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i>ayle. KINDLY Pro?!- derfco called Mrs. Beresford Away tor a tew mtoutes, a-qd Gwcn and I 1»ere alone,' , ''I i»rcsufne," J observed, "t h a t there was a r«»a6oji, In Asking in* to cap tfefs after- ntion?'''.'" y'.• "Welt, yes," she replied, In'a hesltat- feg tone, "something has 'happened, J^d—" / She paused; spmehoir I did not feel particularly eager to hear the news. "The fact Is," she' continued, hurriedly, "I didn't want you to hear It any one else, and think me mean, r Y /i. t r-: iU If "It does not give promise," .'1 interrupted, ''of T>eing intelligence that will tmakede deliriously happy." , "It's charming!" she cried, "and you joust be Very pleased. I'm going to be engaged!" • ^ "How Jolly)" I remarked presently; X required only a few seconds \o appreciate the information. Owen stirred her tea'in a meditative manner. ; " . "Yes, it's very nice," she said; "it is not to be announced until to-morrow. t_o the world at large, but to you, as ah old friend—" I looked at Owen; fler. eyes were still contemplating her tea. "Yes, I sup) I am AOjold friend!" I replied dry- i Then I screwed up my courage and said: t '\' . - • . "Well, who is he?" -She blushed. I thought she was look- Ing remarkably pretty. "Leycester," she said, softly. "Ah!" I, exclaimed,-as-if-the-whole '_ mystery had been• solved—"a'title!" Owen gave a nervous little laug "Lord Leypester* is very nice; don't "you think so?" "• • ' "There's no harm in Leycester," replied; "he's only stupid!" ', She shot an indignant glance at me. r ' "I think .he's very nlcfe,". ahe said, 'Attempting to impart an ulr of conviction to her tone, , .;,. .,;.. . ' "•You don't seem to - be very positive on the point. It is all very sud- ;<lan," I added; "I have not heard even Gwen looked rather embarrassed. "It -happened last night," she began. "At the duchess' dance?" THe duchess was Leycester'a mother, •an awe-Inspiring personage. "Yes," stie replied. "You see, moth- •4 f»>* '"I quite : comprehend," I;' broke In •"Your mother and the duchess have 1 " in lunching together lately. Heav- has not a monopoly; in the making jnarrlages. ,.. ( ; ' " • • ; It .was .ridiculously simple. . Gwen •was an" heiress.' Mrs. Beresford \\ .ambitious/and the Leycester family •derived their income from Irish estates • a derivation that was ' _eyery^_year growing more fanciful in its results. . "It's a pity ."'began Gwen,-toying ,'TVith a lace handkerchief, "that—" "I haven't a title. Exactly," I said rather brusquely. / • ,' , She appeared not to have heard the remark. ' , ' At one time Gwen and I had seen a lot of one another,.and I felt that another str.*w in my favor would have , brought tie matter to a happy termination. However it was not to be; and BOW Mrs. Beresford had taken the matter .into her own hands, and Gwen had —probably >been-allowlng-her tongue-to atrip lovingly over the pretty name o" Lady Gwendoline Leycester, until thi •present arrangement had been arrived "I suppose," she said, thinking it ad ,. -vJsable to' change the subject, "I shal you,'to-morrow at the Fenwlokeaf ,''fK> YOU'MIND? 1 „ ' ''Yes," I said. "And now I'must be golnfe," I added, lingering fir a mo . menVhat in hand. "I have to see a * physician." ' Y, --,. * "I thought you were never ill?" she said, anxiously. "What is it?" .< • "An incipient attack of profound melancholia," I replied, a» I took mj * .departure. , , I went • home to dinner, and after wards strolled round to the dub, think , Ing that smoking-room,gossip ---"'• be pleaeaater thaw my owa re" S spout the remainder of iho . . . there, and it waa etrlking 12 whoo Wtood on the etepe,r contemplating Whether I should walk or rida back, "fic-ing home, Temple? 1 " B*id a vo^ Jt |uraed; It was young Leyceater. ,, "I'm your way, if you're walking,' "Yee," J said, and he IfaJsed his am * witliiti pine. He coaynenced to talk £\: A *T» i* vrtvltort, T*MP*V' he fhf nurnn of r^'jiTneTsl 5 !," T rTmik*" 1 !, "you pxp?ct to come rropppr?." "And 1 don't dare tell the dochesa," .8 exclaimed. "She has advanced me 11 she can spare already. I don't nov7 where to raise another penny* nd I shall be sold up!" 1 began to think of Gwen. ,"The worst of it is,V he went on, the duchess has arranged a marrlag* with a pretty little heiress; the engage^ ment is to be annonnced to-morrow, ihd I sfian't be able to carry the thing itir'ough. 1 haten't even the money o bny a' ring!" , ' '"Do yoa wish to' marry?" I 'asked, "No," he said, impatiently. ."She la a nice enough girl, but It-Is not in ; my ine. What am. I to do? The .duchess will simply, eat, me when she finds out he true state of affairs, and If I cant make some sort of a settlement by tomorrow I shall have to bolt. It's a comfortable position to be in!" he con- ciud'ed, dismally. I reflected. Gwen would not marry. me, even If this precious young idiot did "bolt," so I might Just as well assist iii giving 'her the title she.coveted. "Leycester," I said, "what sum will settle your creditors for the mojnent and enable you to carry the marriage through?" ^ ~r*— Ho paused for a moment. "Five thousand pounds would ; do it.' Why?" ; . : "Because" I replied, "believing that a fool should sometimes be helped in his folly, I Bhall'have much pleasure in lending you that amount." ' Leyceater looked at me in amazement. ''••;•' : -. ' "Temple," he cried, "you're a good un!" .'-'..• ^ We jroturned to the clubr and,I wrote him out a check.' I left him chatting with Barton Fenwicke, a gossip, 'who spent ala'rge amount of 'timei retalllrig" lnformatlon.Jie_had^pickedJup._and_iii= Vented much which he had not. • * . * * » * * The next evening I went to the Fen- wickes*'dance. I had not been there five minutes before I espied Gwen talking with Alice Fenwicke. I strolled up, to them; a waltz was just beginning. ."Are ^you/ free .for, this?" I, asked Gwen, as a man came up and claimed Alice. , • "Ye's," she replied. ' "But you. don't want to dance. Come into the conservatory." . " . / ' I glanced at her In astonishment; she seemed perfectly serious. I led her to a, secluded spot, and we seated ourselves. _• ' "Mr. Temple," she said, impetuous^' ly, "is" ; it true that you have lent Lord Leycester,five thousand pounds?" "Hoy in the, name of—" I began.- "Allce-'Fenwlcke told me/' she said quickly. "That gossiping brother of hers, Bartop, said he had met Lord Leycester at a club and he told him. Is it .true?" She 1 looked at me pleadingly. . •..'"'"'..'.••..'••••,'. X" ; "Well," 1 said, "Leycester told .me that be had "got into a hobble, and would have to^run away— "\- A contributor to American Sheep Sreeder says: Let us first consider the mother. From her the lamU gets, b^ all 6dds. the most Important, the most in- d fatten sable part of hia ; food. She* digests the fcruae, taw fdod Stuffs in her' large fitoTfaach aiid prepares the concentrated,'easily digested and perfect mother's milk; In the abundance and regularity of this supply of milk 667 pends your hopes of good lambs. You must feed the mother generously; yet, the food must be of the right sort to be turned readily into milk,, and this brings us t to consider what milk Is made of and why. " Not to go specifically into details, the'milk is Very rich In nitrogenous materials, in what we call protein. This protein is the stuff" that muscle and brain-stuff and nerve-, stuff and blood Is made of. It la exactly what the young animal needs' to make his frame erow and build up his young tissues. Now to produce this milk in , abundance the ewe must be •fed foods that have, in/them the elements of milk. They must 'be foods that are somewhat rich In protein. Of course, there is fat In milk, and the animal system burns a good deal of carbon, so wo don't want a food free from the starchy principles that are made of carbon; y.et, for 'milk production,' you do need a greater proportion of protein to starchy food or fat-fo»m- Ing food's .than if you were fattening the mother. ' This bare out the large use.of corn in the diet. Corn will not make milk satisfactorily, no matter in what amounts Itbeif ed._ I haveitriedJt by keeping ewes on full diet of corn, 1 CAf»TURfNO AH PAOtff, 4 f«nnp Blprt C'n*-itrht fnr » ft-t It* t fc And you helped him," said Gwen, sqftly, "BO that I might be Lady Leycester?" ; : • V I made no reply; she turned and laid a hand on my coat sleeve. "Do ,you know," she said, with a smile,' "that I'm very glad that I've found it'out before it's too late." • "Found, out what?" I asked, almost trembling with excitement. She hung her head, a blush spreading over her cheeks. ' "That I value somebody's good opinion more than.' a title," she almost wbisperedr~ ~~v~~ "" "GWen!" I exclaimed. , Leycester >• found us presently; he seemed in a particularly happy mood. "O, -Lord ^Leycester,". said. Gwen, lpokf»g up at him frankly, . "do you miqd iM marry Mr. Temple Instead of yourself?" / ."•' : _""• • . ' . "He burst out laughing,' : •'-'•' • "Not in the least,',' he cried; "and, Temple, glorious news! My biggest tenant has come into a fortune and paid up ten years' arrears of rent. I'm out of the wood! >By Jove, won't the Duchess be mad when she hears , I'm not going to marry, \ after all ! " • • "And Mrs, Beresford.?" I murmured, "I think I can face, it," said Gwen,. cpnfidently. ' And : she did.— The Magnet Magazine. '..:''•'! '• ". '•.'".'. ' '• ^ . , '-, .; Robber Gull* of the Pttclllc. "Out on r the Pacific coast i great .deal of amusement is furnished to peo-, pie of an obs«r.vant disposition," says .the Denver Republican, "by a walk along tho seashore. .For, instance. there is a robber giill, one pf .the mo&t graceful ''.of' birds, which always follows the pelican. The 'latter is an expert »at catching flab, which it fieeg from a great height, diving with tb.e swiftness of a bullet and seldom miss-; ing its prey, Blit after getting the flah. in' its 'huge beak' with the pendant sack it is unable to handle It readily and always throws it In the air, catching it in its pouoh, W'hlcJi anawers the same purpose as a soldier's haversack- That is the gull's opportunity; The iu&tant the fish leaves the beak of the W§ bird' the robber swoops down with the.Bwiftuees of the .wind, aad before the fish reaches the distended jaws of the~ pelican it is snapped up end the pelican is left far behind, looklug foolish. « Pursuit is useless, for the pelican IB a heavy flyer, while the gull ig one of, the swiftest of the feathered race," His Ability. Fuddy— -You say that Bilgin gets a salary of ?10,000. Aa4 tawe ia positively nothing ia &l!$lu; be is not sui edaoa-tect ruaa ac4 lie tag, not generally thrive. I did not expect them to thrive, I was fattening their mothers for sale. £Jow there' are any number of combinations of 'foods that will be good for the ewe, but we ,will consider what is easiest and cheapest to you. Mix up the following mixture, by weight:- 100 Ibs. cornmeal, 100 Ibs. wheat bran. 25 Ibs. oilmeal; shovellt over until 'well mixed, then give tha . ewes a little of it. Each day increase the amount that you give them until they have all that they will eat; then I would make a self-feeder, if I were you, and let 'them run to it all the time; they like to eat little and often; they : will not eat too much whila sucking their lambs after once accustomed to it. It is true that they will rapidly' gain in flesh sometimes when fed this | ration. Well, if not too valuable, keop up the food for a few weeks, or less, after the lambs are sold and sell the mothers too. Now the lambs will 'be; getting what milk their mother's are; capable of getting, yet they will soon, want to be eating themselves. I.know' of no better food for them than this jaanie mixture: thatiliave r advised for: tho ewes. Let them have all .that they will eat of it.'and they and their moth- 1 ers will want clover hay of the best, and in abundance, too. Have it so that they can all get it, but not, get on It with their dirty little feet. A lamb Is more dainty about his JJating than a baby. To have the lambs do their best they must be allowed to eat at their table, in a spearate pen from the ewes, BO that whenever they feel hungry there will be nothing to prevent their eating in peace...'-. There ought to foe plenty of sunlight, too,, in which they: can lie and sleep/ Some way or other you must see that they are perfectly; happy—no "ear, no disturbance, no awakening "'•oin sleep^ no dog running through them, no hunger unsatisfied, no thirst unassuaged. It is the happy lamb that grows and causes your bank 1 account to grow. I think that lambs that-are to spend their lives on the farm rather than coming to an early death at tha butcher's block will need quite a different treatment from the one outlined above. I would not feed nearly so strong; would like the ewe to do Tier best in milk-giving, but the lamb bad better'have but little corn, if any..' ."•••' . . ' . .. : '_: . "•'. Shropshire — Merinos. — Shropshire sheep have rapidly, increased in favor in all the. Australian colonies, and com-, bining as they do the most desirable points (from a wool and mutton point of view) to a greater extent than any other breed, with the minimum of objectionable features, they have obV tained an eminent and permanent position in the estimation of sheep breed-: ers all over the world. In fact they meet all the requirements of the present day aa a successful Reneral purpose sheep, and are therefore very, profitable to farmers and gi'azlera. The Shropah^rj has been; largely bred for crossing pvrpoBes, .with splendid re- eulta. The Shropshire-MerlnQ cross, produces a fine ejbeep, and ia preferred i by many who have tried it to any other cross. ,The half-breed la a deep, sguoro eet sheep, .well covered with a fine close fleece which give^ a high percentage of clean scoured wool, and commands a comparatively high price, whilst the sheep are hardy and fatten to nice handy weights at a. very early In thfl St. Nicholas, Wolcott I/e Clear Beard writes of "Mosca: A Tftme Eagle," one of ha pets while he was engaged in engineering in southern Ari- zdfea. Mr. Beard gives the following account of its capture: I saw on tfie rounded top of one of the giant cacti with which these deserts are thickly Studded, an. eagle the' like of which, though familiar with the fowls of that region, iVad oever before seen; and I may here add that we never did with any certainty discover the species to which ehe belonged. I rode near to get a better view, but she desired no closer acquaintance ; for, after unfolding her wings once, or twice in a hesitating sort of manner as I a'pproached, she finally spread them and flew heavily away, a couple of pistol shots from the wagon having only the effect of Increasing her speed. ' The cactus on which she had been resting was a very fair sample of the largest variety In the world of that Interesting plant. Of the thicknes of a man's body, It rose straight from the ground, a beautiful fluted column, of ylvid apple green, to a -height of twenty-five feet, where a cluster of branches nearly as thick as the parent etem grew out 'from It and turned upward, while the main trunk, without a bend, rose several feet higher. Between • two of these branches and the trunk there was built a nest of good-sized sticks, about twice as large as a bushel 'basket; and on this my eyes happened to be resting when the noise of the shots brought above its edge a little head covered with grayish yellow fuzz.out of which peeped two big round eyes with an air of anxious inquiry. In that desert country, Car from railways and towns, we led rather dull lives). so. .the several pets, .we possessed in the big permanent camp milea away sewed In no small measure to amusa us, and to these we wished to add our young .friend of the cactus. But-how-to-got-him-ilown-was-a-prob^.. lem. Somebody suggested that a volunteer climb the cactus, but no one thru&t himself forward to. do so. The Spanish name by which it is known is Sujuarro, .which, put into English, raeahs "that' which scratches;" and as the spines which thickly cover the outer edges of the ridges are from one to four .inches long, and as sharp as needles, it will be seen that the name gives a good idea of the <plant. We did not like to cut It down, for fear the fall might injure the fledgling; but after some debate.no 'better method presented itself, so the two axmen set to work. As the first blows made the gre^n shaft tremble, the head appeared once more, trying, with an expression of concern, to see !what was going on below; tout this the thick sides of the nest prevented. Then it looked at me and said, "Jark!" This was the first remark "Moses" ever made to us, and there waa no time for more then, for the -axes- had-eaten- through the pulpy- mass, which now began to bend to Its, fall. As the nest tilted we could see the thick body belonging to the head, with two big claws clutching wildly, FRESH, AT GOE&VANSANFS ROCK FALLS, ILL. Better Times Coming SEE WHAT k WILL OUY -AT G.E. Bailey's Gash Store 1 bar Santa Claua Soap lo J£ Ib. Uncolored Japan Tea. ,5c lib. XXXX Coffee........... 6c lib. Com Starch.. ;...8o 2 Iba. Washing Soda So J£ Ib. Black Pepper .....;....5c 3 Iba. Boiled Oats ............ 5c 4 qtfl. Navy Boana 8c 1 gal. Cider Vinegar 16c Zlbfl. Dried Apricots... 23c 1 gal. Syrup 25c Others Asfc.: 8<? 20c 150 80 100 20C 60 200 20o 25o 866 . 81 00 $1 85 Good every day ..^2 Until April 25th. Onion Bets 5 cents per quart, white or yellow. . C, E, BAILEY,"^~ Rock Falls, UIIaoTs. Don't 'Bun the risk of buying adulterated Groceries and so-called Bargains. The "EAGLE GROCERY" wili imeet any and all competi tors' prices, quality considered, and stand ready to prove the statement.. EJarly Maturity. — Early maturity can only be obtained from pure bred elres of the Improved beet breeds. Do n,ot worry over feeding up tUe corn uow, if you have high grade yearlings, With a thoufaand pouuds ojt that BU- quality which goes with early you eaa top the awfc«t and get lu aaQtber lot before tbe ecru&i flapped madly In an to support their owner. The cactus cama down with a crash, and running up, we looked, for our bird; but only a little gray down wa« visible, with one leg helplessly extended from under a big branch which, broken by the shock, had fallen" across .and almost hid him. , We feared he was killed? but when, by means of an ax-head Ihooked around the prickly stuff. It waa pulled aside, he gathered himself together, quite unhurt, and then, surveying, the strange beings who surrounded nlni, made up_^hls mind to: them with that •. phllosopBy~we~later; learned-to be one of his traits, and. opening his great mouth to Its fullest! extent, hinted that he was hungry and wanted something to eaft: HUtory on a Watch Face. Almost, the last work of the Belgian astronomer, Houzeau, recently /le-. ceased, yvaa an article in which, while' arguing in favor of a decimal" division of time, he pointed out tne origin of the double eet of twelve .hours repre- 1 sented on our watch and clock faces. The ancient inhabitants of Mesopotamia chose the number twelve as an arithmetical base because it has four divisors, viz.: two, ithree, four and six, while ten has .only two divisors, viz.: two and five. They counted twelve; hours in the day and twelve In the night, measuring the day by the progress of the sun, and the. night by the. progress of the stars across the sky.j This system, prevailing over ail others, has come down to us, and BO our watches bear on their faces a souvenir of those ancient daya when the served for a clock-hand half of time, and the stars the other half; sun the A Curloui Advertisement. '.' The following curiousi advertisement is. copied from a recent number of a daily paper: '".'.'' : .'. ~ Julia, .my wife, has grown quite rude; She has left me in a lonesome mood; . She has left toy board; She has took my bed; j3he has given away my meat and • bread; She has left mo in spite of friends and church; She has carried with her all my shirty Now ye who read this'paper, Since ehe cut'this lucklesa caper, I will not pay one e,ingle fraction any debts; of her contraction. tat _, Cause of the Shock*. Pr. Bixiwu—'Your wife toas> had euddea eixock; if you can tell UKJ wlnat caueed 4t i^whapa I c&u help her, Mr. OuU*te—I caa'<t tWlnk 04 tor; Dut—%<^W o» it; I got iu )M<»jre 12 Vwte Look! 4 Ibs. Fancy Cal. Peaches... .25c 4 cans of Blackberries........ 25c 4 " ". Black Raspberries.25c 3 " " Strawberries .......25c 1 Ib. of Good Coffee...»....,... 16c Can-Corn. ..i^TTi...,..,.;,..... 5c Can String Beans lOc 1 gal. Good Syrup.............25c And all Prices on Groceries to suit the times. J. P. Overholser, STERLING, ILL. In matlons. Annoanoemen t G&lllngOirds.BuslneMOfttdi handsomely engraved to or dei. Bamplei can be §MU » Ibti office, oraddtoM . TKB BTKBLING 8TANOABD, '•'•••••. Sterling, IU This is the Majestic Steel Range, that stands so far ahead of alt other Steel J Ranges. Waiv ranted to never crack. SOLD ONLY BY j. ErPHitiPS &ea Just Received; A car load of Bran and Shorts, at... i Lewis Reitze^'s, T • ' * i Cor. Second Ave. and E. Third St., STERLING, ILL. JOB PRINTING. kladj ot Job Frlntlng to Tax BTAHDAWD offl«e rderg by mall lor J>tt«i Koto Heads, BUto, _^ Bnyelopca, Aa., &«. promptlr euqoted, at regular r&e». 4.ddr«» 1HB STANttAJftD, 8t«rlln«. IU. RBLIABLB MAN OB WOMAN. A8STJHBD THB BEST PAY EVHR OF- FOR SXMIXiAR SJBRVICB. The Co»mopolitit> Magazine, edited by JOHN - BIUSBKN WALKI:H, wishes to Rd<l « quarter pf * million to Us clientele, already the larg- «t, of intelligent thinking rcid«rtpo»ac»»«d by &ay periodical la tU« world. IT IS PHHPARHD TO PAY HAND. SOMBLV FOR ASSISTAWCBREH. »ERUD, It wisbe» tha Bsrvioea oJ oua reliable maA or woman la every town, village, country district, ox manufacturing eatabUafcmeat ia State., AU tlmt i» required of one ia reliability, esufnsateess work. SUto mattsr on work yoa «re «n|;«fe4 it Will o tfels Deviled Ham, > Extra Fine Brawn, . * Luncheon Beef, Roast Beef, Compressed Pigs' Feet, Armour's Extract pf Beef, Fresh Fish, ' ••. at.'..".'" FONDERSMITH'S MARKET, : • ...'. i / i Cor. Locust and Fourth . ! " i - '' ' Streets. j. ! Now Is .the. time tobuy your ' -ttHHIOlffl Blue Flame Gasoline Stoves. We have the most complete line in the two cities. Estimates on Building Material furnished promptly. 314 Locust Street, Sterling. SUouis&SanFranciscoR.R, THROUGH PAR ROUTE: BETWEEN SPRINGFIELD JOPMN PITTSBURG V WICHITA EUREKA SPRINGS , FT, SMITH .' .'.PARIS DALLASI SAN ANTONIO" HOUSTON GALVEST0N Solid Veitibulod Ti.iiM with Pullman »nd Rsclining Ch»i( Can. Hw*y Dining H*l!* . upon t pplftattkm to ».SCKlitTE8, «*«. f. Goo'l Agent, Gent *Wr #«s«t ' ST. L.ot)ia, «a,

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