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THE SILENT MARCH.
Viii en tbe march begins, in the morning
And the heart amLfoot are light,
"When the flags.are"nil a-flutter
And the world is gay and bright,
^JKhfcn-t^'bugles -ead the column
And the drums are proud In the van,
It's shoulder to shoulder, forward, march!
An I let him lag. who can ! .
For it's easy to march to muslo
With your oomrades all la line,
And you don't jcet tired, yon feel inspired,
And life is a draught divine.
When the march drags on at evening
And the color-bearer's gone.
When the merry strains are silent
That piped so brave in the dawn.
When you miss the dear old fellows
Who started out wiih you,
When it's stubborn and sturdy, forward,
Though'the ragged lines are fey..
Then it's hard to march in silenoe.
And the road has lonesome crown,
And life ls a bitter cup to drink,
But the soldier must not moan.
And this is the task before us,
A task we may never shirk.
In the gay lime and the sorrowful time
We must march and do our work.
Wo must march when the music cheers us,
March when the strains are dumb,
Pluck and valiant, forward march,
And smile whatever may come.
For, whether life's hard or easy,
The strong man keeps the space,
For the desolate march and the silent
The strone soul Ands the p .-ace.
-Margaret ?. Sangster, in Chicago Interior.
I? Ride inthe Night, f
How the First Officer Received ?
His Wound. ?
It was the evening pf the first
day ont Behind ns the san had
dropped down below the sea, and the
steamship, was plowing on steadily
into the east, where the darkness was
gathering fast. The first officer stood
with his back against the rail, lazily
watching the.throng of passengers on
the promenade deck. The whole
affair started with a commonplace
"Good.evening." It ended with the
''Yes, that was rather a nasty cnt at
the time," he began. "1 came by it
during the last hoar of the ride, soon
after we had sighted the town lights,
and,- strange enough, it wasn't from a
bullet at all-hot one of them had
touched me all night-but it came
from the broken lantern of the last
man that fell.. As the fellow pitched
from the saddle he swung his lantern
across him, and the glass of it struck
me in the face and bust to pieces.
"That was back in-no, it wasn't
either: Let's see, now, it was some
years after we stole that gunboat I
toh you of, but I've forgotten
when that was, too. Well, it isn't of
much consequence, anyway. I was
one of the intelligence officers in the
service of the Indian government,and
- just before sundown that evening the
colonel came np to me sort of languid
like, a way he had when he didn't
want to let on he was excited. I never
knew a man that tried so hard to be
" '"We've got important despatches
to carry down to headquarters
tonight, ' said he. 'See that the horses'
iron sboes are replaced by the leathers,
an I be on hand yourself at 9 o'clock.
The orders are that we've got to get
the papers through by daylight.'
"We hid other orders beside these,
sort of special orders that weren't
written down anywhere, but none of
us were likely to forget them, or we
didn't speak about them much among
ourselves. You see, the government
wanted those despatches to go
through, and if a man dropped out of
the running-well, it was exceedingly
bad lu?k for him, that's all-the rest
of us couldn't stop.
"There wasn't any moon that night,
but the skyewas clear, which was a
good thing you see, for we only had
the stars to go by, and if we once get
off the track we'd go wanderiug round
the desert till we died. Prompt at 9
o'clock we started. There were 12
of us. The colonel took the lead
he was an old hand at the game-and
I took up the rear guard behind. Be
tween us rode the sergeant and nine
troopers. We passed the sentry just
as taps was sounded in the stillness.
Then we lit the lanterns, which we
carried on the end of lances, swing
ing out slowly into the desert
"Nobody spoke a word. There was
a little draught of wind blowing in
from somewhere, and all around the
desert sort of sneaked off into the
blackness and disappeared. It was
terrible quiet. The steady creaking
of leather and the jangling of the bits
made it worse. The lanterns, too,
they made ns all look funny, swing
ing gently at the end of the long poles
and throwing yellow discs of light
before the horses. The colonel had a
notion about those lanterns. He said
the niggers could see us anyway, if
we showed a fiore or not, and the
light kept the horses going steady. I
could never quite make out whether
he was a genius or a jackass, as the
saying goes, but he being the colonel
didn't leave any room for argument
"We had jogged along about an
hour or so, when of a sudden I heard
a low rumbling from somewhere be
hind us in the night. I was just going
to speak of it when the colonel up
and hollers: "Now, boys, they're
after us. Put it to'em.' \nd away
we went a-tearin' down the debert.
'Tor the first two miles we hit a
terrible clip. The wind was sweepin'
past us like the rush of a sudden
squall, and the lanterns were
a-bobbin' fit to die.
"By and by we come to slow up a
bit for a breathing spell, and the
rumbling grew plainer. I had turned
half around to take a look at them
when a Sash of fire spat ct me from
out the blackness behind, and 'ping]'
by jove she whistled close. That
started us off again a-whoopin'.
"At the next breathing spell the
sergeant was hit- He held on grand
for upward of half a mile; but soon
he turned to wabbling, and gripping
to the saddle, and grunting softly. It
was enough to turu a man sick to see
the poor .fellow fightin'that way when
there wasn't any use, for weall knew
.whaite was comin' to, and so did he.
'"Then all at once his lantern
sweeped downward to the ground,
and my horse jumped bim. None of
iis looked back-we knew enough not
to-?-?ut we rode like fury t? ^et out
of earshot, before they found him.
'.'That was-, the first, of 'em.
The bullets kept a-whizzing by with
out a bit of let-up. The gang was
atrainiu' crazy mad to catch us. It
had come down to solid business now.
Each man was riding for himself. So
ali through the night we tore on down
the vast stretch of desert, with the
rush'of 'the niggers behind us, and
nothing bat the blackness ahead.
And-the lanterns were always swaying
and bobbing up and down, with the
light circles dancing on the sand.
If tb ey bad only yelled now and then
'twould have been easier. But they
didn't, and we listened to the hard
breath of the horses and the singing
slugs. There wasn't ?ny talking.
We were staring before ns, straight in
front, trying to raise the town beyond
the skyline, and waiting always for
to Ree who'd catch it next.
"Then we began to feel that the
horses were playing ont beneath us,
and with the breathing spells grow
ing longer and more often, the niggers
gained. The next man was shot dead,
and we didn't hare to shut onr teeth
for him. But over and over again- it
happened just the same; the soft
grunting, the swaying in the saddle,
that horrible choking thad as he
struck the ground, and the rest jab
bing oar horses like wild men to get
as far away from him as we could. We
had set out, you see, to carry the
papers through-we had to do it-and
by the time we lifted the town lights
over the horizon there were three of
us, riding abreast. Then the last
man dropped. 'Twas his lantern
that caught me in the face. Things
got fnnuy after that. The colonel
said I was talking silly when we got
in. Well, I scarcely think the com
pany is paying me to stand ror.ndhere
idling and spinning yarns like this.
I'll see you again sometime."
And the officer passed forward
along the deck to disappear in the
thick darkness that had settled down
over the ship.
STOOD BESIDE HIS OWN CRAVE.
Itead the Inncrlplion, but Doesn't Know
?Who I? H uri rd There.
Dr. John W. Sage, who was buried
recently at Hartford C ity, Ind., saw
his grave and headstone while he was
yet liviug, but the grnvo had been dug
and the stone had been carved with
out the authority and knowledge of
himself or friends. Dr. Sage was a
member of one t)f the Indiana regi
ments that fought in the battle of
Chickamanga, and he was wounded
there. When he came out of the
hospital he was transferred to the re
serve corps, where he remained until
the end of the war.
A year ago the doctor, in company
with a party of excursionists, visited
the southern battlefields over which
he once marched. He saw the old
tree under which he slept after a day's
terrific engagement, in which he was
badly wounded. " It was on this night
that he threw away his knapsack and
lay down to die alone.
While making a tour of the battle
field of Chickamanga he' came upon
what purported to be his own grave.
There could be no mistake, as the epi
taph on the tombstone read: "John
W. Sage, Company F, Seventy-fifth
Begiment, Indiana Volunteers."
It gave him quite a shock when ho
saw it there. He never learned th?
correct name of the soldier buried
there, although he made a thorough
The doctor received a communica
tion from Dr. C. S. Arthur of Port
land, Ind., who during the war was
on duty in a hospital. Arthur writes
that on Saturday, Sept 19, 1863, Sage
came to the hospital for treatment,
after which he retnrned to bis regi
ment. On the following Sunday after
noon a man was brought to Arthur's
hospital, near Crawford Springs, Go.,
mortally wounded. The dying man
resembled Snge so closely that ho was.
given the name of Sage of Company
F, Seventy-fifth regiment, Indiana
The man was attired in a cavalry
man's uniform, but nothing was
thought of this, as some, of the
members of the Seventy-fifth were
compelled to care Tor themselves as
best they could, and Arthur naturally
concluded that Sage had appropriated
a dead cavalryman's clothes. He
thereby made a mistake, which after
ward proved very embarrassing to
Sage and his relatives. .-?
Arthur afterward met Sage in Win
chester, Ind., whero, after explana
tions were made, Sage told Arthur
that on going into battle on that Sat
urday he laid aside his knapsack, in
which were a testament, diary and some
letters from Wiuchester, Ind. The
knapsack was taken by the cavalry
man resembling him, and thus became
tho, cause of further complications.
The supposed John W. Sage was buried
by Dr. Ar thur, Dr. John McCurdy aud
Dr. C. W. Fowler of Youngstown,
Ohio; Dr. Frank Morris of the Thirty
fifth Ohio Volunteer infantry, A. H.
Shaffer of Huntington, Ind., and O. I.
Herrick of the Thirty-fourth Illinois
Dr. Sage left his tombstone on the
battlefield of Chickamanga unmo
PEARLS OF THOUGHT.
We need to suffer that we may learn
to pity. -Landon.
Temper, if ungoverned, governs the
Every moment of resistance to temp
tation is a victory.-Faber.
The misernblest day we live there
is many a better thing to do than die.
Beal worth requires no interpreter;
its every-day deeds form its blp"onry.
A noble part of every true life is to
learn to undo what has been wrongly
It is the wise head that makes the
Doubt whom you will, but never
doubt yourself. -Bovee.
Sincerity and truth are the basis of
every virtue. -Confucius.
Self-respect is the corner-stone of
all virtue.-Sir John Herschel.
The greatest truths are the simplest,
and so are the greatest men.-Hare.
When secrecy or mystery begins,
vice or roguery is not far off.-John
No one who cannot master himself
is worthy to rule, and only he can
- A cruel story runs on wheels, and
every hand oils i he whoels as they
run. -George Eliot.
Zeal is very blind, or badly regu
lated, when it encroaches upon the
rights of others.-Quesnel.
He that would make sure'of success
should keep his passion, cool and his
expectations low.-Jeremy Collier.
It is a sad thing when men have
neither -the wit to speak well, nor
judgment to hold their tongues.
He that fancies himself enlightened
because he sees the deficiencies of
.others, may be very ignorant, because
he has not studied his own.-Bulwer.
i Insulate I.
"Miss Sparks has eyes that Geom to
throw out flashes of lightning. Ever
"Notica itl I should say I did.
Why, I always keep my'rubber over
shoes on when I go to call ?n her."
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
An electric band. has been patented
for ute in giving treatment to patients,
comprising two semi-circular pieces
of metal, one being zinc and the other
copper, hinged together at the back,
with an adjustable fastening nt the
front which grips the band around the
Viii* . _ _ --
Didn't Gire Them a Chance?
Mr. Pokas-There's the only "wo
man in this town whose affairs ain't
gos 3 i pp ed about the se win' cirole
Mr. Citiman-How does she escape?
Mr. Pokus-By good management
-she allers gits there ahead of any of
the rest of 'em.
Barnacles on Ocean Cables.
The recent Investigation for cabio laying In
the Pacific Ocean bave reveale-l the Interest
ing fact, tbat If not upon rock bolton, they
gradually become encrusted with barnacles
and seaweeds, heavy enough to break tbem.
This ls like dyspepsia, which If it is not check
ed, grows until it broaks down the health
lloetetter's Stomach Bitters will prevent as
well as cure Indigestion, dyspepsia, bilious
ness, liver and klduey troubles. It makes
weak stomachs strong. All druggists sell lt.
Ever Meet J i ms on?
Jack-"Hu! ho! That's a good story.
Here comes Jimeon; tell itto him."
Tom-"No. I never tell a new funny story
toJiirtson. li always reminds him of an old
and dismal one."
Each rncknpe nf I TJTSAM FADELESS DIX
?colors either Bilk, Wool or Cotton perfectly
at one boning, told by all druggists.
'Von do not love me any more," she cried,
ns h? strolled In at 3 a. m.
"Bnt I do," h ? protested.
" I hen. why do yon nor, tell me the old lie
about i'oiu"' deuuued on business?" she de
Tn Cum a Cold In One Day.
Take LAXATIVE BROMO QCININK TABLOTS.. AH
druegt?ts retnnd the m moy If it falls to cure.
E. Y?. GROVE'S signature ls on each box. 25c.
The Girl in Gingham.
She drew s Iii um hm-.'but gingham.
That her praises the porte) may sing 'em.
She is try nc to look
Asif she could cook:
Do yon think she'll be able to strlns em?
"A Stitch in Time
A Broken stitch, like the
'Miltie rift within the late, "
is the beginning of trouble?
441 am tired, not ill/'' 44It
<u??/* soon pass avjay." " / dont believe
in medicine." These are the broken
stitches that lead to serious.&ness. Notare
is vjise and in Hood*s Sarsaparilla she
has furnished the means to -take vp
broken stitches. Why ? "Because il
starts-ai the root and cleanses the blood.
Bad Blood - "For years ? tuas
troubled <with my blood, my face ?mas
pale, I never felt <well. Three bottles of
Hood's Sarsaparilla made me feel better
and gave me a healthy color. " Mae Cross,
24 Cedar Av., South, Minneapolis, Minn.
nood's Pill? care liver Ills; tho con-Irritating and
only cathartic, to Uko with Hood'? Saraparilla.
One of the coming household econo
mies ls a liquid flower and plant food.
Rosebuds may be placed in water as a
table decoration, nnd when a few
drops of the food are poured therein
they will develop Into full-blown roses
while the family ls eating dinner. The
chemist who made this amazing dis
covery ls well known to me; but, as In
the foregoing paragraphs about those
who "do not want their names men
tioned," I must not tell who he ls nt
this time. Patents and trademarks
hang on his silence. He has a differ
ent food for each plant, and will sell
the concentrated "pusher" at $10 the
pint It would be cheap at $100. I re
gard the discovery as one of the mar
vels of the age.-Victor Smith in New
h Steel ls Klag,
;A concern In Iowa Is making Tarm
wagons wholly of steel, and-lt, is said
that it can scarcely fill the orders that
nour In from the wheat growers out In
' Dakota- and other parts of thc' West
jj FOB MIDDLE-AGED WOMEH.
Two Letter? from Women Helped ThroVgh
I the "Change of Life " by Lydia E.-Plnk
, nani's Vegetable Compound.
" DEAB MES. PINKHAM :-When I first
wrote to you I was ;u a very bad con
dition. I was passing through the
change of life, and the doctors said I
had bladder and liver trouble. I had
suffered for nine years. Doctors failed
to do me any good. Since I have taken
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
pound, my health has improved very
much. I will gladly recommend your
medicine to others and am sure that it
will prove as great a blessing to them
as it has to me."-Mas. GEO. H. JUNE,
901 DeKalb Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y.
Relief Came Promptly
\ "DEAB MBS. PINKHAM:-I had been
under treatment with the doctors for
four years, and seemed to get no better,
I thought I would try your medicine.
My trouble was change of life, and I
must say that I never had anything
help me so much as Lydia E. Pink
ham's Vegetable Compound. Relief
Came almost immediately. I have
better health now than I ever had. I
feel like a new woman, perfectly
strong. I give Lydia E. Pinkham's
Compound all the credit, and would
riot do without her medicine for any
thing. I have recommended it to
several of my friends. There is no
need of women suffering so much for
Mrs. Pinkham's remedies are a sure
cure." - MAHALA BUTLEB, Bridge
water, III. .
Another Woman Helped
" DEAB MES. PINKHAM :-I took Lydia
E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound
during change of life and derived great
benefit from its use."-MABY E. JAMES,
130 Coydon St., Bradford, Pa.
CREE f This Two Qnart
m CE. i Fountain Syringe
mane from the belt quality
white Ruhber with about
six foet of Tubing, three
hard Rubber Pipes and pat
ent Shut-off. will be sent,
poBtapo FREE to any ad
dre?? In the United htotes
on receipt ot Fifty Cents
and the names of two of
your neighbors. As this ls
lew? than the cost of manu
facturing the?? good? we
make thlvoffer for thirty
of General Merchandise.
USO to 3140 113th St.,
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IFOR FARM AND GARDEN,
Uemovine Rubbish From Orchards.
Drtring the sommer a good deal of
rubbish is apt to accumulate in or
chards from the breaking down of
limbs of trees from overloading or
from storm.". In such cases those
limbs lying on the gronnd prevent the
snow from lying closely on the sur
face and oller the most convenient
harbors for mice. It ia a good plan
before heavy snow comos to remove
all the rubbish from around frnit
trees, and also the .grass that often"
grows near the tree trunk while the
tro is small.
The Moulting Period.
liens do not monlt at tue same
period every year. They begin a lit
tle earlier each season. A hen that
moults in July of this year may moult
in Juue next year, and the older they
get the sooner they begiu to moult.
It is not desirable to have them begiu
before July,, as the summer is the bast
time in the year for securing eggs.
August is late enough if the hens ore
to get through by winter. The object
should be to assist them with nutri
tious food and protect them from the
weather. Separate the hens that be
gin to moult from the others, BO as to
be able to feed them in the best way,
Tonics in the drinking water aro un
necessary, but fresh boue pounded up
will be found always beneficial.
Feeding Corn Sm nf.
Tests made on two cows at the
Mic igan experiment station in feed
ing corn smut, beginning with two
ounces a day and gradually increasing
up to ll pounds a dny, which is more
than a cow would naturally eat in
ranging the corn fields, are reported
as indicating that no evil results
would come from feeding corn that
was badly affected with smut. Some
years ago the agricultural department
made similar tests on .heifers and
reached the same conclusion. But'
farmers have usually thought that
such corn was an unwholesome if not
a dangerous food, and,they probably
founded their opinion upon some
oue'a practical experience. We aro
inclined even now to think the farmers
are right. Possibly the secret of its
having done no injury will be found
in the gradual increase of the amount
given. We know that arsenic eaters^
and morphine nfiers will in that way.
accustom their systems to the drug, ?
until au invalid will take daily enough
to kill two or three strong men. We
would not want to try a cow with ll
ponuds of smutty, corn in a day, and, .
in fact, coru that has no smut on fit
is not too good for us to feed to any
The yellow or wax varieties of beans
are subject.to a disease tba'. vis called
pod-spot or anthracuose. It begins
by the appearance of small spots that
are of a reddish brown color and are
slightly depressed.. As the pods grow,
the centres of these spots assume a
dark color and they may run together.
It shrinks the pod and dwarf? and
shrivels the beans. It is not usually
promineut except in rainy seasons.
It lies over the winter in diseased
beans. If such beans are mixed with
son nd beans, when sending them to
market, the fungus will spread rar>c_
idly. The same rust attacks melons,
and heuce melons should not follow
beaus that have had the disease, for
the spores, like the spores of corn
smut, are in the ground. If Jbeans
that have been pod-spotted are used
for seed, the disease will appear upon
the leaves as soon as the seed leaves
appear and may kill the plant, and
sometimes the largest proportion of
the crop is killed. * i
One of the best preventives is to
plant ou high, light, well drained
soil. lu selocting seed beans, all that
show sigus of the disease should be
rejected. When the plants are two
weeks old, they will be benefited by
beiug sprayed with a weak I ordeanx
mixture, to which enough soap has
been added to make a little suds. 'Re
peat the spraying three or four times
at intervals of ten days. If the pods
aro to be eaten the .spraying should
not be repeated more than once.
Whenever the disease appears upon a
pod or leaf, that pod or leaf becomes
a centre of infection, and ought to be
removed and destroyed. Burning ie
the best meaus of destruction.-Agri
Feeding for Milk, Butter nod Flesh. !
Selected milch cows at the Maine
experiment station were fed- two
rations which differed widely in the
amount of protein contained. W. H.
Jordan reports that in both the tim
othy hay was the same and the weights
of the grain were equal, but in one
ration the grain consisted of equal
weights of corn meal, gluten and cot
tonseed meals, while in the others it
was all coru meal The digestible
material furnished was practically the
same in both rations, though the pro
portion of digestible protein wai
nearly twice RS great in the mixed
grain ration aa in the corn meal
The general appearance of the cowa
showed less thrift while being fed the
corn meal ration, though the body
weight did not vary greatly. The ni
trogenous ration produced from one
fifth to one-third more milk than the
corn meal, and this milk was gener
ally the richer in solids by 30 to 40
per cent The ration fed seemed to
have little effect upon the composition
of the milk solids.
Throughout the experiment the
proportion of fat steadily increased
without regard to what the cows were
fed, and no evidence was furnished in
support of the claim that by changing
the food of COWB, more butter fat will
be produced without an accompany
ing increased production of the other
milk solids. Hence the most profit
able food for butter production will
also be the most profitable for the
cheese maker or the milk farmer. The
chemical tests did not show any ap
preciable difference in the butter
made from the two rations. Corn
meal needs the addition of more ni
trogenous material to make it a useful
food for dairy cows.
Winter Care of Beef.
The latest method of locating the
hives on the ground, each hive sitting
ou its own bottom board, is a much
better way of wintering bees than th6
way of setting the hives on high
fences,, and perhaps a number of hives
on the same platform. These benches
set up thus on stilts are greatly af
fected by the storms, and the shaking
thus produced.is detrimental to the
bees. The'hives should be in such
position that they m uv bo kept free of
any motion or jar, and when get olose
to trees the limbs of the same should
not come in contact with the hives,
bnt any limb 'Chat may be driven
against the hives by wind should be
removed. Windbreaks in winter ar?
very beneficial to the bees and should
in all - oases be -placed around tibi
hives. High board fences are the
beat, brit anything that 'will answer
the purpose is better tba - none, and*
may bo used but temporarily. .
Evergreens are the most complete
windbreak and should be largely used
for not cnly bees but general wind
breaks. They are both very useful
and ornamental. Posts set in the
ground with railings attached and
oom fodder set up against this makes
a good wintet break for temporary
purposes, but must be woll excluded
from stock of any kiud.
No stock of any kind should have
the run of the apiary. Poultry will
do no harm in summer, but should
not be attracted about the bee hives
in winier by the use of straw or any
thing of that nature about the hives.
It is always best to have hives to faco
the south or east in winter, or rather
to have, the backs of the hives toward
the storm.' Heuvy snows do no injury
to the bees and should not be shoveled
away from the hivjts. This is often
done, and more damage than ' good
results from it. Hives moy be- en
tirely covered with snow, and- during
a very severe spell of cold weather
this is very beneficial protection to
the hives.-A. H. Duff,in Farm, Field
.. Pruning Itt th? Fruit Orchard.
While the winter Season is one of
some leisure' to the orcharding it
ought not to bo one of entire inactiv
ity, for their is pruning to le done,
and its proper performance is a mat
ter of much importance, says Joseph
Meohan in the Country Gentleman.
The young orchard may need but lit
tle hard work, but it will need much
head work, for on its proper treat
ment now will depend whether or not
it is tb afford pleasure and profit in
The young apple orchard needs lit
tle more than the thinning ont of
branches where they are too thick,
and the shortening in of others that
may need it to give good shape to the
future tree. It is by judicious work
in this way in the early years of . an
orchard that well-formed, beautiful
treeB are developed. There is no
gain in having branches too low,
Prune them up to five or six feet, that
getting about under them is practica
ble; Large bearing trece often need
no pruning. Sometimes, where a
branch is unthrifty, it is better to cut
it ont,-to induce a new, healthy one to
?take lits place. And where such large
trees have not been well pruned when
yoting, there may be large limbs which
-need cutting out that others may be
benefited. When such is the case,
saw off close to the trunk, and paint
the scar to prevent decay.
.Much the same rules apply to prun
ing the pear as to the apple, butas it
makes more branches when young, it
needs closer attention at that time.
Very often good-sized trees are seen
with far too many branches on them.
The tendency of ?rlm?st all prunerB is
"tb leave too many branches. Do not
let them interlace each other. The
time to out them out when they show
a tendency to do this is when they are
quite srcall. Cut them off close to
the limb they start from, that no buds
will be left to start afresh. The large,
round buds of winter are the ones that
bear the flowers. Sometimes in prun
. ing it is well to observe them, as it
sometimes occurs that it is desirablo
a certain kind should flower the com
ing season. Bearing trees will often
have their branches brought out of
shape by the weight bf fruit. Prune
such crooked branches in such a way
that a good outline will be kept up.
Peaches aud apricots are little
.pruned, as Usually seen,' ?ud yet few
fruit trees are more benefited by it.
. Should there be no yonng wood there
will be no fruit. Left to grow as they
will, which is the usual way, what lit
tle young growth is made is at the ex
tremity of long branches. Pruned a
little every year, there is.young wood
over all the tree, from near the ground
to the top. Do not let strong shoota
go unpruued. Not only is a little
pruning good; that of summer, per
formed while growth is still going on,
is perhaps better. In regard to the
plum, what has been said of the pear
applies to it very well. Keep the
branches from getting too thick.
Fewer branches, permitting of more
air and light to the remainder, would
bring better fruit to many a tree.
Watch the plum, to cut out diseased
branches as soon as seen, be it winter
In the small fruit line a shortening
in of the canes of raspberries and
I blackberries should be made, the
former to about four feet and the lat
ter to five feet. All old canes Bhould
be cut. Currants and gooseberries
need little pruning except to prevent
them carrying too many shoots, and
to keep up a supply of young wood.
The fruit ia the best on strong two
year shoots, and the aim must be to
heep up a supply of these. The Eng
lish type of gooseberry does not pro
duce as much wood as our native
sorts; hence needs less pruning. I
have known old bushes of currants
and gooseberries to be the better for
being cut down completely to the
ground to give them an entirely new
start. Grapes must be pruned in a
way to have an abundance of young
wood. Th .-re are those who prefer to
have little else besides yonng canee
from the ground each year. At the
same time, if the last year's fruiting
cane bowell provided with side shoots,
it will prove satisfactory for . another
crop. Prune the side shoots back to
within two or three eyes of the main
stem. This cutting back decreases
the number of bunches, but adds to
the size of what are produced.
Thinking and Seeing.
If we think birds we snail see birds
wherever we go; if we think arrow
heads, as Thoreau did, we shall pick
tip arrow heads in every field. Some
people have an eye for four-leaved
ciovers; they Bee them as they walk
hastily over the turf, for they already
have them in their eyes. I once took
a walk with the late Professor Eaton
ef i ale. He was just then specially
interested in the mossev, and he found
them, all kinds, everywhere. I can
see him yet, every few minutes upon
his knees, adjusting his eyeglasses
before some rare specimen. The
beauty he found in them, and pointed
ont to me, kindled , my enthusiasm
also,. J once.spent a summer day at
the mouutain home of a well-known
literary woman and editor. She la
mented the absence of birds about
' her house. I named a half-dozeu or
more I had heard or soe., in her trees
within an hour-the indigo bird, the
purple finch, the yellow bird, the
veery thrush, the red eyed vireo, the
song sparrow, etc.
"Do you mean to say you have
seen or beard all these birds while
Bitting here on my porch?" abe in
.VI really have," I said.
"I-do not see them or hear them,"
she replied, "and yet I waut to very
much."-John Burroughs in tho Cen
Knew Two Kinds.
"See my lovely new Oriental
"Yes. Is it one that folds when
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"Enclosed please find $1.00 for two
more boxes of Tetterine. The box you
sent me has almost cured the most obsti
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im very grateful for such a blessing as
your Tetterine has been to me. James
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J. T. Shraptrine, Savannah, Qa.
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j Winfred's lustrous oyes flashed an
? "Why, we thought she was such an
old friend of yonrs?" we ventured.
? "She is," exclaimed Wilfred, with
vehemence, "but shedoesn J show her
age, the deceitful, hypocritical minx!"
Of course, when they met hence
forth, she would speak to her and kiss
her, but that was all.-Detroit Jour
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"About a year ago my bair
was corning ont very fast. I
bought a bottle of Aycr's Hair I
Vigor to stop this. It not only !
stopped the falling, but also
made my nair grow very rapidly,
until nov it is 45 inches in
length and very thick."-Mrs.
A. Boydston, Atchison, Kans.,
Have you ever thought why
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your bair will continue to fall.
Tbere is one good bair food.
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grows thick and long.
Aycr's Hair Vi^or will, do
another thing, also: it always
restores color to faded or gray
bair. . S1.00 ? bottle, AU iraak*.
Wrliz the Doctor ...
If voa do not obtainall tho benefits you
desire from the use of the Vigor, write
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his book on the Hair and Scalp if yon
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