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WIILMI auiiiutiiK at a dozen pncoa from Mmlcsip, his eyo was caught and instantly liwil by « slight movement in tho liaii,'ln of the heaifo behind which s'm w .ts Hilling. "Seo," he suicl "nil li>nly. "there danger yoniler," and instantly drew pistol from his liiviist-tmrket, nml I'uvd "(ioucl (iod!'" cried l-'iuuk, goiui; for ward, "if it win Hester, you must havo killed hurl" "Why not?" said Mr. Kyro, "she had her warning; nml you'll mi rouiul to tin other sidu nf tho'lioil^.t .ml see; a don't bo alarmed/' lie added, in a dill cut tone, as he ionic Madcap, who lia started up, in hi.i tirini. and smoothed hor hair. "'You iliiln'i know I earric this pretty toy - ''" an I lie slnnvi.l it to her, Hiuiliu^ at tha tear with which she tonehod it. "it's for vermin; somi times those creatures liann what's bet ti'i" than tliemselves, and kiliing is no harm; ami a sinful heart IIOL-S not «i/ wit;/* make feeble hand—see how firm mine is. And yet, .Madcap, it was only a—a rook!" She laughed, not detecting the poison ed imagination that jests am:d tears: and at that moment frank appeared pale, and looking unlike himself. "WellV" said Mr. Kyro. looking ... him fixedly, and still holding his wit'o fast. " Y'ou missed your aim," said Frank, witli an effort. "Hut the intention was tho same, said Mr. Kyr.\ as ho drew M i leap's hand in his "arm. "And now we'll go and eat strawberries—as H.iteler says, 'doubtless (iod mitrht have made a b.'t ler lierry, hut doubtless (.iod never did —and I'll never lei you sit so close by lied'.ro again. Madcap, Tnere are snakes aliro id, and other d in jerous crj itures. bat we'll jnoe.ayou from Hum all- Frank and I." " I'ou shall," said Madcap, foldim; Mr. Kvre's ri^'ut baud between hot" two slim ones: "but I think"—andsho look ed up proudiv at the ymurmau who uuwdhiuly w dked liesidi her—"I can do without the pr.iie.'i.ou of—Lord I.ovel.» CHAl'I'Kl: III. WlnU slli -nt.^» hi4ns lli.il .uiowo ^t t'ton. From tint d iv the change in Mr. Kyro became still nt ire ui u'ke 1, an I thou he was alii•• In :iide Hie workiiim of liis mind from M idoap. to frank it beeamo clear that be looked, moved, and spoke only by a ser.es of continued efforts, his will seeinin : to inv ' \in; Ih * eomma 'ii it had hitberti) exercised over the im pussilile features, and ae ite mind. And in truth. Hi,) bitter seme that bo no longer riib'd his own fate crept like blu 'hl over Hi it proud spirit to which ini|i .ni "ice meant dishonor; and while o'.iliv.ir lly imniJi 's • 1 in those pjieet'ul l>iirsuils an 1 pie is ires tint h id hither to made the s.im of his own an I M id cap's liapiiiness. inwardly his lho:i,'ius were inwr iiiji •<! an i inwoven liku those thoiisan.ls of sn ikes in the bed of the Uan,'es, of which l'iiny speaks wrilhtui! and twistiu-i i'i ceaseless con volution s. yet never sue -eeil nx for one instant in i'reeiii.' them ; 'Ives froai each other. II • was a in in Innate I by sir in To I'I' IO.M , in o 'ie who. walkin; dense ;o : liy iIn' li sht of a lantern, am by elnn • • ini'iii n. s • vi hints >ll' im liresse I o ,i lii • fo.' in r :ele -r\ ran ie out lines thai in ik-' him s r.tiiio • si liisow eyes—ex i r ;er iled, nionstroiis. slartliu bun wit i tin! l!ioii:bl of a tin 1 i -xisi enee ill w i .'.i e i h s df is l;n IU'.I to Ui. other, tho I ;h the liui; between tho two is invisible. Stranjii iuinressiousearn and went in bis miiil—.something that was not h inself looked at him out of the inmost chambers of his soul, and impelled him lo leedsof winch lie knew noUiiirj. In this roiisiu.; of blind in ward force his hand would involun turily clinch and lift itself, till awaken ed by the aid, his will would assert itself, and ipi 'st 'iou the mind, that only L'.IVO lii in back uncertain replies, like a <'uco that is relleeled in nUivered class. II:.-* sleep hseaui) liL'u', an I full of dreams. More than oic-e he hid limin himself in snine disiant part of lhi house, not knowim,' how he had got there, and on wakin r, felt himself oppressed by that "in lieatiou which wo get, as it were, by acci lent, and without sookin; for," that has been dollnod as an omen. His action in thn hay-field—automatic, entirely without tho ratification of his will—had appalled him. Trn >, lie had prepared himself for emer^eneies; but this demon that leaped to the helm mid acted for him was unknown, unauthorized. Into what further depths of crime it might plunge bin he .-.hud lured to guess at, an I next day sent frank to Uestor, otTet'imr auv terms she pleased if she would only leave the villa ;e. Uut, alas! alio had got beyond eith -r him or Madcap now. The starved motherhood in her had found l'oiel, aid nothing short of death should make bur lvn.muce it, and there WHS another reason why sho must stay, one that drew her to the child with more idolr/Ju,' love e u:h day, the outcast's heart fee.) ;niz'u r that to which the mother's wis blind. Sho must stay now to the end, no u liter in how ereat peril her life stool (and ol' Mr. Eyre 's attitude toward h "i- there could be no doubt since th-< duv when, taking a covert peei> at her dar ins, Mr. Eyre had spied and fired at her as an assassin); though if sometimes an alter native that offered safety win happiness presented itself, sho thrust itaside. she would do nothing that could cause Madcap one moment's pain. And if Mr, Kyro would only havo realized it, Madcap ran no risk of harm from Hester, oven if the latter had willed such to her; for lifo is made up of chances, and though we keenly note oach untoward ono, we are blind to.the million atoms that work in our favor; Biuce Nature, left to herself, plans things easily—it is only man who, bv violent oxercise of will, fore !.* tha currents of fate in a wrong direction. lie said little when f rink announced the failure of his errand, but each hour tho sense of dependonco upon the woman burned more dooply into his proud soul, as with bitter humiliation lie secretly filled that pillory of sluutn in which the county, to a man, hud united to publicly place I^ranlt. Even the farmers wore against tho lord ot the manor, and reckoned him a hardened villain. "Look at his complexion," thoy would say to their wives; and perhaps It was this, amongotlior items, that Ml make the women look at him—"do that look like lyin' awake at night and baini? sorry for his BinsV" Ana yet he could look sorrv and downcast enough on occasion though Maacap, WHO uad long ago discovered that fault In Frank's countenance before mentioned, would never admit that be showed the smallest sign ot penitence. And, perhaps, the greatest strain upon Mr, Eyre's nevvos came just then from his wife, whose soorn vt Frank, (usually at odd moments, and when lis was leuHt suspicious of her intention) showed itself in 'J 'lio rejrnl port Anil la-led splendor wnli, that in some minds is associated with tho idea ot Satan himself. "And si you are back a<rain,"hosaid; "and wc're'lioth married since we last met, for I think you and the Duke left immediately for abroad on our coming to settle here: so you've never seen my wifo. Supposing "you waive ceremony, and come Willi me to see her now?'' The firmly held reins suddenly slnck- en -d. and tho woman who hel'd them looking up, and knowing her master, look tho hand extended to her (for Mr. Kyro had already dismounted), and alighting, without a word walkedbesido hiiii up tho winding bill, her breath coming quick and short with the exertion, as though she had been hurried Mr. f.yro heard this, and drew her hand through his arm. As ho did so, their eyes mut. •'Y'ou have been missed,'' ho said; "it was time you returned. And you won 't find my wife very bright just now I hose mutes at my father's funeral I Tightened her. 1 think. I've put it down in my will that she's to mourn nie in white— if she mourns mo at all," lie added, with atonoof mockery in his voice that misled her into the belief that, like all tho Eyres, he had grown tired of his wife at last. The Duchess was not bid. A woman who has profoundly loved but one man in her lilo seldom is; it may be doubted loo, if sho ever heartily dislikes tho man from the violence of whose love or enmity she may havo suffered—what she can never bo brought to pardon is his indilference, and there was none of the latter in the glance just, then bout upon this one bv Mr. Kyre. "We are neighbors." ho said, ns they neared the house, '"and I mean that wo shall bo friends. Suppose you ask us to stay with you for a few days,"' ho added, pausing abruptly; -'I have fifty tliiims to talk over wilh the Duke—and you." he adde I, in a lower tone. ' I will ask your wife," sho said, recovering her self-possession as she spoke. ISul Madcap was nowhere to be found, though Mr. Kyro opened four or five doors in search of her. As Im opened a sixth, something sprang out trom just behind it. ami, w.t i a peal of laughter, hung round Mr. Kyro s neck, crying out "I'm hiding from my sweethearts; but I beard yon coming," an I 1 tho ignt " but liere, seeing that Mr. Kyro was not aloae. sir- stoppe I short, .ind retreated, i un tint up her ban I In a ru 1 .'- Ilcd head, and eolorin : hrillmutlv. And so this was Mr. Iv. r ;'s Ma lean, thou glit the Duchess, hardly hiv .ilhing as she looke t ::l her— this laughing, ro iinUinibed young ro no, wh >s.s hair, lips, and eyes laii.hed equally in the sundiine, wilh— All IliiiiLS eNo ah ml herilnovn I- nmi Mi\> . Im • na 1 ;lu- fU.-.-mil iluwn. frri.nps it was t he thought of how this sa:n • beauty had detached Mr. Kyro from another, and a very dill', rent si vie that nerved her to go ihroiigh the cere niony of introduction with appai-cul in ddference. •• You fkul.tl'd away, mummy," said a little voice at ;he w'i.i low in tones of reproach, and the Duehcss Ionised round to see two miniature copies of the master of the house shyly approaching to bib- themselves behind Madcap's white gown. "Tuoie children would content her if he died to -morrow," thought the Duchess, as she preferred her request, and saw the dismayed look that Hashed over .Madcap's face," while she twined a hand closer about each little neck. "Of course sho will come," said Mr. Kyro, cutting short Madcap's refusal, and then in some subtle way in which worn-en understand each other. Madcap knew that her husband and this woman had been sweethearts one favored by the infinite life might be bu and, possibilities of sweethe iris again—the thought made her proud in her attitude to the Duchess, us to Frank, i' is so easy for the uuteiupled to assume those honors of virtue that are never really won, till wrested by an effort of supreme courage over the adversary; and in those days Madcap was harsh and unripe in her judgments, as was natural toiler youth an I inexperience. And perhaps that coldness of hers presaged forth the Duchess's triumph (for courage never doubts itself, or its powers), so that it was with a renewed sense of belief in tho Kyro history that tho Duchess presently doparted, escorted to her pony carriage by Mr. Kyro himself. "1 am gla I you are back," ho said abruptly, as he* wrapped tho light rug about her; "'and there's that poor fellow frank X, >vel," lie added, "yon know I always loved him—and the talk about him is'm- re moonshine—and you'll liclp mo with the Duko about itV," he added, ns ho put tho reins in her hands and forced her to look at him. "I will iry." she said, speaking firmly, us sho thought of her power in the county, "but Colonel Busby has already been to see him." "Oil, Busby " said Mr. Eyre, laughing. " 'That best good man with tho worst-tempered muse;' but you'll got tho Duko to reserve his judgment till to-morrow. You can intluenco him, and you will." "' Y'ou seem to lovo Lord Lovel vory much," she said, turning her beautiful blonde head away. "Ho is an old friend," said Mr. Eyro, carelessly; "and I novel" forget old friends—do you'f" ho added, in a tono that sont the blood to her cheek, and the horses away at a gallop, BO that Mr. Eyro got no reply; but did not seem to miss it us ho went back in search of his wife. It was a long hunt, but he found her t last investigating tho croosoborrv- ushes as it her lire uepeiuleu on tho ripening of the berries, the most infallible sign of madcap's being out of sorts, Dody and Douno conspicuous by their absence, "Ilus your Duchess gonoV" sho said, not looking round. "Yes." Why did you not marry hor instoad of mo?" "Perhaps she preferred being a Duchess to Mrs. Kyro." "Did you ever ask her?" cried Madcap, turning round with Hashing eyes, and stamping hot-little foot. 'Is that tho woman for whom Lady Betty said you left mo three whole months?" "I never left you for her or any other woman in my life," said Mr.Eyre. "And could you be jealous?" ho added suddenly. "Try mo," sho cried. "And you?" "1 could play Othello to your Desdemona with a verv good grace." "And kill me?'' "Ay, why not?' 'Kill V lull I love, ftwuHO Jonlouoy Hint somotlmos savors nobly.' It would be the most natural thing in lire to kill you if you dared to love another mun trotter than myself," lie snatched her ih his arms—then, as oiio suddenly remembering, hold hor more gently, and oalled himself a brute, for making her so pale, and smoothed her hair, and oven carried her into the house, but all the same, was indexible in declaring that she must go with him next day. "It is for Frank's sake," he said, when he had bade hor maid prepare oyerythlnff, even to shoe-buckles, wit limit plaguing hot' mistress; and then Madcap had started up out of his arms, crying pii»sinnntely~- '•Ertink, Frank, it !s always Frank! Am I not only to be degraded by his company at h'.une, but 1 must do something I hate to serve his interc-is flbrop'.?^ You used to bu oureful enou rh to Heetoijtti'in away from ai«| audi tuny not KQ rtO'-l Hiiealc to hor though »h« ™. idcesd'ime. Men, clicveux oionacsne sow pas ccUcs d'unc tele blonde." "The description hurdly applies to Mr. Eyre," said tho Duchess coldly. "I think him now, as always, the handsomest man I ever saw." Lady Sophia shrugged her shoulders, "He" has aged frightfully during the last three mouths." sho said, "and seems to bear frank Lovel'ssinsvicari ously. I saw the two men side by side in church last Sunday, and wondered how Mrs. Eyre could ever have hesitated between them." "She nevei did," said the Duchess, walking to tho window and looking out, "that prelty-fnced boy could bo no rival to such a man as Mr. Eyre." "Pretty!" cried Lady Sophia indignantly; "he has tho most noble, generous, beautiful face in tho world, and looks like an angel of light beside Mr. Eyre's blackness " "It is to be hoped that Mrs. Eyro does not sharo your opinion," said the Duchess carelesslv, as they parted at the topof tho stairs; hut all the while Lady Sophia was dressing, she, was puzzling hor brains as to what story sho had heard over half a dozen years ago about her sister-in-law—then Lady Julia Hayes—and Mr. Kyre. It could have been nothing scandalous; sho was too carefully iniarded for that. Xo. could lie have dared to use her ill; her birth forbade the idea. Hut hero Lady Sophia erred, for when Mr. Kvre's admiration was aroused, the accident of birth counted lor nothing, but the qualitv and charms he coveted a great deal. ' Perhaps Lidy Sophia felt that sh • had been hasty in her pity for Madcap when Mr. Kyro led her in, the only whiteness about her furnished by her neck and arms, and no color anywhere save on her lips and cheeks, and the little chestnut head in whoso soft rings the red-gold lurked. Perhaps, too, as she sat besido the Duke at dinner, bringing unaccustomed smiles to his lips, it occurred to him that there might be an order of beauty that in juxtaposition to that of his wife inevitably vulgarized the latter; and at tho sanio moment Mr. Kvre, glancing nt the women who sat at the head of the table, asked himself if it were possible he had ever been attracted by such charms. "Over-fed," ho thought, as his keen eyes rested on the voluptuous beauty of throat, neck, and arms; "she is rapidly approaching the point where material sen nations obliterate moral impressions, and is likely to fall a prey to her im- piils-s, whether good or evil." "She is lovely," said the Duchess, in alow lone lale'r. to Mr. Kyre. "Is she?" he said, indilferently; then thought of the lines— 'l'lils livss iiii-i Unit I Imieli, Hul cumuli pruWe—I love so much. His host showed great attention to Mr. Kyro throughout the early part o dinner; but on an accidental mention of frank s name, closed his lips and remained ominously silent through the conversation that followed, though lie did not take up the cudgels for Colonel Busby when Mr. Kyre vowed ih.it, lilo- Dryden's Shadwell. the lallcr never deviated into sense. "He will win his gam", whatever it may bo," thought Lady Sophia, as they rose from the table, mid Mr. Kyre held the door open for them to pass out, a dilTerent man to that of three hours ago —tho dark, brilliant face fired with power and spirit, and lit by one of those rare smiles so well worth the wakening. Perhaps in passing, his wife had called it forth, but the Duchess thought differently, and with throbbing heart turned aside to regain her eoinposuro. Madcap, with brows pressed against the window-pane, was thinking of the little faithful steps that next morning would go trotting lo her door, confident of finding her within—a young child will sob over its mother's absence to day, but refuse to realize a similar tomorrow—and there were tears in he eyes as she turned to face her host"; sister. "Does he mean to break her hem- over my suiiipluo-.is sister-in-law?' thought Lady Sophia, indignantly, a.-, sho took Madcap's hand, and sat down beside her. "I want mv sweethearts." said Mad cap, sinning ruetully; "l nave nuver been away from them before;" and somehow, from that moment, Lady Sophia did not pity Madcap, but loveil her as all others did, including frank But a conversation with the Duelies was another affair, and the men sitnii very late over their wine. Ma leap beg ged to be excused, and went up stair before they came in. She had not the heart to say a wor about home to Mr. Kyre next uior.iiug he looke 1 so bright and well, had sle| soundly, and knew he had regained lb; confidence, in himself that lately ha,I been on the brink of escaping hini. The danger to Prank, ami his deter munition to overcome it, seemed to havo called forth Ids whole loreo of charm tcr; his brain was in full activity, hi.. wits brighter than ever; he was not to be recognized as the worn, constrained man of a week ago. At breakfast thaDudnsi remarked carelessly: "Have you any message to Lord Lovel, Sir. Kyro, as I am writing to him this morning, asking him to come to us for a few days?" '"Thank you, Duke," said Mr. Eyre warmly; "anil you, too, Duchess," he added, turning to her, and rewarding her with a look, "and I'll send a line with yours, if you please;" and then he turned to Madcap, who had colored scarlet, and who had seen his look to the Duchess, and altogether felt a littla strange, and as if sho wanted Doily's arms round her neck to cloar hor brain. '"Perhaps ho won't come," said Lady Sophia as a horseman set out an lioui later on his ten miles' ride to Level. "I hope ho won't," cried Madcap, vehemently. To bo Continued. FARM NOTES. It pays to rim the seed wheat through the fanning mill twice. The Ohio raspberry is claimed to be particularly valuable for evaporating. Everj' weed thnt Is allowed to go to seed means a dozen next year. Keep them down. Tho fanner who must mow weeds to (Ind Ills potatoes Is convinced thnt potato growing doesn't pay.. The of tenor butter Is touched with the hands the poorer the quailly. Warm lingers make greasy butter. Tomatoes for seed should bo selected before the fruit is dead ripe if you want a vigorous early crop next year. It Is thrifty farming to raise, match nud train steers for work teams. The demand for them is Increasing. Teach them to walk fast. When you make midcrdralns be .sure also to make a map locating them perfectly so they can be found for repairing without too much digging. Good cows nre paying well this year If they have good owners. Tho best cow Is unprofitable If her owner does not know how to haudlo her milk. Scoleli KCIIUMI.V for YVOI-IIIM hi Sli«-rp. (Jive bran, salt and molasses mixed, and one dram of splgella with sulphate of iron well powdered in email quantities, depending on tho ago of (he sheep. Tho molasses Is said to bo acceptable to sheep, and to cause them to eat tho merllclne readily. Sweet Corn. Crosses of varieties of sweet corn have been made for several years at the North Carolina Agricultural Station with a view to develop a variety specially adapted to tho region of the station. Itosulls thus far obtained Indicate that a variety has been produced that Is much earlier than the varieties from which It originated. AspllriltfiiH <ll-ulin. Old asparagus roots sometimes die out or are destroyed by field mice We usually replant such hills vtith strong roots. To prevent tho grubs of tho asparagus beetle from devouring these tender shoots wo watch ihem and rub off the eggs ami grubs bypassing them through the lingers. Itcim-Hy for llt-iives, A western writer says he has ne.-er found a remedy for heaves equal to a compound of eggs, honey and vinegar. Me beats three eggs into one quart of pure fruit vinegar, and after about three days, or when the mixture Is all tngetlivr, ho adds one pound of strain ed honey. In lablespoonfiil doses It can be given with the feed twice day or placed on the tougne of the horse. SWIFT CLCLING. o her though H I IB ro- Jt. • Uo ofin't) be fl/tv* cflualuded Made in, y, with Umi, cplp^»»,cpi Cxultluir uiul Itvvonl Hi-tiiikltii; UncuA nt Sprln K IUUil, Spilngtlold, Mass., Sopt 15.—Over 7,000 people gathered in Hampden park today to witness tho bloyele tournament. In the half mllo open, Zimmerman won from Tyler with, apparently little trouble, Luinsd.en, of Chicago, also i'jilshlng before Tyler. Wludlo captured tho hnlf-mllo handicap from scratch in lino styvlc, mowing down fifteen men on marks. In tho mllo hnudicup Qeorgo V. Taylor, who started from scratch with ZImmennrui, flulshed fourth hi 2:152-5, which, with the tlmo for three- quarters, 1411-6, breaks tho competition record. Taylor now holds both tho mile against tlmo and the competition record. Tho two Murphy brothers, with A. T. Barker, rode an exhibition mile on a triplet eufoty and made u new record for all distance, tho mile being run In 2:14. TEXAS 8IFTINQ8. The roughest roads aro those w<* havo not traveled over*, The more a man becomes wrapped up in himsolf the chllUor be gets, - Ho whcTexpeots gratitude from man 'might a* well look for a tear in the ©ye of a corpse.* Qui insiino punster Bpeaku of the wan"fl»e eoreeslclng' boQtft ,n*. the -IIW^''.W«j*ifeH!8s ilnflmHiVf,iiMMM.,'j Tile Drilliilni,". This Is the tlnij of year to lay down the drain tile. A single lilo across u wet Held may add 50 per cent, value to the land. The proper way to tile the land Is to have it surveyed, so as to be sure of tho level of the soil, and use the tile wherever draining Js necessary. The sprlug will llud the tiled land dry when other portions ol the farm tiro too wet to plow. DlM'llH. Ducks nro not ns good field foragers us chickens or turkeys; their short logs and flat, web feet retard their movements. On a pond or other water they make up for their awkwardness on laud, and go through much exercise that Is good for them. The duck Is exempt from many prevailing diseases to which other poultry aro subject, They aro usually excellent layers, tho Pekin duck leading nil in this respect, I-Y«M11IIK llogH. Farmers who have long been hearing of tho iniquity of feeding hogs iiolcly on com will bo glad to know that experiments nt tho Kentucky statiou led to tho conclusion that fat can bo produced nioro cheaply by corn lluiu by any other foods tested; and wo may add, more rapidly by shelled corn than by that on tho cob. .Yllik tor l.'ht't'M) Mulling. George E. Newell: For cheese making purposes I am hi favor of keeping milk on tho farm in largo, shallow tin pans, of five gallons capacity and upward. These pans should bo placed In an elevated, airy situation, always resting upon trestles, to insure a free .circulation of air. At a factory where tho writer once made cheeso ho was impressed with tho auporlor quality of milk furnished by patrons -using these largo sotting pans for night skimming. Their purpose was simply to get as much cream ns possible from n twelvo hours' setting of milk, and so they spread it out BUI UI OW . Theso pans should bo provided with fnucots, by which tho milk can easily bo drawn off into the delivery can placed below. Night storing of milk In deep delivery onus is not ns favorable, as the system promotes lnoteal tntnt unless scrupulous care Is observed. the department of agriculture tho explanation now given for blue milk Is n double one. Ordinary milk contilns some of the luctlc-ncld organisms, nnd these, acting In connection with another species of bacteria known ns bacillus cynuogeuus, produce-tho brll- llnut blue color which cliaractorlzcs this Infection. When growing in ordinary milk the effect of this organism Is very marked, fjr n, few hours no change Is noticed, but Just about the time when tho milk begins to become acid Kouio intense blue pabe'jes niako Ihelr appearance. Tho foster the ncld forms the quicker the coagulation appears and tho smaller are tho blue patches, while If the ncld Is produced move slowly the blue patches nro larger and of a better color. Where the blurinllk organism comes trom is unknown, nor have we any knowledge of the causes of tho occas sional epidemics of blue milk. Ihero can tio little doubt that the cause Is always from some unknown source of filth. In some eases the trouble has Veen traced to a single cow In a largo da iry, and has been easily stopped by isolating tho Individual found to bo (he cause, or by carefully washing tho cow's teats with a Utile weak acetic add solution. Blue milk is always an infection duo to outside contamination, and its remedy is always to bo found In care and cleanliness. It dues not occur in the carefully kept, dairy. llluo milk appears to be harmless. It has been fed to animals, which cat il readily and without harm. Within a few years blue cheese has been brought to the attention of scientists, and has been attributed to the anmo erganlsni which produces tho trouble in milk. Stork l.i<-<> Ucimnly. Orange Judd Fanner: Hero is a remedy likely to bo generally adopted as soon as its merits and the best methods of preparation nnd application are known. It may bo prepared accord lug to the following formula: In two quarts of boiling water dissolve one- fourth pound of good hard soap, remove from the tiro, immediately add one pint, of keroseno and agitato the inixUire violently by running It through a spraying pump with :i small uouzlo buck into the original vessel. In three to live minutes the liquid becomes cieamy, and if perfectly made no free kcrotene will rlso to the surface when it is allowed to stand a few minutes This free kerosene, if present, is n disadvantage, as when applied lo slocic il removes the hair, and when applied lo plants it kills the foliage. Of course the quantity of tho ro- h'pootlvo ingredients mentioned in tho formula nbo multiplied by any number, to make enough emulsion for tho work proposed, or to havo a supply left on hand for future use. Tho proportions given are such that one llfth, or 20 per cent, of the mixture by vol ume is kerosene (discarding the soap which adds very little to the volume). Before using, this must be greatly diluted. Add three parts of water to one of emulsion, thus bringing iho proportion of kerosene down to 5 per cent. Even tills Is tenacious and t trlngy when quite cold, and must be used a little warm. Apply by means of a sponge. It is Instant death to the lice, and does not injure lite hair at till. A quart Is nioro than sullicleni: to treat a horse, us it penetrates to tho skin very rapidly. Tims the cost of material sinks about out of sight, being nearly 3-ltJ of a cent for a horse, and probably not over 110 cent for a calf. Almost any spraying pump will make tho emulsion. In this connection it Is worth while to urge tho use o* keroseno emulsion for other insects. No more economical of effective way can bo devised to renovate an old henhouse than to spray die whole inside thoroughly with 1 part of emulsion to 20 of water. The pump will dash tho emulsion into .ill the cracks. I'ruimrliiK I.Hllil for Wheat. Pralrlo Farmer: After ploughing thoroughly it is very Important to have hind Intended to bo sown to full wheat prepared in as good condition as possible. The soU to tho depth of throe or four Inches should bo In Duo lilth ns a seed bed for tho wheat and underneath this the onrtli should be reasonably solid. Tho kind of implement needed to properly fit the soil for the Bed must be largely determined by tho chnraoter of the soli and 1U conditions. When early and it is In a. proper stato good smoothing harrow Is all that will be needed to properly fine It. Afterwards, however, bofore the ploughing can bo done, tho soil gets hard and may break up in hard lumps, and the drag may be used to properly level and fine. Again, hard, beating rains after ploughing will often run the soil together, and the hot sun will cause it to bake and In this ooudltlon, lu tho majority of cases, it will be best to use the dlso harrow. What will be best at one tune or In. ono kind of soil wilt not bo the most economical under other conditions, and, for tills reason, the character: of, the soil and tho kind of work to'be done must always bu considered. The one important Item is to 'muko'iuw of working enough, nud then to uqe/tbu lmnleinent,lnat wtyl do tjio work niont thoroughly 'and' ooonrtmloaay,- With nearly all varleUo* of seeOfl. tho upm thorough: the nrepwutton offt&e'wIL flip.',•httilgft'.j MI ^' f : ftntfdm* tlto- -«imlmy .TREACHEROUS MEMORY. The .Hun Vt'tm wtlH Looking; for tin, lluliy tllllt KirU.-cl lllui. M. Quad: Wo were talking about memory, when the smart young man put In with: "(ientloinen, I have positive proofs that I can remember back to when 1 wtis 0 months old." "Whar's yer proofs?" asked a farmer- looking man, who didn't seem to be favorably Impressed with the young man's appearance. "I haven't got 'em here, of course, but I give you my word of honor. When I was 0 months old my parents gavo a party. One of the Invited couples brought a baby about 4 months old, and 1 remember of his being laid on tho bed beside me." "Uy George!" exclaimed the fanner, as lie half roso up; but hain't tills a mighty funny thing! I was that 4- nionths-old-babo myself I" 'Is It possible!" gasped tho young man. 'She are, and, furthermore, I remember of your being so gaul duraed mean that you tried to kick mo off tho bed. I said then that if we ever growed up aud met I'd give you tho all llredcst llckln a critter over go': In this cold sphere. Xoiuig man, ono of lis Is goin to git Infernally pounded 1" But you can't possibly bo that ohlld; ho died of measles later on," protested the young man. "No, he didn't! They thought ho was goin' to, but ho snaked through and lived right on." "But don't you seo that whllo I tun only 22 you aro 40? It couldn't bo, you see.' "Can't help that," persisted tho old man. "Ono or the 'tother of us Is goin' to get awfully lloked!" "Look hore," said tho young man In n voice whioh betrayed great agitation, "I think I was mistaken. I don't believe I can remember back ns far as that." "How far km you remember?" "Bnok to about six. years." "Waal, that's more likely. I'll put on my coat on that and lot you off, but let this be a mighty solemn wnmln* to you, young feller I I'm a lookln' fur that baby who kicked my ribs that night and played mo low down mean, and if I ever git ray paws on him ho won't even make good soap greaso after I'm through prancln' him around!" enormous amount of energy on the farm which will bo set freo and uli'dz- od in tho direction of better dairy farms, pleastintcr homes and Improved social conditions. Who shall control tho creameries? Upou this important question I have ar rived nt no definite conclusions. There Is a niitural desire among farmers In those dnys to control their own business, and who can blame them for It? The farmer's occupation lu a measure prevents him from being n careful, shrewd business man in tho usual scn*o of Unit term. Ills work Is to produce rather than to barter. Iu consequence of the desire among fanners to manage their own business we have seen scores aud hundreds of co-opera(lve creameries spring up hi the west. Because of enmity, jealousy and lack of business capacity wo havo seen a large per cent, of theso factories become bankrupt and pass into oUier hands. If our fanners would havo more patience with each other, and would put the sumo energy to work along business lines that is now glvon lo neighborhood quarrels, co-oporaUvo factories will mlo tho day. Hero und there wo Und co-operaUvo factories successfully managed, which stand as monuments of neighborhood good fo-1- Ing nud brotherly confidence. May Uielr number rapidly Increase. MAY PROVE SERIOUS. T«legr»|>horn Doiiiituil a llli-hor Vi'ttgc Scnlo and » StrtUo May Follow. ST. LOUIS , Mo., Sept. 20.— A morning paper says: The telegraphers of the Missouri Pacific system yesterday made e. demand for tin adjustment of grievances. The difilculty, which is authoritively stated lo mean n higher wage scale, will att'ect over 1,400 operators on the immense series of lionld lines and the outcome will be watched with interest by telegraphers generally, following so soon after tho recent Kansas City telegraph convention. The recognition of the order of Railway Telegraphers, too, is iuvolvcd and it isi believed a general telegraphers' strike may grow out of the present difficulty. RAILWAY MEN STRIKE. Ktnpluyeii on tho lll£ l-'our Want ntoro Money—Settlomunt ot u Ulllleulty. ALTON, 111., Sept. 20.—The Big Four 6trikc at Alton 3 unction is again in full force. When tho imported switchmen went to work at the Mattoon scale of -wages it was thought tho matter had come t<; a termiuation. The men, however.have decided they must have the standard scale and on the company's refusal to pay it strut k. VAX UUKKN , Arlt., Sept. 20.—The striking brakomcu on the Texas & Arkansas branch of the Iron Mountain railway have nil rclurned to work, having gained all they demanded—the. reversal of an order limiting the number of brakemon on each train to two instead of three as formerly. KILLED BY RATTLESNAKES. North Carolina l'vopli. lt«Hl«'i;ml by MyrliMli* of tho Vonomous Koptllog. RAI.KIQU , N. C, Sept. R0.—Tho drought in the southeastern part of the Statu has caused some of the swamps to becotue almost dry, particularly in Brunswick county, and the monster rattlesnakes, peculiar to Unit section, havo crawled all through tho neighborhood. They havo bitten and hilled a white woman and three negro men and havo also killed scores of horses, mules and cattle lis well ns great numbers of dogs. The snakes crawl into or under houses, and cattle are now kept in peus to protect them. Not Optioned to 1'ytliluiin. MII.WAUKUK , Wis., Sept. 20.—A Cath« olio of this city, who is also a member of the Knights of Pythias, has bud a talk with Archbishop Ireland and quotes the distinguished Archbishop as not only not opposed to the Pythian order, but decidedly friendly to it. Tho prelate, he said, assured him that ho certainly would not think of refusing absolution to any Catholic because ho happened to be a member of tho Py- thiun order. FITS—All TIU Stopped tr*« by Dr. Kllne-n Hreat Nerve Knlorer. No Flt« attar flrat Marraloiu ourei. TraatlM and S2.00 trial to Dr. Kline, 031 .lay's t 'initio ms, tie free to Fit Oaaei. AroU St., l'hlla., Pa. have Tho United Slates IB reported to 11,034 paupers in almshouses. Made to Look Like New. Dresses, dent's Clotliiug, Feathers, Gloves, ilc, Dyed or Cleaned, Plush Garment* Steaineil, at Otto l'leteli's Dye Works,240 W. Wider St., Milwaukee. Send for clreular. Hie London Geographical Society and the Zoological society both admit women as lellows. If nlllicleil »lih Soro Eyes use Dr. Isaac Tlioiupsou's Eyo Water. Druggists sell lt25e' Why Is it Unit while overybody is Inclined to give a kindly look to u fat man a woman given to llcsli is apt to be made an object of derision f The Qo-Ouertttlyo System. Prof. Homy twya: The oo-opemUvo system must oon- tlnue to «iw In magnitude until a J«W .IWjrttW Qf, aji the. jfljuc !& J? ir V W. »W IPOta*. aentttaiw*/oa' la ^» .oidw ^tha day, Mid .nowhere.' iBlfciftQVa'eVkanHbAQTn Vfhj eoutlnue the use of remedies that only relievo, when Ely's Cream Balm, pleas ant of upplicullon and a sure cure for Ca tarrb unit cold lu tho head, van bo had? I hud a severe attack of catarrh and be came so deat 1 could not hear common con versation. I suffered terribly from roaring in my lioud. I procured a bottle of Ely's Croam Balm, and In three weeks could hear as woll as ever, and now I can say to all who are alllleted with the worst of diseases, culurrh, toko Ely's Cream Balm and be :uroil. It is worth $1,000 to any man, woman or child suffering from catarrh.—A. E Newman, Grayling, Mich. Apply Balm into each nostril. It is Quick ly Absorbed. CJivea Jlellef »t Once. Price !K) cents at Druggists or by mail, ELY BROTHERS, 66 Warren St, New York. The fathers of New Guinea sell their daughters for an ax apiece. Down lu New Guinea when a blushing maiden favors a young man's suit she shyly murmurs: "Ax papa/' Mas, JUUA W. LOVKIT , Groonvillo, Ga., wrltost «My pbysloluu gave mo Jlrudycro- tine for a severe hoadiiobe. It. noted like a eharin. I hope this recommendation will be the means of rellovluu other sufferers." Of all Druggist*, rifty coats. For.the first time since 18T0 there will be o. republican stato ticket in South Carolina this full, I Can walk a Mile Bail)/, although tor a long tin* bsfora, taking Hood's dais*f«fUia^ee«l4 no* w«H •> •toy, i bad a (Mribl* .nuuitng aoi* ou W log, rtsBlUng bom •alllibtf Nothing did m , an? goo« «aUI i oagan taking 1MIOIVB KVRJIA- »*mix\, fh, paw wholly, (ha dark 99 "German Syrup William McKeekan, Druggist ot Bloomingdale, Mich. '' I have had the Asthma badly ever since I came out of the army and though I have been in the drug business for fifteen years, and have tried nearly everything on the market, nothing has given me the slightest relief until a tew months ago, when I used Boschee's German Syrup. I am now glad to acknowledge the great good it has done me. I am greatly relieved during the day and at night go to sleep without the least trouble." • D div\r.i D EiMy itlii It Onrai Colils,Cougr.i,Sore Throat,Cronp,lrdliu_ ta.WhoopInf Couth, Bronchltiiand Aathnia. A etrtatu euro for ComumpUon In Brat «t«r>a, ami a auro relief la adranoed •tare*. TJia at amia, Ton will tee tha excellent effaot after taklag tha nrat dose. Bold by dealers STerrwaara, Lara* ht-ttloa £0 cents and $1.00. ONB BNJOYS Both the method and results vrhen Byrup of Figs is taken; it ia pleasant and refreshing to tho taste, and acts gently yet promptly on the Kidneys, Liver and Bowels, cleanses the system efi'actually, dispels colds, headaches and fevers and cures habitual constipation. Syrup of Figs is the only remedy of its kind ever produced, pleasing to the taste rod acceptable to the stomach, prompt In Its action and truly beneficial in its effects, prepared only from the most hea?<hy and agreeable substances, its, many excellent qualities commend it' to all and have made it the moat popular remedy known. Syrup of Figs is for sale in SOo and $1 bottles by all leading druggists. Any reliable druggist wnis) may not have it on hand will procure it promptly for any one yfb» wuhe9 to try it Do not accept any subittitute. CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO. SAN FRANCISCO, 0AL _ L wswu.Kr. new YORK, H.r. Tlio Pension ltolls and Death. From tlw St. 1'aul Pioneer Prett. They rest i'roni their labors and their wcrks do follow them. Last year, according to Commissioner Hautn, 25,000 names were removed trom the pension rolls by death; next year it will be 40,000 and the year following 50,000. The great pension roll will bo a thing or tho past almost before the public are aware of it. Many of these old pensioners die of pneumonia. This terrible malady takes off thousands overy yenr, especially to those who nave boon subject to great privations or exposure in youth or early manhood. Pneumonia is a disease primarily of the kidneys. It is when the uric acid remains in tho blood that it attacks the lungs and produces- pneumonia. R EID'S Q BEMAN Couciu AND K IDNKY C URB relieves the worst ense of pneumonia, even in aged people. It costs 35 and 50 cents u bottle and can be obtained of any dealer. S YLVAN R EMEDY Co., Peoria, 111. ; Tie Best Watemroof Coat In the WORLD I SUCKER „,£;?if, Ii F U !? AND B v IC ' re n l« warranted water- HX^??xYiH k M'SKA r >'. ,u 1110 hsrdeitatonn. The new POMMEL BUCKISH is a perfect riding coat, and oovcretlioeutlroeaddle. Bowmoofluiltutlolis. Don't buy a coat If tlio "Fish Jirand" li not on It. niuetra. tod Catulomio tree. A, J. TOWKll, Bojton, Mall. All. you have guessed aboil* lifo insurance may be wrong, If you wish to know the WE PAY OnOT ^A^ ud , for " H ~°W and rlib ' issued by the PENH mr MUl'UAL LIFB, 921-3-5 Or"" nut Street, Philadelphia. EPILEPSY OR FITS. laao. i>it. o, FHULFS imowN. laes. Th» noUd HerbAllit and UPILBPSY 8PKOULIHT tUMOMred tbbt Kyllepay WUM trom « pvoultardfrt < r»DRemont ot tho itowneU, and i>roi>ured hli Otlft ttfftUd Uwbal ltemedlM vrhloh rouove tha abov* «ondiUon« and than oure Uie dtieMo. Toajrbarti our*d thousaud* ot oaaew. Bend tor Xoattmontala, and fata "Traattia on tha Oauaa aud Oust ol JEMT' >W" *1 Grand St.. Jawy OUy, N !Z *^ 3jnlulaetwur, l5a .Uudl(,ttlli" ll ol »to.,,tt ^a: BARLOW'S INDIGO BLUM.