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* By ELLIOT WALKER £
Copyright, t9ui, hu T. C. Met lure x
"You've something new on your
mind. Bud; 1 know it."
Rose Copley's clinging tinkers held
! ; »-r husband fast. "Killian will ilo
yiiu nothing but harm, Bud. Why t!o
you go with him?" The moonlight
;jliiitiiitr through the poplar leaves
. parkled on gathering tears.
"Pshaw, Rosie. Tim's all right.
We've long worked oil the section to
•. ether. 1 must see 1:1 m tonight and
li'id out if Maxcy will take us on
:_.-iin. That's his whistle now."
lie shook her off impatiently and
si rode off, turning liis head to call: "Go
ii. and tend to hahy. I'll soon be
The woman sighed, wipeil her eyes
and stepped up the path to the siu:ill
! rowu cottage. She glanced at the
•liild slumbering peacefully in his crib,
moved about uneasily and again stood
at the door, her black eyes straining
into the darkness.
"I cannot settle down," she mused.
"I'oor old Bud! lie never touched the
too!s. and it's two weeks since they
laid him off. Dear me! I wish I could
forget that dream. Two nights run
ning I've dreamed it. The roar and
tremble and crash and screams. I
can't remember the place and faces,
but they were familiar at the time.
Pshaw! I'm upset and nervous about
things, and !he 11 o'clock tearing
through was the cause. 1 guess."
With hei easy, good nat tired husband
and tbaby. Rose thought her Hi' a
larky woman. (i: ly recently Bud had
liet-n irritable ;:t times. The mystery
of the missing tools was yet to be
cl \.n 1 up. A wri nch had been found
i:i Kiilian's room, and I'.r.d was with
I.in at the tool house the ni.ulit before.
"I've no bushe ss to bother him." she
thought re] entantly.
Nervously she waited while the iuiu
utes crept along, then with sudden
decision picked up her gray shawl and
stepped to the crib in the corner. "Baby
will sleep. I've simply got to get him
home," she whispered. "It's nearly
half past 10. What does ail me to feel
so? There's his revolver on the man
tel. Yes; I'll take it just for company."
She locked the door and glided down
"Hullo, Tim! Who are your friends?"
"A couple of new men. Mr. Lutz—
Mr. Copley. Mr. Copley—Mr. Grayle.
My pal, boys."
The men shook hands in the shade of
the great elm.
"Section work?" interrogated Bud.
"Yes. Maxey's put us on. Tim, here,
1 knowed well in the Albany yards.
Come on, Mike. I guess we can lind
the place." The strangers shifted back
from the moonlight.
"What's up?" asked Copley.
Killian answered him: "Rail spread
this side of the gap. Let's go down
and show them. We've nothing on
hand, and it's a dark spot for green
men. The boss said he's sent the tools
on a hat; * car, and they're in the
ditch. It's oirly a few minutes' job.
Come." lie put his hand on Bud's arm.
Upon the track ICiillan dropped be
hind with Copley.
"Bud," he growled, "we're dished!"
"What!" The other halted.
"Fact! I've got my notice. Your
"It's an infernal outrage," cursed
Copley angrily. "In all the years I've
worked they never had a complaint.
What 'II I do? I'm married and settled
here. I can't move."
IviUain began to swear. "The d d
corporation. I'd like to see 'em In
"By Jove, I would." Copley stum
bled along despairingly.
The moon in sudden brilliance glit
tered upon the shining rails, curving
Into the ravine beyond. Ahead and
seventy feet below the river brawled
against the abutments of the bridge.
"Good!" muttered Killian. "We'll get
Bud did not reply. His brain was
whirling. "Rose—the baby—the happy
little home." He staggered on.
The track curved sharply just this
side of the gap. There waited their
"The crowbar, Mike. Grayle, ygu
help him." Copley, examining the
nearby rails, did not heed Kiilian's
voice so full of import. 0n his knees,
he looked up. "Nothing spread here,
boys, that I see."
The others camo close with hard
faces. "There will be," spoke Killian
grimly. "You're in ou this, Bud. No
fooling! We'll get even and more
pickings than would come to us iu
years of slaving. No one will suspect
you. We chaps will be miles away by
morning. You can »°ke your time.
Anyway, you're lu on It."
But the other was regarding him in
horror. "For God's sake. Tim!" he
gasped. "You're fooling! No? You
dirty devil, let me up! Help! Help!
"Hit him again, Grayle! There, that
settles the fool! I thought he had
more sand. Why did I bring him?
Thought he might take hold, and I
wanted his mouth shut, if he didn't
What a yell he let out. Lie low for
swhile. There is time enough."
He kicked the senseless form, and
the three worthies secreted themselves
behind a bowlder. Killian whispered:
"Wait ten minutes; then we'll do the
trick—lay him where he'll get hit, and
folks 'll think he done it. See?" A
pause, then another whisper—"He got
the woman I wanted, blast him!"
Mr. Grayle nudged Mr. Lutz.
About a quarter of 11 the men stole
A minute's hard work with the
iro.vi ar. mid the rail lifted. "Off to
this side « bit, boys. That's right.
Three spits of flame from a bush of
spruce thirty foot away —"Crack!
Crack! Crack!" Timothy Killian threw
up his arms, collapsed and rolled over,
clutching the gravel. Grayle clapped
a hand to his shoulder, then dashed
into the undergrowth after his com
A woman came cautiously forward,
peered about and fell upon her knees
in the ditch. Then she screamed, and
again the revolver echoed among the
liiils. From the station only a quarter
of a mile away men came running
with lanterns and cries.
Maxcy, the section foreman, was in
the van. Now in the center of the
track stood a shouting tigure. "Go
back! Go back! Stop the express!
Stop it, I say!"
"It's Rose Copley, boys!" cried Max
ey. "Something's wrong. Run; for
heaven's sake, run! That's her whis
The roar of the heavy passenger train
sobered to a rumble, then to a panting
stop not fifty feet from the excited
group. Through the sleepers spr, ad
the ominous rumor. People poured
HITLER, PA.. THURSDAY. MAY 2*. 1903
"A doctor? Yes, two of them! Well,
hurry up!" There was work for both.
"Who was the girl? Was that her
husband? What was the story any
Exprt'ssions of horror, wrath and ad
miration; a fat man busy with a hat;
a short speech mingled with sounds of
hamnii ring; "All aboard!" a scramble,
and the great coaches swung slowly
011 in the gl.iry of the summer night
and crossed the gap.
Copley's first word was for the train.
He fell back, thanking Cod. Then he
gropt d for the hand that had saved.
"He wants to speak to you, Mr. Max
ey," sobbed Rose, shedding her tirst
The rough railroad man bent down,
his own eyes streaming. "What is it.
"Can't—you—take—me—back? I nev
er touched—tlie tools. Tim said you"—
"Take you back! Never thought of
letting you go! Why, you're my best
man, Bnd. Bad company; that's all.
You're quit of it now."
He turned, .shaking a savage fist at
the limp form on the hand car. "let
ter for him, I guess, if Rose's bullet
had struck an inch lower."
A well known judge, who is as fa
mous for bis wit as for his corpulency,
was much disturbed In mind by his
tendency to ever increasing stoutness.
He tried many remedies, but without
any success. At length a friend sug
gested that he should take a course of
treatment at certain hot springs.
He Immediately set out for the place,
sojourned for a few weeks at it. man
aged to get rid of a good deal of his
super:!uous flesh and returned home in
a most happy and jocular frame of
On tlie first morning after his return,
when he w:is wen '.i:i;; liis way to th*>
courihouse, lie came to the butcher's
shop where his family were supplied
with meat. Mars h.ing Inside, he said:
•Cut me oiT twenty pounds of pork."
The butcher sharpened his knife an 1
at once complied. The judge looked at
the meat for a minute or two and then
"Shall I send the pork to your
house?" inquired the butcher, who felt
that the judge had overlooked instruc
"Oh, no." was the reply, given with
a smile; "I don't want it. I have fallen
off just twenty pounds, and I only
wanted to have an idea of how much
it was."—St. Louis Republic.
GroattfMt Worli! Power.
An idea is the greatest power in the
world. Ideas have moved armies,
made nations and created civilizations.
Just as surely ideas tangibly affect our
Immediate material surroundings. The
recognition of this truth is destined to
revolutionize philosophies within the
uext few generations; Its farreaching
results will constitute tlie revelation of
the twentieth century, says Vim.
One in Bethlehem of Judiea enunci
ated the truth many years ago when
he taught what faith would accom
plish. We of succeeding centuries re
iterated the divine message as the
merest platitude, utterly failing to com
prehend its greater meaning. Now we
find ourselves on the verge of an awak
ening to the true significance of
This much we already know—that it
is a mystery hovering 011 the border
land between the material and the
spiritual, to be approached with the
reverent Investigation which the in
spired man of science always brings
to bear 011 the wonders of the universe.
Gallnnt Victor Huaro.
During tlie latter years of his long
life Victor Hugo was very fond of sur
veying mankind from the vantage
ground of the top of an omnibus. He
used to make Ion;; excursions through
the gay city perched on the top of the
homely bus, which he seemed to pre
fer to any other vehicle. An amusing
and characteristic anecdote of the
great poet, who was most courteous
and attentive to the lovely sex. is re
lated by a review. One tine day. as he
was enjoying a ride under these condi
tions, a fascinating young woman
climbed up to the summit of the tram'
car on which he was seated and steered
her way toward the only vacant place,
which happened to be the one next to
him. She was about to take possession
of it wlieu a sudden jolt sent her in
stead into Victor Hugo's lap. As soon
as she had recovered herself the pretty
girl turned to the poet and, her fair
cheeks suffused with crimson, said. "I
beg your pardon, monsieur." "And I,"
he replied gallantly, "thank you, made
Origin of "Budicet."
It is difficult to realize that the term
"budget," now so often in every one's
mouth, is a term leas than 200 years
old, the earliest mention of the word
dating no further back than 1733. We
borrowed it from the old French lan-
guage—bougette, meaning a small bag,
In which in former timea it was the
custom to put the estimates of receipts
and expenditures when presented to
parliament; hence the chancellor of the
exchequer, in making his annual state
ment, was formerly said to open his
budget. In time the term passed from
the receptacle to the contents, and,
curiously, this new signification was
returned from this country to France,
where it was first used in an official
manner In the early part of the nine
teenth century.—London Chronicle.
Seeds and Sklnn of Small Fruits.
There are many people who cannot
eat small fruits ou account of the
seeds and skflls, because they prove so
irritating to the stomach. In all such
cases the fruit should be thoroughly
ripe; then press it through a small
wire sieve or strain through a thin
cloth; then you get all there is of use—
the liquid. Blue and other berries with
tough skins may be cooked a little to
start the juice, then strain and get rid
of seeds and skins. Never put waste
into a delicate stomach when possible
to avoid it. Cherry stones and grape
seeds are a menace to health, and chil
dren should be taught how to neatly
reject them.—Physical Culture.
Tlie Orisrln off the Diamond.
The diamond is still one of the mys
teries of geology. When the South Af
rican fields were discovered there was
much astonishment to find the gem in
a series of minerals quite different
from those in which it had been hither
to found in India and Brazil. Instead
of lying beside tourmaline, anatase and
brookite it was mingled with a breccia
of magnesian rocks which had evident
ly been pushed up from below, and a
great variety of minerals, such as diop
slde, mica, zircon and corundum, were
imbedded along with it.
Some have supposed that the dia
mond was originally formed where it
is now picked up. and the presence of
carbureted '-ras and carboniferous
rocks is in favor of the idea. but. on
the other hand, the broken condition
of some of the stones and other facts
mal:'.' it far more probable that the
diamond has bfen ejected from a deep
; B> WILLIAM MACLEOD RAINE J
\ C--i>>n~iyht % 1- *, by T. C. Mcdure j
"Guess I'm all in, eh, doctor? '
The doctor looked into the white face
and the unflinching blue eyes and de
cided to tell the truth.
"I don't know. You have a chance,
but it's a bad wound."
Fifteen minutes Inter Robert Latham
tiptoed into the sick room with that ex
aggerated caution which a robust six
footer usually feels in the presence of
death or mortal sickness. Young Weir
had his face turned to the wall, but at
the sound of footsteps slewed round
He smiled faintly from the pillows.
"Awfully glad to see you, old fellow.
It was good of you to come."
Latham choked a little. This mod
est young fellow with the winsome
smile dragged mightily at his heart
"Yes, it was dashed good of me," he
answered gruffly. "Do you expect your
friends to forget you just as soou as
you make an idiot of yourself?"
Weir's face was a study in embar
rassed apologies. "Really I couldn't
help it this time, Latham. The kid
was right in the way of the car. It
was up to me to do something."
"Of course it was. It's always tip to
you to do something." Latham spoke
gruffly to cover a melting heart.
Jimmie Weir laughed a little broken
ly. "Good old Latham! Everybody
knows you. A fierce bark but you're
mighty shy on bite." Then with a sud
den change of voice. '"I say. Hob, there
is something 1 want you to do for me
in case i pass out."
"You're not going to do any such
dashed fool thing."
"The doctors think I am," answered
the young man quietly. "They don't
say so out and out, but they think it.
They're afraid of blood poisoning.
What I want you to do. Bob, in case
the thing is going against ine, is to for
ward this letter to Efiie Sheldon. You'll
do that, won't you?" he tinished rath
"So that's what the boy's had on his
mind these last three months; might
have known some baby faced pink and
white girl was at the bottom of his
depression; guess I'll have something
to say to Miss Effie," thought Latham.
Out loud he said, "Sure thing."
"Oh, and there's one thing more—
about the book. You'll attend to any
correspondence necessary between me
and the publishers?"
"I will that. I'll see that the sale of
the new great American novel doesn't
suffer because its author happens to
be a bally idiot without sense enough
to let people take care of their own
All through his day's work at the
city desk of the Post young Weir's
white face kept coming between La
tham and his work. lie had half a
mind to write to the girl himself. Still,
he had made it the rule of his life to
mind his own business.
Afterward, on a sudden impulse, he
sat down and wrote a letter to the
young woman who hadn't sense enough
to appreciate Jimmie AVeir. He told
very simply and lucidly the story of
how Weir had thrown himself in front
of a cable car to save a child and in
so doing had lost his hand, how the
boy's first words after recovering con
sciousness had been as to the safety
of the child and how the young author
lay -in the hospital at the point of
death. Then he told graphically of
the young man's fight against ill health
and poverty, of the brightness and
good cheer which never deserted him
and which won all men to him. "lie's
the most charming man the Lord ever
left unmarried. I don't know whether
you love him. I dare say not. Most
! young women haven't sense enough to
love the right man. But I know that
he cares a great deal for you. I could
see it in his eyes when he gave me
this letter to forward you. If you do
care for him, and you're a woman
■worth your salt, you will take the
next train for Kansas City, 110 matter
whether you think it 'proper' or not.
If you come, wire me at the office, and
I will meet you at the station." La
tham smiled grimly as he read over
his brusque, offensive letter. "If that
doesn't bring that young woman, she
isn't worth the powder to blow her
up," he said to himself.
Then full grown there jumped into
Latham's mind an idea for booming
"The Dice of the Gods" that he always
claimed was the real reason for its
proving the big seller that It afterward
did. He shouted across the hall to
Perry, the literary editor:
"By thunder, Dick, I've got the big
gest idea in logrolling you ever saw
for booming Jim Weir's book. You
watch my smoke. I'm going over to
see Alcott of the Associated Press."
The result of his interview with Al
cott was apjiarent in every city of the
country next morning. Generally speak
ing, the Associated Press is not run for
sentimental reasons, but the paragraph
about young Weir's accident was de
signed to draw tears from New York
to San Francisco. It succeeded. Men
talked about it in restaurants, women
discussed it at their clubs, and tender
I hearted girls wept. Latham had put
1 four hours into the composition of a
five hundred word story about how the
brilliant young author of the latest
novel, "The Dice of the Gods," had
given his life to save a child. His life
still hung by a thread, but there was
small hope of his recovery.
Latham, the cynical, chuckled when
the telegrams of inquiry poured in
1 from all over the country. Orders for
the book deluged the publishers. The
critics discovered that the novel was
I both brilliant and profound.
"It happens to be true, but they
would never have known it if it hadn't
been for me," growled Latham as he
walked down to the depot to meet a
young woman from Buffalo.
A gray eyed girl in a brown travel
ing dress alighted from the tV: in be
fore the porter had well settled the
"How is he?" she demanded from
Latham before the newspaper man had
announced himself. Her quick eye had
picked liim out at once.
"Better; he has a chance," answered
Latham. "This way for the cab,
Latham could not iell on the journey
to the hospital whether she cared for
Weir or not. She was so quiet and self
composed, so eminently mistress of
herself, that he felt an unworthy de
sire to say something that would cut
l>er to the quick. But once, when they
got caught in a jam of carriages and
had to wait a few moments, she turned
a white face to him and asked if there
were not some way of getting to the
hospital faster. Then Latham wanted
1 to shake hands with himself for bav-
ing sent for her.
The city editor made a pretense of
talking with the nurse a moment while
Mit-s Sheldon went into tlie room alone.
"You poir boy!" he heard her cry
with iiult scrilmble tenderness.
When Latham, after vehement cough
ing, pushed into the room, he found
her kneeling by the bedside crying soft
ly over the bandaged stump. As for
Jlmmie Weir, it took 110 specialist to
tell that the young man had taken a
renewed grip 011 life.
Arab Danclnsr Olrl*.
An English traveler thus describes
the Arab dancing girls lie saw at n
fair at Biskra, in tlie Sahara; "Here,
surrounded by a rope. 011 raised deal
benches, sit the dancing girls. Beneath
them is a deal table covered with
strange sweetmeats and sirups. Oppo
site to them is a bench, upon wliic«i,
after a small payment, you may install
yourself and admire Zora, Fatima. Ai
choucli or Algia at your ease. They
are worth seeing in their gala attire.
Indeed, they look like a troupe of mag
nificent. chattering macaws perched
in the sun. Some, the real Ouleds,
wear crowns of gold, surmounted by
tufts of tinted ostrich feathers. Upon
their painted lingers are heavy bar
baric rings. I'pon their arms are
massive uohl and silver bracelets. Veils
of }4old and silver tissue float around
them, half concealing their robes of
pink, yellow, magenta, scarlet and
bright green silk. One wears a broad
baud of diamonds across her broad
forehead. Another lias sewed her ear
rings upon strips of velvet and is lit
erally clad in gold coins, which make
the eyes of tlie Arabs glitter greedily.
A third, the wonderful Gazela. can
scarcely move to the sweetmeat table
to drink a ,i:lass of sirup with an ebou
admirer, so loaded is she with neck
laces, amulets and ankle rings."
Slit? Is So Sensitive.
"1 wish some. pers. is weren't so all
fired sensitive and ready to see an in
sult when none is intended." remarked
the man with the troubled look, look
ing for sympathy. "Now, last night I
got myself into an awkward fix just
trying to be agreeable and to please ev
erybody. i went to see a young lady
I think a great deal of—yes, I do think
a great deal of her, but I wish she
would be more sensible. Girl friend of
hers was there, and it was her tirst
visit since she'd sent a crazy looking,
good for nothing decorated cup and
saucer with scalloped edges as a birth
" When 1 was out shopping,' the girl
friend explained, 'and saw that cup
and saucer, 1 just thought of you. Mar
"Of course 1 was expected to admire
the thing, and so 1 remarked, innocent
"'How? Hand painted, isn't it?'
"Now, tlie recipient's complexion is
natural, as any one can see, and there
was no reason for lier to be so chilly
toward me the rest of the evening.
Hang such seusiUveness!"—New York
The Quest For a I'laee to Eat.
He was hungry. Before he finished
his morning's work he consulted his
watch with a frequency born of gas
tronomic longing. Tlie perfume of
Hamburger steak wafted through the
office window from an adjacent Ger
man restaurant convinced him that he
would not hunt long for a place to get
luncheon. Once out of the office, how
ever, the old indecision returned. The
Teutonic repast did not seem half so
attractive as it had twenty minutes be
He went on up Nassau street. Res
taurants to the right of him, restau
rants to the left of him; signs in big
letters told of the joys of living. He
passed them by. Cafes, three to a
block, told him where he could dine
like a prince on anything from roast
beef to canvasback duck.
What did he do? He rushed into a
dairy lunch room.
"Give me a ham sandwich and a cup
of coffee!" he cried to tlie waiter. "It
does beat the deuce how hard it is to
get something you want to eat."—New
Lost Money Market.
London is waking up in rather amus
ing astonishment to the fact that it lias
ceased for the time to be the "money
market" of the world. Just as ML - . John
Burns asked, "What has Battersea to
do with the British empire?" so read
ers might ask, "What have we to do
with the money market?" In a com
plex civilization like ours the money
market rules everything relating to
Throirlns the Dart.
Throwing the dart is a picturesque
custom which is observed in Cork, Ire
land. Ever}- third year the chief mag
istrate proceeds to the mouth of Cork
harbor in full state. Following im
memorial custom, he throws a dart in
to the sea—a dart with a head of gold
and a shaft of mahogany—saying, "I
cast this javelin into the sea and de
clare that as far around as it falls ex
tend the right and dominion of the
corporation of Cork to and over the
harbor as well as the rivers, creeks and
bays within the same."
A Weeping: Tree.
A species of tree found in Oregon,
Washington, Montana and British Co
lumbia continually drips pure and clear
water from the ends of its leaves and
branches. The tree is a species of fir.
The "weeping" is attributed to a re
markable power of condensation pecul
iar to the leaves and bark. The tree
irips as copiously on bright and clear
as ou cloudy days.
It H a curious fact, unknown per
haps to a majority of readers, that
Moses of Scriptural fame was called
by eight different names in various
places in the Bible, ltathia, the daugh
ter of Pharaoh, called him Moses be
cause she drew him out of the water.
Jocliebed, his mother, called liiin Jeku
thiel, saying, "1 had hoped for him "
Miriam, liis sister, called him Jared
because she had descended after him
into the waWv to see what liis end
would be. Aaron called his brother
Abi Zanucli because his father had de
serted their mother. Amram, the fa
ther of Moses, called the boy Chabar
because lie wfls again reunited to the
mother of the lad.
Keliath, the grandfather of Moses,
called him Abigdor because God had
repaired the breach in the house of
Jacob. The nurse of the grandfather
of Moses called him Abi So« ho because
he was once hidden three months iu
the Tabernacle. All Israel called him
Sliemaiah because "in his days God
heard their cries and rescued them
from their oppressors."
All liivilin* Field.
"They say there's an island in the
Pacific with tiiHi inhabitants where
drunkenness, crime, jails, police and
totirts are unknown."
"Is that so? It's a wonder some
body hasn't started in to civilize it."—
Brooklyn Life J
SKINNING AN ANIMAL.
Green Salting. ( urins and SliippiutS
Hitle»—rruporl y Done. It I'ay*.
,Tus; as there is a wron;; way. there is a
correct way in which hides should be
taken off dead cattle and horses. Hides
properly removed are worth a groat
deal more than those improperly taken
off. whether from murrain or butch
ered cattle, says Denver l'ield and
Kami. I)o not cut the throat crosswise,
for by so doing it makes the head of
the hide worthless.
The knife should follow the doited
lines, as shown by the etching jn'►-
lislicd herewith, commencing at the
middle of the chin and
straight down the throat and" belly to
the tail. The knife should follow t!.e
dotted lines as shown along the legs.
When skinulng lie very careful not to
cut and score the hide, for such hides
sell at reduced prices.
Always take out the tail bones and
sinews. I'se from four to ten quarts
of salt, according to the size of the
hide—that is. if they art' to be sold as
HOW TO CUT A HIDE
green salted hides. After salting, the
hides should be left sp-cad out until
the salt has drawn out the juices or
until it is cured thoroughly. Cured
hides bring a cent a pound more than
green ones or hides as they < ome from
the animal. When shipping, tie each
hide into a bundle, with the hair side
out. When drying hides, which is the
most profitable way for ranchmen,
take each one as it comes from the ani
mal and hang it over a pole in a
shady place, with the flesh or tlint side
out. Never put a hide in the si*. and
of all things never dry hides by *ftirow
ing them over a wire fence, wagon
wheel or a bush. In case no other pla e
is available be sure to take them down
as soon as they are thoroughly dry and
keep in a shady place.
FOR SAN JOSE SCALE.
Eantrra Horticulturists Are Xow
rashine the California Wa»h.
The lime, sulphur and salt wash is
Invariably used in California and inueh
of the Pacific coast for the control of
the San Jose scale. Experienced or
chardists there have used it for many
years and have demonstrated that it is
when properly made and applied a suc
cessful remedy for this pest. The use
of the wash in the east has been de
layed because of the belief that it was
not adapted to eastern climatic condi
tions by reason of the uncertainty of
securing two or three weeks of dry
weather following treatment. But ex
tensive experiments with this wash
during the past two years in Illinois,
Georgia, New Jersey, New York and
Ohio clearly prove that the wash is an
efficient remedy in these states even
when applied during what was consid
ered extremely unfavorable weather.
Iu spite of frequent heavy rains the
wash adhered well to the trees. It ap
pears to be a very promising remedy
for the San Jose scale and is recom
mended to the orchardists of Ohio by
the state experiment station as worthy
The Wash and How Prepared.
There are many formulas for prepar
ing this wash. They vary as a rule in
the proportions of lime. Hut the one
that is more extensively used is made
as follows: Lime, unslaked, fifteen
pounds; sulphur, ground,fifteen pounds;
salt, fifteen pounds; water, fifty gal
Stake the lime in a small quantity of
hot water to form a milk of lime; then
add the sulphur and salt and stir in to
form a thin paste. Dilute the mixture
with twenty gallons of water and boll
vigorously for from one and a half to
two hours, when enough water should
be added to make the full fifty gallons.
The mixture is then ready to put irtto
the spraying machine, but it should be
strained through common wire Win
dow screening as it is being poured
into the barrel or tank. The mixture
should be applied to the trees while
hot if possible. When well made it is
a brownish liquid, with a strong, sul
Made Iu Iron Kettles.
For the preparation of small quanti
ties of wash—3oo to 400 gallons a flay
—a couple of sixty gallon iron kettles
will be found satisfactory. In using
these care should bo taken to keep the
mixture vigorously boiling and well
stirred to prevent the caking and burn
ing of the materials upon the sides of
The Annnal Crop.
The annual crop of swindlers is ap
pearing among the farmers. It is made
up of lightning rod men with glib
tongues and exorbitant prices, tree
agents with extravagantly colored
plates, representatives of mercantile es
tablishments not in existence, etc. I„ook
out for them. Sign no papers which
may later turn up as promissory notes.
Do not allow yourself to be talked into
something which your own judgment
and common sense tell you cannot pay.
—Orange Judd Farmer.
Hush beans may be planted in the
open ground in May and limas in pots
or on sods in a cold frame or spent hot
bed. They require a long season to ma
ture aiul should be planted early.
THE NEW SCHOOL IDEA.
How the Centralized St ht.:»l "\Vork«
In One Kuril "District.
The Western Reserve of Ohio has
made a radical innovation in the way
of schools, and in response to general
interest in the subject Mr. John (Jouid
gives an account if the centralized
school in his own district as follow* in
the National S: > ::i, ,u: i really
centralized her scl.co!s si ; years ago.
It was first tried as an experiment,
two small halls being rented in addi
tion to the central school house, and
the parents were i :a! for bringing
their own ci..l. The plan proved
so satisfactory after i.vo years of more
that the question of a suitable school
house was put to a vote : ml all appro
priation of a! ->.:t made to en
largeand furnish the lii jt school house
and without a vote cast to return to
the old system. Fndcr the old s;. <icm
we hail a liiuli school, but its frneral
effect was to weaken the
schools, and the attendance was so
variable that its < Ilieiency was greatly
The Effect on Attendance.
Under the new plan the centralized
school became part of the high school,
and its grade was raised so that its
graduates would be accepted into the 1
fr»*-:,nian year ot any or tue neighbor-,
ing colleges. An approved course ofj
study was adopted, and the school;
started out with high hopes. The wag-,
onette system of transportation was,
adopted, every pupil was taken from;
his home, 110 waiting on tlie four cor-;
ners for the "kid wagon" and as
promptly returned at night. These cov
ered wagons were made storm proof
and comfortable in every way. Under
the old plan of district schools the av
erage attendance of the school enroll
ment for a series of years varied from
•to to 7i» per cent. One-third of the pu
pils were absent all of the time, and;
they all disappeared from the school at
about fifteen years of agfe, a few enroll-,
ing at sixteen. The cost of maintaining
these nine schools and the high Bcliool;
! was in round numbers $4,200 annually]
ami an annual deficit. The schools,
were as a role taught by first and sec-,
ond termers. A person who did develop,
ability as a teacher was quickly hired]
in the large village and city schools.
Under our new plan of transportation
the average attendance of the pupils,
has been over !>o per cent, and we nows
have one month more school than be
Profit and Lous.
The drivers of the wagons are under
bonds to be at the sclioolhouse ten mln
> utes before !> a. in. and keep order in
the wagons and lie ready to load at
3:30 p. m., ant! this punctuality Is rare
ly broken. Four experienced teachers
and a tutor are now doing the work of
the once eleven, and by the grades and
course there are actually fewer recita
tions than in a district school of twen
ty-five pupils, so that time can now be
given to class work and efficiency se
cured. Better wages are paid, and
with these teaching is not a makeshift
Under this system and without chang
ing the school tax levy figures for our
town showed March 18, 15103, that in
the six years a debt of $<!00 inherited
from the old board had been paid, the
new sclioolhouse and fixtures of $2,500
had been paid for, all claims met, and
there is a balance to the credit of the
centralized school fund of $2,000. Not
only is the school better, but it makes
cosmopolitan the entire population of
the township, begets ambitions and
makes for intelligence and mental ac
tivity rather than for class or family
To Prevent Saddle Galls.
When a horse has returned to the
stable after a long ride, he should by
no means be unsaddled within from
half an hour to an hour after dis
mounting. or it may tend to the pro
duction of saddle galls, which may be
very difficult to cure. These galls have
their origin in uneven pressure of the
1 saddle, due to faulty construction of
| the saddle when the jgrths slacken
and not infrequently from bad riding.
The reason why the nonremoval of the
saddle for some time after <|ismount
-1 ing acts as a protective against sore
backs is well explained by M,oller.
' Where an injury has taken place the
vessels are compressed and almost
! bloodless. If pressure be now sudden
ly removed, blood is vigorousiy forced
into the paralyzed vessels and may
thus rupture the walls. On tke efher
hand, if the saddle is allowed to re
-1 main some time in position circulation
• is gradually restored without injury.
1 The fact that the swelling appears aft
-1 er the removal of the saddle supports
1 this explanation.—London Live Stpck
PoiHon Ivy an nn Antidote.
I have heard my father, who lived on
a farm in his boyhood so long ago that
a scythe was the implement used to cut
hay, say that they always ate a leaf of
poison ivy before beginning to cut the
gras? in a field as a protection against
the ivy they might encounter during
the day's work.—Cor. American Bota
Iu England the turnip is regarded as
a renovator of the soil.
Food preservatives will not take the
place of hygienic conditions in any
manner or form,
i Manure should go direct to the field.
> This is now the advice of many of the
1 The New England tobacco growers'
i organization is planning to handle
its own tobacco crop.
Fowl meadow grass, with redtop,
1 alsike and timothy, is recommended
' by the Vermont station for seeding
Early planting appears to be the way
to prevent the green pea fly. which,
however, in spite of general distribu
tion, did little damage ln«t venr
INSPIRED BY A SKELETON.
The Story of How Chopin Composed
Hi* Funeral March,
Late one summer's afternoon, said
Ziem, Chopin and I sat talking iu my
studio. In one corner of the room stood
a piano and in another the complete
skeleton of a man with a large white
cloth thrown, ghostlike, about It. I
noticed that now and again Chopin's
gaze would wander, and from my
knowledge of the man I knew that his
thoughts were far away from me and
his surroundings. More than that, I
knew that he was composing.
Presently he rose from his seat with
out a word, walked over to the skele
ton and removed the cloth. He then
carried it to the piano and, seating
himself, took the hideous object upon
his knees—a strange picture of life and
Then, drawing the white cloth round
i himself and the skeleton, he laid the
latter's fingers over his own and be
gan to play. There was no hesitation
iu the slow, measured flow of sound
which he and the skeleton conjured
up. As the music swelled in a louder
strain I closed my eyes, for there was
something weird in that picture of man
and skeleton seated at the piano, with
the shadows of evening deepening
around them and the ever swelling and
ever softening music filling the air
with mystery. And I knew I was lis
tening to a composition which would
The music ceased, and when I looked
up the piano chair was empty, and on
the floor lay Chopin's unconscious
form, and beside him, smashed all to
pieces, was the skeleton I prized so
much. The great composer had swoon
ed, but his march was found.—New
Cordial Shaken and Others.
"When you have money," says the
Manayunk philosopher, "there are men
who will shake you effusively by the
hand, and when it's gone they will
shake you altogether."—Philadelphia
11l a Nutshell.
"Success" is spelled with seven let
ters. Of the seven only one Is found
in "fame" and one in "money," but
three are fouud in "happiness."—New
All Shell nnil Xo Kernel.
Charley—My friends tell me that I
have all the eccentricities of genius.
Beatrice—What a pity it is, Charley,
that you have not got the genius it