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PASSION IN TATTERS.
FAIR YOUNO NOVELISTS TALK
THEIR OWN DEFENSE.
They Art Not Immoral Interview
" With Gertrude Franklin Atberton,
Laura Dalntrey and Laura Jean Lib
bey A Glimpse Into Their Horns.
From the Now York IlrrnUl.
Oertrudo Franklin Allicrton, Laura
Paintrcy and Laura Juno Libboy aro novel
writers o( tho school ot liyHtvricol passion,
pretty, accomplished anJ successful at
least to tho extent of piling up a big bunk
account They bavo locn roundly abused
for tlioir book, nnd have boon accused of
sensationalism and ot pandering to tho
unhealthy lovcra ot the Frunch school ot
Mrs. Athrrton in a widow, and live in a
fl it in West r'iity-iiiiith street with her
maid. She is about thirty years of njfr,
aud ia a woman of fascinating manners and
BpH-arunce. Slie is lull mid graceful, her
hair is of a golden hue, her cyoa aro dark
blue and capable of a variety of oxpre-
aiona. When I cullod alio was d rowed in a
black velvet tea gown trimmed with whito
lace dow n tlm trout, and alio wore a par
tirularly handsorao opal pin. fcho does
not go out niueli alio told mo. She hate
society, studiously avoids literary recep
tion and ia never happier than when en
gaged in literary woik. rho i a Califor
nian by birth and training, aud lias only
lived in tills city for twelve months, during
five of which she but been proin'iiuhtly
before tho public. Her flint Ixtok was
published under tho noin do plume of
Frank Lin. Her grandfather wa lienln
niin Franklin, mid she aimplv halved the
latter word, making it rend "Frank I in
"Whore do you get vour character
from?" alio was asked. "Are they from
life, or the rival ions of your own fancy
"J do not draw mv character direet
from life." alio replied, "but still they are
all types of men and women tlinl are to bo
"Itormla Kuydain, for iiiHtnnee?"
"Yes, she Is a tv of a very largo rlass
of young wimien in this country. 1 have
klmwu at least ono bundled lleriuiiia my
Hell, unit I have ollen wondered previous
to writing this Ixtok why women hud never
im n w niton aUml Jusl us tboy Were, and
no in writing thin story 'my aim wa to give
a true a picluru of a cvrtiiiu lyinv of wo
men Nniblo. All the women any alio
is natural, and all tho men sny alio is not,
which proves that their know nothing
about it, do'Kii'l ii? ihn Isiok was writ
ten with the exact idea of showing iho tie
velopuieiit of ta r nature from a child. It
was a sillily In sequence. I made her the
cun-fully Hlu lied product of heredity mid
condition. Mie hnd in her veins' New
Kuglaud as well as New York blood, and
lie therefore inherited a rare nature.
Then she was ugly, and was morbidly con
acinus of tho luct, and her monotonous
life with her sister made her what showns,
and everything she did was tho carefully
atudied result of her rally life."
"Whal Isxika do you like to rend?" I
inquired, by way of learning Iho spring of
"W ell, I xli'Mil.l like first to say that I
do not read French novels. I say this In
emus prominent reviewer bus recently
made the as-a'ttinn that I rend and copy
tlirtn as tiinctt as po-aihle. '1 Ins is alto
grilier untrue, t Iwve not rend a d.oen
Fn-nch novels in my lite. My reading i
I'liielly coiitiiied te essay, history aud
iss-try. I am i-xirvuioly fond of iNs'-lfy. I
inner curd for novel reading very much,
but still I have taken a sort of pride in
keeping up iih the novels of today. My
two favorite American authors arc Haw
thorneand llrvt llurle, but I much prefer
tho Fnghali novels. I consider tho mini
remarkable novel ot tho pssl lew years Is
'The Moty ot an African Farm,' bv Olive
Mhroiner, a young Fnglish girl. 1 am also
a treat admirer ol llcrls-rl Mioncrr aid
bia philosophy. 1 consider that bo tins
proved as conclusively aa any one vet that
tuero is no sin n titinx aa live will.
h:nui rininK. .
"Tto ou ccnsv.'cr lost men or women
write the strongest alone?''
"I think uicn inixl decidedly. There
are aome exception to Ibis, but they are
very rare and they aland out newt prom
loeiitlv. 1 here is a lidciity to ileUil and
lower of expression in a man's novel
which ia very rare in a woman's work."
. ' I low dul )ou begin your lilerary
"I have bad the rrenlivo family from
child. It U a itaiur.il gift. I road alone
from the liino I was flour yeais ol , aud
a I grew older 1 wrote stories. ncn
girl at school some of the other girl woul
bring blank books to imi and I would wriii
atone for them. I coniinueti to write alb
I left si hool, and at (list time had a great
diir lo become an author, but through a
roiuhiimiion of n-asona Jul not puhln.li. 1
wMle for the Nin rram iscu .li.,i.nr. Mr.
hummer was at thai lime editor, lie ilul
in or u in train me in n-enrd to mv
style tlian any other person, thoiit'li
1 have never atmbed any other fir
atyle. I wroto 'Kandolph of l.'cil
Wuol,' in I'uliloruia, bull iiij hi Just
as ntvut a sensation lln ro a 'llermia
huy.lam' hos msJe hen-, and ieople talk
ol it to tlila ilav. I ah wrole lor the
I'lniiiid JU..i.'iy at that lime. 1 lived in
Mie nii'l-l of a wiMtd, and In loi.kini hie k
l that H-rioil of my hie now it seems
alhi-r romantic, llimu-ti I never thought
inythinn nlxnit It then. I wrote 'How
Urenms May I'onm' ill California, but I
rv-wnite It lieni, fori lind 1 ran wiito
nun h U-tier in the IjU than 1 could In
i'aliliiriiia, though I could not etpl iin tho
n-as-in ol this. I tried tmiet a puhhilier
or this hook for live years, aud at last 1
sucinili',1, and It proved a Krot aueciw.
rour Ihoiiiwud cipus were sold hi twelve,
day. Una shows bow shorl-siKhlod
some puhlmhciw sre."
"Ini you irceivo many letter fiom your
"No, I do not, and I don't U liev the
authors who asy they d.i. 1 Hunk they
say it merely lor vlhs-L I bavo received
but one K-ijuest, and that was for an auto-
"What do you think of the futuro of the
realistic si hool ol licliou.
"I don't know anythiiijf alnnit current
lilcralurw, but I cannot iinderstand why
tho word senntiomil is so often used as
an epithet of opprohium Why, almost
aii me ifn-ii writer i.sv tsvn 'sensa
tional.' MiakesiNare wiu senstinnsl.
! 1. . I . . ,
jaso .lisciM-iii us an cxampio Unit Is a
inelixlrarii. Jano Ire is snatoiil.
aud even 'liiuiel iN-romU' Is senxilinnnl,
' aim tnui ia ino reaiou it is ttio most ruaj
ahlo thing Oeor'o I hot ever wruto.
"What do you think of Amelie Ulves?
"1 lisvo never ruad any ol bur bowk
tliMii h. 1 think she la a clever irirl, but
aoiiM'what lnis'tnniis. Mie wrote Inr
nnvrl, 'Ibe 0'ick or the lca..'' under
pressure of trst Meltoiurut Miowssa
country Hlrl and bad uotbinf to do but
think about herself, and got Into a state of
Kroat rii'ilement. It I really not au im
luoral book, but a Very hysterical Uwk."
"What doyon think ol FdKar Mtu.?"
"1 think be I a manufactured author
from what 1 have read of bis book. It
sovui to me that wuua he grtfw up be
said to himself, I am very clevsr, whal
shall I bo? And after deliberation he
said, 'I will be an author.' This aelt-oon-coit
is Btamiiod on tvorvthina ho Um
written, lie is constantly tolling hi
readers that he is Kdirar ISaltiu and vory
clever. Thero la no spontaniuty of ex
pression, but still 1 cousidor him to ba
"Wliatare vour feelings In rocuru to
what tho crilii bavo said?''
"1 could vory soon tell von that. ' Bind
Mrs. Atlicrton with smilo. "and in very
few words. Tho critics must bnvo some
thing to writo ulrotit, and they know that
a sensational artic-lo tickle tho wearied
palulea of their readers, for notwithatnnd
inn all they ny tho editor knows a well
as anybody Unit tho peoplo liko something
scnnntional. I have never written anything
half ao autnientivo as my roviewew have,
for I bnvo left a Kxd deal to tho hunk-inn-
t'toti of tho public thoy havo left nothing
litornil have lieen written on tills uook,
torrents of abuse uenernllv, but what 1
cannot understand i that a book which ia
nbnolutcly worthless should bo worth col
umn ol vituperation.
Til K MAflRIAOB aYSTKU.
"What ia your opinion on mnlrlmonv,
Mrs. Atiieiton? You lako a nueer viow of
it in 'llermia.'"
SiMtukiiiit upon the aubliTt apart from
pcrnonnl preferonco altoelher, 1 consider
that It is a very faulty institution, but us
tar as we havo gone it la the best tiling wo
bavo discovered. It is much U-tter than
free love, and tho majority Ii ivo proved it
lo bo belter than anything else thus far,
I know mnnv xiojilo think that I bavo at
tacked tho Institution ot matrimony in
'llermia bitydam,' but till i not truo.
llermia was an exception in almost every
thing. The book is a hold one, a darimr.
one, but we Californium aro not apt lo
atop at anything, you know."
"I o you believe It is xMiblo for an
u'ly or plain woman to become beautllul
n't least you aay so in 'llermia?' "
"I do most certainly tiiiuk a pl.ita wo
man may become pnamihlyKood looking by
cei tain precautious in diet aud no forth. I
cannot remember ever having seen an
tu!y woimiu who was not absolutely in
Hiitiiiticant or whoso foaturos wuro not
ilistorted who could not become hamUouiu
bv natural iiumns. I am awaro that some
ol my critic have JuiiimI to conclusions
In tb'ia matter of neijuired benuty, and
bavo siiptKiMd that 1 referred lo soino
liivnterious urtillclal priKVs. Tho inont
important, indeed tho essential method of
liC'UiriiiK iN-auiy, is airici aiwiiuoii to
(lift, exercise and biitliinjr. 'llieii tho
color of the hair muv lai develoiied -1
don't mean by dyin, but by a perfectly
ii itt 1 1 nil pns'ess. All uood hair drcs.iura
will lull you the same tiling."
A HUT W iril MISS IIAISTIIICY.
Miis I-iura Iinintrcy was al home when
I called. Mio occupies room in the
Chelsea, in Twenty-third etrecl. After
watting a almrt liiuo in tho reception room
Uus ii etiilm l was UMicrcil into lier prcs
encii. Mie lives Willi her mother in a
haiidttome auilo of apartments on tho sec
ond lloor. Mie Iktmiiio famous by tho
publication of her llrst novel, "Miss Yur
lau, of New York," which was yiven lo
the public iu the lull of IK7. It mil con
sidered to be tho ureal llnancial success of
the season. M"s I'aiutrey w. is only six
teen ye.irsof x at tho liiuo. binee then,
am I about a year afu-r tho npH-arance of
her llrst literary venture, h is apNured
her second novel, entitled "Froa," and
which has bad an ruormoua aalo. Miss
I'aintrey is Fnuh.-li bv birth, baviiiir llrsl
mh-ii the lihl in tho ttrral city of lui Ion.
In all oilier rcsiiec!, now ever, slm may bo
re.-.irdcd ns A mem an. Mm is tall, has a
comuiandintf presenco and ia a decided
loucie. Mio is a yniitiif lady ol easy.
natural manners, and baa tho knack of
akuix people fetd at home In her p res
ice. Mie la luori' pndty than bandsome,
ihwimiI ol a clear. Irvsli coin-
iilexion, which barinouixes well with her
an jIiiiik blue eye which, however, aro
capable of MoriouMus when occasion re-
inin-s. hen alio smiles alio ilispiuvs a
set of puarly whito tin tli, but her lcalii-c
lack that reiiularity and syininetry widen
Is an essential ol tho liiuliesl typo - ol
U-auty. Mie wore a pink iiiorulnu dress.
witti a wenlllt o! lluily luce, ana ner liu
Km sparklud Willi suvertil handsome dia
mond rinirs. Alter a lilllo conversation
she called mv attention t several ffro-
l es-Hie little Imntrca which adorned lb
iiiHiitel alien, ana which alio cans tier
"Von kilo," silo said, "I Inst love my
Idols, aud I want to tell you eloul them.
uni kiimmer, when 1 visited Furoe. 1
lost one of my trunks In which my pre
cious idols Wero packed, and lor three
months these itoor Ibing Hosted alsmt
the Mediterranean. 1 waaaoithtd when I
Kot then back, ami I apcut almost a w hole
d.tv in nrraiiKinit them.
Tho room was coii.forlably furnished,
but not bauiUomely, and waa IsMshly
aaciiled with Asiatic and Turkish pur-
now ":iioa" wa waiTTicr.
"Y'oil Irave nivnlly returned from I'u
roiH-?" 1 asked.
"Yes, returned in Peccmher last. I
bud thought ot aunimeriuii on the other
side, but htisiucMi called me back to New
York, aud so 1 bad lo leave, 'F.roa wsa
ritlen at Ortniw lie id, in Wak-s, not (ur
from the f:lhioii ihle Seaside nnorl IJ III
du Iro. It was a liustt outlandish place
ami I livcil on I lie too ol a lull. 1 coiilj
not priM iiro a piano, whicli W as a (treat de
privation to me. I am piissioiiNiely lend
ol music, and very open when I am en
j; i ev,l on one id niy Issika and seem lo be
mi -title to ante I t lo the piano and play
until I eel into tlm spun ol Ihn tliinir
iiiii end tin u 1 ito back lo my writins.
In writiiii! vour Istoks do you tako
your character (rout life?'1
that iIcih-ii Is enlnvlv. Thus fnr I
have not taken mv rhaiaciera front life al
all; '.hey are the i rr at ions of my tmayiiu
lion, with one exception, thai wa siiir-
ocste.l liy a lace. Hut the lunik, which I
rxiecl lo lis my trrenlesl lima lar la re-
lore. 1 have liail unv numls-rot oiler
for the Issik-so many tbul there really ia
"When did you Itcu-ln writing?"
"I bavo writnnever sunn I ran roni-m
her, almost. It Is my passion," said Mi
I'aiiilrey, with exlraordmnry enerifV,
don't write lor money, aldmuuh the papers
have stated Hint I do. oil liewsttaiM
men are really ao nsnuhly. W hv, only
Iho other day it was staled that 1 was
shortly to lie married, aud the psimr oven
went rt far na lo nam the iiulortuusto
man. Another paper reported Ihst I was
MViittf the money 1 trot from mv hooks to
m over to LunHs, (l comae I lisvo if
used to this sort of thing- liuw, aud 1 don
mind It at all."
"You are not a im-ut novel reader?"
"Nit, i res. I nun iiiu in a while, bill
not ollen. like loUtot, the Kitssiau noy
elisU I think men w run much holler Until
women, IIioiikIi oecaionally there la
Cm hi:" l liot or a (ieorjit ud."
"Whit ia your fiehii in regard to what
the critics have and ol you.
"Well, I cannot any tlist I have lilUi
lociiiiK on tite autiiit-L I hey have con
liad.cu-d themsiilvis over and over auin
and I don't think many of the reviewer
have read my b'Mik-Nissiily some may
have tietrr mvii them. They pick out a
aciili lieu here and a aentenee there, and
criticise Hu m. but that i not a fair or Jut
way to deal Willi mo. The liook would
Hot m Iru to his if It did not represent
the had as well ss tin ,hI, but it should
lm ohserteil that iu 'Fro1 lb Bhh1 Iri
uitipti in ths i ti l. I do not bellove In
puuin, Iiuiuktui bouk tuto the baud of
anybodv, much less writing thetn, but I
must w rite about life as It is, or I should
not bo truo to myself or others. 'To the
puro all things are pure,' " added Mi&s
........ . . , I.. i
nui is your opinion in rogara to aucn
writers as Amelia Hive or Fduar Ballus? "
"I never express nny opinion on other
writers of tho day. Thl ia a cost Iron rulo
of mine, if you will allow the expression.
1 lutvo only one remark to uiuko ana It Is
th's, that I object to being classed with
tho realistic school of fiction. I wrote bo
fore It came Into existence or la'foro I bad
ever beard of any of tho littlo local cur
rents of tho New York literary world. I
am a memlior of tho Society of Authors, of
which Ixjrd Tonnvson ia president and
Mr, Walter ileHnut tho founder."
MIRK 1.I1IBY EXPLAINS,
Miks Laura Jean Libbey'a homo on Fut
nn n avenue, Brooklyn, is a very pretty
(.Jiiccn Anno house, bho lias been engaged
in novel writing now for tour years.
Miss Llbbey is tho younger of two
daughter. Her aistor, Mrs. Olive 1'. Fair
cbilds, is the author of several books,
among wb'cii is "A Double Love."
Mis Libbey ia of medium staturo. fcho
hna a profusion of light brown hair, which
she wears closely coiled low down on her
neck and in a friz.lud mux over bor fore
head. Mio ha a clear, rich complexion,
largo blue eyes, and a firm, well-cut mouth,
indicating strength of will. Mie has a
light, merry laugh, that seema to fill the
room, mid linn a peculiar way of throwing
herself back in bur chair when she laughs,
as if she wero determined to enjoy hursc If
as much a possible, Mio woro a hand
somo pin in her hair, gold bracelets, two
diamond rings on her lingers, nnd was at
tired in a nuatbluo dress, w hich contrasted
well with the rrinison-liued chair in
which alio was seated. Mio used to write
veses, when at boarding-school, butwoou
hours, and ono day the sent somo to
newspaper. It was not until a year after
ward that alio learned that her pooin bud
been accepted. Mio continued to writo
verses after this.nnd finally tried her hand
at story writing. Her plan ia lo write two
hours in the forenoon and two hours in
tho nfleriioon, but alio never writes on
Friday, no matter bow urgent tho rnso
may bo, ami she bus au old inkstand that
she has used for nine years, w hich she
would not ixirt with on any account.
Miss LibiM'y generally takes her charac
ters from Ii Iu. "Miss Middlolon" ia a
I'.iookly n girl w ho lives not very far from
Mia Libla-y's house. Her next novel
w ill lie a story of I i iu in li.iltimorc, and
Miss l.ibboy cxccl lo echpso all her lor
iner eirorls. Mie cares very littlo for so
ciety, but ia a great reader and I fond of
tiik Ant'sivs (itirn .
When nuked whal she (bought of the
critics who bad sinned her alio said:
"I am gln.l lo havo this opiort unity of
expressing my view on tho subject from
which 1 have suHcrcd keenly and in si
lence. .Never, I think, in the nuuals of
history ha such rank injustice been
show u nu author as has been auown mo
in the abuse of mv novel, 'Miss Middle
Ion's Ixiver,' by the ctitics. If they de
ceive too ill one instance can wo trust
them again".' In 'A Forbidden Miirringo'
they wero more truthful. Tho llrst de
rogatory paragraph started in Iho Iji'L I
said to myseli that review was probably
the work of somo ono who had tried hi
hand al wiiting nu interexiiiig novel and
hud met with dire fuiluro, 1 wna
sincere in Ihn belief that tho re
viewer would not misrepresent mo after
having road the hook. Hut no, swing Hint
snowball, the sixo of a marble, in this
great Faudcru paper, tho leader light
looked through their special hi", and w ith
out Inking tho trouble to 0a-n tho book,
liaateil tho mow ball from one to tho other
until It grew Into alarming proMtrtiona.
and a beautiful moral book waa stamped
aa Immoral and not ono ot them, it their
very hfo depended on it, could point out
auv auch paswagf.
"Kight here let mo give you one or two
amusing incidents of iicivpling other folk'
Pinion. In lu In anliiugioii recently
I met a widely-known newspaper man
who hud written no end of cruel thing
about 'Mis Middluton's ltver.' He did
not catch tho name when we were intro
duced, aud ciinseijlli nlly did Hot rovog-
into iii inn tin author of Iho aforemen
tioned lnsik. I'uring the conversation I
asked bun if bo bad ever rend tlm book
rarelully through, and he n.nied me by
declaring ho had never read Hat all hud
never Seen It. 1 here Was ail aillllsliu
ats'liii when I revealed luy Ideulitv. Then
he Irsnkly admitted hit had gatiierud bis
opinion Irotn cxi liaiujo.
WHAT I IHHoMM.ITV?
"Why, I would aa soon think ot put
ting a scorpion into tin) liau l of a young
mrl ns sit imiuontl story.
All iHsiks liaving lea women as hen-
ines, describing liirulloii action, appeal
ing iu any way lolhe baser sense, should,
II ism iniliiil to reach the public at nil, U
lals-llfil 'ivoiimiii, lor they aro dangerous
Slid dea hv."
.Miss l.ililHy may accn n I most any
day riding lu I'msgx-cl I'ark, ami alio baa
at least eighteen horseilioes which alio baa
picked up al various lini.-s. In her nKitu
in I'u I iiiini avenue. One of them she
Pii.-e more highly than all the rest. It
Ktnu ls on an t-lny easel and attached lo
it. by a cmnson ailk bow. la a rnrd bear
Ing lite words:
'.Maipl K a shoe. I resented lo Mint
Ijtura Jean Libls-y with compliments f
liubert llouner, New York, N-pt., Ists7.
O. A. Tuwnariiil In llin in. tnaiil Kaiiulr-r.
We a rv In Iho (ace of U.lksl.ikM or ",() 1,
OOdof the African raco It ia no child'
play. I hi I Iho HipuI.itlon of a very
considerable raco in Lumps. Magyar or
Hungarian in Kuroo are only put down
in the l.i't Issik of h'cord aa soma 1 l,0(KI,
OOd, or alsiut il iuhlo the jwipiration of our
ncgroo. II Is a curious Instnneo of tho
economical obhviousiiess of the American
iH-ople that thev iH-rmil this huge and
stalwart black population merely lo be
enumerated, while our American travelers
go lo u id place liko Niiu.ilra, llnrneo,
etc..i.iid prinluitt liook alsmt the inlendid
instinct ol the native and the romance ol
their loe and sense of war. In
poiut ot fact we have the in. sit remaikahle
African population on the face of the
glolsi. 'lliey are indiH'trinaled Willi the
Leptibhcan idea ot tlie Went through al
least two gi iiurationa of living here. In
some rrsiH-cis they are iierior Id the
wliilo Mpulatioii. What white woman
ran cook cornun-al pone like a black
womittiT Whal man ran (to out l.ilo the
hot Held of Iho South and plough and
harrow like Iho African who ha been
brought up there? We are really now only
Upon the aecoinl slngo ol the great Alluao
tiicslion lu America.
I4'( AiirUe lM.
"Wbeie have you been, you brute?" In
ijuired Mrs. Vanderhoul, as bor worse
hall climbed Up stair, carry ing a boot In
"IWen lo a r-rafTls, nT dear."
"A rafllo? Nonsense!"
"No uoiikhenao 'buul It. Won a aprinf
tted." ' "
"Thar no rxru.'
"Jiinw 'auderbwuL you ahniihl be
ashamed of yourself, wsuJvrlng alniut the
stn-cu at all hour of th m.hl like an
"Aa Arsbl (ill, you mean ft Dcdouin!
Thai a ver g.roJ:''
RIDING. QTjTBE ROCKIES.
TWO TH00SA,NP DOLLARS IN HEB
Passed With a Wild
Thieves Foiled by
Prayer-Notes of a Lady's Adventur
Some years ago my father nnd I were
traveling In the Wont, and stopped at a
bright little town U Wyoming Territory,
undecided In what direction to go next.
I wanted very much to exploro tho
northern part of - Wyoming, including the
lllack Hills, and closo tho trip with a visit
to Nntionul Park at tho end of August,
But my father bad lent hi cur to won
derful stories concerning a now mining
rump In Colorado, wdiero discoveries of
fabulous richness wero ulhrined to havo
My fulhor'a arguments provailod. Ha
went on first with his friend Henderson
and tho teamsters, who wero biking down
tho summer' merchandise for tho store,
and after a fow week bo sent for me. It
was not doomed quito safe for a woman to
travel alone through Unit region, so my
father engaged to put ino under the escort
of his friend HunJeraou when ho should
make his next trip.
It was aboii t tho middle of May, when
tho gentleman camo to tho hotel and told
mo tu bo ready for tho 5 o'clock slngo the
next morning. Promptly at tho liiuo ap
pointed 1 waa on the pia..t waiting,
l'reacnllv the atane. with rearing, prune
ing horses, dashed roun 1 the comer nnd
drew up at tho steps. There were three
men going to Cuinp Fl Dorudo my dosti
nation and a man and wntuuu to Cum
in in us Station, our llrst stop.
'1 hostage took the road directly across
tho plain, heading (or tho mountain range
Hint formed its southern boundary. Wo had
rid. Ion oboutun hour over tho hard gravully
roadbed, when tho stage suddenly hulled
in front of a ranch boiiso. Tho malu
passenger got out. und the driver down
Irotn hi ilageoox lo listen to whnt tho
ranch man wuseuvinz. Their voices wero
too low tor u lo 'ctitcli tho drift of their
talk, bul when tho paMengera came bark
there wa a look of anxiety upon their
facts that startled mo. Perhaps this mode
ot travel over lonely mouniain road was
not sale after all, and visions ot stngo rob
lcra nnd Indiana nnd griw.ly hears In gall
lo frighten mo a little.
"Havo you got as good gvit as your
father. Mow?" iiskod Heudursou, as ho
leaned nenst to me.
"1 think ao." 1 replied. "What is the
"Well, there's been a couplo of atngo
rohtar laving in jail over al .Newton for
tho last two months, butskelton back there
ways they broke jail yesterday and aro up
In the liliu k Forest. Ho aay Hint ono of
K'herinerliorn's cowltovs was over hero at
5 o'clock this morning and said ho d seen
a stnoko from the fool of Hour's Hill, und
caught eight of them just below the thick
est part ot tho forest, which is their fnvor-
itti phico for holding up drivers. It thill's
ao ii looks a if we aro in for a light thl
Cuu'l the slngo go some other wny .
"There a never been out ono road cut
through liluck Forest. Tho trees nre so
thick you can't see tho sun. Wo'd bnvo
to go lorty mile straight north to go
round tho inountaiu, aim mere s no at ago
Wny don't you luy ur at Cummings
and culi h tint mou.
".Never catch those fndnwa In Ilia
Forest. Tiiey know every inch of ground.
nnd oouhl shoot a whole rcgiuieul buloro
you could get al Iheui'
I.APK WITH IlKKPONsmiUTV.
"What will they do - kill ns?" I asked,
"Well, I guesi not that bad. What they
want is the money. You sec, we'vo got a
good ileal with us to. lay. lU-twecn lis hero
we ro taking down alioiit J .'.IMI Into the
rsmp, and it will go hard 11 wo Iimm tL
ollld you mm, I keeping II lor Iis7 J hey
are less hsely to touch you than us,
'Ihompson'a gM it hero in a bmr lu gohl.
I thouglil a moment. Mv lather 1 1 it. 1
written mo lo bring hlin li, and I bnd
('.til ol my own. This ".is in bills, and
bad r.irefully aTeted it In my clothing,
Hut this bug of goli wa milc h nioro dilll
cult to comvaL
"How largo Is tlm ImgT' I asked
Thompson divw it out ot In pocket,
could hold it easily in my palm, but
was heavy I nearly drnpiicd it.
"Well, I will try to hide it for you.'
raid. 1 put it in my traveling bag, and
when we stopped lor dinner I went lo a
room In tho hotel and lrini(..rro. the pre
cious bag to a Pocket in tho lining ol my
die-s, which I recollected mylar-sighted
grnniliiiother bail put them.
It was alsmt S o clock In the afternoon
when, after a a'eady climb ol some uiilr
up Ihn steep ridge of tho mountain that
divided the park horizontally, we entered
(thick Foresi. It was a sttetcli of twenty-
live mile. though this wilderness, for we
ran due west along the rid,tof tho mount'
am rsngo till we rami opito the center
of the southern Ixiriion id tho park, when
tlm road ilcsceii h-d and wound alsmt tor
till v miles through the undulating plain,
itsclt broken by mountain ami bllla ol
lesx r mi-t in every direction.
I conii ss il w i not without some fear
lint I saw the stage plunge into this wil
tier nes. To add lo our discomfit uro
heavy rain begun to fall, and we hud not
iinss-eded a ball hour journey Is-lore
Imi anie ao (lark thai ao could not soo llfly
feet ahead ol Us.
Tlie driver leaned hack itihisecat, with
eve and ear alert, and let the rem all
imim, for tho horses know their wav U-ttor
than be could guide tlieiu lu that dark
We wenlon in almost unbroken alienee
for oter an hoar, and then I nollc.nl that
tho men bad their revolver out. Hen
demon aal al on window and Thompson
at the other. A we cmn to the I ml of
llorr's 1111 Ihrv tuised tl.o weapon to tho
window Bill ami rested tlieiu uimn it, with
mcir unrrei ooiio'g imu too ucuvy unit
Ursa without. I
Anolhcl hour passed wearily by. W
had reached the summit of the lull and
wire well along it ridge. Indeed, the
men had beguu lo lito.it, i mure lively
for w wero acsreely a iiulu from the llrsl
clearing, when thero was a aud, lea noise.
oiiielhing that aoumliU hke a about aud
loud crackling in the inis hi,
The coach gave a tremendous lunge
and Ih Itorw tore like dui.I l,ri,iik-li (ho
woods. On. on they Hew a If ikm-.
of aupornalural power. Tho men clung to
their revolvers, with pale lace and haled
breath. A wonteul more aud they sprang
out into th clearing, ami w knew
were antn, for orrr tus lull lop we could
are the ranch me it linusr. Ids driver
got down and cammsl In huts.- a they
stood thrre tramming troui m-s i to loot,
The passenger Btcppo.l 0l)t , D o,k-d
alaiul and came to the conclusion that
our scare musl Itave liwn over a gruily
bear rather than roblter le w should
not hsv escaped ao easuy.
Tha ataire then bognn la descent and
Ju.t hclurn the twilight sritlrd Into the
. i .1.1 II.- . i .
uarkncaaoi nigu tor cuacu rtiiej urt at
the ranch, where w atoprJ for the night
The stage carrteu mr mails, and its coin
Ing wa the occasion ul the gaihviiug
AP11IL 28, 1889
cowboys from all parts of the park and
mountains mereabout. There were tun
fifty of them there that night, and before
10 o'clock thev wren noarlv nil drunk.
There was but one other woman on the
place the ranchman's wife. Her bed
waa in the dining-room, and I was to
sleep with her, for there wore no private
apartments In this cabin.
When we went to bod I laid off my
dress, but took tho precious bug of gold
under my pillow, and committed myself
in prayer to the groat and tender Father
w ho protects His children. I askod espe
cially til prayer that night that I might
bo emibled to preserve, untouched, the
money committed to my care. The lights
wore burning in Uio dining-room all night
and onco bouio ouo came iu, but went out
SCARKO AND Sl'ARKD.
It was well In tho night whon I was
awakened by hearing voices. I looked up.
over my head inthouirecttonot the sound.
The bod was closo to the cabin wall, and
list ahovo my pillow tho mud chinks bad
fullou out from between tho logs. ' Kenrly
opitosito this hole two men wero standing,
and I could hoar what they wero saying.
"u 111 no vo got nothing troiu tue
other fellow, supposo we try her?"
"I don't beliovo site's got anything, and
if she should raise a rumpus we d liuvo a
big right before morning."
"Where's alio sloepiii?"
"In this room, with Saunder wifo!
They walked over to the window then; I
heurd their voice a few momenta longer.
aud then their footstep died away. 1 was
fully aware ol the gravity ot my position,
but 1 waa powerless to help myaolf. Hen
derson and his party wero no match for
hall a hundred lawless, intoxicated
men, armed with murderous weapons, and
1 know 1 could not hopo lor protection
from them. 1 know ot nothing better to
do than to keep still. Unco mora I prayed
earnestly, and with ono hand grasping the
precious bag 1 laid still until morning.
When daylight duwned the rouebman's
wife arose, aud I followed her, quietly
transferring iho bag from the pillow to my
At breakfast Henderson looked anxious
ly ucross Iho table at me, but 1 smiled
back and he seemed reassured. After
breakfast tho sbige louded up and we
started oil', but as soou aa we wero safely
out of right and sound of tho bouse tho
iriver hud Ins whip across the horses
back and dashed forward at highest speed.
Then Henderson told me what had hup
All the men, cowboy and nil, slept
together in a loft. Five times that night
had tho roguea gonu through their Hatch
els. and eu-u their pockets, wliilo they, to
save their livea, bad to lie atill aud seem to
lie asleep. Ol courso tho thieve only got
few dollars thut tho men happened to
havo about lliem, aud a they made no ut
lempt Utou me tho money wa saved.
Iho suigo rolled into the littlo town lust
na tho sun waa beginning Inset, and be
fore it bad gone down over Iho snow clad
peak in the west my futheraml 1 walked
down to Henderson's cabin aud I returned
to him his bag ol fold.
LADY OOOIVA8 KIDH A MYTH.
C. I. Pillion, ot Memphis, lu Amerlcau Note ami
For aix or seven centuries the atory ot
Iji.iy (ioiliva'a rnlu has been accepted
historical fact by the masses, as well as by
the more critical historian.
I'oet haveaung ol it, artuts have paintod
I, and the sculptor's hand hus cunuinglH
wroughl it into marble.
In a conversation a short tiuio ago with
a very intelligent woman, tho writer of
this articlo expressed hi doubts of thi
ride ever having really tikon place, and
wa scornfully rebuked by his auditor
w ith tho remark "I believe every word of
It I rerognlaed as fact by Chsrlua
Knight, iu hi "History of Fngland," and
It I used by him to illustrate the greed
nnd oppression of the nobles of that day,
It I also told in that iterling work of ret
orence, "Chambers S J-.ncyclopiedia, '
without any kind of reservation or doubt
nnd even "clinches the nail" by giving
aomo other facts altout the tow n ot Coy.
entry. Mrs. Hale, In hor book of "Illu-
triou Women, also gives it aa historic
fact The tulo ha been repeated and
written about to often in mngar-inc that
the public are perfectly familiar with it
The pocin of Tennyson lis done more
pcrhiip to tlx the belief ol its authenticity
than any other ono Instance. Yorng
is-oplo who re. I tho pomn, and are affect
ed by its pathos and beauty, often ask
theii elders whether the story i true; an
parent and teachers gravely ex pa tint
iiMin tho aupposed qualities of Ibe iweel
lady, and never disturb tho wonder of the
little ouee Ity lolling lliem Hint j,y lio-li
va'e ride ia only ouo of tho many legends
of the Middle Ages a relic ot the simplic
ity anil crt ilulity ol our early ancvnlor.
Al the liiuo this myth llrst became In
roriMiraltil Into history and accepted a
fact tho people al lessl tho more intelli
gent part of lliem look it for granted, that
its originator wero men with philosophic
and moral idena liko their own. and hence
accepted Ita wild incident a an oidinary
or ae.ual ocvurronre.
That the lady iodiv wa a rcnl fl -h
and-bliMhl persniiugi! 1 tie not protend to
deny; bul I do assert that alio never tojk
any such rido aa is related in the legend
and tho objiTl of thisaiticl la to ptiuclnr
the myth and prevent any lurihcr idcntitl
catioit-ol il wiin history.
Of course, I recognixa the difllcnlty of
uiwetling thi Ixuicl, bec.iue il ha the
tmigthof an imprrsioneiiiiire. in child
IioamI, because a great period ol tuna hit
vlapM'il since the date ot the alleged ride
ami lite paucity ot contemporary authoiity
(ioibva lived In the middle of the Lit t
entli century, and only a few of the work
of coiitcmiHtrary writer remain, and those
are almost inaccessible to res, lent. Cer
tainly none of them which have ao fur
aeon Ibe light have inndo any meution of
thi ride: nnd so remarkable rlrriiin
tunc would surely have lieen proclaimed
from one end of the land lo tho other, and
been mentioned bv evory writer of the
day. The very earliest account that we
havo la that of linger ot Wendover, who
nourished in tho llrst half of the llur
leeiilU century, nearly SNK) years after
Oodiva. No menton i made of it by the
Saxon chronicle Ingulph, who know
her personally, apeak of her beauty;
(Merit Y Italia, who waa ahnott contempo
rary. Henry of Huntingdon, hunoon
Ihi'rhai.i. Iho Chronicle ol Melntse, Flor
ence ot Worcester, and William ot Malm
bury. Matthew ot Westminster, who wf ot hi
history about fifty year after linger ot
Won. lover, mcntiona the ride. Matthew
work ia almost a copy of, and la certainly
based on lhat of l-tger lloyouen loariv
part ol Thirteenth century), who said
nothing about dodiv' ride; consopiontl v
Matthew must have uertreu nia uiiorma
linn (mm KiK-rr Wendover.
Waller da Coventry, who wrote betwoen
tlio year F.i3 and 1J0. In awaking ol the
convent at Coventry and ot U ly (iodiva,
save "For tb love and devotion lo Saint
VI -r iKa i nhls CVtitntea (ioiliva, from
her nalrtinony contructl 't" . rurly it
any auch tact a her celebrated r Id .had
Inkrn nlaee. thi chronicler WdUta llT
mad utenlioo of It ...
r,.r.nlrr or Covcntrl. WS Will.
named bcaue cuavyat, of which csual
flu lm res was formerlv Abbess, existed
there; It was burned down when Eadrlck
ravaged the country.
This spot naa become me property oi
Earl Leofric, and he chose the site of the
ruined convent, at the earnest solicitation
of (iodiva, for the buildingof amagnilicent
abbey. lh determination once formed,
the munificent founders lost no time in
putting their design into execu
tion; for Odoric Yitalis records that
Lady Uodiva gave to the good woric
all her treasures, nnd sending for gold
smiths she devoutly distributed all tho
gold and silver that she possessed, to make
the sucred book, nnd texts, and crows,
and images of taints, and other ruarvolotis
church furniture. Hie also endowed tho
convent with much land aud possessions,
both in that and other purls of the coun
try. In a word, Bho literully denuded or
atripned herself of ail hor possessions to
build this convcut This was in 104J ot
Tho people at this period, and for some
hundreds of years after, woro ignorant;
fow, if any, could read, and the teaching
was connneu to me moons, ino princi
pal lessons they taught wore those ot re
ligion nnd reverence for tho church. This
teaching wns both by word of mouth aud
bv means of Diet urea, all in allegory, which
conveyed a moral. Of courso, the monk
felt grateful to (iodiva for hor bounty, and
no doubt used to praise her daily to the
people In their sermons. Tho Koman
t'Htliolic Church was unfortunately very
grouping at that time, and wns quite as
. ' . , 1.1 I. . t.i
earnest in icuciiiuk bucu puraiuos tin wo
widows inite, and in expounding the
teaching of Christ whou He says: "Give
all thou hast to the poor and follow me."
In courso ot time, when the city grow ana
became populous and rich, what would be
more natural than for the priests to uao the
ljidy Uodiva' munificence as a shining
example, and to tako it as a subject tor an
allegorical lossou, about n loiiowa:
Iho pooiTm wero hcavilv taxed with am,
and felt the weight thereof; thoy cried out
for relief which could only be hud by
religion teaching. Churches wero neces
sary for this religions teaching, and Lady
uotiiva, irom tho goodness ot hor heart.
and in loving sympathy for these peoplo,
apiteulcd to her b unbuild, Karl taofric, for
relief for them, by erecting a church. The
earl resjiondcd that if she had such sym
pathy anil could prove it by stripping
lerm lf ol all her luxuries aud earthly
possessions, and so go through life, ho
would build the convent with them, and
thus relieve the people. Ibe result was
ono ot the grandest cuurcnos ot thai
To uiako the people appreciate tins great
cry for relief lioin sin, the priests repre
sented thorn as .heavily taxed by their
lord, and crying for relief. Then, to give
some adequate idea of the great personal
acii-siifritioo and humility ot iiodiva in
stripping herself of nil her earthly posses
sions, she being one of tho nobles dames
of hor limes,' thoy Illustrated it by a pict
ure representing a woman riding naked
through tho streets. This idea caught
tlioir imagination, and though the priests
originally said something quito aensible,
In tune tho meaning ol the picture was
lost sight of, and a new and absurd one
followed. When pageants wero introduced
in pla?e of picturos, tho allegorical rido of
Oodiva wo actually enacted, and waa
kept ud annually for many years. Roger
of Wendover having seen ur beard ot oue
of these pageants and inquired tho mean
ing ol It, il was explained lo linn according
to the then accepted belief, and wo ac
cordingly incorporated into hi history.
Coventry, as a city or town, was not in
existence al the Dim, ling oi tne convent
but gradually a acltlonient arose around
tho abbey, and it bad no street, and con
set tiently no tolls, until Oodiva had been
dead nearly a century; hence alio could
uot have taken the ride to relieve tho peo
ple from what did not exist
The town did uot even exist at the time
of the Norman invasion, and Is only no-
ticcd in ' Doomsday jiook as one ol the
nosaession of the Countess (iodiva.
At the porio I at which the Lady Oodiva
lived oue ol the beauties of knighthood
was tho rcveronco for woman, and it was
ono of the great hwson taught; therefore
may safely hold the opinion thai no knight
would have mado any auch condition; and
had ho dono ao there were many who
would have promptly resented and pro-
vented ita taking place, lteaides, no hus
band, either ancient or modern, could lie
so bait lo all sense of ahamo as to permit
hia w ife to aubject herself to a moat hu
miliutiug nud unwomanly ordoal.
LltM Five Mooih II Fat
From Uk Urrrtmtl Courier.
Fat ha Its valuo, and bore la an in
stance duly recorded In the municipal re-
(tort of Iho city ot Dover. On Docc rubor
14, 1M0, a pig was buried in its sty
through tho fall of part of the cliff under
IV) ver castle. Tho sty consisted of a cave
in tho rock almut sis fet square and
boarded in front, and whon the accident
happened the pig was in good condition,
weighing about 100 pounds. Five month
afterward, on the 21d of May, 1911, some
workmen who were engaged In clearing
away the dobri of the fallen cliff, men
tioncd to Ir. Mantel!, a well known grot
ogiat of the day and a fellow of the Liu
nean Pocfbty, that they wero ure they
heard the pig whining. He thought the
atatemenl incredible, but ordered them to
clear away the chalk as fast a thoy could
and, sure enough, when they got to tho
sty the tl waa there, weak and emacistiil
lailcn to only a fourth of his former weight
In hid dav lie had been atrlctly eolf.
supporting, living on the store of (at lis had
laid no lu mom prosperous time. There
were, however, evidences of bia aunt-ring
in th wood Hint aliut iu thi sty beiug
nibbled awav In iilaiw. whila ha had
licked the aid" of tho cave smooth In hi
attempt to obtain thq moisture exuding
trvui the rock.
Maine Old Ma tlm a.
Tli acr 1 book ot India contain tho
following maxims: ,
"Who ia cursed by a woman Is cursed
"Who despises women deapiaos Li
"It I time to appreciate all thing at
their true value."
"There ia no crime more odiout than to
persecute a woman.
"r.vil to hlin who laughs at woman
uttering; Ood ihall laugh alhisprnvcr."
"It waa al the prayer of a woman that
the Creator pardoned man. Cursed bo he
w ho forgeta it"
"Who shall forgot the suffering of III
mother it hi birth shall bo roborn In the
body of an owl during thrco successive
"When women aro honored Ih dis lit!
Ilea ar content: but when I hey are not
honored all undertaking fail.
"Th household cursed by women to
whom limy have not rendered homage due
lliem find themsnlve weighed down with
ruin and deslroyoil aa if they had been
It ruck by aom secret power.
A haw Uramrlara la Art.
tmm lb WMhluctiia I Nat.
The modern line ol beauty I lb curve
on a pitched ball. Hogarlh drew pftty
weii, out a 91U.UUU nailery can beat utni,
AW aa ItaajT
rrvaa Iht Tultda bUela.
Mayor llruck, of Columbus, aay lhat
lite gammer tnuat go. Ihey are pro I is
Wjr willing, lucy can go to Chicago now.
SCIENCE OF FARMIjfGrf
BOW AGRICULTURE CAN
TO PAY HANDSO
What Care and Intelllssmoe Can Accom
plish The Immensity of the Waste
From Unsclentlflo Motbods Consrv
log Forces of Production.
Extracts fmm S. E.
Reeve paper In Harper'
ItagaziDe lor Mar.
A recent prize offered
by an Eastern
horticultural society for the largest money
product from a given area of small fruits
was awarded to a strawberry grower whose
sales from two acres amounted to more
thon $1,700; and Mr. E. P. Koo, in 1'lay
and I'roJU in My Gurtltx, has told us how
he secured a gross return of slightly more
than $2,000 from thosamo amount of land.-
In the report of the lust annual mooting of
the New Jersey Horticultural Socloty, the
following are given as some of the yiolds
obtained by its members, "although the
season had boon uniformly bad." Early
cabbage had produced $43o per acre; early
tomatoes, ?-)8o per aero; asparagus, four
acres returned $'.100, seven acres, $1,000;
four acres, $200 por acre, and somo- in
stances as high ns $300 per acre.
Mr. Peter Henderson tells of an aspara
gus grower near Atlanta w hoso crop gave
lor three successive years a not profit of
$1,600 por aero; and as instancing depar
tures from old molhodx, cites the ense of a
farmer residing near ltochester, "who half
a uozon years ago timidly made the at
tempt of growing a hulf-ne'ro of his flfty
acra turra in vegetables for a village mar
ket His venture wo ao successful that
be gradually increased his area, so that he
now uses thirty of his fifty acre raoilly iu
growing cabbuges tor the ltochester mar
ket He tun her Informed me th'
tho net profit from tho cabbage f
garden last vear wns $11,500, or a little over f
$200 per acre, and that it wa not a very J
good year for cabbages at that And for
the encouragement of those not "lo the
manor born, the same authority gives the
following case a being w ithin Ins personal
observation: "A college bred man of
twenty-eight, fulling in health from ofllce
work., purchased a lanu ot sixty acres at
North port, Long Island. The second year
he tried a tow acres in vegetables and
email fruits, which he found sale
for in the village ot Xorthport at
most satisfactory prices. 1 was on
bis farm in the summer of
18s:i, and I must say thut for a man who
had got his knowlodgo almost wholly from
books, his venture looked as if It would be
a complete succoas." In the dairy region
of boiitliern Central iSow xork, where the
writer' boyhood was passed, and whore
the chief agricultural attractions consist of
a gently undulating landscape and some
most enticing troui streams, tho general
farming coiumuuity have found themselves
compelled to live "rather close to the
bone." A riso or fall of a half-cent per
quart in the wholeaale milk market of New
York City may be aullicient to turn the
balance from one side lo the other of tboir
protit and loss account Vol among tboir
ii ii in her is a Princeton alumnus, the record
of w hose work I have recently aeon, who,
by the application ol agricultural ecionco
to the growing of crops, the manufacture
of ensilage, und the feeding of atock, ia en
abled lo pursue the "even tenor of hia
wav. winch is lo harvest an annual protit
many lime in execs of the averagj three
and one-hull per cent ol his Mute.
Tho average yield of whtnt in the
United Males is about twoive bushels per
aero, it la commonly sown witu a drill.
which deiKjait the seed in rows eight
inches apart; eight rows are commonly
planted at each turn ; an average ol one
and a half bushels of seed is used per
nolo; oue man with a loam will plant
eight acre per day, and Una being don
In K-ptenilier, tho hold ba no further at
tention until the reaper u put in the fol
lowing July to gather whatever harvest
Providence, hua seen At to scud a a re
ward lor tho negligence of tho hua bund
man. Prof, niount, of the Colorado Agricul
tural College, having first mado an elabor
ate study of Iho liahita and needs of the
w beat plant couducted a aeries of experi
ments lu its cultivation with tho following
1 irst, ho planted upon an exact square
acre seven and one-half pounds of hand
picked wheal in row ot eighteen inches
a I Art, and at harvest threshed out sixty
seven bushels; again, Uon one-fourth of
an acre he plained Ihirty-lwo ounce of ao
lifted acod, aud the product was eighteen
busliela; and again, Uxn evviity-ix
square loot ho planted seventy-six kernels
ot extra fine aeed. weighing forty-live
f ralna, and iho product waa ten and one
lulf iHtunds, or nearly at Ibe rule of 100
busliela s-r acre.
These results are mure remarkable in i
the excessive yield from a given area than
in regard to tho yield from a given portion (
of seed. Agricultural discussion Unj often f
direct attention lo a result without aulli- (
cicntly analysing tho means by which it ia ;
obtained. A pertinent feature ol these ex- 4
pvrtrucnt la tho saving of an amount of
sued which, averaged upon the entire
grain acreage, would add annually a vast
aunt to the wealth ol the Nation. f
If wo should throw into the sea an
nually fxl.tsiO.OUO hushela of wheal and
proportionate amount ol the other cereals.
i he world would cry out al our improvi
dence, let II 1'rolesaor I'.lounl s conclu
aiou are correct and they aro supporlei
by much collateral evidence we bury Una
amount in Iho ground where It i not oulyt
thrown away, but where it actually de
crease the resultant crop.
The economic result tint would follow 't
if we should bo able to Increase our pro
duction even approximately to the above
ratio aro too far-reaching for Iho aeow of
this article. Our ability lo hud an almost
limitless increase of mpulatinn would be as- '
anted. It may bclhat ocr production would
recoil upon oiiraolvea, but we have already
ucccsalullv encountered Iho low eat wheat '
market of the globe, and aa increased pro
duction would mean decreased cu-t we
might eventually be able to make good our
boast ol "feeding tho World."
With a population increasing at the rale
of") por relit with every decade, it Is
hardly probable thai our production (after
tho linal occupation of all tho lands) will
at the best more than kiep pace with ita
uceds. A befoie ainrgesled, -a most pro
gressive development will be required If
we even aci omph"h lhat.
Farmer generally will any that tho re
sult secured by the abovo exH-rnnontaare
not attiiuahlo iisin any extended scale;
probably not, to l lie average fanner; hav
ing so much hind to till, be must still sow
hi eight acres t-rlay. It may occasion
ally occur to one of particular intelligence
that il might be economy lo produce bia
ItsJ busliela bv the thorough Cultivation of
two acres rather than by uerllcially
working Dstn right Mich a one will llnd
lhat exact and aciculiQc method are prac
tical aa well.
It would cmtequently seem that the
pursuit ol agriculture can oiler Induce
ments to the student who would In turn '
become the teacher, lo the business man
who would exert hia talent In il a a
financial enterprise, lo the sciential who
would combine a profitable avocation with '
the Investigation ul Hi lawa of nsture.and
lo the economist who Irom hiaownolt
servalion would adJ to lite general knowl
edge of how beat to uouaerre the iorcva ol