb-knuckle and forefinger. Habitually they milked with dry Iwinds a take .— , foundation under u colt. It must bo remembered that the value of tho colt when it comes to the market two or three years hence Avill depend very much upon the attention that it receives from now until grass grows. If the. food Is deficient either in quality or in quantity, nature will shrink tho form to tho food and the result will be a. horso that will sell for from $15 to $35 less than he would had ho been properly cared for during the llrst winter. Colts require shelter the lirst year, but not so _ . . . 11 __ ,..,.->*ifirnif1 'Plimr Neglect is sometimes as serious as a i aml ^jthout wetting the teats. Some small clothes brush for brushing use O if the udder before milking. We should never allow our cows to be milked with ness. llLord L OV el was. there was **& across crime. The secret of success is constancy to purpose. He who knows most grieves most for wasted time. , -~--^ teats to cllftp aud get Bore m When about to commit a base deed, . ^^ men teftts nre gorCi 1Jie best respect thyself though there be no wit-1 treatment tuat we uave trie a is washing with tepid water, with a- little carbolic acid in it, then wipe dry with a soft towel before milking. After milking, anoint rightly with plain vaseline. llreodlilg Sowtl. The chief difficultly with breeding sows of any breed, that is worth anything is to prevent them from fattening. Their food should therefore be of a kind to create the largest flow of milk, rather than to make fat. This is especially time before farrowing. Mter the young are fairly beginning to grow their demands on the dam will justify giving her liberal feeding, cornmeal not Being objected to, for all the fat It contains wul be <UvWe4 amoag so many pip that JJengel; When the door of Paradise „. opens'to let In any of our departing with friends, delicious breezes blow to upon of much ns is generally supposed. They are made for action, and to tie thorn up in the stable 01- to keep them in close quarters, even in cold weather, is a mistake. They should have a small field where they cannot hurt themselves, shed to <so into in lime of storm, plenty of salt and water, and for the rest, lot them alone. They will take exercise when they want it, cat when they are hungry, drink when they are thirsty and, in general, take better care of themselves than any farmer will give them in a stable. The first year over, the greatest work of growing-the colt is done. PO not neglect the colts either at weaning time, or from this until grass comes, and especially hi view of the fact that it takes so little, care and attention to develop them under the best conditions. Twecty-live dollars will buy a good many oats, and we know of nothing that will pay so high a price for a Rood article of oats as a first-class yearling colt of any of the unproved breeds. The Uest Things. The best tiling to give your enemy Is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to a child, a good example; to your father, deference; to your mother, conduct, that will wake her proud of you; to yourself, reepeot; to all wen, charity.

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