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Cy HEMiT W.
The twilight is sad and cloud}',
The wind blows loud and free,
And like the wings of the seabirds
Flash the whitecaps of the sea.
But in the fisherman's cottage
There shines a ruddier light.
And a little face at the window
Peers out into the night.
Close, close it is pressed to the window,
As if those childish eves
Were looking into the darkness
To ?cc some form arise.
By Franklin V
\;E evening I stepped Into
Alex Kelley's store, which
was also the agency post
office, to await the slow
coming of the mail, and
found that the proprietor
had gone out to supper nnd left the
door "unlocked. He had no clerk, and
Inside were a number of "blunket In
dians" seated upon boxes and barrels,
very much at home. I knew that Gov
ernment employes at all the Sioux
agencies "were notoriously negligent in
the matter of locks and keys, yet 1
was surprised at Kelley's supreme con
fidence i:i these Indians.
When we were alone that evening I
spoke to him about thc matter.
"Ob," he replied, lu his easy way,
"if there are Indians lu the store .when
. I'm ready for meals. I dou't send them
out. Show a Sioux fhat you have per
fect confidence in him. and you can
trust bim with anything you've got.
The best clerk I had. in the days when
my trade needed help, was an Indian
-Martin Blueshield. Martin saved me
from loss by thievery several times;
the thieves were whites.
"I'll tell you of Martin's fracas willi
'BiglJKosky. KoSky had a timber claim
over here on L?root*Creek. ? He-was
some kind of n foreigner nnd had
worked in the pineries; he was the big
gest and the meanest mau that ever]
came Into tbese parts. He "was a tre
mendous fellow In size, with a neck
and chest like a bull's, and he had a
black beard as coarse as straw, that
stood straight out like n hog's bristles.
"At that time the Indians here, -who
have always been peaceable, were feel
Ins very timid. It was the year after
the Custer fight, and the people of the
settlements hereabouts were not well
disposed toward the Indians.
"I dou't know how it ls," said Kelley,
reflectively, "but most white people
don't seem to know the difference be
tween a good Indian and a bad one.
Fully nine-tenths of the Sioux have
never taken part in any hostile move
against our people. Yet this nine
tenths have been made ;o suffer greater
privations than the fellows who did
"Well, Big Kosky nnd some others
took advantage of tho situation hero,
and robbed the Indian.; whenever they
hod half n chance. Xosky, nt Lnioot
Creek, was close to the reservation
line, nnd he liad a keen eye for stray
?povies. I suppose he stole and sold a
'ozen or fifteen of them in a year.
After every loss the Indians would
?-jherd tiroir ponies closer for a time;
then they'd get a little careless and
jmore stock would disappear. It did
-hot the slightest good to complain; both
I and the misslouary here went to the
sheriffs in the adjoining counties, and
tried to get them to put a stop to the
"The Indians roon came to fear Big
Kosky much as some people fear evil
spirits. They thought he had a wakan"
-big medicine or spirit-"which pro
tected him. They said he could look
rieht through a person and see what
was behind him. He usually carried a
? two-bitted ax with a long handle,
which tho Indians looked upon aa his
war-weapon; and they supposed he
coidd throw this through a man at a
very long distance.
"Ile used to come to my store now
and then to trade, and the Indians al
ways kept away from him, for he
hated them and would glare at them
like a mad beast. But my clerk, who
had been educated In white schools,
had lost his fear of wakan men, and
it was amusing to me to watch the play
"'Good day, Mr. Kosky!' Martin
would say,' very politely. 'Will you
have some rope to-day, or will you have
one of these fine knives?' and he would
hold up a butcher-knife or a coil of
rope for Inspection.
"Big Kosky's eyes would blaze, and
then he'd mutter something in his own
language and turn to me for what he
wanted. Probably, though, there would
. Lave boen no fracas between Martin
aud Kosky if I hadn't been called to
Fort Berthold on business. Kosky
came over the next day with a cart nnd
yoke of oxen after some flour. When
he entereir'the store he glared nt Mar
tin as nana), and findlDg I was to be
goua-^rjusveek or two? ?e turned on
""""Miisiieel and walked out:
"A little while afterward an Indian
came in and told Martin that the big
medicine wasechun"-white mun-"had
taken one of my ponies, which was
picketed in a ravine beside thc road.
The old scamp supposed it was an In
"Martin said nothing, but locked thc
store, saddled his pony, and went after
Big Kosky. About two miles" from the
store he overtook the fellow, with my
hor?ericd behind his cart. Then there
wa; a lively time. Kosky got off his
cart with bis axe and charged Martin,
yelling like a wild mau. Thc boy
dodged on his spry pony and watched
for an opening.
"He-circled swiftly around t"?e cart
and oxen until Big Kosky was pretty
well blown trying to get at him. Then,
when Kosky was at the opposite side
of the cart, Marlin made a sudden
dash at the oxen andbelabored them
with a stodj^g?B^?^ed'.'d only a
.'ut JJJ^??S K at a jump,
tal, was left
[a safe dis
r bim al; kinds
n't make vain
sln*?r he came
th a couple of
too good repu
*bunch of fifty
nd ian boy was
re dared attempt
er I or the mis
And a woman's waving shadow
Is passing to and fro,
Now rising to the ceiling.
Now bowing and bending low.
What tale do thc roaring ocean
And the night wind, bleak and wild,
As thew beat at the crazy casement,
Tell to that little child?
"?nd why do thc roaring ocean
And the night wind wild and bleak,
As they beat at the heart of the mother,
Drive thc color from lier check?
slonary. Mr. Williams, lind been ou thc J
reservation. But as it was. they ouly
had to drive these ponies to the near
est railroad town and sell them at ?10 ;
or $15 each, and the complaints of the ?
Indians would avail nothing. Such j
robberies of the Sioux were frequent lu j
those days, and kept even the friend- j
liest of them in a state of hostile feel
"I don't suppose that Marlin evett
would have dared tn follow the ras
cals If they hadn't run off four of my
ponies in the bunch they stampeded, j
But I had left him in charge of my
property, and when a runner ca nie in
with news of the loss he again locked j
the store, and leaving some Indians c
guard, mounted his pony and followed j
the rustlers. Ile was careful, after i
striking their trail.Hint to come in sight
of them until after dark.
"About two hours after sunset he
came tip with them in the conloe <>?
Chapeau Creek. The" had just mad?
camp, having run Hie stock innre than
forty miles over an unsettled district.
Marlin saw them without heirn: seen.
He picketed his pony beyond ear-shot,
and then crept close lo their car.:!),
hiding In some bushes whore he could
keep an eye on ?very movement.
"The three men were sitting about a
small fire, eating their supper. Their
ponies were picketed close by, and
their guns, two Winchesters belonging
lo the enw-mcn and an old shotgun
which Kosky carried, lay against their
saddles within their reach.
"The moon was shining brightly ?M?O
the coulee, and just below thc rustlers I
Martin saw the puny herd in a e?e-sc
bunch, most of I hem lying ?it rest.
"The Indian settled himself to walt,
and presently Big Kosky got ap.
saddled hhs horse, look bis gun r.nd
v ent to look aller the herd, wh'le the
others unrolled their blankets, laid
their Winchesters beside them, and !
stretched themselves at their Ure.
"They had Uren talking together and ?
langhing: and were evidently pretty ;
weil contented with their catch; they
seemed to feel pretty sure about gel?
ting off with the herd. Martin wa tidied
thc fellows like a lynx, nnd when -.hey
were sound asleep and Kosky was out
of sight looking after the herd, ha
crawled Into their camp and got both
their, guns. Then be crawled away
"The guns he carried up the creek
and strapped io his pony's saddle. Th?ni
he came back just as slyly to look nflei j
Big Kosky and the ponies. So fat
everything had go. e to bis liking, and
now to get rid of that rascally herder.
"Kosky kept the horses in a clo-o ;
bunch, riding about them with his gnu
across his saddle, and Martin's pros
pect for running off any of them looked
pretty poor. Whatever he did must bc
done before the fellows In cam]) were
awakened, for the discovery of tho loss
of their guns would alarm them at
*Th? ponies, however, themselves
settled Martin's plan of action. They'd
been watered at Lame Man's Creek,
some miles back, and toward midnight
they began to want drink, and to droi:
Into the bed of the Chapeau io look foi
it. The creek was dry. with only ;i
pool here nnd there In dins of the chan,
ucl; and Kosky, io quiet their uneasi
ness, worked the bunch along up to one
of the sunken ponds some two hundred
yards above his rustlers' camp.
'Martin followed closely, keeping
out of sight in tho dry channel. Very
soon he heard the ponies slipping down
a steep bank into I he pond: ?md peer
ing out of the cover of tall grass, he
saw Kosky ride his own horse down tc
drink. Martin could just soe the
horse's rump as the animal stood, hall
ou end. and the man's head and shoul
ders, as he sat braced in bis saddle.
'There was the boy's opportunity,
and he took it as quick as lightning.
He crawled slyly out of the grass and
got directly behind the rustler. Then,
using thc stock of Iiis carbine as a bat
tering-ram, he-'made a running jump,
striking the man squarely between tho
"Kosky was hurled as if kicked by a
mule. He struck the water with a
splash und sank like a sack of sand.
Martin landed behind his saddle, and
tho rustler's horse fdid luto the water,
where he floundered over his breath
"The ponies were startled into snort
ing a little, but they were too thirsty
to nm. and Martin kept his seat and
rode out upon the bank. He tied his
captured horse to some willows, and
then waded in and dragged Kosky out
into the dry bed of the creek. There
he turned the man upon his face and
slapped his back until ho began to
show signs of life; then he tied him.
hands and feet, and left him there to
come to and reflect upon the uncertain
ties of rustling.
"The ponies were now grazing quiet
ly, and Martin moved them up-stream
to where his horse was tied, and then
drove them rapidly home.
"That experience settled the accounts
of Big Kosky in these parts. I rochon
thc whole business was rather mys
terious to him. Ile never came on Ihn
reservation again, to our knowledge,
and soon after abandoned his claim.
Martin's handling of him gave Hie In
dians here some heart to protect their
property, nnd there was less stealing
of their stock. They gaye Martin a
long name-they called him Strikes-thc
Blg-Mcdicinc-White-Mau." - Ypulh'i
Accidents on Canadian l?Hilways.
The number of accidents on thc Can
adian railroads for the past year, ac
cording lo the annual report ol' the
Department of Railways, which has
just been published iu Ottawa, lias
been very high. There were 330 killed,
an increase of 13 per cent, over thc
previous year, and 132S injured, an in
crease of ll per cent, over 1U01.
IN A STATE OF DOUBT.
"You claim to be a law-abiding citi
zen, don't you?" asked the man who
"I don't know whether I am or not,"
answered Mr. Sirius Barke. "There'e
a lot of laws and police regulations
that I never read. I can't be sure that
I'm not violatin' some of 'em every
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Some people never put anything by for a
rainy day until they see the clouds gather
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It is tho only euro for Swollen, Smarting.
Tired, Aching,Hot; Sweating Feet,Corns and
liuuions. Ask for Allen's Foot-Ease, a powder
to bo shaken into thc shoos. Cures while you
walk. At all Druggists and Shoe Stores, 25c.
Don't accept any substituto. Sample sont
Fass. Addrcss.Allen S. Olmsted, LoRoy, N.Y.
Thc fellow who has nothing to say gen
erally manages to say it at great length.
Fruit acids will not stain goods dyed
with PCTTKAM FADELESS DYES.
When a follow is in love he may fall oil
i;: we'ght and still increase in sighs.
F ?so's Cn re ls tho best medtcinowe evor usod
lor all affections o?' throat and lungs.-Wjf.
0. E::nsi.EY, Viuiburea, Ind., Feb. 10, 1003.
The trouble willi the easy-going fellow
is that it's so hard to get him started.
" ! have kept Ayer's Cherry Pec
toral in my house for a great many
years, lt is the best medicine io
the world for coughs and colds."
J. C. Williams, Attica, N. Y.
AI! serious lung
troubles begin with a
tickling in the throat.
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Use it also for bronchitis,
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. i - - - iv.
i he June ' Smart Set."
The June number ot Thc Sr.art Set
opons with a novelette by James
Drench Cabell, entitle 1. "The Hus
bands' Comedy." Ti:e story is strik
ingly distinctive, anti as dover aa fic
tion may be.
Amens '-ho sixteen short stories of
the number, the most important are,
"The Dlriry of Dewdrop." an exquisite
idyl ci' Japan, by Onoto Warana;
"The Artful Arabella," an ingenious
and intlmato narrative of an opisodo.
at a true house-party, by Margaret
Vint?n Hamilton, tnij "A Man. a Horse
and a Girl." n strong story ot thc
pisins, by Molly Elliott ?eawell. A
high standard o* excellence, as well as
ci variety, Is attained In tho other
stories of tho number, among the con
tributors bo'ng Lady Cciin Campbell,
Robert C. V. Mcyera, Zoe Andor3on
Norris, Riehard D. Ware, Juliet Wilber
Tompkins and Emol Slgsbcc Small.
The verse maintains that merit
which has won fer The Smart Sot its
literary prestige. The poems of the
number include Edgar Fawcett, Victor
Plarr. Frank Dempster Sherman. Char
lotte Becher, William Hamilton Hayne,
Elsa Barker. Theodosia Garrison. Clin
ton Scollard. Minna Irving. Frank Roe
Ratchelder and a dozen others.
Thc humor throughout is of the best,
and there is, too, an 03say. "The
Parsing of the Aristocrat-," by Eliza
beth Duer, which is of unusual inter
MAKING LIGHT OF IT.
Scribbler-Would you call yourself
a poet or simply a versifier?
Scrawler-Well, when the editor
lights his pipe with my stuff, its a case
cf verse afire.-Philadelphia Record.
THOUGHTFUL OF THEM.
Bacon-Why is it that the landlords
won't let children in their flats?
Egbert-Ob, 1 suppose they're afraid
thc janitors* dogs may bite them.
Knicker-How did he become an ex
Booker-Proving to his wife that it
wa3 twelve when he came home at
three.-June Smart Se?.
* Many women and doctors do
not recognize the real symptoms
of derangement of the female
organs until too late.
" I lind terrible pains along1 my
Bpin.il cord for two years and suffered
dreadfully. I was given different
medicines, . wore plasters; none of
these thing's helped me. Reading of
tv mires that Lydia E. Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound has brought
about, I Somehow felt that it was
what I needed and bought a bottle to
take. How glad I am that I did so ;
two bottles brought rae immense re
lief, and after using thr^ee bottles more
I felt new life and blood surging
through my veins. It seemed as
though there had been a regular house
cleaning through my system, that all
tho sickness and poison had been taken
out and new life given me instead. I
have advised dozens of my friends to uso
Lydia E. Plnkham's Vegetable
ConipOuud. Good health is indis
Eenslable to complete happiness, and
<ydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable
Compound has secured this tome."
- MRS. LAURA L. BREMER. Crown
Point, Indiana, Secretary Ladies Relief
Corps? - S6O00 forfeit If original of above letter
proulngytnmntr.est cannot be prciuced.
-l2V?rj?$ck wpiannwho does not
Tinderstand ber ailment should
write Mrs. Pinkliam, Lynn.
Mass, uer advice is free and
HE KEEPS AWAKE NOV*
&otov Didn't Know Where He WM From
or Was Going.
A comedlnn who Is staying at th?
Regent, when talking with some fellow
actors about the funny experience!
tbey each bad In traveling from one
city to another, told of a thing that
happened to bim when doing one-night
stands throughout a State last week.
"Wc bad actually traveled so much,
playing always to one-night stands,
that'I tinnily gave up trying to remem
ber names, and Just trusted to the
manager to get there. I was usually
worn out whenever we reached wher
ever we were to play, and If we didn't
have to give a performance as soon ns
wo landed I went to bed and stayed
there until we did. Consequently. I
saw little or nothing of the city, ami ns
lor names-well, names never did in
terest mc, and it was just this lack
of interest that got mo Into trouble and
was the cause of a whole carload of
people believing me a crazy man. Wc
were just leaving some place lo go
somewhere else. The train being very
much crowded, I was grateful to oc
cupy a scat with an elderly and very
talkative woman, but I didn't know
that until afterward. She asked me
many questions, and as I did not wish
for an extended conversation, 1 made
very brief answers, which perhaps did
not fulfill thc requirements. Finally
1 was startled by her question: 'Where
arc you going, young man:' There
wasn't anything very strange about
that; but it was tho first time 1 realized
that I did not know, and so I said:
'Iteally, madame, I do not know.' Of
course, her amazement was complete.
"'Well, where did you come from?'
came back at me.
"'And even that I don't know,' 1
answered; but by that time she bad
vacated the seat and the hasty glance
I gave thc passengers proved to me
thal she had confided to a few. at least,
that she had ridden for mita* next to
* crazy man.
"Since then I have natiaged to kee])
awake long enough to get thc names
of towns wo leave and are to visit."
- Washington Post.
WORDS OF WISDOiV.
The earnestness of life is tho only
passport to thc ..atlsfaction of life.
One thorn of experience Is worth a
whole wilderness of warning.-Jamel
Let us cherish a sober mind and take
for granted that lu our best perform
ances there are latent wavy errors
which In (heir own time viii come
The comfortable and coiufot'ing peo
ple are those who look on tb? bright
side of life, gathering Its runes and
sunshine and making the most that
happens scorn Hie best.-Dorthy Dix.
Demand of every comuiou Hiing of
life, whether it be your l.ody or
your money or your daily experience,
that It shall bloom Into fine results
in your own soul and in your Influence
on the world.-Phillips Brooks.
The truest lives are cut rosc-d'amond
fashion, with many facets adbwlag to
the many planed aspects of th* world
?bout Hiern; and society Is Hlw?rys try
ing In some way or another t-J grind
us down to a singlo flat surface.- -Olivei'
In our higher and happier moods, I
think we nil have visions of the truth
that we never are nor cnn be paM for
our best save on\y bi the doing of lt.
Our finest devotion ls never recom
pensed In terms of the market; It nsver
cnn be. We give ourselves, and dodi
In return cur larger life-Frederick L.
The man who spends his years on
earth In shallow enjoyment or selfish
case, careless of the world's sorrow
and indifferent of its sin. blind to its
finest beauties and most thrilling trag
edies, moved hy no great love, actuated
by no high hope, stirred by no holy en
thusiasm, ls ignorant of all true lift-.
C. J. Perry.
Soapsud* For Snakes.
There was considerable excitement
lu the south part of town Thursday
nfternoon over the discovery of a den
of snakes lu Miss Ella Beckleen's yard.
For several days previous Miss Beek
leen had seen a number of snakes near
lier house, some of which she killet1.
Upon tho afternoon named she discov
ered a snake emerging from a hole
near thc slough in Hie rear of the yard.
Thinking perhaps there might be more
reptiles burrowed in the ground, she
called to her slster-ln-luw, .Mrs. Olof
Becklccn, and other nearby women
to come to her assistance. Together
with various weapons of destruction
Hiey started out to wage war upon
the snakes. They carried a tub of hot
soapGuds, which they poured into the
hole, and the excitement commenced
?.oorier than the women anticipated.
Thc bot water had done its work
Welt, and the snakes fairly crawled
over each oilier as they emerged from
! tho hole. Th way those women nour
ished their boes and dillis, with which
they were well armed, ns they chased
the reptiles about the yard, caused
passersby to stop and wonder what
was going on. But thc ladies were
brave, and when tho conflict ceased
and an inventory Avas taken they found
they had killed ten snakes.-Avon (lil.)
Austria's Sfnto Secret?. .
Tlie Austrian imperial archives have
hoon lately conveyed from the Hof hur?
to thc great house built for them ad
joining the Foreign Office. They will
later on be opened for public inspec
tion, from the most ancient documents
I down to those of 1S40. The rooms con
taining tho secret archives are of Iron
work, each story being completely sep
arated from tho next one, so that
neither lire nor waler can penetrate.
Hose supplying abundance of water ls
fixed In every direction, thc windows
can neither be melted by fire nor de
stroyed by blows, and the ornamental
ironwork before each whitlow eau bc
unlocked in case of emergency.
It is remembered when Napoleon
Bonaparte Invaded Austria and estab
lished himself at Schronbrunn, with
What terrible haste the secret archives
were carried off to Budapest, to the
Ofen stronghold, these being the first
Illings secured when all else was left.
Among the iron cases stands a plain
brown wooden box, which will not be
opened for fifty years.
It contains Hie letters and papers of
the late Crown Prince Rudolph, hur
riedly collected nt Mnyerllng on thc
day of the disaster, and placed in a box
bought In the adjSining village.-Lon
An .Vufori uH.-ito Heir.
The irony of fate is pathetically illus
trated in the case of a young man who
was heir to $75,000,000. His father. M.
T-ereschteiiku, the Russian sugar king,
recently died, leaving his entire fortune
'f6 his eld?irt Bon, who was JyiH? ?fl fifi
tfrinnes of cdn&ti nipt ion. It has j?Vt
boen announced that the son bas died,
before he could even formally take
bossession of his father's huge fortune.
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Thc Apple Orchard.
. There Js nothing more common (hun
lo hear farmers lu all thc eastern sec
tion of (he country Bay "wo cannot
jrow apples any more as we once did."
Now, thc climate is not to blame for
this, and if apples once grew well with
you is it imt worth while to study tho
cause of their failure now?
lion realise that for tlie growing of
their annual crops they munt cultivate
well and keep up the fertility of the
soil. Tliey do not try to grow corn j
.and wheat nt the same time on the j
snmo field, for they know that it can- j
not be done successfully, but when lt :
comes to the orchard they assume that !
a tree eau not only take care of Itself
like tho trees in thc forest, bul Unit
they can crop the land for other things
fi t tile same time and st 111 get crop* of
apples. Herein lies the greatest of all
[lid troubles in apple growing. ?o louo
ns the soil was a virgin soil ?nd
abounding lu plant food Ibo trees
throve in spile of neglect, but ns flivy
gradually robbed the soli assisted by
tlie crops planted among them their
woe coon a failure, for troca as wall a?
other crops need plenty of available
plant food in the soil.
Another thing that apple trees espe
cially need is au abundance of soil
moisture. It ls useless to apply fer! Iii
>5ors to any plant if there is not mctet
uve enough in tho soil to dissolve them.
Hence th? Importance for providing a
soil abounding In vegetable decay to
retain the moist ure needed for tho so
lution of the plant food applied. Few
growers fully realize the .amount of
the various forms o? plant feed flint au
apple orchard takes from ?he soil. At
tho recent American Apple Growers'
CoL'jress In St. Louis Professor Clo
thier gave some very striking figures
lu this regard which were taken from
the experiments made at tho Agricul
tural Experiment Station of Cornell
University. Ile showed that with an
average yield (and this is a small one
In a good orchard') of 200 bushels per
acre, that this 200 bushels of fruit
would remove from tlie soil thirteen
pounds of nitrogen, only one pound of
phosphoric acid and nineteen pounds
of potash, and the apples alone would
remove from each acre ?2.45 worth of
plant footl. Then the growth of the
wood and the leaves of the tree must
be Taken into account, and it takes a
very considerabl ; amount of food '-to
keep up the activity of a large tree.
Altogether there was In Ibo orchard a
demand for plant food lo a total value
of S9.01 per neve.
He compared this with a crop of corn
making fifty bushels psi* acre, and
showed that the corn removed Utile
more than the fruit trees, r?uil yet every
farmer knows (hat he cannot expert
fifty bushels of corn per acre unless ho
keeps up the fertility of the soil, and
yet we see the same mon trying to get
apples from n soil that has been drained
by the trees in ibis way for a genera
tion, and not only drained by tho trees, I
but called upon to grow a liny ero? cr
to pasture stock. Is It any wonder that
we cannot grow apples as weil as we
The statement wo have given shows
that the demand for phosphoric acid is
very small as compared willi (bet for
nitrogen and potash, and the trees will
demand mero potash than a crop of
corn of fifty bushels per acre, ami de
mand it every year, for there can be
po rotation of crops hero. In their
young state, winn growth ls what/we
waut, applications of stable manure ? 1
will bc of great help, not only in fur- j j
nlshing nitrogen but in giving some hu- ! ?
mus making matter to the soil. If Kai
nit has been used in Hie preservation of j
this manure it will not only make tho
manure better in prevent lug tho loss
of nitrogen, but it will add potash that
is needed. When the trees have
reached maturity we advise thc seed
ing down to grass. Dut not in grass to
bc out for hay, but grass to Ito cut only
ns a mulch for the trees and left on tho
ground, cutting lt several times during
the season. Then give the grass n top
dressing annually of a fertilizer com
posed of 800 pounds of acid phosphate,
800 pounds of cottonseed meal and 400
pounds of muriate of potash to maken
ton. Use this liberally and get n good'
growth of grass and every limo you
cut the grass spread it to dceny un
der tho trocs ns far ns the limbs ex
tend and a little furl her. Then if you
attend to tho spraying you can grow
apples ju6t like you did in your boy
hood and probably better-W. F. Mas-1
Mrs. Hiram Offpn-Here, Bridget,
Bee how dusty it is under tho bed.
Mrs. Hiram .Offer!-Haven't I fm
press^ViOTifll;ytm* fh'aft. ycrfl irrtrst s\vt?ep, '
. Bridget-Av .coarse*,' -ma^rrtV -aft
how could tho dust get there If I had
not swept it under?-Philadelphia
A ROMANCE OF TUE PERIOD.
Idwln and Angelina, Strictly Up to
("From New York we hear of a lover
rho does his wooing with a revolver,
t is alleged that he put one arm
round the lady's waist, and with tho
tber held a revolver to her face. Then
o threatened that if she did noi agree
a marry him he would shoot her."
. . . Edwin crept noiselessly and
n ail fours to tho half-opened door
f the armor-plated drawing room. His
cart leapt within him. Angelina,
reamily gazing into the firo, was off
Sliding the door gently forward, he
dvanced slowly, still upon hands and
:nccs, until ho was within the firing
lite. Then, rising quickly and codi
ng his revolver, he whispered ten
Tba next moment the fair object of
tis desires was Upon her feet ready
o give the alarm.
"Do not, dearost Angelina," ho cried.
But listen to mc. I love you clearly;
on arc the light of my eyes, tho ob
ed of my most devoted admiration
-and if you move in any but one di
ectlon yen arc a dead woman."
"And that direction ls?"
"Into these arms, darling," he re
ined. "N?! I do not mean these fire
irms, but these human, that long to
alee you captive." He paused fer a
nbmcnt and then continued softly:
'Immediately hand over tho key of
-our heart, or I shall have to open
ire upon you.'1
For a'moment the beautiful girl was
incertain what to do. She knew that
f her father were communicated with
io would quickly bring tho family how
tzer-which had already accounted for
ourteen nwalr.3-lo boar upon tho one- I
ny. Even now ho might DO marching |
o her relief. Her bro'.her, too, she
:hought. was only in the garden, and
night be reconnoitering tho enemy's
losltloa from tho outside. She mu?t
mid out at all costs. Putting her hand
nto her pocket, she drew forth her
landkorchlcf and waved lt aloft. "The
?rhlte flag!" he exclaimed; "well, what I
lo j'ou want?"
"An armistice for a quarter of an j
lour." replied the brave girl.
"Na!" he said. "I-see. You arc look
ng for re-enforcements. But my broth
er George ls covering your brother's
advance from the garden, aud your
'tither is already in the hospital. Must
[ open fire?" He added the last words
In a tremulous lone.
Sho looked around her for any aid.
But there was none in prospect.
"I surrender," she said.
Thc next moment Edwin had taken
lor prisoner.-landon Punch.
A dangerous spot for
_ pain is the small
or the back; ir
1 tells of kidney
ills, ns do most
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in the back.
Kidney ill? begin
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Concord, N. C., proprietor of hardware
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?lid one of tho best known residents
.? that city, >:ays: "Dean's Kidney
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)f annoyance, trouble and pain. The
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t long while, were very Irregular, dark
.olored and full of sediment. The Pills ?
.loured it all up and I have not had !
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ast dose. My back Is much stronger j
md my health generally is Improved ?
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[hal it may be the means of relieving
jonie oilier sufferer."
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When Rich and Careworn.
Of course this is a wicked old
world, a troubled old world, and al
ways will bc, but in it there is moro
unhappiness "than there need bo,
moro joylessness; such stupid, lazy
unhappiness and joylosnnoss. If peo
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tivate their censes, use tho gifts at
band, instead of repining, envying,
bleeping lifo away.
Are you virh anrl careworn? Well. I
that is too bad, and no light trouble
eltl,ier; but you can help yourself. ?
Each day take, by fair means or foul,
an hour or two to yourself, writes j
Katherine Pope in the Pilgrim. Walk, |
walk, walk, miles up and down. If
it bc "singing weathor," find some se
cluded spot, on soft grenn grass or
warm sands lc the water, lie flat on
your back, stretch out to your full ex
tent, and take In long, deep breaths.
Virtue will enter in to yon from
mother oarth. Your H?gling ?ervos
will gradually quiet down; little by
little tho lines on your face soften,
and by and by your whole being will
relax and mayhap you will fall asleep
In tho sun.
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Tired, Nervous, Aching.Trem
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Mrs. J. E. Finn, 82 East High street,
Buffalo, N. ?" writes!
Penma Medicine Co,, Columbus, Ohio.
Gentlemen:-"v4 few yeera ago
I had to S> i rr up social life en
tirely, aa my health, iras com
pletely broken, down. The tine'or
advised a complete rest fur a
year. As this was out of thc
question for a. time, I bejja.ii, to
look for sume other means of
restoring my ii ea Ith-.
"Ihad often heard of P?rima,
as an excellent tonic, so I bought
a bottle to .tee what it would, do
fer me, and it certainty took li old,
of my st/stem and, ref aw naiad,
me, and. in leas than tttH) months
liena in perfect, health-, and now
when I feel worn out or trrcd a
dose or two nf Permi'h is all that
I need."-Mrs. . J. fi. Finn.
Catarrh Canses Female Disease*?
America is t!ic Jami of ncrvoiH women.
The great major|ty of nervous women are
so because they* are suffering frew ?onie
form of ?cumie .license. By JOT the groat):
est number of fernie tremolos are caused
directly by catarrh. Thew woiu?n dc?p<ur
of recovery. Female trouble in so cammoo,
j so prevalent, that they accept it M aioioftt
' inevitable. The greatest obstada bi sbo
way of recovery u th.->vt ihey rio nut ?n*
deriennd that it is catarrh whick ra tho
sonne of their illncs?.
la female complaint ninety-nine cases
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