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\■'r-V. Sri •• (C o p y r ig h t ^ b ÿ J o s e p h B . B o w l e s .) On ohe side oi the, street, in a little white cottage, lived Prof. Mason and his auburn-haired daughter Emily. Opposite, in the square, ugly brick house, where everything in the gar den was planted in pairs, lived old Jacojt) Porter. Although JSmily was almost 25, hers, was the distinction, of being the youngest person in the block; and the block -wait Emily’s world. _ All the neighbors loved her, but if crabbed old Jacob Porter felt any af fection for her, he kept it well con cealed. One other person also loved her. A serious-minded, straightforward young lawyer named John Farrell, whom Emily had'known in her school days, had returned, after his admission to the bar, to hang out his shingle in a neighboring town and to court Emily, — whof-howeverr—refusedri-te—take— Ivis- mild ’ attentions with a proper seri ousness. . . . . Contented Emily,' whose' time \^as pretty well occupied with'-her house keeping, had>.. jist one|| ungratifled longing; but that, after fill, consider ing Emily's environment, Was rather an ambitious one. She wanted not a husband, but a horse. She had no expectation of owning one —nil o n e in the' block except Mr., Pprter hadtever owned one. v » • *WIien my ship comes ha/’ /Emily would say-, as she sat sociably on one\ or another of the block’s doorsteps, “I shall have a beautiful horse with a flowing black tail—I’ve always loved horses.” . When Mr. Porter died suddenly in ^ p r ll, the neighborhood learned, with considerable astonishment, that the shabby old man'was possessed of con siderable property, and relatives to Inherit it. There was one clause In his somewhat remarkable will that was of especial interest to the block. Ho had left $426 and an ancient buggy to astounded Emily. She was, how ever, to have no choice in the spend- Ing^of this legacy; with one dollar she was to purchase a trustworthy cook-book; with, two hundred she was to procure hay and oats: with the looks more like a horse than anything we’ve tried? Anyway, the time’s al most up, and I’m just certain that this horse is all right.” - ■ The neighborhood was certain, too. Only Farrell was dissatisfied. His disappointment at Emily's latest choice was pitiful to see. Even Emily was presently touched by it. ‘T had hoped,\ complained Farrell, gloomily, “that you’d take the white horse. Now it’s all over I don’t mind confessing that I pr’pmised that man $50 extra if he’d scfifl.you that beast. 1-Ie assured me that he’d sell you a white horse if he had to let it go for $19.38, and I was foolish enough to believe him.” By the end of the week Emily, who had taken all her elderly neighbors, one at a time, to drive, paid with the utmost cheerfulness for her horse, for she still Inv.xl him. __________________ One fright morning,- three weeks later, tlyS entire«.neighborhood turned CrtSt to, inspect the horse! There was certainly something, very, much amiss, and the trouble, whatever Tt was, was visible fron^/fibe outside;- “My eyes,\ Quavered old Mr. Miller, “ain’t good, but sure’s I’m a-livip’, that horse’-s coat looks green,’ “I had' him out ,ltt' ’Ihe rairi-iy^ster day,” explained Eiplly, who had just added herself to the group. Inspecting Emily’s horse soon^be gam to\ be thTrnchief“Occupotion of the- neighborhood, for a gradual but de cided change of color was'surely tak ing place in the animal. His former owner,, who might have enlightened FAILED'IN 8MALL THING«. who, whatever authority,:he may hold in the councils of state, la of compara tively minor importance' In' bis own household. . Indeed, it-has. been un kindly intimated that-bis yvife.-is—‘the Twfiole' thing” in their establishment. Representative' and ^Mrs.^ __ Blank. had been to Baltimore one afternoon. When they left .the train at Washing ton, on thelr-'return, Mrs; Blank^dls- covered that her umbrella, which'bad boon intrusted tothe care of h e r lm » band, was missing. /. ' ' “Where’s my umbrella?” she de manded. “I’m afraid I've forgotten it, my dear,” meekly ans'wered- the congress man. “It must still be in-the train.” “In the train!” snorted the lady. “And .to-think that the-affairs-of-the nation are intrusted to a mpn who doesn’t-know enough to take care of a woman’s umbrella!”—Success Maga- slne. _________________ PURIFIED LiFE INSURANCE. Benefits from New Law, Which Re mains Substantially Unchanged. remainder she was to purchase a good horse, and that without delay. Unless the animal was selected within a fortnight, she was to forfeit every thing but the codk-bookj _ This was. eacentric Jacob Porter’s way of mak ing it certain that Emily’s ship should reach port. Mr. Brown, who had once possessed a cow and still owned a barn, ad vised Emily to advertise ¡h the week- 'y paper for a likely young horse. This seemed sensible advice, and as soon as the will was probated and the legacy turned over, Emily advertised. The paper was issued Saturday fore-answers to oegan to arrive, from the breakfast table to examine the first candidate, but one. glance at the proffered steed was enough. “No,” said Emily, to the man that stood on her doorstep, “I can’t possi-. bly buy a white horse.” The man glanced from Emily’s glowing head to his spotlessly white property, grinned sheepishly, and de parted. He understood, for his own head was as red as Emily’s. John, understood, too. “You. See',” 'Emily had explained to John the Sunday before, “I’d as Boon think of getting married as to buy a white horse,” , .y * ■ “Do think about It,” ^ John, had urged, seizing’the’ i opportunity—Chat Emily had inadvertently provided. “I’m doing: • so ¡tniceiy flow-that there' isnlt any reason whv we shouldn’t • be married—next October, fop in stance. I’ve been waiting all winter for you to give me a little encourage ment” “I’ll give you a little now;’ivdemure Emily had returned, suddenly, dis- -nla-vlng the r a r e dimple that J o h n so loved to see. “When 1 buy,-a white horse I’ll begin to think about matri mony.” N Apparently all_the_horses in Mans- field=were=for-sale7- - Before \the- first day was over, Emily had inspected 32 alleged llkely—young- horses—four^of which, however, rival horse dealers, declared to be on the brink of dying of old age. Nineteen times that day Emily and the professor drove, or were driven, arouDd the., block, hut night found them still horseless. Hughes, the New York Legislature de cided to make no radical changes ^in the new insurance law. It.was pointed out-by Gov. Hughes-that the.New .York law has alreafly\ accomplished wide spread reforms, with proportionate benefits to policyholders, and that It should be given a thorough, trial be fore any amendments were seriously considered. It is estimated that the cost of the mismanagement of the past did hot average morb than 20 cents to each policyholder, while the' benefits to present and~fuTure~;policyholders will amount to many times more-and bh cumulative besides. The -speed craze of the big companies and the -ex cessive cost of securing neyr business was the most extravagant evil of the old managements. Under the new regime the cost of new business has already been greatly reduced, along with other economies. The showing made by the Equitable Life Assurance Society in its report for 1906 was a strong argument against meddling with the new law. In the Equitable alone there was a Baving of over $2,000,000 In expenses, besides \an increase in the income from the Society’s assets amounting to as much more. The rAttOS~Of~tbs\ Equitable’s total' expenses to Its total “Cold Reception.” Emily, had quietly vanished and could not be found. The chestnut horse morning, and-the ink was not dry*heii;^^a^ purchased in May; by the fore- answers to the advertisement ^hd o f June he was undeniably a Emily was called The fortnight, a« well as-the legacy, was growing beautifully Jess. -Horses continued to assemble at Emily’s gate—all kinds but the kind she wanted. The last day.pt_-the fortnight, dawned. The dwner of the white horse had never failed to appear'at least once a day, hut was as regularly turned away. Jiist_9t sundown .of..that last day- -afl-fine-a-chestiiul.-horserasiEm’llyrtiard; ever seen was' -.tied to the fence beside the taffy-hued nag;' Emily~contrasting the two, felt a pang of dismay. “Oh, you beauiy!” she cried, run ning to the gat® “Yo.u!re the pretti-, est thing, but ot course I can’t- have' you. You’re probably a $400 horse, and I haven’t—h<w much_is he?\ V .“One \hundred seventy-five,” mum bled the'man.' “ Oh!” cried Emily, “do let me: try him ;*around the block. Mr. Brown, what do you think of him? Mr. Mille_r »—fath/tr—don’t, you both think hie epd of June he was undeniably dingy bottle-green. J3y July he had faded to mustard- color, and John Farrell eyed him, thoughtfully. A rainstorm early in August washed all exposed portions of the changeable horse to a creamish hue, and finally the truth dawned upon Emily—a hor rible truth, because it shattered more than one Idol. She had, after all, purchased the white horse. The rascally horse- dealer, determined to earn the extra $50 offered by John, which, however, the culprit had not yet collected, had used hair-dye, or something equally potent, to successfully disguise his colorless horse.- “Bless me, my dear,” exclaimed the professor, who was driving with Em ily along a country road when _ this distressing knowledge, with ail its dire consequences, finally burst in upon her, \I. wouldn’t cry about it, child. There isn’t-a horse with a bet ter gait or a sweeter disposition in all Mansfield; if he ever gets thor oughly bleached, lie’ll—” “It—it Isn’t the horse,” sobbed Emily against her father’s shoulder; -“it—-it1s-John-Faprell-4-ll-never—speak- to him again as long as I live. Oh,. L couldn’t,have believed it of him.” . The nextday was Sunday. John ap- peared—as^usualj-and-rvas—genuinely' surprised at the CQld reception, ac corded him. It took-hlm-some time to convince the icy» young woman who sat on the doorstep, with her chin held unnecessarily high and with a scarlet spot blazing, indignantly In each pale cheek, that he had had no hand in de ceiving her, beyond making the soli tary, unpremeditated offer of which he had already.spoken, and.-for which piece of carelessness he had’~ supposed himself forgiven. The hair-dye, he as sured her, was a complete surprise. Emily, gazing searchingly, into Far- rell’s honest, indignant .'■'\blue\’ eyes, found it possible to believe, him. Once convinced of his trustworthi ness, Emily was so relieved that she guardedly admitted-that she-was glad .that ¿Be had bought the white horse. by the happiness in Emily’s satisfied eyes,\’’are you going\\o beglbTfq \think about that' other matter?” “I’ve tfeen tblnkingtabout it ml day; -confessed Emily,_ blushing an unmls takable pink that told its own story to ev.en obtuse John. “By the way,\ \asked. John, an hour, later, “if that rascally, horse-dealer ever turns yp for tbat-fifty, what ha.- I better dof'about it?”. “ Make..it a hundred,” breathed Em ily, soft^;; bub^John» was not too far away to catch the wo.rds. income was 19.42% In 1904, 17.38%' in 1905, and only 14.48% in 1906. The dividends paid to. Equitable pgH5> holders In 1906 amounted to $7,289,73^, which was an increase of more than 9% over 1905. While the Equitable made a better showing than any other big company, all reported radical economies and un der such conditions the Legislature wisely decided to leave thè law sub stantially as it stands. Forgetting Something. When thq train that conveyed Pres ident Roosevelt through Virginia on his last trip south stoppecT-at Char lottesville, a negro approached the president’s car and passed aboard a big basketful of fine fruit, to which was attached the card of a prominent grower. \ In course of time the orchardist re ceived a letter of acknowledgment from the White House expressing ;the president's appreciation oif3\ rt£e gift, and complimenting the donor upon his fruit. The recipient of the letter was, of course, greatly pleased, and, feel ing sure that his head gardenfer would be much interested in the letter, he reatKft to him. The darky who servea|n the capacity mentioned lis tened .gravely, but his only comment was: u “He do an/ say* nothin’ ’bout sendin* back de basket, do he?”—Sftccesa Magazine, __________ . . . ___ ... ________ The Camera Fiend’s Wanderlust. As the sun day by day ascends the heavens \and\the~actinic value-of his light Increases, rhapsodizes the editor of the American Amateur Photograph e r , there seizes ..us once more the fervor of the enthusiast From the high shelf down comes the.earner a, the plate holders are.loaded, and we tramp aciobs the ■ green-fields-looking-for-plc- Ctnresyor pretendlngyto: F o rhalf the cause' of our wandering has naught to do with the black- box-weybarry-wlth ns. The primitive instinct for change, the ancestral wanderlust, it Is,-that has seized us and driven us forth to na ture. _________________ ' • * WENT TO TEA And (t Wound Her Bobbin. Tea drinking frequently affects peo ple as badly as coffee. A lady In Salis bury, Md., says that she was com pelled to abandon, the use of coffee^\ good many years ago,. because -it; threatened to ruin her health and that she-went over to tea drinking, but finally, she had dyspepsia so bad that she had lost twenty-five pounds and; no food seemed to agree with, her. She further says:. “As this time-I was induced to take up the famous ]tood annk,_Postum, and-was-so-much- pleased with the results that I have never been Without ItTsince. I’ com! menced to improve'at once, regained my twenty-five pounds of flesh and went some beyond my usual weight.'7\- “i know Fostum to be good, pure; and healthfuVand there Hever„was\an article^and never will be, Trhelieve;- that does so surely1 take-'the place of coffee, as- Postum FoodJCoffee. The \beauty of it all is that It is satisfying and wonderfully ^nourishing. I feel as if I could not sing its praises too loud,” Read “ The Road to Weiiville,” in \>Uzi. “Thf.re!B.-a -Reason;” 1_ AN UNHEATED, WAX-PRESS. How to Construct Such- a Press En- ---- ------------ tlrely.-.of Wood: --- ;— The drawings shown herewith make the construction of my i>, waxrpress •plain writes a correspondent,of-Glean ings In Bee Culture. Tor .begin'- ren dering wax, first put the çlèatëd.rjaçk into the bottom of the press. ' Take a burlap sack that is big enough to VALUE\OF A GOOD COOP. Day When the Old Barrel Can Be Used'WIth’ Profit'Is Pastr In years gone by a farmer turned a decrepit barrel on its side and drove vertical stakes down in front of it to -serve-as-a-coop-ior the hen and brood. I f he thought to bore several holes in -that—part -of- the bjtrrel. nearest\the -^rouhd^ko-that-the'watercould^drain\ J)ut,__he_preYented the possibility of al heavy rain flooding the quarters and drowning the chiGks. -—In-later-years-the-up-to-date-farmer- has adopted more modern and more practical quarters for the little chicks and the broody hen. Sometimes the adoption of a good coop means the successful rearing of strong, healthy youngsters instead of stunted birds which can never he more-than culls. The brood coop of- the present day protects the brood from-wind in cold weather, from driving rains in all sea sons and is also capable of admitting a goodly supply of pure air. It is also so constructed that it may be easily cleaned. Most of them have fronts of vertical slats and if they are equipped with tight floorB these floors should be Unheated Wax-Press. hold 100 pounds of bran and rip the ¿.earn\In -one side arid the- bottom. Spread1 this burlap sheet over, -the press; push it down In. and sefe that it fits well into the corners, letting the edges hang out over the top. Now take a whole sack and put it into the press with a hoop in the top to hold it open. Now dip into, your tub, full of boiling comb; take the hoop out of the sack; push it, down with a stick to mado removable'1 in order that the floors may be easily cleaned. It the -floors,—however—are-not-nailed-tO-the- coops, the latter may be lifted oil and -the-floors-eleaned—readily:— Again—i f no floors are used hut the coops are allowed to. sit directly on\well-drained ground, cleaning the coop is limply a -matter-of-irioving it-to-a fresh, location, every morning. ' The interior of a coop should al ways be dry, says The Farmer, and it Is advisable therefore to cover th$ roof and sides with some sort of wat erproof material; for example, some of the prepared roofings or tar paper. To prevent the entrance of' ahimals. that would klU the chickens a stpuf frame covered with fine mesh wire, netting may he made to be placed In front of the coop at night so that pro tection may be afforded \without cut ting off the supply of air. An ordinary packing box with' each of its dimensions about two feet may be made into a satisfactory coop by covering it with,-roofing fabric and providing it w}th a slat front, etidL Cross-Sectipn of Wax-Press. make it fit on the bottom and in the corners. Fold up the ¿nouth of the sack and the sheet over it. Put the follower on, with the blocks on top. Swing the cross-bar over and push the screw up through the hole In It. Put on the handle and turn both handles down, one at-a time. — - -After- the wax-is- pressed out, take off one handle; let the sefew slip down even with thé top of the press and un- nmnn nnnnn m «sises« SSSS.«'« iSSSSSSSSim-’iSSSiSSSSS' - ssssssssssssî 13 @ w w H u h v y 0 w & m m m Cross-Section* of Follower. fold the first burlap so it hangs over edges. Now get hold of the top of the sack and pull it up some so it can cool a little. Then empty out the slum- gum, put the sack back, and fill it again as before. To boll the comb, use a fbur-hole stove with all the lids oft. Put on a big tub containing two buckets of wa- \teiTTand-add-the-comb-as-it-boilBruntH- the tub is nearly full. The water and Tree wax flow out of the pre3s imme- dlatelyr“leavlng only the slumgum to press. HELP FOWLS TO LAY. The Reasons Why\ Green Bone Makes Eggs. » it is not enough that \a given food contain.a. certain per cent, of lime or a 7^rmin~TTer-cent—of—phosphaiea;__it must* also he decided whether these different-chemlcals-can be-asslmllated- by the hen. Dalton, who is indisputa ble; authority, Bays: *Tt_is well known that inorganic^ substances, although \they afford the necessary-material for vegetation, are not sufficient for the nourishment of animals, which de pend for their support upon elements already combiriedTirtT by the action of -the sun’s rays and .(plant life;” —— ...That market hones produce wonder- füFfesuitS’ when fed to poultry-is in: disputable. The lean meat and gristle form the wtite of the egg and pbout 16 per cènt. of the yolk. • The'¿narrow and other fat ori\the bones-supply-the remainder of the yolk. The lime phosphates in thé bone ^yield-allsthe^neQessarfclime.^salts^fot, the shelfand thb'necessary\phosphates- for-the-interior-oLtrie^egg. _ WhenLlt is’ \considered that all the above Bub- stances'are foflnd-jn green bone ifi-ri specially digestible -^condition, far -more-so-than-any-Io.od-supplied-by-dry^ njeatT) com or'wheat, is it. Burprising thaksuda-glowing jcepoUs.are^sq, often •heard- about this new food for poultry? With modern machinery obtainable\ on,easy terms; poultry men should feed ;more_lfberally of green cut bone, es pecially, to pullets and cockerels duF log the cold winter months when other lime food is hard to find. POULTRY NOTES. • Sunflower seed makes good-ysrtiltry- food. Raise .me this season. - Thoroughly cleanse and whitewash the poultry houso this months prevent poultry diseases will save twice the time needed to effect a cure. Beekeeping gives open-air exercise, brings one into, contact with the beau ties of nature, and is an \'interesting fascinating study. > ' It the reader is not able to own a green hone cutter, he can take a sharp hatchet and cut up the green'* hones into particles, which the birds can eat.\4 Do not put more than 50 chicks’in one'flock in any brooder, no matter how much room the machine- may pro-\ vide. Fifty is as many as Viii do' well together. Do not feed all the skim milk to the hogs. Ityie a valuable food lo r eggs \and growth and may be used ter«mix the mash orm a y be given to drink in addition to water. Lice breed faster as warm weather -cdmea-on.^To combat them palnt the roost and roost supports frequently with some of the best liquid lice kill ers, or with kerosene. ^The difference in ‘the consumption of honey, when wintering in the cel lar compared with wintering out-of- _doors, is only from the fact that the temperature is more\ uniform, and therefore the .bees keep more quiet. Overfeeding aa& underfeeding should both be guarded against by the beginner in poultry raising. Overfeed ing is certain death, while underfeed ing is death to development and growth. Both are jmprofitable and should be avoided. \ \__________ GOOD FEED RACK. One Which. Will __ Prevent Poultry From Wasting Feed. A serviceable feeding rack,\ shown in the illustration, Is'designed to pre vent waste of feed given to poultry and to „keep water from-being soiled, -says-0range .Tndd Farmer. It consists of~a crate and a base tray of any de!- sired size. The tray has two cross pteoag _beneath—to—prevent—warpinfc _ and a rim of two-lnch^tuffrrffhe-crate- - -is—made—oUath, H E A L T H N O T E S F O R J U N E . ' \ ¡spring Catarrh la'a wall de fined Spring disease. The usual sym ptom s are given above. A Bottle ot Pe-ru-na taken li r t time will promptly arrest the course ot the disease known as Spring Catarrh. Paint Made Safe White Lead and Linseed Oil need - no—argument;—no a d v e r t is in g i t o __ m a in t a in them selves as the best and most economic- ■ ■alpaintyetlniownto- man. The difficulty has been for the buyer to be always sure o f the purity o f the white lead and oil. We have, registered the trade mark o f the Dutch Boy painter to be the, final proof o f quality, gen uineness and Purity to paint buyers everywhere; - -When this trade, mark appears on the keg, you can be sure that the contents,is P u r e W h ite L e a d made b y the Old Dutch Process. SEND FOB.BOOK “ A Talk on Faint.” sires rain able Informa tion on the paint aabjoet. Freo upon reanetU- _ NATIONAL LEAD COMPANY • r in whichever o f the fallow <y -y-,-.»/., 4. \’Ylt-IIWr Kerr York. Boston. Buffalo. OlarelanJ. stanati, ~ ' -- - - Feeding Rack in_-Po»ltion. - nailed to a top consisting at a board onq inch' thick and'V base/frame- of wobdT.% by one-, half or three-fourths. The cover may, or may, not'.have the hinged .trap, door, as shown/in , the' drawing.;v Water: or feed, oi^botli, may. be\sit under ..the crate without-fearoL -joss-or-pollutlon. - - — - ----- • . The Doubtful Cockerel.. ______ - if you have any .doubts as to , the good_breeding qualities of a cockerel wlien. he I b large enough to make a -fcyeivgivo-tha-market_dealer_theLberie; fit of, the doubt and let him have the bird, v , Peanuts for Dairy Cows. , .V Prof. Corbett, of the department ot agriculture is a great believer In pea- 'riuts—as a food for dairy cattlq. He ¿hrges the farmers of Texas to gfow ' them for this purpose. a ''•S’ .• , * tV Mica Axle Grease Best lubricant^ for sales 'ïat' thff '' world—long wesîSg-ârid^irery ad-3, Lesive. ’ - • « , t I ‘ ,, f v, . -Makes >-heavy load draw like > ~light~onef~Saves-hjlMhe .wear, ori --wsgon-and-tesm^and^iricreases .the / . earning capacity o f your outfit.,. ,, \t^’ Aïk ^üFdeak^for ^/ori ÀxU : ^ Çrease. - 1 V ; STANDARD i,* ' OIL CO* Im u ssslst A Positive CÚRE FOR ; CATARRH Ely's Cream Balm _ Is quick!; absorbed. Gives Belief at Oneer BOc; •Ely Bros.. 56 Warren St. N. Y P 1 ? A T L !?T ? Q of this paper de- i KJuxV'JUrX/K0_sirm2jQ_buv any- __ — ......... . .............thinj advertised in its colurrtns should'insist-upon havinjp:’ 'What,they ask lor. refusini all substi tutes or imitations. • DEFIANCE STARES •V