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~r T llmany lo~.g weary weeks racked withI --~ ~ ~ - PERUNA PRAISED, fever and delirium. ' l ~~ "My mother, the angel of my life, [ ers Means Better Farming. / was near me ever. I recovered, but ere my health had returned to m.~| my mother was taken ill of a lanai] Recently seine have expressed the| malady and died with her hand iv] idea that the people llvtn~ in the mine and a hlessing upon her lips. tenantry are not in'creasing in in- formation relative to the scientific [V.--Contlnue& I know what you would saY, fellow, but a hand. an lurid- which can cast a bolt of ~r demolish With one str()l~o 'like St. Petersburg or Moscow. Work, and when this hand our wrongs will then ~e terrible anger was so Amaster" lofty, and at the same time, in its lntensltyj that I could from his gaze, he said. "they tortured her heated irous they burnt her fiesh~Ah! that is It, castle" is It!" "I not is It." I replied, could words, for she had shown great cruel brand of the iron tar back, a torture which OnlY [0, i in could inflict. But the one ~chapter In her life was her by my father, and their suc-[ i escape to England; and, he lost his inheritance, he~ |sd to leave a name among the | of the earth, and ~ fortune forI )" and son." ~,,..'~ [ I paused, for I had done wv.*, of my now sainted mother. sufferings only ended with her her third brother?" said Val- was still in the:mines when few weeks after my return It was the news of his that precipitated her death. had made all preparation to in England, when he was on some shameless charge Which Russia~s are alwaYS supplied, as he v~s almost of the trestle [ r ,t your fiancee" satd Valder- I "what of her?:' ~...;I .~red him with a reproacuxu t his words seemed co~d. I have abandoned all hopes~ not my mother urged me] out." my vows and seek her not still love her, my son?' deferred from time to time, on one pretext or another?' "I reflected that this was quite true. and. for the first time, I began, to place suspicion on the matter. "'Then you do not think that Helen loves me?' I cried iu despair, /"I do not say so, my son, but un- der the chaperonage of an ambitious mother, and possessed of a mercenary nature herself, she might seek for a husband who holds high office, or 1~ possessed of great estates.' "'But, mother, I have ample means, have I not?' ,"Thank God, you have, my son. more than any one knows, and that ts why I say be comforted and be brave, for you will one day be pos- sessed of a great estate, an estate which would even satisfy Helen and her mother, if they only knew.' "'I do not understand you, mother, for though I knew my father t~ have died in good circumstances, I had yet to learn that his fortune was among the first of the land." "My mother read my thoughts, and, drawing nearer, she said: "'I have at least one agreeable sur- prise for you, my poor soy, and one that makes my burden less hard to bear. Your father's last inheritance has been returned to you, and I have word through my solicitors that a rec- onciliation is being arranged between our family and your father's,, which I ham with great Joy on your account.' "Then, throwing her arms around mY neck, she sobbed silently 'for a few moments. 'And now. my son. go an~ see Helen. Tell her nothing of this, and then, if you find her true, bring her here as your bride--if false, com.~ hastily back to me. for 1 shall count the hours that part us.'" Here I paused and tried to collect my thoughts, for many years- had passed, and the sad scenes I was now repeating seemed like some horrible dream, dreamed long ago---confused. but not forgotten, clinging to ~y memory like a shadow. Valdermere sat silently attentive to every word, nodding here and there as some passage in my story called for his approval or disapproval. "You went to Rome?" he said. "Yes, I made hasty preparations, and accompanled only by my moth- er's blessing, I started ou my Journey, carrying mY heart, my soul and my life, to place in the hands of the wom- an whom I had loved with the love of a madman~fllled with a presentl. evil, but fascinated and with great feeling. than my own life,' I te- l cannot leave you alone ment of not be Joyful to me while drawn by a strange desire to see he- heart was ever in mY face once more, even if her lips curs- tad , ed me. At last I reached Rome, There what?' she said. Helen's mother had taken apartments has told me that she for the season, that her daughter prove fickle~that her heart might enjoy the social advantages false as her face is fair.' which were afforded by a residence in you do not credit this ev!l that city, and her wisdom in this step cannot in reason do so. was soon manifest, for her rare entreat you to. go to her at beauty and attainments soon acorn. and, if you find her true, then pllshed the desired result. her without delaY, and, re- "In a fortnight, men of high rank nobility of Europe were at hel it is the one cherished hope in the You can scarcely picture a devoted mother.' feet, if she is false, mother?' woman whose beauty was so trash- leave her, and come to me cendent as J-Ielen's. L~zy Italians for I know you will need all fell at her shrine. I had learned the ~t~' locality of her apartments, and as I into the great yard, stole voice choked aud her words silently sparkling with fountains, nd bloom ~not come, her form swayed .as ins with flowers, my hear~ trembleq she ~ould faint, but she mas- and my breath came in gasps. As I her feelings and continued: poor son, let me entreat yo,a drew nearer, a thousand lights burst ~lo despair, even should Helen from the windows of-the magnificent hotel, and the perfumed air was filled with the laughter of merry voices, proceeding from the balconies and ~ nromenades~laughter', which sound. ed llke the mockery of devils to me. whose brain was on fire. and whose heart was slowly freezing. 'I had not announced my arrival, ~ as I wished to take her by surprise. ~uddenly I heard voices and foot- stePs drawing near, and l slippe,; aside in cover of the thick foliage. concealed me from view. and --ith a beating heart I recognized the ~.~~~/f. w - ~ear to me-r-, a voice as sweet ~ J voice so u " . . melody to me at that moment, hen it was used to make a Jest of my very name. I hushed the beatings ~'mY heart and listened. Ah! there i ' ~ was another voice, Just as soft and /i~I .~ sweet, but of greater depth than her "Then, aloSe in the world, I grew desperate, and .selling the large es" tats which I had inherited, I pre- pared to sail for America, a plan which I afterward regretted I did not complete. I was persuaded by a dear friend of my mother's to go to Aus- tralia, where I invested heavily it, lands, hoping in that far-off country to forget my sorrow. "The greater my efforts to forge[ the past the more petslst~ntly its sorrows would cling to me. I.avoided all social functions and for several yearn divided my time between my office and my lands. My income in- creased slowly at first, but a valuable ore was discovered upon my estates, and one morning, only a few months ago, I found myself a rich man Ill- deed, with a fortune such as few men of my age can boaSt. At first, I felt hilarious, I experienced a keen sense of satisfaction that my good fortune would reach the columns of the Eng- lish press and Helen would read them. I could fancy her chagrin, and it was gratifying to think what a blow it Every Word Fell Upon My Bloodlema l~eart Like a Frozen Tsar. would be to this ambitious woman an and to her avariciou$~'~'B~ther, who g~ved wealth for the poq~r tt would bring. "In the midst of these reflections ! was carried hack to the camp In India and a desire to join you in your mys- tical speculations seized me. l long- ed to Join your mystical order, and add my energies and wealth to yours, that we might together mete out Jus- tice to those by whom we were per- secuted-for I knew that there was some hidden tie between us~that your enemies were my enemles-tha~- your cause was my cause~that if you sought redress for some great wrong you found means to make your ven- geance commensurate with your loss --that those for whom you sought vengeance suffered in common with m~ poor dead mother; and now I am come to claim what you have promis- ed me. "It surely was decreed that we should meet in that far-off Jungle, awl if so. it was also decreed that we should meet again to-day." Then Valdermere, who had listened to my story with much patience, still sat silently in his great chair, while the soft light of the moon which ha4 risen fell upon his long wavy hair and enhanced the whiteness of his fair, smooth face. "Proceed," he said simply. "I imve done," I replied, feeling re- llevecl that my sad life's story was told. "And your lrlp here?" he in. quired. "Was uneventful," I auswere~, "until I reached the City of C- where I met with your envoy." "My envoy?" he said, in great st:-'. prise. "How my envoy?" "Did you not send an envoy to me..~ me in C~?". I asked in alarm. "I sent no one." he said, rising from his seat and touching a bell S[sta came in, and the two exchaug. ed words iu the Russian language, a part of which I could vaguely Under. stand. The old woman seemed great- ly alarmed, and left the room precipi. tately. Then Valdermere turued t9 me. "What kind of a person was this envoy you ~,peak of. and what was the uature of his actions?" 'He said his uame was Duvalle, and--" ,Duvalle~Duvalle -- Ah! Castle. man, you have been duped. Duvalle, Duvalle, let me see--tall?" "Tall," I replied, (TO BE CONTINUED.) OWn, ,,Now the footsteps tread within a nlan'S length of where I stood con- '-d and soon the couple--for It cea~v Helen acompanied by a male was comPaulon~whose voice, as I have. ~ Italians Fell at wet ~hrtne. [ said, was of wonderful depth and il~ r sorrow; marriage with eve.~ sweetness~seated themselves almost alse, for there are many noble --~ediatelY opposite where I stood. ~n left in the world, who, ! be- ~ym~eart ou ~e. and my brain whirl- i~,.,Could fill her place In ,-our lng~ Wlfl not repeat what they said. Pure Mathematics. Clerk (to wine merchant)~How " ' cried your words but every word she uttered fell upon I label that c ~t, mother, I ' ' .... ~,~al~ss heart like a frozen tear. shall ask In which you her consent.' , u~til worn , ~ ~ .... to have an abet. | ~ e roadside, many miles fro~ air of s,~e~ior lntel :~ ~ so me th " " ltgence :~.In great a rp _ Op,~RIOn .t~... ~ar the foresight of my mOther, r~ther tl~n real ku~wle~i~e It i~n't ~hOught there was no .~'-':. bUy ,.;ed followed me, snd who tOok dA~,'u~.t f~r a B~tc. glrl to kl.~w \~q~. part. ' ht it atrsvp'" "WaUhaCk to Kn~land, where i lay for l~eans.~C: l.~o Daily News ~ave yon not thong _ :~ ~', se " " ' F . that this martinet has ~: ~,' ,~,~,,:~...~. ~.~ ,, -"'" "" /'~ ~ " " handling of stock and the methods in vogue among scientists In the cult[- BLANCHING CELERY. ration of the soil. This is a mis- take, says Farmers' Review. A,,~rl- cultural science is gaining among our farmers and is destined to gain more rapidly as the years go ou, It was natural that at first the progress should be slow. A body of 5,000,000 persons is not to be moved i~ a hurry. It is an aggregation of hu- man beings so vast that no one can conceive of its real import. It must be remembered, too, that at first the means for affecting this great mass and moving it were very meager. When our agricultural col- leges were organized there were few men capable of acting as instructors, for the universities of the country hat not been fitting men to teach ag- ricultural science. In many cases men had to be taken out of the fields and the creameries to teach in the col- leges. While they had a great deal of practical information, they had uot studied systematically the mass of agricultural information that had been accumulated, and were but poorly pre- How Paper May Be Made to Serve the Purpose. Blanching celery with paper is usu- ally practiced on the early plants for the reason, says Prah'ie Farmer, that during hot weather there is less dan- , g~ of rot. The accompanying lllus- Blanching Celery with Paper. traUon shows a plan for blanching a celery plant with tile and paper. As shown, the stalks are collected in a tile and wrapped in heavy paper so as to exclude the light. A stake is driven near to the plant to partially support. Any method that does not injure the plant and will exclude the light will answer th~ purpose. GOOD SEED CORN. Some of the important Points by Which It May Be Known, Some of the more important ob- servations to be made in the selection of seeds are: Yield, quality, uniform- ity. hardiness, time of ripening, free- dom from attacks of smut and rust, and, in the case of small grain, the stiffness of the straw. The corn crop requires, perhaps, as gre~t care in the selection aa any other, and merits special attention, says the Prairie Farmer. The rapid improvement that has been made in this crop, combined with the readi- ness with which the different varieties cross and mix renders tt extremely i subject to variation. Constant care l Is necessary in order tO establish the Ideslrable qualities that are brought out in these variations and to'more thoroughly eradicate those ~not desir- able. Some of the points to" be observed in the selection of seed corn are: 1. The size and shape of ear; ear should approach as nearly as may be a uniform diameter from end to end. 2. Size and quality of cob, a me- dium sized cob being much better than a large, spongy one. 3. Depth of grain. 4. Shape of grain; grains should carry their wedge shape uniformly to the end, so that the ear may present as ~tearly as possible a solid surface. 5. Covering of cob; cob should be aa completely and evenly covered as possible at both ends. 6. Hardness of grain, too hard and flinty a grain not being readily mas- ticated and digested. A hard grain. also, is more liable to be a shallow one. 7, Grains of even. uniform size and similar shape, to make possible uni- formity of planting. 8. Color of grain, purity of color indicating purity of the corn, POINTS WORTH NOTING. For late lettuce sow in partial ~ptnaeh for early sprtug "grec:.s" should be sown about the 10tb of thi~ month. It is the wasp, and not the honey bee, that punctures the grape. The bees profit from the work of the wasp. Close by the side of the road is the best place for the garden, for then you will have pride in keeping ItI clean. Keep a supply of early potatoes dug and at the house, so that your wife cau get at them; don't let her dig them. Keep the tomato plants off the~ ground. Nothing rots the fruit quick- er or more surely than falling to the earth. p3red to teach it, It is only within the past I5 years that most of our agricultural colleges have beeu well enough equipped to become aggressive. Now, however, the material for teachers end instructors is abundant and great work is being done. That the farmers are being reached is demonstrated by the lncreasin$ attendance at farmers' meetings and in the agricultural col- leges. Information is being spread rapidly by word of mouth. Complaint is made that'the bulletins issued by the stattons are not widely read by the farmers. This is because it takes something of a student to take liter, afY matter and really absorb it, mak- Ing it into something having force. But lt:~ ~ach locality are u few men that have this ability and they spread the information by werd~ of mouth and by example. There are numerous factors that are operating to bring abbUt a better con- dition in the not distant future. One of these factors is the taking of more interest in agriculture by the men that have money and at the same time have a fair knowledge of farm- ing matters. These .men are buying farms and are putting into practise on them modern methods of agriculture. The farms so handled become object lessons, other farmers follow the lead of the most enterprising, unless they lack ~he wilt aud the ability to learn. There are some of the latter class, but they are destined to disap- pear during the next generation or two, for the reason that others will buy their farms, which will have be- come unprofitable to the present owners. It is becoming increasingly difficult to farm without thought and still make money. Farmers must make more money from their farms to-day than they used to. b .ecause they have more e~penses. The expenses cannot Box 321, DeGraff, Ohio. Dr: S. B. Hartman, Columbus, Ohio. Dear Sir :~ I was a terrible sufferer from pelvic weakness and had headache continuously. I was not able to do my housework for myself and husband. I wrote you and described my condi- tion as nearly as possible. YOU recom- mended Peruna. I took four bottles of it and was completely cured. I think Perun~ a wonderful medicine and have recommended it to my friends with the very best of results. Esther M~ MUner. Very few of the great multitude of women who have been relieved of some pelvic disease or weakness by Peruna ever consent to give a testimonial to be read by the vub~ie. There are(however, a few courageoos, self-sacrificlng women who wtll for the sake of their suffering sisters allo~ their cures to be published. Mrs. Milner is one of these. In her gratitude for her restoration to health , . - she is willing that the of the [ A ORATEFUL I women | LETTER TO | whole world should L DR. HRTMAN l know it. A chronic in valid ,brought ba.ek to health is no small matter. Words are inadequate to express complete gratitude. II Cheapens Co~t of Liquid Atr. A Dane named Knudson is credited with dlscoverlhg means of producing ltquld air at the cost of no more than oue-sixth the usual price, and it is said that his process, which is mechanical rather than chemical, will ultimately put liquid air on the market at not more than about two cents a gallon. The same invention makes it possible to sell oxygen at a cent a cubic foot, which promises to bring it intO rather wide industrial use. provea ~neceua~. It is 900 years since the failure of bank in Chiua. On the last noons/on when such au event happened, the emperor had the failure investigated, and found it had been due to ~,eckleas conduct on the part of the directors Hc at once issued an edict that, the next time a bank failed, the heads of its president aud directorS were to he cut off. This edict, which ham never been revoked, has made China'a banking institdtions the safest in be avoided, and must increase as pop- th~ world. ulation becomes denser and the price ~ " of land higher. With the increase of knowledge of how to handle land, farmers will be able to balance the increasing expenses with. increasing returns. SPREADING HAY IN MOW, Simple Device by Wh[oh the Hump in Center .Is Avoided. I put my hay in barn by large hay fork, which funds on track, writes a correspondent of Rural New Yorker. The hay naturel~y falls in the center, and is hard to mow away. I nailed a dozen iuch boards together with cross pieces on uuder stale, and hung For Distributin~ Hay In Mow. titles the man on load to trip fork, and it slides to desired location. When one side has enough, slide is reversed. Weeds will keep right ou growl.rig, whether anything else lu the gardeu~ does or not, Don't let a single one ] The Beat Farms. go to seed, though, t The best farms are those that yield How is the crop of boys and glrlsI the best returns with the least labor. at your house this year? Good? Glad ~ sometimes the best farms have been of it! No matter whether the corn' brought un to that condition by hard and wheat and all things go wrong, work on t.he part o[ their oId owners. u DOCTOR DESPAIRED Anmmi Woman Gured by Dr. WiI- Iiam' Pink Pills I~leommende tho PUle to All Others Who Suffer, Anmmia is just the doctor's name for bloodlessness. Dr. Williams' Pink Pills cure anmmia as foe4 cures hnnger. They cured Mrs, Thomas 3. McGaun, of 17 IAncola Place, Plainfield, N. J., who ~ays: "Iu the spring of 1903 I did my usual house cleaning an~t soon after- ~'ar& [ begdn to have the most terrible headaches. MY heart would beat so ire regularly that it was painful aud there came a morniug when I oould not get up. My doctor said I had anmmia and he was surprised that I had continued to live in the oonditiott I was i.. I was confined to my bed for nearly two mouths, the doctor comiug every day for the first few weeks, but I did not improve to muom~t to anything. AI- together I was sick for nearly two years. I was as weak as a rage had headaches, irregular heart bea~% loss 0 appetite, cramp~ in the limbs an4 was ~anablc to get a good nigl~t's sleep. My begs aud i~et were so swollen that feared they wouhl beret. ,,Before very lou8~after I tried Dr. WVLUiams' Pink Pills I fclt a change for the better. I ha~e taken about twelve boxes nnd although I was as nevx the grove ~s could be, I now fe~l as if I had a new lease o5 life. I have no more if the harvest of young folks is.all right. Bunch onions are an easy and p~t'~y- ing crop. While they do not sell as readily as ~adlshes they will sell well after radishes are a drug in the mar- ket. A dozen ouious as large as a lead pencil make a good sized bunch. as per diagram. When the forkful headaches, the heart beatsregularly, my reaches the slide, the man above no- cheeks are I~ink and I feel ten years younger. I fdel that I have been aured very cheaply and I have r~commenaea the pills to lots of my friends." Dr. V~lliams' Pink Pills are sold by all druggists, or will be se.t by mail ou re- ceipt of p~ce~50 .c~)t.s per t~px,.slx ~ea $2.50, by the ~r.wm~ams Memcmeuo., Soh~n~tadY, 1{. . who had the intelligence aud the hon- esty not to deplete them of the f~,r~il- lay lu them. More than one farm that was ouee good has become un- profitable through neglect. The bet- ter a farm is kept up the easier v'",; it be to work it. for Its soil will be mellow because of its abundant hu~ mus and ?ertlilty, The best farms are Don't Forget. uow belug polnted at as models by When you finish shlngllng that i which to r~easure all farms, but they building, don't forget aud leave the! have been kept good by their owners boards there which you nalle~ ou to l not requiring too much of them. keep your~eff from sllpplng off. Take I them ~ wheu you are through, or,1 Keep the barry bushes clean of later, you will be likely to find some ~ weeds thls month, but in order to dis- rotten "-iugles under them.~Farm ~ courage late growth, avoid cniti~S.tion Journal ~ much ~ ~ posslble,~Farm Jourt.~.L