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s stantly lie did not sup to inquire. It was enough that the Heaven liorn idea had Ixen given. "Down out of that, Morty!" he cried "It'l one chan.-- i fm a thousand, 11 be Pass the word to the ien; with you in a second." And when Adams was rousing the track fore-withe bawling shout of "Ev-erybody'" Winton looked up into the STORV 1 th -, Three miles "ori- - of the surging, race and Win rack lag, serve-killin- g ton ha i lil- - hand's breadth of lead and had picked his place for the million-chancewrestle with death. It was at of Tierra the C k G. R station Blanca. just Mow a series of sharp curvis which he hoped might check a little the arrowlike flight of the runa hS 71 A FOOL FOR LOVE TREATING SANDY 1 Be J Probably no other theme has been universally discussed as that of good roads, and it certainly is one which deserves the uttermost consid eration from the agricultural world, especially In sections where the soil is of a sandy nature a stone crusher is almost a necessity, and when the farmer awakes to the realization of just what this implement can do for him he will favor an appropriation for A very bad one almost immediately. piece of road In this section, writes a Niagara county (N. T.) correspondent of the Rural New Yorker, was put Into fine shape last summer by the addi lion of a dressing of crushed stone and clay. The stone was obtained at a small expense from a large building which was being torn down; crushed. and after the roadbed was scraped down to a depth of about 18 inches, applied heavily and thoroughly clayed; then the sand was replaced and graded down smoothly at the sides to allow the water to drain off. This spring, after an application of the steam roller and a little more grading, the piece of road which has been a terror for years, is in idea! condition. s rough-and-read- " s r. after-breakfa- B - PooPoseo noAO 'X LtVE-- . m. POAj) Atouno HILl J Diagram of Sandy Road. The diagram shows how a troublesome sand hill was disposed of, and a new road- opened up last fall. The cut was made about November 1, and was about l"i rods long and five or six feet deep. An appropriation of $fit) from the town and about 60 or $60 in road work was applied, and although the hill is improved considerably, it is still in bad condition on account of the loose sand constantly drifting down the sides and filling the road. The work was done with a she meant the cross ties "couldn't you build a sort of eObttOWM rldg" with those between your track and the car? uncle's, and cross behind Don't laugh, plea But Winton wa- - far enough from laughing at her. Why so simple an expedient ha1 not suggested Itself In - L snow-wreath- "I was thinUlng." she said, musing ly, "there is no time to make another jilce little ridge. But you have piles and piles of logs over there" '- DiajA.n s f.Jreelnr X A - - PmtAoseo TtoA&JUBL. 1 I May Secured. so tie-cr- y e ROADS Method By Which Good Roadbed ' dies in your cha'ge, Misteh Winton. Will you give me your word of honeh, eh, that they will not be annoyed in my absence?" Winton sprang up, losing his ternper again. "It's well, it's blessed lucky that you know your man, Mr. Darrah!" he exploded. "Go on about your busl-Beswhich is to bring another army of deputy sheriffs down on us, I take It. You know well enough that no man of mine will lay a hand on your car so long as the ladies are in it." The Rajah thanked him, dismissed the matter with a Chesterfleldian wave of his hand, climbed to his place in the cab, and the engine shrilled away around the curve and disap-pered in the Adams rose and stretched himself. "By Jove! when it comes to cheek, pure and unadulterated, commend me to a Virginia gentleman who has acquired the proper modicum of west- Bin bluff," he laughed. Then, with B cavernous yawn dating back to the sleepless night: "Since there is noth-ing immediately pressing, I believe I'll go and call on the ladies. Won't you come along?" "No!" said Winton, savagely; and the Technologian lounged off by him self. Some little time afterward Winton. glooming over his handful of spitting embers, saw Adams and Virginia come out to stand together on the observation platform of the Rosemary. They talked long and earnestly, and when Winton was beginning to add the dull pang of unreasoning j alousy to his other hurtings Adams beckoned him. "1 should think you might-comand ay 'Good morning' to me, Mr. Win ton. I'm not Uncle Somerville," said Miss Carteret. Winton said "Good morning," not mocked too graciously, and Adams him. "Besides being a bear with a sore bead, Miss Carteret thinks you're not much of a hustler." he said, coolly. "She knows the situation; knows that you were stupid enough to promise not to lay hands on the car when we could have pushed it out of the way without annoying anybody. None the less, she thinks that you might find a way to go on building your railroa without breaking your word to Mr. Darrah." far Winton put his enough behind him to smile and say: "Perhaps Miss Virginia will be good enough to tell me how." "I don't know how," she rejoined, quickly. "And you'd only laugh atI me if I should tell you what thought of." "You might try it and see," he ventured. "I'm desperate enough to from anyone." "Tell me something first. Is your railroad obliged to run straight along in the middle of this nice little ridge you've been making for it?" "Why no; temporarily, it can run But the problem is to get anywhere the track laid beyond this crossing be fore your uncle gets back with a train ioad of armed guards." "Any kind of a track would do. wouldn't It? just to secure the cross Ing?" that would anything "Certainly; We of the (lecaOOd, Tr.il,! thi. shall have to rebuild most of the line, mm rtma ,l anyway, as soon out of the ground in spring." Save It By Cutting Up the Straw and Using It as an Absorbent. jHPROVEMEib way. brown eyes. Twenty secouds later the telegraph "My debt to you was already very operator at the lonely little way staowe you more now." he said. tion of Tierra Blanca saw a heroic great: The upward-bounBut she gave him his quittance in a bit of man play By FRANCIS LYNDE Carbonate train was whistling in the whiplike retort. I Au.hor of '"The Grafters." Etc. "And you will stand here talking gorge below when out of the snow about it when every moment is pre-- wreaths shrouded the new line a big cious? Go!" she commanded; and he engine shot down to stop with lire went. grinding from the wheels, and a man 1X&. b J Co.) I. Lippinooti (Cufrfrifbt. So now we are to conceive the mad dropped from the high cab to dash CHAPTER XI. Continued. dest leaping into being in full across to the station platform. Tbe Rajah dropped his cigar butt view activity At (he same instant a runaway pasof the watchers at the windows in the snow and trod upon it. Wiuton's chilled senger car thundered out of the canof the private car. "Possihly you will faveh us with and sodden army, welcoming any bat yon above. The man crouched, flung your company to breakfast in the of action, flew to the work with himself at it in passing, missed the Rosemary, Misteh Winton you ami a will. In a twinkling the corded forward hand-rail- , caught the rear, Misteh Adams. No? Then I bid you was from his feet and trailed snatched cross-tieto melted of had reapa vehy g od morning, gentlemen, and piles in balks bridging an through the air like the thong of a pear hope to see you lateh." And he swung angle from the Utah embankment to whiplash, yet made good his hold and up to the steps of the private car. that of the spur track in rear of the 'clambered on. Half an hour afterwards, the snow This was all the operator saw, but In briefest blockading Rosemary. still whirling dismally, Winton and time the hammermen were spiking the when he had snapped his key and run Adams were cowering over a handful rails on the trestle, out, he heard the shrill squeal of the of hissing embers, drinking their com- and the Italians were the brakes on the car and knew that John up bring missary coffee and munching the camp crossing-frogs- . Winton had not risked his life for cook's poor excuse for a breakfast. But the Rajah, astute colonel of in nothing. "Jig's up pretty definitely, don't you And on board the Rosemary? Win had not left himself defensethink?" said the Technologian. with dustry, less. On the contrary, he had provid- - ton. spent to the last breath, was lying a glance around at the idle track ed for this precise contingency by prone on the railed platrorm. wnere force huddling for shelter under tbeL he had fallen when the last twist had in median ,ng M(.0rath.B fl lte oi uie naia aim me uecapuu. If been given to the shrieking brakes. ica! command on the Rosemary. Wiston shook his head and groaned, Winton should to build his head in Miss Carteret's lap. attempt "I'm a ruined man. Morty " "Run, Calvert! Run ahead and around the private car, the fireman Ailams found his cigarette case. he gasped; then was to wait till the critical moment; stop the "I guess that's so," he said, quite then he was to lessen the on the light went out of the gray eyes pressure "Hello! what is the automatic Then: heartlessly. and let the and Virginia wept unaffectedly and our friend the enemy up to now?" car .drop back down the grade just fell to dabbling his forehead with McQrath's fireman was uncoupling far enough to block the new crossing. handfuls of snow. the engine from the Rosemary, and So it came about that this mechan"Help me get him In to the divan. Mr. Darrah, complacently lighting his ical lieutenant in his Cousin Billy," said Virginia, when all waited, laughing cigar, came across to sleeve, until he saw the Italians com- was over and the Rosemary was safethe hissing ember fire. Then, ly coupled in ahead of the upcoming ing with the crossing-frogs- . "A word with you, gentlemen, if you will faveh me," he began. "I am about to run down to Argentine on my propose leaving the la engine, and dk 3 There is scarcely a farmer that has not an unlimited amount of straw left over in the spring. If this straw were used more freely and the animals were bedding with a bedding of one or two feet of clean straw every day the most of the liquid would be saved, but the straw alone is scarcely sufIf the straw is used alone it ficient would be well to use a cutting box, cutting the straw into half inch or inch length! and scattering half a bushel of it under each animal twice a day. and then bedding on top of this. In this way practically all the liquid would be saved. If you have use for the cutting box for no other purpose than this the expense of such a machine should not be to exceed $15 or $20, and it can be worked by band power or with a small engine of not more than two horse power, and at a small expense you can more than double the value of your manure yearly. I beseech you to take some steps to save the liquid manure, urgently writes Charles Vernon In Fanners' ReIt is far too important a sub view. ject for you lo overlook. On a farm carrying 20 cows, four horses, 50 sheep and ten pigs the loss of the liquid manure will amount approximately to $300. You can afford to go to the expense of $15 or $20 to save this. It will of course mean a little more work during the year, but suppose you hire a man and let him spend one month cutting up straw or corn stover for this purpose. In half of this time he would certainly cut up enough to apply you during the year, and this expense could not exceed $30. Be sides this, you will not only save $300 as outlined above but you will make more manure, and you will convert the straw stack into the best possible shape for manure. There is no question of more importance than the saving of the liquid manure and utilizing the straw pile by converting it into a valuable fertilizer, unless it be to see that your manure is spread every day, as fast as It is made, and see that It Is spread on the land evenly. Remember that it is always best to spread less per acre and cover more acres than to spread a heavy applica tion over a few acres. It has been demonstrated that a ton of barnyard manure Is worth $3. You can figure to double your output every day. certainly through the winter months, and there Is no question but that the average farmer can make more money by giving tills subject little thought just at the present time than he can in any other way. two-whe- scrapers, one leveter and four wagons. The scrapers were used only on the short hauls, and none of the sand was hauled more than 30 feet each way. If a right of way around the hill could have been procured the cutting would have been unnecessary, as it simply heeded lev .'ling, and the grade would' have been about 10 feet lower. But a right of way was unobtainable, even at the rate of $200 per acre, for common June grass land. The cut will have to be cleaned, and recleaned, until the sides stop caving, then the roadbed must be dressed with crushed stone or gravel and clayed in order to make a permanent roadway. "RUN, CALVERT." train to be slowly pushed back to gentine. But. Winton opened his eyes and struggled to his feet unaided. "Not yet," he said. "I've left my automobile on the other side of the creek; and, besides, I have a railroad to build. My respects to Mr. Darrah, and you may tell him I'm not beatea yet." And he swung over the railing and dropped off to mount tbe octopod and to race It back to the front.' Three days afterwards, to a screamand other ing of smelter whistles noisy demonstrations of mlnlng-camjoy, the Utah Short Line laid the final rail of its new extension in the Carbonate yards. The driving of the silver spike accomplished, W:inton slipped out of th'e congratulatory throng and made his way across the C. & G. R. tracks to a private car standing alone on its siding. Its railed platform, commanding a view of the civic celebration, had its quota of onlookers a fierce-eyeold man with huge white mustaches, an athletic young clergyman, tw Bisques and a goddess. "Climb up. Misteh Winton, climb up one and join us," said the fierce-eyeheartily. "Virginia, heah, thinks we ought to call each otheh out, but I tell her " What the Rajah had told his niece Is of small account to us. But what Winton whispered in her ear when he had taken his place beside her ts more to the purpose of this history. "I have built my railroad, as you told me to, and now I have come for judging the time to be fully ripe, he ducked under the Rosemary to "bleed" the Winton heard the hiss of the escaping air above all the industry clamor; heard, and saw the car start backward. Then he had a flitting glimpse of a man in grimy overclothes scrambling from beneath tire Rosemary. The thing done had been overdone. The fireman had "bled" the too freely, and the liberated car, with every gathering momentum wheel-turn- , surged around the circling spur track and shot out masterless on the steeper gradient of the niaiti line. Now, for the occupants of a runaway car on a Rocky mountain line there is death and naught else. Winton saw, in a phantasmagoric flash of second sight, the meteor flight of the heavy car; saw the Reverend Billy's ineffectual efforts to apply the if by good hap he should even guess that there were any handbrakes; saw the car, bounding and lurching, keeping to the rails, mayhap, for some few miles below Argentine, where it would crash headlong into the upward climbing Cay bonate train, and all would end. In unreasoning misery, he did the only thing that offered: Ran blindly-dowhis own embankment, hoping nothing but that he might have one last glimpse of Virginia clinging to before she should be lost the hand-rai- l to him forever. But as lie ran a thought white-ho- t from the furnace of despair fell into his brain to set it ablaze with purpose. Beyond the litter of activities the decapod was standing, empty of Its crew. Bounding up into the cab he released the brake and sent the great engine flying down the track of the new line. In the measuring of the first mile thought took shape the despair-borIf he could outpace the and form. runaway on the parallel line, stop the and flash across to tm D, ft (toCftDOd Ar- air-tan- terror-frenzie- air-tan- hand-brake- me mlt .f tYta ..I ... -- ? Diiaom'iri' " In a million that one chance was there he might fling himself upon the car in mid flight and alight with life " nti enough left to help Calvert with the hand-brake- Now, In the most unhopeful struggle it Is often the thing least hoped for At Argent ln that comes to pass. Wlntons speed was a mile a minute over a track rougher than a corduroy A kmljl ,o iJ. ci u .1 ran ami was necK aae uei-- wnu mc agnn-roau- . runawav ..a,.,.. .... Earth worms are not soil formers, for they are seldom met with in soils that are destitute of organic matter. They are simply renovators, and, as a writer says, the richer the soil, and the more it Is manured, the more numerous they are. Their action as soil in fertilizers consists swallowing earth, leaves or organic matter of all kinds, triturating It, converting it and then ejecting It over the surface of the field. In this way they very soon effect a complete inversion of the soil down to a certain depth, especially on meadow land, which is left undisturbed to their operation. They even make additions to the soil by bringing up fresh matter from the subsoil Every time a worm is driven by dry weather, or any other cause, to de scend deep, it brings to the surface, when it empties the contents of Its body, a few particles of fresh earth At the same time It fertilizes the subsoil by opening up passages which encourage the roots of plants to peneetrate deeper, th?se passages being lined with excreted matter, which pro vldes a store of nourishment for Unroots. On meadow land Darwin found these worm casts amount annually to 18 tons per acre, and on good arable land to about 10 tons. j THE END Will The matter of setting gate posts is one that should interest every one who has a gate to hang, for no mat ter how strong the post may be and how carefully it may be braced it Is hound to sag sooner or later so that the gatfecatches on the ground. It is often desirous to set a gate post in soft ground, such as around the barn ' Two Ways of Setting Gate Posts. yard, or just after a heavy rain when the ground is too soft to do any work In the field. In such cases it Is almost Impossible to set the post firmly but even in such cases this work can bf done very satisfactorily by packing small stones In the hole around tht post. This work might be even more effectually accomplished If the post were set in concrete which is a little, more expensive but will hold the post more firmly than the stones alone. In setting the o8t In concrete it should be tamped firmly as the hole is being filled up. After the hole is filled with concrete the post should not be dls tnrbed for several days so as to give the cement time to "set." Care must be taken to have the post exactly plumb all the time while the work is giflng on as it can never be straight As ened after the cement hardens. ..'ate posts are usually much heavier than ordinary posts and are therefore expected to last much longer than the rest of the fence, It Is always well to use thoroughly seasoned wood so as to make the work as permanent as ALL AROUND THE FARM. possible. Another method of setting posts, Have good shade during the warm The Farmer, Is by using two says weather. flat stones to hold them in place. largo Farmers are reading more and more of course, must he dug The hole, because it pays It is set in the A farm properly handled Is worth much larger and before is laid edgewise In the stone one hole more money every year. bottom upon the side which is to reThink of the strength wasted drawceive the greatest pressure at the foot ing wagons that need greasing' of the jK8t. The post Is then set in Keep the hogs and their yard In a the hole, half filled with earth and the sanitary condition and watch the herd other stone placed against the side of carefully, that no disease may get I the post to receive the drawing weight start. In this way both from the gate. Give the hogs salt and ashes, es the receive stones pressure holding hi and an pecially hai 'I coal In position slonal dose ot copperas and sulphur the post firmly In the Blon Be particularly care Pile hay high with a power fork, about thin bogl thai ' there's always room at the top. In the fei'dlir. m I - "Cant "Shameless one!" she murmured. But when the Rajah proposed an of adjournment to the' gathering-roothe car, and to luncheon therein, h surprised them standing hand In hand and laughed. . "Hah. you little rebel." he said. "Do you think you dese've that block of stock I promised you when yon should marry? Anseh me. my dealt." She blushed and shook her head, but the brown eyes were dancing. The Rajah opened the car door with his courtliest bow. "Nevertheless, vou shall have It, my , h Virginia If nlv to remind an M nmf) of the t)mfl wnen he waK R)m. pp pnoll?h t0 mftlp , (sn(.ss ron nf a charmlne vmmr wnman. fHpra,p . . . 7 Adams; after you. straight on. Mlsteb " Misteh Winton Use of Stones In Soft Ground Make Them Firm. Earth Worms and Their Work as Soil Renovators. "No." , u- - softly. SETTING GATE POSTS. HELP THE FARMERS. " "Hush!" she said, you wait?" USES FOR POISON IVY. THE LIQUID MANURE. fl Dreaded Weed It by No Means Utterly Wit.iout Merit. There are few summer boarders in the eastern part of America who are not familiar with the common poison ivy its sinister three fingered leaves creeping alongside the harmless woodbine or Virginia creeper Some persons are immune, and may pick the leaves at will, but others are so susceptible that the wind will carry the poisonous vapor and brum discom fort without contact with the plant itself. Cows and horses feed with Impunity upon the vine, but it is terribly poisonous to dugs, producing convulsions which result in death. A volatile sub stance which forms salts when combined with alkalies has been isolated from the leaves, known as acid. This resembles formic acid, and Is the source of the poisoning. More interesting to the many sufferers is the fact that a certain cure for the painful skin blisters is found in a solution of potassium permanganate. This blistering effect on the skin was taken advantage of by doctors and administered in cases of skin disease. One reads that in 640 the poison ivy was introduced into England, and In 17M was used as a medicine in Europe. Even before this, the juice of the plant had been used wideas a marking ink, and is It rely employed for that purpose. sists soap, acids, alkalies, and bleaching powders, and yields only to ether. So when the nature writer Is out in the wilds, away from stores and human dwellings, and his ink gives out, a splendid substitute may be found in the juice of the poison ivy which will guarantee the physical perma nence of the record of his observations if not the veracity of the facts themAnother commercial use for selves the juice of this plant is In the manufacture of a blacking fluid for boots ami shoes. toxico-dendrl- c old-tim- 1 to-da- A just Newest Cooling Process. new artificial cooling apparatus installed by a prominent New banking house, and believed to be the only one In the financial district, had its first trial In the hot weather recently. The appipes paratus combines ammonia and other artificial freezing apparatus with a ventilating system calculated . to keep the air dry and also in It dispels humidity as well as heat, beating the barometer to death and getting the better of the thermometer outside from 8 to 15 degrees, according to the pressure apThe same house last year plied. tried a system which supplied nothing better than a musty, disagreeable The new one has workatmosphere. ed perfectly up to the present, and Is supposed to draw the attention of employes entirely away from thoughts of vacation, for the firm sweeps them with cooling breezes at their desks in the city. Though the apparatus is declared to be successful, It is hardly likely to be popular. The cost of installation Is reported to have been $30,000, and the expense of opera, tion Is considerable. York Interurban circu-ltttion- An Appetite Cure. How appetite subsides before a well filled menu card was shown in a city restaurant recently. The dramatis personae were two well dressed women fresh and hungry from the bargain counter. "How would roast turkey do1" asked A, glancing at the list. "Cranberry sauce goes with that." "Excellent!" commented B. "But In here's 'sirloin steak smothered onions.' Shouldn't we try steak'" "Just the thing!" agreed A, "unless you care for fricassee of chick en." "Why, they have fried kidneys." be B; suggested "they'd tasty enough." "My dear," softly whispered A, "I notice there's lamb stew on the bill " "Lamb stew," repeated B, "Is It possible?" "Or would you prefer mutton broth?" ventured A. "No, dear," replied B with a sigh. "I don't feel like eating Then "Iet's make It pie!" came In chorus from the women, and pie It was. Domain of White Vests. know several places." said the salesman, "where the Washington white shirt waist has Its nose put out of joint by the white waistcoat. That Is in the sections of the city peopled mostly by our colored citizens. If you want to see white vests in such numbers that you can't count them just take a stroll through those districts and look at the laundry winIn place of the lacey shirt dows. waists that fill the window space in other laundries you see there dozens of waistcoats of linen and pique. All belong to the colored beaux of the There is nobody on neighborhood. earth who has quite such a strong predilection for a white waistcoat and who wears it with such obvious pride as your gentlemen of color. From early spring until late In the fall he arrays himself in cashable garments and thus becomes the launderer's best patron." "1 Her Intention. Miss Meanley It may not be your intention to offend, but doesn't It occur to you that your treatment of me is rather calculated to make us bad friends? Miss Cutting i coolly) No; I had the hope that it would make us good eneuilaa."