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TIIE CITIZEN, WEDNESDAY, OCT. 11, 1011.
Winter Quarters For Hens.
While fowls can stand a great deal
more crowding lu the winter than
bi the summer, the? cannot stand too
Butch eren then. The first noticeable
effect from overcrowding Is diminished
egg production, which can bo relieved
by removing part of the fowls to other
quarters. Feather pulling and egg
eating are vices that are soon learned
when fowls are too crowded. A con
tagious disease soon spreads In crowd
ed quarters and plays sad havoc
among the flock. Thero Is never enough
room at the feeding trough, and the
weaker ones uevcr get enough to eat.
But the worst result' of overcrowding
Is tho curtailment of tho egg supply,
and this counts when eggs aro so high
ia price. If you would havo plenty
of eggs keep no more fowls In one
pen than can bo comfortablo on the
roosts without overcrowding and havo
plenty of scratching room In the house.
If they are so crowded ns to be In the
wny of one another while scratching"
for their food, you certainly will not
get many eggs.
Sulphur Smudge For Mites.
A good way to kill all vermin In a
poultry bouse Is to fumigate with sul
phur. Place a large Iron pan or ket
tle In the middle of the house, place a
largo piece of rcdhot Iron In its and
pour tho powdered sulphur on the hot
Iron. Fumes of sulphur will begin Im
mediately to rise and fill the room.
Leave as soon as possible, as sulphur
fumes arc suffocating to humans, and
close the door tightly. Leave the build
ing closed for three or four hours,
when tho doors and windows may be
opened 'for admission of fresh air, and
nil of the insects will be killed.
The Farm Water System.
Every farm supplied with a wind
mill or gasoline engine for pumping
water should have a water system in
the house to lighten the labors of tho
housewife and provide conveniences
for the family. A good sanitary sew
ago system does not cost a fortune
If rightly put in, and It makes tho
homo much more valuable from a
healthful point of view.
System Pays on the Farm.
Any system of farming which pro
vides regular summer and winter work
for tho horses will prevent, the waste
by their "eating their heads off" haK
tho year or so that they may be availa
ble for tho work at other seasons.
THE STORAGE OF
Tubers Keep Best In a Well
Seed potatoes in storage have three
very definite requirements. They must
be kept In a cool place well ventilated
and dark. That the potatoes be kept
cool is most important The best tem
perature is from 33 to 35 degrees. If
the temperature falls below 32 degrees
thero Is danger of freezing, although
It takes a slightly lower temperature
to freeze potatoes than water. Good
ventilation Is, necessary in order to
prevent the spread of rot, and it Is
well to keep the potatoes dark, so they
will not start to sprout at any time.
A cool, dark, well ventilated cellar
fairly dry is the best place to store seed
potatoes on the ordinary farm.
As spring comes on seed, potatoes
should not bo allowed to send out the
long, pale, spindly shoots so often seen.
This may be prevented by keeping tho
potatoes cool and dark. Some growers,
throe or four weeks before planting
time, spread their seed potatoes out in
tho light at a temperature of CO to 70
degrees and hero allow them to de
velop sprouts a half to an inch long.
These arc strong, stubbly llttlo sprouts,
that aro not broken off in planting.
It is said this process both hastens the
maturity of the crop and increases the
yield. Orange Judd Farmer.
Keep the Henhouse Clean.
Burn the nest material in the hen
house and renew the nests with clean,
fresh material. A hen Is a clean, san
itary fowl and does not liko to make
a nest in foul, fll'thy rubbish. Lice and
mites are apt to bo in hiding In old
nest material, and for that reason the
old lining should bo burned.
Charcoal For the Hogs.
Keep a small box of wood ashes or
charcoal where tho hogs can get at it
It will do wonders toward keeping
thero healthy nnd their digestions
strong. A llttlo attention to matters of
this kind will result In a more thrifty
growth and quicker fattening.
Grooming Improves Animal.
Grooming the horse every day not
only cleans the skin, but prevents para
sitic disease as well. Tho modern horse
Is an artificial product living' under
artificial conditions. In order to do
his best he needs tho care of man.
The Valuable Sheep,
Why not keep a fow sheep on your
farm? They may not bo especially
profitable, but they will bo very con
venient In furnishing mutton and
wool with little cost.
It Led to Turning the Careers
of Two Persons Into a
By EGBERT CROSBY
CORVrlrht hr AmprtMn "Ptab Anmn
J elation. 1911. J;
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Letter carriers are proverbially care
less In leaving mall at the wrong ad
dress, or, rather, having so many to
leave. It Is a wonder they don't make
more mistakes than they do. Carcless-
I ness In the writer has perhaps more to
do with letters being delivered to tho
I wrong person than either of these
Ono day a letter addressed In a fem-
inlne hand was left by tho carrier for
I me. I opened it and read it. It was
I very short and to the point:
j Ten p. m. Thursday at tho fountain. Vio
lets In my belt. Hold roso in your left
1 I opened my eye3 very wide and gave
1 a low whistle. Who could it be who
was making an appointment with me?
Then 1 looked again at the address.
My name is Francis B. Marshall, and
the superscription appeared to bo F.
B. Marshall, but It might havo been F.
B. Wlnchell. I thought over every per
son who might possibly desire to see
me clandestinely, but could fix upon
no one. What should I do In the mat
ter? Should I return the letter to the
postman? Since I had opened it, that
would not do at all. Besides. I was
not sure tho letter was not for me.
Should I keep tho appointment nnd
possibly risk intruding upon the secret
of others? I finally decided to meet
Laura and, if I was not the person
she desired to meet, hand her her let
ter, that sho might know It had been
Since there wae but one fountain In
town, and that in tho center of an
open square, I was not in doubt ns to
the place designated for the meeting.
It was a public place, where strangers
might meet without being especially
noticed. Laura had evidently never
seen mo nor I Laura, else we would
not have to wear some mark by which
to be known to each othor.
When the clock in a church tower
near by the park struck 10 I entered
the park carrying a rose In my hand,
and, npproachlng the fountain, stood
leaning upon the basin looking at tho
tiny wavelets made by the water
sprinkling down upon it. I had waited
perhaps five minutes when 1 saw a
lady advancing with some violets
tucked in her belt. It occurred to mo
that sho was purposely a trifle late
that sho might Inspect mo before 1
should be able to inspect her and did
not doubt that she nad'got a view of
me while 1 was standing under the
lighted fountain. As she approached
I advanced to meet her, lifting my hat
at the same time. As we walked 'nway
together she said:
"Let me explain to you why I have
arranged this mooting instead of call
ing at your office or asking you to
come and see me. As you are aware,
Mr' Lathrop's death without a will
has put the estate In a tangle. I am
not so sure that he did not leave a
will in my favor. I am the only
daughter of his favorite brother and
took care of him during his last ill
ness. He said to mo on sevoral occa
sions: 'Marion, I have made a will
leaving everything to you. You will
find it in tho tin box in which I keep
all my pnpers in the closet of my bed
room.' When I opened tho box after
the funeral it was not there."
This revealed to me that tho letter
sent ine had not been intended for
me. But though I am not a profes
sional detective I think I have a de
tective's instinct, for in this case so
far as the girl had imparted It to me
I thought I smelled rascality, and its
uncovering interested me. I permitted
her to go on.
"I saw your personal stating that
you had a knowledge of such a will
and would like to see mo regarding
tho matter. My cousin. Edgar Bangs,
who will 'inherit with mo under the
law concerning estates where there
Is no will. Is a very bad man. Mr.
Lnthrop lent him money till Edgar
showed that he was dishonest; then
his uncle turned him off. Edgar may
have stolen the will in order that I
shall have to divide tho estate with
him and others. It would not give
him very much, but a little will ho
better than nothing, nnd Edgar is, in
"It is your duty." I said, "as well
as your interest, to do all you can to
prevent your uncle's estate from going
where It was not intended, especially
to such a person as you describe."
"Edgar has a suspicion that I am on
tho track of tho lost will and is watch
ing rao like a cat; therefore I didn't
dare communicato with you except
clandestinely. Now t have explained
everything to you I nm ready to hear
what you havo to say, Mr. Wlnchell."
The last word the name enabled
me to get more of the story in case I
choso to do so without giving away
the fact that I was an outsider. I
concluded to do so.
"Have you any means," I asked, "at
your disposal to pay for Information
that will lead to the recovery of the
lost, probably stolen, will?"
"Not a cent"
Tho lady had by this Umo removed
her veil, and I bad caught a glimpse
of her faco as wo passed under street
lamps. Sho nppeared to bo about
twenty years old and was dccldodlr
lomely. Under nn Impulse 1 derided
to take up the cane for her. tlnd out
if she were about to full lu.o the hnml
of swindlers and. If kIh wee. protect
"Permit me to assure you." I said,
"that in mo you hnve a friend."
"I do not doubt It."
"I can tell it dishonest man the mo
ment I see him. You nre trustworthy."
"Thnnk you. Now give me an ud
dress to which 1 can write you."
I gave her n bit of paper torn from
a letter I had in my pocket nnd a pen
cil. She wrote "Laura G. Ostrander.
127 D street." It was the house of n
friend to whom she had confided her
i left her at the door of her own
house nnd went to my room. Before
going to bed I wrote a noto disguised
for a feminine hand, addressed to F.
B. Wlnchell. Tbe lettcr that had como
to me had no street and number on it.
so none was needed on tho note I
wrote. I Informed Mr. Wlnchell that
at a certain hour on a certain night he
would -find a carriage standing at a
certain place. He was to get into the
carriage, where he would find "Laura,"
who would hear what he had to say.
Having sealed my note, I went out and
posted it. Then I went to bed rather
to think of my adventure than to
On tho evening in question, covered
with a woman's raincoat reaching to
my heels and a woman's hat shaped
like an inverted pot that would con
ceal my features, I entered a carriage
and drove to the place I had designat
ed. I had been there five minutes
when a mnn approached the door and
"Yes," I replied in a woman's con
He entered the carriage, thinking he
was with a woman and ignorant of the
fact that he was with a man whoso
hand, in the pocket of tho raincoat,
grasped a cocked revolver. I had pre
viously told tho driver where to take
us, and as soon as the man was seated
bcsldo mo we were driven away.
"I am ready to hear what you have
to say," I said.
"I can restore tho will provided that
you will obllgato yourself to pay me
150,000 as soon as you receive tho es
tate which will all b yours uuder the
"For whom aro you acting?" I
"That I do not care-to state."
"Supposing your proposition to bo
accepted, when and where do you iu
tend tho papers shall bo passed?"
"Whenever and wherever you like."
"Havo you tho will with you?"
"We might, close the transaction
"Not here in the carriage."
"No. Thinking we might need a
private place for such a purpose, I
obtained of a friend of mine in tho
real estate business the key to a va
cant cottage on tho Ccutervlllo turn
pike. There are writing materials
there Indeed, everything we need."
"For a woman you havo a good head
for business. Aro you sure this cot
tage is vacant?"
'.'Very weir. Tell tho driver to take
"He has been told that already."
When we stopped at tho door of the
house the man asked mo for the key
and told mo to remain where I was
till he had explored tho premises. I
complied. Ho went into tho house,
lighted tho gas and after some ten
minutes' absence returned and politely
handed mo out of tho carriage. I
went into the house with him and,
conducting him into a room In the
center of which was a table with
writing materials on it, shut tho door.
Ho sat down at tho table and filled
out a noto for ?50,000, payable thirty
days after the maker should come
into her estate, then gave It to mo to
sign. I read It and while doing so
said: "Where is tho will? Let mo
Ho took the will from his pocket and
held it so that I could see that it was
genuine. This was all I wished for.
Putting my hand In the pocket of my
raincoat, quick ns a flash I leveled a
revolver at him, holding It within a
few feet of his face.
"Drop that!" I said in my natural
He stood glaring at me, but power
less. I repeated the order, shoving
my revolver close under his nose.
Looking down tho muzzle of a pistol,
especially with an opponent's fluger on
the trigger. Is not pleasant The weap
on might go off even accidentally.
The man dropped the will on tho
table. I feared to remove my gaze
from him to examine It lest he take ad
vantage of my looking away to spring
upon me. I was obliged to take the
risk of Its being the genuine document.
"Go out before me." I said, picking
up tho will, still keeping my eyes on
him. no turned nnd left tho house,
I following him. When wo reached
the sidewalk I ordered him to walk
away, and when he had reached what
I thought a safe distance I jumped
into the carriage, telling tho driver to
take me to my home. Before I Blept
I dropped a noto in tho mail for Miss
Ostrander, asking her to meet me tho
next night at tho fountain. She did
so, and I handed her tho recovered
My story Js but an illustration of
what trivial incidents shape our lives.
Had my name and tho namo of the vil
lain of this little drama not been so
nearly alike the drama would never
have been played. And, far more im
portant than that, I should not havo
married the woman who is now my
wifo' nor have been tho father of tho
half dozen children who, with their
mother, contribute to tho whole charm ,
nt mv oxlatpni'u
The Carnegie ben list uow nusibora
Russia bus the fewest doctors .of
any civilized country.
Whistles have taken the place of
gongs on Now York lire apparatus.
In Greece male domestic servants get
$10 to $15 a month, women servants ?C!
In consequenco of a boom In the
hair trade In China pigtails have he
como a popular article of theft.
There are three kinds of seedless
grapefruit in Slam, ono of which has
red meat Two are sweet, one sour.
Tho Chinese government estimated
the total population of the country at
tho beginning of this year as 433.425.
000. The American Art Manual for 1010-11
enumerates 044 art museums, art so
cieties and art schools as against 403 in
To a Massachusetts man has been
granted a patent for nn electric lamp
nnd reflector for inspecting the inside
An electrically driven mnchino
which divides dough into 10,000 rolls
nn hour hns been installed in a New
Two monkeys and a bear, accom
panied by an Italian, have succeeded In
climbing one of tho lofty summits of
tho Swiss Alps.
The Brazilian government has com
menced an active destruction campaign
against the locusts, particularly in the
stato of Sao Paulo.
Figures in the recent census of Den
mark show that the population of that
kingdom hns risen from 2,003.208 in
1000 to 2,757,070 in 1011.
A German engineer has Invented an
electrically operated apparatus by
which he claims to measure time to
the ten millionth part of a second.
Tho mutton of tho world is reckoned
at 450,000,000 head, of which Australia
is credited with 05,000,000. England
ranks next with one-third that number.
A French physician has discovered
tho means of planting artificial eye
lashes and eyebrows. The former
operation Is very painful, but the laMer
Girls now operate tho elevators In
Milwaukee, being duly licensed to, do
the work by the city inspector and
even certified to make ordinary repairs
on the machinery.
About 130 pounds of free baggage are
allowed on each first class ticket In
Japan, and baggage will bo delivered
by station portera within a radius of
four miles at 2V4 cents a piece.
A Welsh shipping firm which has
been criticised for seeking orientals
for seamen says that tho standard of
British seamen Is very low, contrary
to tho prevailing opinion in that conn
Snails, the only genuine part of
which are the shells, are now being
sold in Paris, and it is said that the
Imitation of tho real article Is so close
that many epicures have a high opin
ion of the sham product.
The' government has established at
Paris a national touring oflice. It is
to aid travelers who visit France. All
possible information about places of
interest and routes is here furnished
the stranger free of charge.
An accident Insurance company has
placed in the elcvatons of several office
buildings the following notice: "This
elevator Is limited to fourteen persons.
All over that number riding on this
car do so at their own risk."
The clock In the tower of Trinity
church, New York, is 100 years old.
Bust and age have played havoc with
it It is to be replaced by ono of mod
ern make, having four dlaJs, each six
feet in diameter, with numerals inscrib
ed in stone.
Tho two houses of tho Icelandic par
liament have unanimously given the
vote to every man and woman over
twenty-five years of age. They have
also given women full equality before
tho law and tho right of holding any
oflice in the state.
Emigrants leaving Germany for other
parts of the world are fower than for
merly. In 1882 their number was above
200.000. while that of last year was but
23,000 In round numbers. Of this 25,
000 the emigrants coming to the Unit
ed States wero 23,000.
In the treasury department at Wash
ington two women are designated as
wastebasket examiners. The contents!
of all wastebaskets pass through their
hands. Every scrap of paper Is ex
amined and sorted. Last year tho de
partment realized from tho sales of Its
wasto paper $10,000.
Tho Woman's club of Constantino
ple is said to bo tho most cosmopoli
tan in the world. Its membership
comprises American, English, French,
German, Bulgarian, Itussian. Arme
nian, Greek and Turkish women.
Meetings are held monthly, and talks
are given on literature, travel, music
Though all tho bridges which span
tho East river in New York city con
tain about the samo amount of steel.
Brooklyn bridge Is tho only one that,
causes the compasses on vessels pass-"'
ing under It to waver. The needle
turns In all dlrectlpns when this bridge
la reached, and Its peculiar behavior Is
a puzzle to the seamen.
Now York's wage earners number
1,400,000, of whom tho workers in fac
tories, lead all tho rest with 'a total
of 600,000. The store clerks are next
in line with 200,000. There aro 220,000
laborers and mechanics, 58,000 men in
the liquor business, 45,000 office work
ers, 40,000 in tho printing trades, 24,000
educators, 8,000 church workers, 0,000
iflwrnrs nnd 5 000 nhvsIrlniiH.
HOUSE TO KEEP HOUSE IN.
University Students to Learn Home
Economy by Visual Example.
In order that women students in the
department of homo economics at the
University of Wisconsin may learn to
keep house In a scientific manner tho
university Is equipping a six room cot
tago to serve as an example of how
the average American home should be
furnished nnd mannged to promote the
highest welfare of the family.
Not only will the cottage furnish an
example of what is correct in house
hold decoration, including the use of
floor coverings and wall decorations,
pictures, etc., but it will nlso furnish
nn opportunity for the students to
learn how to arrange a house so as to
secure proper light, ventilation and
water supply, to allow the heating to
bo done in the most economical man
ner and to permit tho household duties
to be performed with the greatest pos
A Natural Historian.
"How many animals of each kind
did Noah have on the ark?" asks the
Sunday school teacher.
;Ho started with two of each kind,"
answers Johnny, "but he must have
landed with about sixty-five rabbits. I
started with two of them a month ago
Maud Muller on a summer's day
naked the meadows sweet with hay.
Tho judge proposed. "Ah, no," said sho:
"This old rake's good enough for me!"
"That tall waiter seems to be very
much in demand."
"Yes; he never opens a bottle of
champagne without attracting the at
tention of everbody 'in the room."
Up and Down.
This Ufa shows movements up and down,
especially the down;
We have to get up In the morn to make
our way downtown.
PiSesS Fifes! Piles!
Williams1 Indian Pile Ointment will euro
Blind, Bleeding and Itching Piles. It ab
sorbs tho tumors, allays Itching at once,
acts as a poultice, gives Instant relief.
Williams' Indian Pile Ointment Is Dre-
pared for Piles and itching of the privato
parts, uruggists. man 50c an.l J1.00.
WILLIAMS MFG. CO.. PrODS., Cleveland, Ohlc
TOR SAXiK Br
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Consisting of Made Up Goods for Ladies,
Juniors and Misses. Wash Tailor Suits,
Newest Styles. House Dresses, Wrappers &
Kimonas, White Lawn and Marquisette One
Kimona Shirt Waists and High and Low
Neck Waists. Long Coats in Light Weight
Wool, Pongee and Linen. Separate Skirts and
Jackets will be sold low to close out all re
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The OLDEST Fire Insurance
Agency in Wayne County.
Office: Second floor Masonic Build
Ing, oyer O. C. Jadwin's drug store,
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EVERYTHING IN LIVERY
Buss for Every Train and
Horses always for sale
Boarding and Accomodations
Prompt and polite attention
at all times.
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