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8 IN THE CHINA SEA I
5p x y
g A NARRATIVE OF ADVENTURE. jtf
JJ By SEWiltO W.: IIOI'KINS.
O (CorTKionr M t ttnrT Bossr' Hw. "4'
I am not tolling detective slory,
neither am I going to relate a great po
lice tragedy. It is not my purpose to
dwell at length upon tho efforts put
forth ly the police of Sun Francisco
in the search for Annie ltalstou. All
the enginery of law and force that
wealth and iufluouce could control was
lirotight into action. Hut it was of no
use. Tho wily Chinaman and the man
with tho scarred fare had done theii
work without an error. They had left
no sign to betray them. The polio
I met tho father of the missing girl.
He was a splendid specimen of Ameri
can. I judged that when uot Buffer
ing from a great alllietion the ex-Senator
was a man whose talent and hear
ing would make him a marked man in
any sphere or any laud. My heart
went out to him iu his great grief, nui",
tho more I saw of him and realized
the awful burden under which he was
staggering tho more I cursed myself
for a brainless fool for not strangling
tho Chinaman the night I saw him and
had a chance to do it.
I met, also, Annie's brother. I'd
ward Kalstou was a man of niauj
noble qualities, lie was intellectual,
be was noble-minded; but bis time
wai spent iu bis library with bis
hooks. When called upon to meet
the world and grapple with one of its
trag-'dies he floundered helplessly,
utterly lost iu tho whirlwind of crimo
that he caw whirling around him. ilu
'resembled somewhat the gill I htvl
neon, anil whose picture tho captain of
police bad shown me. After a few
days' acquaintance with Edward llul
Mmi, I declined him to bo a royal
good fellow. In this I was heartily
seconded by mv lgal friend.
1 had even dragged l.angston iuti.
the o.ise. His experience in complil
cited criminal cases always, ol
course, in a professional capacity I
assisted mo nol a little iu solving s.uut i
of t'.ui riddles of this peculiar kidnap- I
ing or abducting or whatever else hi;
legal lore might name it.
As for me, the mora I thought over
it I'.io more morbid I became. 1 ha I
come to believe that upon me lay the
responsibility for the second disap
pearance and escape. This thought
being burned into my brain, it was
but niioili.-r step to decide that it was
my duty to search until Annie ltalstou
was found, no matter what the cost.
I was haunted day and night by
visions of that pile, beautiful race
lyiiK so helplessly on the pill.iw.
Often I would grow almost sick an I
di.y wh"'i I thought of her an 1 her j
Lang-to:i, much to my surprise,
plunge I heartily into the search. He
us better posted on police ways than I
I was; all 1 often when I rebelle 1 at a I
fcining lack of interest, he would
assure me tint il was all right am1,
then tell mo of s.uuo secret lino o.
action that wnt being followed.
Hut it was nil of no use. In tin
language of the people who choose
their phrases for their expressiveness
nud not for beauty, we had bieu '"put
We began to get discouraged. In
fact, that became lay clironie condi
tion, ' neglected my meals; I ucg
le-tel my patients. My entire being
was absorbed by tho thought that 1
murt I'm 1 Aunie Kalstoti.
One day, when the police bad about
exhausted their effort and were
going to declare the game lost, ane
the poor father's heart was full ol
misery, the superintendent received i
telegram from Victoria, Vancouver,
that again plunged us nil into a fever.
At.ue same, time it lifted our hones
anil overwhelmed ns witn ic.tpiio'.
This telegram was short; it miglr
mean nothing, it might mean every
thing. All it said was:
"Young woman dswi1bk ilcriptioi
Annie It ilst-m snll".! In steamship Ketnt-to-iluy,
2 p. iu., with two Cbinestt servants.
Upon receiving this telegram th
superintendent called us together foi
immediate consultation. No details c;
iiloutification were given. The news
was vet v meager. Of one thitig w
were eertaiu: Annie Kalstou did no
sail on the Ketoto of her own will,
telegraphic! correspondence betwe-':
the superintendent nnd Chief Ilnvli 1
followed. Hut little more could be
learned save the importaut fact tha'
the young woman had uot engage' i
a.ssage iu person, and her naire did
not nppear on the books of the com I
pany. Two staterooms ha.l been ou
gaged; one for Chang I.uug and tin
other for Sid Kee and wife. It w.-i
further slated thiit, when the pus
eeiigeis appeared, Sid Kie's wife, n
beautiful American, was very ill .iu
app:ireutly unconscious. It was be
lieveil by the agent of the company a;
Vancouver that the two Chinamen
occupied one stateroom and Sid Kee'.
"wife" the other.
This information, as may well 1
imagiued, simply whetted my appetih
for the chase. But the police seauie
to lose their ai .lor. At any rate, tii.
superintendent professed to doubt tin
identity ot tee woman ou tho Keioh
as Annie Kalstou.
"ft is impossible," he said
these Chinamen could get an
scions girl out of San Francisco with
out the police knotting it
i isoii't km-
uhi.t't that," 1 iv
"j liev succeeded ii
pile. I, luiiiiny.
tcttius hei out ol a house, with out
P" your own men on gnur.i. WTrnT arc
you going to do about this?"
"I cannot see that there is anything
for me to do," hercplied. '"Our police,
of course, have no standing in China.
Iho Ketoto sails for Shanghai. It is
pow a matter for national action. In
that Mr. Kalstou is belter posted than
1 grew hot irid impatient. The loss
:f the promised reward being proba
ble, the police ceased to he greatly in
terested. 1 was very indignant but
oowerless. Poor Mr. Kalslou sat with
unwed Lead, now and then an uncon
trollable sob shaking his stalwart
frame. Oh, how my heart ached for
him! His white hair seemed almost
holy as 1 pictured the awful grief that
had come upon him i'.i bis old age! J
trouhl not give up the light.
"l.angston," I mid, with ugly do
termination surging all through me,
"this is n shame! This hunt must go
on! I am as eciiaiu that Annie Kal
stou is on the Kotolo us I uiu that we
are here. Couldn't git out of this eity
and the police not know it! Nonsense!
Suppose they told us that no person
mild have left that house without
Sykes set ing him. What then? We
kisotv they left tin- hoil-so. What, tlicil,
inns: bo our conclusion in n-ard to
'he honesty of SkeV And n-nv Sykes
is a synonym for the eiitiio force. J
lo not include in this the superinten
dent or his ollicers of rank; but this 1
say, luiit Annie Kalstou has In en t ikeu
nut of San Francisco, and tl.t-re is an
other Sykes in tic case somewhere."
Langston -tood pensively studying
the floor. His hands wi re thrust deep
in his pockets. I had seen him that
way when stud ling out a ci-'i for pre
seuiatiou before a jury. When I had
fiiii.-ihe.l, he slowly iaied his held,
.lie did Hot icplv tome. He looked
calmly ami steadily at tho superin
tendent. "lie is right," he mi 1.
"If that is so," said the superin
tendc.it, "I will I'm. I t'i man. if il
takes my entire lifetime 1 i egret thai
1 am placed iu this position, seeming
ly in lilVe eut iu the case. I knot.- how
you feci about it and do not blame
you. I '.lit 1 inn let omnipotent. I
iavo done all that on man in my po
rtion cou'.. I do. an 1 I have failed.''
. Mr. Kil-toti juiape 1 no from his
:hair and grasped the l and of the
"You have done nobly. I honor you,
lir, r.ud thank you. That y u have
failed is, I nui eoiivi-ic-.l, not '..:;
iu almost crazy!
klnill we ilo'.-"
He sank into his
chair an 1
lelplvss! v at l..iug-t ,i a i 1 111
vard lta'sb'ii ft .nl by, us h-lp'ess us
lis fa'.her. His hungry eyes h.ungry
or new of his I ' it i lii 1 sister -hun-j-ry
for lo.pe -seeHo d to burn their
tvav i'lt.. in v soul. I ft II rebuked by
t ie ..oee-.-li'of Mr. Hals! ,n. I. too",
advaticod and took the hand of the
"Par lo'i mv hasty word
I no- tut
. an a 1 1
' It is ii
h it evcrv
l lviee lo '
nine h. n
'Ver-.. l ongu!.
. in'.ell letit
; I. i : t he re
t . y .
hi anyt hiug iu the w ay ot
il'el Il-k I I ..I'lgstoll.
t. tlr.e " e ii. ne to thin!;,
t i .no; ;. . . and I will try
!.in s..,m : hi e.g. "
"Wry we. I, said I.aug-t oi, iu a
'.one of disappointment. Tnvn lulli
ng to me, he said; "( 'lickinoi v, let
us go to my olli -f, where cm lalk
(his over calmly aa l at our leisir.c"
"I'.i tter so," 1 replied. "Come, Mr.
l'.alsto;i, will you go with us'r"
Langston led the wav, walking w ith
I'.dwurd. I followed wit ii Mr. Hals
!on. We iti little ou the street,
liach nun tu us was deei iu thought.
P.ca 'hing the oilicc, I.aiigstnii
epeiicil the doo.-.
'Wo are at least comfortable hen-,
md can study this thing thoroughly,
sit down, Mr. lbil-loi, t-ike that easy -.hair.
It will lest you.'
The old man dropped into a big
irm-c!i.-iir and sat with bowed hea l.
"Hurry up." I said. "let's heal
ivhftt you've got to say lirsl."
"Well, i-i the 111 st place," began
.he lawyer, get ting himself in an easy
attitude and speaking slowly, "you
are thoroughly cni iueed from the de
scription that this girl mi the Ketoto
is A unie l!nl -tony"
' There is no doubt of it," 1 re
plied. "No, there is no doubt of it, ' said
"No! a bit of it,'
a bled his father,
at the ceiling in
"Oh, you arc too
patiently. "Lawyers arc so me'.ho 1
ieal. Xr in my business, we lean
to act ipiickly. "
"Well, go t il," replied I.angstto,
"Th"ie is no use sitting here, plan
ning and stu lying, I
"The girl is gone. Xow
thing i-t how to g t at h
men, 1 am g un
a; pr.o-mgiy. T!:
i r.s as u nt
r.l. I'hei:- pow t r
re g'.ue. It wa
nit tiny di-peii lci
two 1: :l-i-g; i look
ing for the i:ev.t
if eon.'eni i ,i'i.oi -pbii
i to be seen
"Yes, am g. in t t Chi'i.i."
" t w ,! i n .1 it ..n ' --a 11 ' n; - s i .
" liool ,.l "' I - v Ol e -'. sla! )'ll
him oil the b:i. . ' line ieiu-, eM-i
iueh. Laijustuu. we 11 ! it!"
"You mustn't leave hip out," aM
Edward lhils'.oM. "T ulletupt nof
to express any thanks to both of you
would be useless, I mu too full of
gratitude ou olio hand and grief on
the other to bo myself. Hut 1 shall
share your dangers. Not only that.
f w ill place at your disposal all the
money you will need for any kind of
enterprise you deem advisable. This
is about all I can tin. Ah you know,
I am a student. I do not know the
world ns you do, Hence, I shall have
to rely ou you for the leadership."
"if wo are only eiptal to it," 1 said.
' U nny rate, wo can get to China.
Then our adventure will begin."
"Ah, you nro friends to have!" cried
Mr. Kalston, wringing our hands.
"May (cod bless yon. both of Jon! I
nui ready to go with you. Do what
von will, and draw ou mo for all tho
money you want. Ah, I will go with
you! I will hunt down the vile dose
rrator of my hoiueaiul slay hiin. Oh,
liiy child my poor, poor girl! Oh,
u'iug her hick to me! She is my
larlitig. I'ring her back! Hring her
"Father, you must not go." said Ed
nurd, laying his hand ou his father's
ihtml.ler. "You must go back to
nother. You know how she is. Sho
jee Is you. We w ill go to China. Wo
sill liii.1 Annie. Hut you must stay
with mother, lbm't you know';''
"Yes, yes, it is so! Hut oh, my
lieus r will go with you! My heart will
jo with you iu its sorrow!"
"Now let's see what's what," said
Langston. "If we want to accomplish
inything when we get to Shanghai, it
t time we were getting ready. Let's
see. I've got a traveller's guide here
somewhere. I had it the other day
r.-iieu I went to Los .' ngeles. What
ilid I do with it? Ah. here it is! Now
"What time will tho Ketoto arrivo
M Sha'.ghiii?" I asked, standing so i
ould look over his shoulder.
"Yes, that is first. The Ketoto bo
'oiigs to the British America and
','liin.i Hue, and might not be in this
;uide, which is only domestic. Here!
What is this; The l'acilie coastline
if steamers connects with the H. A.
itid C. at Vancouver.' Ah, here it is:
The If. A. and C. from Vancouver to
Shanghai every Wednesday. Pas
sage, twenty-two days ' This is the
21st of 1 leceniber. The Ketoto,
hen, would be due iu Shanghai on tho
1 Ji'u of .lanuary. That is all right so
",ir. Now iho fastest line between
here mid China is the Occidental and
Oriental Line, stopping at Hong
ioiig and Haugkok. We don't care
bout the P.angkok pari of if. Where
.i u? O. aiulO., page I III. .No'v:
Occidental and Oriental Lille of
I U amships, San Francisco to Hong
ong, twenty days; Haugkok, ttventy
hree days. Well, Hangkok is no
good. You see, that lauds in Hong
Kong first. 'Sailing Thursdays.
Empress of India, llccember lo. City
.if I'tio tie .liineiro, December J.'.'
iioo.l! That will bring her into Hon,'
Kong ou danuary II. jusl one day be
ore the Ketoto arrives at Shanghai.
I believe the distance by rail fro.n
Hung Kong to Shanghai is about
, ight hun b ed to a thousand miles.
!ly nicking connections quickly, we
'light, if w e sailed mi the liio tie .Ian
iro to morrow, to bo in Shanghai kt
east as soon as the Ketoto reaches
lie clo.-td the book and lay back iu
lis chair, wailing fir someone to
pi-ik. The Ibilstons, father and sou,
lad follow etl lii in breathlessly as ho
tnd proceeded, and now Edward,
.those face showed great emotion, Raid:
"Fate works with us. P.ut can you
:o to-morrow , both ol you? What
ib.iiit your professions?''
"Let them take care of themselves,"
t said. "For my purl. I am going tu
'hiu i on the l!i tie Janeiro if 1 lose
very patient I've got. Hut about the
.lassage. It's father Into to obtain
"llather, ' said Langsiou. "Hut,
ortiiuately. 1 am well acpiaiu '.etl with
hi; agn'.it of tho Occidental and Ori
il.i1, nil 1 f think I can tix it Hut
lic e is a gieat deal more to b. done
hun that. To begin with, wo have
in passports. That must lie. arranged
ictweeii the State 1 )epai tmeiit and tho
Vmericun Consul at 1'oiig Kong by
sable. If Mr. Kalstou will telegraph
jr wriie immediately to the resent
Senator from California, iiIm i noi',
' believe in New York, he could, m
loubt, have that arranged better thau
"I will do so," said Mr. Kalston.
'Senator Haltuor is a persona! friend
f mine. He will take great pleasur.i
u helping me at this su.l tiiu". And,
Edward, you had better see Kri.wn Jt
!!row u and obtain letters of credit."
"That will bo very necessary," said
i.angston. "We will probably nte.l
:ilenty of money to see us through.
We shall certainly waut to ent some
diing besides rice. And that reminds
me that it is nearly supper 'hue. It
is too late for you to see your bankers
I j-uight, Kal. tor " M uorif
!ng. The ...up sans a. ... ui.,
Co. i will lime time even at that. Hut
low I must go and see about our pas
igc. Of course, we won't nnud a lit
:le crow ding. "
"No. For tuy part," -aid Edward
Halstou, "I would be w illing to travel
.s freight in the hold. Ii anything,
'pure uo expense, but do get us pas
t.ige ou that ship to-morrow. "
"Well, then, I piopose that you and
four father remain heie while Crick
lime and I hurry aud perfect our ar
aiigemeufs. We will not be gone
l ore tb-iii fin ty-tive minutes, aultheu
scwill join you for supper."
"Very well." replied F.dward Kals.
ion. " in 1 t'l-n father h i I better take
Iih evenuu tram to tbiklsn 1 '
".-.'uit loin selves about tha. Any.
way, niake yoilisiltes conif.rtablo
b.-u- nil we come back. We'll do It
u hi. i ' -s i i -. l to ;
Santiago was Miiieii.lcred and out
Hag livitUd ou SuutUv. July 17, ih:S.
WreiU In tlin Sirnwlierrr HimIs,
Slrawherry ilalils may be Worked
until the lows nro full of runners, nnd
phouhl any weeds or grass appear in
the rows pull them out by hand, as
every weed that goes to seed In u
mm wherry row mentis n hundreil or
more next spring. The beds will last
two or three years if kept clean this
Oliatle For I lie Hoc.
With shade In which the hog can he
In oi n fort during hot weather means
not only heller liculih for him. but an
m-tiuil miin of a pound or more per
day with the same ration, that the
hog without such iirriiligeineiit m-tii-nlly
loses n pound or more per day.
One of the most perfect arrangi'iiu'iits
for this purpose Is made by placing
posts in i he ground remliiug ubniit
four feet nbove the ground upon
which a pin (form is built of poles or
cheap lumber, and such platform ar
rangement covered over with a thick
covering of straw.
Sciitt r lime nnd salt on iho ground
Plentifully under this shed. The sail
draws lamp and preveins dust from
ncciiiuuliitlng under the shed, nnd the
lime Is one of the best disinl'c'-laiils
that can Ii- used about hog lots, nnd
Bh:o destroys nil unplensiillt odors.
Tlii" nbsiiice of sitle walls nllows
pel fc t vi nidation. One upon trying
this plan will be surprised to lind how
i ui! fort a hlo .iin! pleasant i Is for the
hog liencnlli the shed during Hie hot
test of the weather, nnd how much ho
receives from the extra growth for the
Kin. ill ouilay of labor iu cousl rucliug
Plenty of pure water for drinking
purposes should be kept lit nil times
within c::.sy access of the hog. espe
cial. y dining hot wcaihcr. Fuiui.
Vhld nud Fireside
Criiwlnif l urmilpii In VTIiilrr.
The common parsnip is a root that
always brings a good price in market.
It can be grown as cheaply as any
other who i he proper conditions are
observed, ami these are not nearly so
ililtieull ns many lire apt to suppose.
Yd the price remains high, nud there
sire times nearly every winter when
Iho demand cailllol be supplied except
nt rntis which if the grower could get
them would make this th-' most proili
n'olc clou grow ii. In Mich casis It is
I the fact Hint parsnips mv licit! back'
'by the d.flicull.v of gelling them to
I market lliat makes ilein scarce, rather
ili.-iu jiu v real deficiency In the supply
'if ii could be brought to tile Coll-
lunii'i'. The parsnip is so hardy that
' it is often lefi in I In ground nil winter.
1 itnd thought it must be frozen it thaws
'nut in contact v.illi iho soil and its
't'uvor is not Injured. Tln-iv Is a ililli
Iciih.v wilh those parsnips ihat nro
winieleil w in re they grow. The plant
tuns to grow so soon as the ground
thaws, nud after the llrsi green sprout
i nppcai s It v. ry soon becomes until lo
: mi. For this reason most grow ers
put the parsnips iu underground pits,
nvering i hem well with earth and
'throwing some water on this to pre
'lent t.iei-i from diiing out. 'From
, these p. is they must b" removed early
in spring am placed In lose proxim
ity to ice so that they will always be
; kepi nt near the freezing temperature.
I Drying I-'i-nlt I" tin" 1 1 !.
; Fruit can be dried iu the house with
; Hich a hunt made device as is shown
'in the cut. The ' x has n bottom of
! (.licet iron, with il wooden bottom two
a FBfiT niivnn.
luehes iihove this pel t'oraletl wbh
holes. Air is admitted to the two
inch space through holes iu the sides
pf the box. A small one .burner oil
sieve bciie.-iih causes a constant cur
rent of warm nlr to pass up through
the box i til which the fruit tall bo
placed on tiers of sl ilietl slielvcsi.aud
out at the top through the small open
lugs ill the sides. The whole of the
boitmn of the box Is covered by the
i'liecl iron. New York Tribune.
t.nrlr llrpeillui; of Sli.fp.
Coed treatment has of course much
to do .vith the earlier breeding of all
sheep. If i hey are poor and thin
they will not show much desire for
Uniting, and sometimes it is impossible
to bring iln in around w ith any kind
of success. Ewes intended for curly
biiediug should lint bi made to lixe
out iu the hot sun wi bout any shelter
from it ii the middle of th" day ex-
.. pi such ns they can find ou the shady j
fide oi a lets -e. Pro-, ide them woii i
.sufficient shade, good pasture ant
plenty of clean water through the
summer, and then before you want lo
bice I then feed tin in liberally ml
(.ills. fills Hill ulteU help to blillg
Ihttu uiviin.l and giw In" d"ired r,
milts. Always have ft thoroughbred
buck at the head v the uock. but the
flock Itself should consist of grades.
As they have belter i-hii-i mil ioii.s they
will rustle nniter nlid prove in. ire prof,
liable. Il is the early floe;s of lambs
llliil pny the best, nud early breeding.
Is quite- In s-aiy lor success. The
cues must be led liberally nnd Inlelli
gently until the lambs arc hum nnd
ready for market. We c nimt afford
to be niggardly in this respect. The
linle lambs relish roots iu Iho fall nnd
wililor, and It pays lo have a stock
of these o'l hand. On the whole the
roots ieein lo (lo them good, and they
require les: of inoi xpensiio food.
The roots also help to keep the ewes
In good condition. Inn otherwise can
not sny they tire of nny piiiiiculur
Firrlht I lid I'Ktt Supply.
Forcing the hens to lay eggs Is slm
ply assls.iiig nature lo perform lis
work in I be highest tlegi We sup
ply them W illi the needed elements to
make eggs. All the so-called tonhs
;i n.l st Inn, hints do little or no good un
less food (if tlie right kind is supplied.
The Ionics may increase th" appetite,
and the stimulants may force the sys
tem to more neiive work, hut the gain
Is only temporary, nnd in the t ml a
reaction is inure Ihrtu likely to follow.
If the right foods are given the tonics
nud si imuhiuts inny. nu occasions, do
good, but ns a rule n healthy hen needs
neither. It is only wlici she is ruu
down nil ii 'I iu gootl condition that
she requires either a tonic or sliinu
laut. All this being taken for gi niiK d. th"
work of forcing ih egg vield resolves
itself into careful met hods in feeding
lh" liens. They mu- be ghei. food
Ihat will tu.t nl to fat. and If iu
spile of the seleei;..u f I lie foot I the
binls show a tendency to fatten up too
rapidly they iiiiisi I.. f, reed lo lake
more r-y.ereise. Keep the laying hens
busy in scratching a good part of the
day. and they will i .i more :iud lay
more. Feed them pi. ntv of ground,
green bone, pulverize! s , Us grit ami
green f .lings AH of tlu-". including
scraps of nic.-ii. contain the clement
needed by the laying ll"lls P.c mol"
careful in feeding corn, w iii. Ii is sure
In produce more fat lhaii eg--, antl the
bread, local nnd similar fattening ar
ticles. After one has fed the birds lib
erally, forc.-d tie-in to take plenty of j
exercise, aud ntu-mlcd to their gen- I
oral Health, there is little more that
can be done. That is nl-mil till the !
forcing thai will pay. There a re
other ;iriili'-:::l i.c-Mmds. but their mil- j
it V is rather doubt fill. Anne C. Webs- 1
lor. in American 'ultn at-.;-.
Iti'illttttiB I'm' I'lipi-mltM-llve Oreletr.ts. j
Oltscrv.il ions .'ind studies h ad iho '
Illinois experiment station tu otl.-r the '
following as some of the many reasons j
why orchards nro oi'i. n unproductive: .
First - Too many urovvcrs an-exp- :
ing a crop lo be git.-u liimn wi.lioiit !
putting forth nny el'i'mts themselves
lifter I he trees have I II sei. Tlie ap
ple require the same careful audition
ns do ntlier farm crops. j
Second Em k of moisture is a com
mon cause of failure m npplo
grower in Illinois. Tlii; !- l.eo:ll-e
gra ;s and other crops an- allowed Ic
compote with the trees for the nmis
lure supplied by rniiis. Water Is.insi
as essential to tile apple 1 1'ce nil a hot
summer's day its it is the laborer ui
the harvest held.
Third- Injuries r.-.u!i ing from at
tacks of ilisecls or ot fungous ilis
eases; in-,, h very .on "i .oi cans,. ,.f
failure. Those depr. d.-i i ors will pivli
ably always consider ih.it they bavi
ns much right to the products of the
farm ns does tlie fanner himself. For
this reason he musi g.-t I is artillery
iind attitii utiii it'll and ti-l; the enemy.
Fourth Lack of fert;!.ty is a very
common cause of failure in southern,
western nnd some soonon- of nori hei n
Illinois. The npi'l hard cannot
pie.luce u profitable .nop unless pro
vided wilh an ample supply of nltru
gen. potash and phosphoric ii : I.
Fifth -- Some orchards iu Ihe Slate
ivlilrl; have conic to the notice of ll.is
sta'ioii are unprolil.ible because of
improper pruning or lack of pruning.
I.iuht and air are essential for the
dcvclopnieiii ant! ripening of I he apple.
Sixth--Many varieties of aptdo trees
have been plnntnl without any
thought given lo their adaptability to
the parlicnlar soil or climate Loss
in apple growing N often wholly a
mutter of varieties.
Seventh Trees propagated from un
product c slock have I n responsi
ble fur inaiiy failure. Sciolis should
be selected tfolll hearing ircis or
ihos(. which have ibonoiisiratt-.I their
abiliiy for produci ivciicss.
Eighth Sterility as a result of
planting an orchard of only one vari
ety is a common falls" ol' failure, in
purl at hast. t'i-,.si lertibzatioii is
desirable wiili all fruits.
Ninth Excessive climatic condi
tions, as the February freeze of lS'.ill.
or tie- killing of the blossoms ,y
frost, are efietitinics responsible for
Itoiling I i:e n:
lessens the risk
: II. I li.1t is fed to fow is
.1 boiled potatoes, Willi
kit'-heii scraps, i
ike a m ry good com-
Ordinarily hens and low is should be
fattened at the o.-.pontiou of the sec
the cheapest, best nnd
ent licit grown tipou
most cm -eu. ent tie .it
To raise poultry
must have sui'.ibie L't:
i i:r fowls goo 1 ntt'-n'
I ow Is often learn t
being fed the shells
- .-s.'ullr you
t'gs and give
at eggs hj
I 'rush them hefero feeding
Saiitig bens cau he Ir.i iied H leave
thu il. s; et tln-ir i. wn ac old by hav
ing the ilvlor iipvU : fcculi.r lilliC
ART OF COSTUMINC.
Tlix I.hIpM XViliihltt It TfBCliIng
iirry mol IlivtamnkliiK.
Art is now applied to millinery nud
dressmaking. In nil the industrial
schools where those subjects are
taught according to the most Improved
methods the study of drawing now tie
companies instruction in trimming and
making bonnets, and cutting, lining
and fashioning goivnts. The teacher
or draw ing as applied to millinery has
her pupils sketch fiiecs. She shows
them that a person with a down turn
ing nose should not wear a hat with
a forward drooping brim, and con
versely Unit the woman with a ticz
rutronssee should avoid nil upturned
hat. The pronounced feature of u face
should Uot be emphasized, says the
teacher, of mllincry drawing. Draw
ings; of feathers, flowers, different
styles of bows and oilier kind of gar
nishing are made and the grouping of
trimming studied in detail on differ
ent styles of hals. In the dress-making
class drawings are made from
models, the lines of the hotly are si ml
led nnd fashions adapted to short, tall,
stout nud thin figures pointed out to
the class by lllusi nil ion. One of the
;-ity Industrial schools obtained ins'
.winter the i rivilege of biking its pu
pils to one of the large tl-'P '! t ine.it
stores to make sketches of the lat.'sl
liiiporlntions iu gowns. The young
women went iu twos and threes end
seated themselves in secluded sp.ns
iu the big display i loins and in.ni
the most of their opportunities to cap
ture hints of trimi. iiug. detail ate: i! -sign,
which ihe limited horizon of their
daily life would icvcr bring them m
I view or. tin the return to Hit' sciiooi
j rooms, using n ineinber of the cla--l
ns a model, tin attempt was made in
every case lo duplicate the graceful
- lines of the Paris i-oufect ions.
I'uaitlng oT tlm Tun si, if,
I'he iioi'iilnrit'' of th" tan shoe for
: Women's wear Is M lliillg of tile l is..
i according to the statements of j.ynu
! (Mass. i iiiaimfai-i uret's who have made
' n specially of their production in l.itt
I years. Without exception, the maker?
report a marked falling off in the iie
j liiniid for them, nnd some concerns
'have urn s-nt out nny samples if
I Ihem for this season,
' I'ile t f tile chief causes for the loss
' ff popularity which the tan shoe o.-ts
inisiiilni d is the fad thru a tan sh... ,
; size for size, looks larger than the
' black shoe. Thru nloiie was ciiotig.i
I to bring II into disfavor, and w hi ti.
. In addition. II is considered that the
j tan shoe, no mutter how tastefully
: made, could ueter compare with black
shoes of standard tiinl.es In style or
neatness ef app.' iiiance. its speedy de
cline iu pul'li" favor a- soon lis Ihe
i novelty of the burnt ;.t ion had worn
' .T. followed as a iuai:. of course.
This docs not apply, however, to
ihe more elaborate articles got up iu
fancy colors, siii h an red. blue. pink,
etc.. which at'" meeting wnii more and
more favor. The fan.y sp,i,o,s and
.shoes made of these shades of leather,
I i' nd furnished with the I rein-h or
; bonis XV. wood heel, are h-iug made
in great numbers this season bv Lynn
.manufacturers, who report ino-t gr.iti-
I'Slllts in the
ilelie.l;.!. - New
I The coming of autumn makes the
' necessity for choosing materials for
cool weather aoparel an imminent one
Especially is it impm-im.; for intend
j ing home dressmakers to make sclce
i tlmis early, and to be equipped with
; Informal ion that will enable them to
j know how lo do tins wisely. There are
1 fewer actually new weaves In the pros
! ent season than have been seen Iu
I several tears. Poplins are favorably
j talked of and priiiK-llcs, whipcords,
and Venetian cloths are to he among
the best fabrics employed by t oiiserv
ntive tailors. Plain toned effects in
cloths and embossed grounds In silks
may he said to represent the tv.o
classes of goods. Cloths will be seen
ill ,1 wide range ,.f colors, including
inns that are ;iliuo-t as pale as iieam.
and deep. lidi. brown, blue and g.vcn.
The hair lined striped cloths thai have
'figured so popularly in nidi's garments
will be adnpiod generally foi the more
mannish tailor gowns, but the satin
faced Venetian cloths, pnmcllcs, and
sublimes Ihe last silk warped and
elTeeijve are to lead in fmny after
I..,,-.!, ,'i.iti. r.. iis i-ii. ...r i I.I...M
flecked, nud suggested plaid effects
will also b. plentifully used ( hcviois
and sergi s v. ill, as usual, lead in fa
vor for smart utility gowns that are
to do son ice for the morning walk
or shopping. Harper's P.az.ir.
Hie (itttv llnlrt'il Vliimiin.
What n mistake women often make
iu dyeing she hair The woman of
gray hairs -,s ofien much more atiraet
ie than in Icr youth. Hair prema
turely gray i- not desirable, of course,
but when tie- skin is withering ami
wrinkling, the color leaving the bps
miii the curves of chin ami t heck turn
ing in Angles, gray hair has a wonder
fully softening influence. Dyt-d hair
hi an elderly woman plays batoe wi'h
the oov.plexio;: I riuging cut .l!lo-v
touches that nluio.-' Verge ou grecu.
and giving a repellent hardness ".
expression to the cys. A dark wis
is a monstrosity that ought to make
an elderly poison eligible for the asy
lum for tin- feebleminded. Nature is
tie.- best hrt.su when all 's suld. ami
any latnliel nut wi'h her painting iu
Ii normally healthy body Is fatal to
e,ood looks. Whim bailed wouiun. too,
have lavish pcissibllii les of p'eturos-nne-ness
In their hands in these kindly
days. No longer musi they wear sober
bhick or hideous purple. Pearl gray,
delicate violet, pastel blue and white,
nil arc permitted by fashion nnd good
taste to the while haired woman.
The latest fashion in fancy work
Is to cover a cushion wilh a design giv
ing a coat -of Mi nis. The family nrmsi
max- be emblazoned in cross stitch'
il'h crewel or lterlin wood upon one
of II sola pillow. .No one win in
. too closely if ihe family have
n right lo bear arms, although ridicu
lous mistakes are made by those who
nro ignorant of the rules of Heraldry.
"A lilllf knowledge" of il is partic
ularly dangerous, so 11 is quite ns well
to lake n deep drink from the Pierian
Spring, while vim lire about il. Yon
will ph ase the collegian of the family
by embroidering lino his iuilinlsi but
the arms of the university, which is
his alma mater, upon a cushion. This
will look well on ihe tliviin In I ill
dormilry or in his own room at home.
Col tlie design correct nud have it
slumped upon the canvas. Ii will
then be nn easy nnd agreeable matter
to trace il out. This is pleasant fancy
work to have in hand in summer. ,
Dlllie's Ail vice In .ll l.
The Duke of Devonshire, ill I he Dltti
liiow School of Agrieiiliurc a few- days
ago. referred to ihe indifference shown
by fanners to education.
"My own cxperii ii. c in Derbyshire
Is." iie remarked, -that all the best
hoys when they leave school want to
go into lh" service of a great railway
company, and Hint nil the girls w'jmt
to be dressmakers mid milliners in n
great tnnniifnciuriiig town in Lanca
shire." He thought :i glial many of our
besi educated girls would do a great
deal better t" remain .'it hmue ;r '
qualify themselves lo b farii
wives. Fanners sent their ohil.hv. lo
secondary schools so as lo hi them for
soine oeeiipntioii which had liollillltf
whatever to do wiiii farming.
'hiiitiiiiit .SHiiiiinlnc Ctrl.
Lady Coiistaiiee Mackenzie, pretty,
petite nud girlish, is :i champion swim
mer iu England. Sic recently tleni
otisir.ileil her ability to hold ih.s cham
pionship at the .tiitiiial swimming com
petition of ihe Path Club.
Among lb" fciis performed by Lady
('i tisiiinec on this incision were swim
ming under water, sculling" nnd
waltzing. She easily swum a length
nnd ;i half under water, aud also dis
played what is called -shadow swim
ming." This is extremely dlllicult.
and consists of swimming under Wit
ter and keeping pc'e.-i time wilh nn
nllier swimming nbove. Lady Con
stance is about sixteen years old.
Philadelphia North American. . f
Veiline Tlnil i ri'tinlnr.
Two or three ibl'Vi' in styles of veil
ing are worn. Th" prel't-reiic" is for
the fancy im-sli v. iin.mt
dots arc w orn. f.-r I n-g"
is a double veiling 1 -in!
a w hitc tulle wii ii .-.u
lobv.eb pattern re black
chenille det. w hich i- pr
cv mesh veiN wilhoiil
lot-, or w hen
over niesli of
woli a largo
nt. The fan-
the tints nro
tioi nearly s,, oxpcimm
ami are unus
ually ft'." m to. i uiv In buying thesi
ear" should he taken not lo have the
mesh too lino, otherwise, when drawn
across the face folds give ihe effect
of wrinkles or hues, which no woman,
however young. Is anxious in show.
line plea I illgs. t i
ir tin. linn.
luce nnd mousse
long s.-arf ends.
. and seem to till
y boas. They nro
arc very much worn,
the place of the fancy
siiiinlv n yoke wiih
and liuisheil nrouinl
Ihe neck Willi
pleal ings of lace.
St--n In tlie Kliopp.
Horse shoe pills iu high favor for
belt of slock.
More ribbons apparently being
bought than anything else
Nun's veiling trimmed with foulard,
the promised smartest early fall gown.
I'nlined wool skirts, in abeyance for
scleral seasons pnsi, again lo I lie fore.
Silk gowns, both figured and plain,
decided figures iu mill summer fash
ions. A new shaped Creek sleeve notice
ably prominent on the latest summer
Maltese and Irish guipure, two of
the fashionable ln.es most effective
for trimming iatl'eta.
Pound cornels distinguishing the
latest little lili'iii d -over collars of dain
ty mull. eiiibi'ol.l"ry or lace
The high band turned over linen col
lar and siring tie silU renin iuing the
proper sum w.-n-i in . k miisn.
I.a.-e still lo remain the fashionable
garniture for fall, bin ! be used in
entirely ddii-n-m cfiW-i.s than last sea
son. P.lnek lined
with three sets
niousseline tie snio
cly and oddly t rimmed
nf plain nioiissoiin,. de
A rettll II to t he
of the bnhl.Vellso
assured, cait-e.l by
for (lowing ion cf'fi
I tlufl v milled
old fashioned round collars of lace,
adjustable, steadily growing iu favor
aud promising to bo the inseparable
silk waist adjunct of the fall.
Sets -! dilleretit colored velvet .stock
and girdle famy buckle adorned, to
giv" a smart touch of contrasting color
to hl.it.'v. white or lighi tinted gown.
Th" liHst ribbon heps simply
crossed hi the centre of the front
pulled Wily down and their blunt,
pointed ends fastened with a horse
shoe piu uistc'd of a buckle or ivi
Th" export of Ir.'Z' n fruit rroin Ni-v
Zeuluud to EuiiUud Hill bci,lu tiOyU,