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Uut Bhrlnk rwhv.
From tJioiiRtn of mftl Ing- jrou
CUmm hy some dity.
Kvon now vnur breath comas 6hill
t'pnn the flir.
And with its fnmty touch
hlviT my hair.
My hfinlR, ao ready nncc,
Morn fillet irrm? :
My fort rcfiim- tlm inithR
They um-rt to know:
And ryr and cur Iirvp loss
it iHiml force ;
Ab, me ! 1 hot r on n v :
' 'Tis natu rw d course :"
And Pieak of RTowlnjf old
"80 (rraeefti t iy,"
That nevor m od out; tool
'"I hoy pity me.
I know It mRV hfl o;
PerliHpw it would :
And yet 1 fear-! teur
O, foolfHh heart! be si ill;
''He not i! ra d :"
Acros cm h human fear
la uiwuys laid
A love dfvfnnlv strnnir
To lio'd and bless.
And cover lUt years
Wit-h nior Minn human peace.
And make them prove
Beyond all other years,
That "tiod is love."
Owrtr A. lire-sr, in ( hniUui at Work.
The Strange Way in Which "My
Lord" Won His Lady.
'Bln'k Tolvofc and scarlet japonicaa
would be becoming."
"Very ; you would be-irrosistiblo, I
"You arc too provoking, Catherine. I
don't beliovo you aro listening to a word I
say, though it may be of so much impor
tance to us."
''Don't say (uh,' Imogone. I have no part
in tho affair, and I do not. believe that papa
will bo so foolish as to ask him."
"Yoh, papa will. And why 'foolish,1 if
l-Ye h.'ive nothing suituhlo for a flno
KncJiwh Iord. Have we not road in
Lothnir n bout their splendid houses and
royal dinners and perfect servunlsr Think
of tho dreadful newness of our great wood
house, i t s I'm I nnd bine velvet f urn it tire,
our slu.ltlinn, untidy negroes, and our half-and-half
line dinners ! My Lord won hi
tol -rale us a few days, and then go back to
KnjJ.-ind :md iuit us in a book, to be "food
for rnirl h.' Wo are not tit company for
him. iinoirene; that s t he end of it.''
' it company !' What aro you talking
about ,; iJapa is an American Senator, ami
if ihat doi's not make him peer of any
finglisj Lord, what is tlie use of ourhaving
any S.'niitors? You may us well submit,
Catherine. Ixrd Hythe is coming here; I
feel it: my preseiitiinentsnre in-ver wrong."
"Tiiat sett les the fpusLioii. Who can con
tend against fatof"
'There is tho dinner bell; you will be
late, as usual."
"You mod not wait for me."
;'I don't intend to. Papa likes to be
punctual, and 1 have reasons for pleasing
him to-day. You will missj-our dinner."
'I want to miss Homo of it. I know what
Diuoruh'R soup is red pepper andoHions.
I shall be down for the turkey and pud
ding." Fortunately tho Senator had just re
ceived very good news from his mine; in
fact, he was standing on the hearth-rug
figuring up the probable net results of a
lucky Bfroko when ImogeiiH entered the
room. Her great, beauty struck him with a
uewK?use oi pleasure ami pownr. Ho be
ttioiight. him of taking uer to Washington,
and of tho sensat ion she would make there.
He could woll afford himself and her that
Imog'Mie readily divined that the infleuces
wMo fuToriible to her scheme, and she did
all she could to strengthen them. The
Senator found all his opinions acceded to;
ho was praised und flattered ami waited on,
until he was in that mood of self com
placency whi-h renders any man a woman's
'most obedient servant.'1
Calhorine was now disposed to take the
winning side. .She had thought over
Jmogene'H idea while dressing, and it
promised more pleasure thun annoyance.
If the liord laughed, she could lauiih too;
the felt, quite able to pay him back in his
own coin, whatever that coin might be.
Ho when Imogene broached the subject,
it was predestined to succeed. "You see,
papa, the party are at St. Louis now, and
Lord llytho wants to cross the plains and
hunt a tew weeks in the Kocky mountains,
and our house is just the place for him to
stay. You know all the game trails, and
he might like to see the mines, and then
how mcu it would bo to have u Lord in the
houe! He h us been staving at Jlelle
layer's. 1 ha', a lett-r from her to-day,
and she injur, wild about him. Colonel
Hayor is only j, common farmer, while you,
papa, are the finest gontlemau in the
world. I think."
CThe Henator was touched at this compli
ment; besides, he was really proud of his
house. It was the largest, in'the State, and
had been furnished, regardless of expense,
by the best upholsterer in St. Louis, lie
rather thought It would astonish any Lord
to lind on the outskirtsof a thousand miles
of desert such a dwelling, and such beauty
and intellect in it. To do the Senator jus
tice, this pride immediately took a national
chaiacter; his country's glory as much as
his personal pride mingled iii the feeling
of exultation which he foresaw he should
have in the foreigner's admiration and as
tonishment. So Ituogmie w n her desire easily. The
S-mat r wrote to St. Louis, and itrastvle
of almost Oi ient.al courtly pitied h in house
with all itH sporting privileges, at. tne serv
ice ol Lord liyt he and his party ; and hav
ing done so, Waited with almost more im
pat'euee than his daughter his lordshid's
ib was highly satisfactory. ''My Lord
was charmed with such gracious kindness,
and would aecept it. for himself and for his
friend Mr. Shipleigh, an enthusiastic arli.-t,
who was as desirous of sketching in the
Kocky mountains ;s he was of hunting in
them. The rest of his party had determined
on a return to England before the approach
of had weather, and but for the Senator's
oiler, my Lord ami Mr. Shipleigh would
hardly have dared a trip over the wilder
ms and a so journ within the shadow of the
This letter was felt to be the precursor of
great events. The Senator, who imagined
himself a superlative letter-writer, was
highly Ihittornd at tho success of ids epistle,
and immediately bean to get his guns in
order, and make arrangements for com
fortable sojourns in those excursions which
would Like them beyond the luxuries of
his own home. Imogene took steps at
once to reali'.a tho special toilet -he hud de
cided on fur tho momentous tirs impression
black velvet und scarlet jupomcas; and
though Catherno pretended indifference to
his Lordship's advent, she was so far in
fluenced by the general excitement an to
superintend a thorough hour,e-eJeaning,
and a new arrangement of the objection
ably brilliant furniture.
H was a pleasant two weeks interval to
all parties, for anticipated joys have very
f"w di a whacks ; we arrange ev jry t hing
tit'n on tho principle of reckoning without
our host. V jat bucks and bears were
killed beforehand, what quant ities of duck
were idiot and antelopes chased in im
agi ii,,.feiou, and what famous discussions on
Ioiit Irs and social oconomios were supposed
y t he good hearted Senator, it wuuld be
impossible to tell.
Much more impossible to describe linn
gf lie's au xie ties and triumphs on toilet
questions, her dreams of conquest, ami her
conversations with Calhorine as to little
imprint leu ami conventionalisms. In fact,
'aihuruie was the only indiflereut person
in the whole house, anil lmocne declared
that her indifference was founded on purely
itersonal reasons. She was careless about
.ord Hylhe because she had found in Louis
tSaltoitstull her ideul of mankind, and she.
whs careless about her dress bm -hum, Louis
having admired her in a certain navy blue
Mlk, rhe had beltlod dowu dellulttly to that
At anyratn, when Ih eventful day ar
rived, Catherine arrayed herself with
neither more nor bs cure than w her
ubuhI hnbit, though t he Senator donned his
bent evftiing sniU and Imogene was shut up
with her velvet, nnd japot.h as a good hour
before the usual dressing time.
A las ! our moMt, prudent ly laid anticipa
tions are sometimes doomed to ' ang a
clev." The Senator'a carriage ret u rued
from the flepot with nnlv one of the ex
pected party in it. Lord llytho had been
detained in St. Ionis by a visit from bis
family lawyer, who had business of such
impfu (riicp with him that it had not been
thought prudent to trust, it to the delays
nnd uncertainties of correspondence, and
Mr. Shipleigh had therefore brought my
Lord's apologies nnd regrets, with the as
surance that as soon hs possible he would
follow his friend.
Tho Senator's kitid heart wont out ns
eagerly to one stranger as to another. My
Lord's friend was just as welcome as my
Lord, and before lone he had lost evry
seime of disappointment, mid was chatting
gay 1 y on can v mis and gorges nnd bear-bunting;
for this Mr. Shipleigh was a handsome,
pleasant fellow, who was by no means ho
devoted to his easel that he could not han
dle a gun and talk enthusiastically on sport
It was Catherine w ho brought to Imogene
the disappointing tidings. She had, with
her father, met their guest nt the door, and
made the young artist s acquaintance in
the pleasant fmtirfxrtnrnt nf a Southwestern
weleonin. "Ami he is just as handsome
and agreeable ns possible, Imogene. I was
at home with him at once."
"Hut he is not Lord Hythe. Catharine,
and, just, see how becoming in v dress is ! It
is too bad. 1 have a great mind to take it
off and save it."
"O no, I wouldn't. Lord Ilvtlm's friend
is next, thing to Lord Hythe." You know
men talk so to one another, and ho is sure
to write to St. Louis.'"
''That is true; and besides, as I have had
a disappointment in the dress, I sha'n't care
for it again. 1 never do horrid old un
lucky thing!" and she looked ruefully at
the splendid toilet on whose effects she had
built so many hopes.
"Never mind, dear; you had a good time
planning it, and this Mr. Shipleigh is really
a very line fellow. 1'apa seems ever so
much pleased with him. and Lord Hvthe is
to follow in a week or two. We have his
friend as hostage, you know."
"Very well ;in the mean time I shall take
care of the hostage. You don't mind if I
do, 'atherino f"
"Not a bit. This maid's 'light fancy' does
not turn to artists."
Imogene did not answer. She was taking
a final survey of her charms before putting
their power' to the test. And the survey
ought to have assured her. There was con
quest in her dark, luminous eyes, soft t.nd
shady, in her white skin, never needing
powder, in her pink cheeks, never no-ding
jmint. in her brilliant look of perfect health,
in the enchantment of her graceful move
ments, and in the exquisite toilet, which
rose almost into the region of science and
When she entered the parlors her father
and Mr. Shipleigh were standing together
at the upper end. The Senator was exhibit
ing a ritle, and enthusiastically dibit ing on
its excellences, and Mr. Shipleigh was
examining it with scarcely less interest.
He was a tall, blonde, handsome young
Saxon, with a very frank, pleasant face.
As lino rone advanced, her fat her iercei ved
her presence, and with a thrill of pride ad
vanced to meet her. The art ist hail thus u
moment in which to observe her wonderful
beauty and graceful movements, nnd he
was so intent on this occupation that he
scarcely did himself justice in the intro
duction, for he unit to red some nonsense
about "the fair Imogene," and then, blush
ing and thoroughly ashamed of . himself,
retreated to tho Englishman's stronghold,
lint a handsome man's confusion before
a beautiful woman is never disagreeable to
her. Imogene accepted the tribute to her
charms, and then speedily found means to
restore Mr. SJiipleigh to Mr. Shipleigh's
good opinion of himself; so that, before
dinner was over, the little party were quite
at home and well disposed to think highly
of each ot iter.
During the eveniug Mr. Louis Saltonstall
made his appearance. He had been told
that Lord Hythe was expected, and had
come prepared to assert the most radical
democratic principles. lie had told Cathe
rine that ho considered himself the equal of
any Lord, and that he was not going to
allow himself to bo "put down;" and the
litt le woman had encouraged him in his
self-assertion and rank republican ideas.
But when Louis found that his antago
nist was only an artist, the provocation to
battle was removed. Ho hardly thought
Mr. Shipleigh "a foeman worthy of his
steel." Louis Saltonstall had been Attorney-General,
and was now looking toward
a scat in Congress; it was not likely ho
should trouble himself about a man whose
lot in lite was to make piotunjs perhaps
take likenes-.es for the lawyerhad no very
clear idea as to the dividing line between
photography and art proper. Ho watched
Shipl 'jgh keenly as to his behavior toward
Catherine; but sceingthat the Englishman
had no eyes save for Miss Imogene. ho was
not inclined to qua rrel with him. Nay,
before the evening was over, he had stilly a
bass to Shipleigh's tenor, ami asked him to
"look in and smoke a cigar with him in his
Perhaps no man ever accepted the at
tention and service of his fellow-creatures
more as a matter of course than did Arthur
Shipleigh. Nothing except the grandeur
of the mountain gorges and tho beauty of
Imogene ever excited in him any enthusi
asm. Tho comforts of his lodgings, the
successes or failures of the chase, the likes
or dislikes of those with whom he came in
contact, the annoyances of bad weather,
the failure of plans all these things ho
took with perfect xiimf-j'roil as part of an
In tho course of a week he had become
the person whom rvery one delighted to
honor. If he was not away with his gun
or his pencil, ho could generally be found
the centre of an admiring group in tho
post, ollice or the hotel bar. His opinions
on sporting matters and on horses were
held in high esteem: und ho even succeeded
in converting many of the wealthier sort
to his opinions about a limited monarchy
and a landed aristocracy. In fact, he was
so well liked that there was a tacit agree
ment to avoid mentioning the fact t hat he
was only an artist; and v hen it was forced
upon them by a niitgnilicent picture of
their own particular portion of the Kocky
mountains, and of a tine painted specimen
of their own particular Indian plague, t hey
char it ably agivod to ignore this weak
point in such a really good t'tdiow a.s Mr.
They were so happy in the Senator's
house that they began to fear the advent of
Lord Hythe would break up the charming
life they had fallen into. This feur was
strengthened by the fact that Mr. Shipleigh
was very loth to say any thing detinite
about my Lord. Imogene had a-k"d if he
was handsome, and Mr. Shipleigh hail
frankly admitted that "he was considered
a fine looking fellow."
''Was he good?
"Well, all men had faults, and llytho had
"Was fie cleveri"
"Yes, about horses and sporting matters."
"Was he good -na t m red ?"
''Not worse than his neighbors, perhaps."
"I hate a man who can talk about his
friend in that way," said ( 'at herine, in
dignantly; "and I wish Lord Hythe would
come and put A rt hur Sh ipleigh, artist,
down a peg or two."
lint Catherine's wish was doomed to
further disappointment. Lord Hythe had
been offered some investments of such
superlative desirability in New York that
he had decided oir return ing East to investi
gate the tempt ing offers made him.
Imogene thought Mr. Shipleigh was very
gjad of my Lord's detention, and in a half
petulant way said so, and then, in some
way that agitated without offending her,
Shipleigh had admitted that he was glad.
It was evident that he feared a rival, and
was jealous of my Lord's advantage, and
Imogene was well, she was very happy at
Catherine watched the two curiously. It
was evident that they were hot h deeply in
love; then why did they not tell each other
so, and arrange for a comfortable court
ship, with a reasonable marriage in per
spective i It was decidedly the mo.stst ra igjit
forward and respectable way, and Louis
und she hail thus avoided all the doubts and
fears of an unacknowledged love, tint some
men love to torment themsel ves. and in this
Hpecies of amusement Englishmen are pro
ficients. While things were in this pleusantly un
certain condition the Senator and his guest
w ent out one day to shoot ducks- There
hud I een a frost, und snow lay whiteon the
higher ranges, but the lake to which they
were going was only live miles away. Mr.
Shipleigh proponed walking the distance,
and with some doubts the Senator agreed
to the proposal. Toward the middle of the
a;iiiin))M their servant wuh well loaded
with birds, and they began to turn their
f ace houifwuid, beguiling ,lh wy with
many a Mory nnd hearty laugh. Huddenly
the Senator milled out his field gjuss, anil
scanned the horizon with an anxious face.
"Yonder are a small party of Indians,
Hhipleii-h," lo said. "I suppose they nre
some of the Uten whom wo naw in the vil
"Ihrty, inotYensfve little hpggnrs."
"We may find thm more offensive than
we shall like. See that, your rifle and side
arms are in order, Shipleigh."
Shipleigh obeyed the command without
the (nasi sign of anxiety or curiosity. He
hail talked with the tribe the day before,
end had formed such a contemptuous opin
.on of them that he was scarcely disturbed
at their approach. Rut they soon caused
his calm gray eves to open' wide with as
tonif-hmeiit and anger as his mind receiver I,
like the shock of lightning, the conviction
that he would have to fight for his life.
It was a very hard tight: there were seven
I'tes against, t he three white men, and one
of these almost unarmed. The ground was
mountainous and behind the projecting
chtls it was quito possible other Indians
lay in ambush. Hut they wen resolved to
sell their lives us dearly as possible, and
very likely this would have been i he only
favor granted them had not, the tiring and
their shouts attracted t he attention of some
herdsmen seeking stray horses among the
hills. Never was human help more needed
than theirs. The Senator had been wounded
in the cheek, and was faint from loss of
blood; indeed, when the rescuing party
came up, he had sunk to tho ground, and
the Englishman was defending with a des
perate bravery the body of his helpless
That they were, saved was the Inst, impres
sion Shipleigh received for many a day,
for a shot from the retreating Indians laid
him senseless beside his friend. Fortu
nately the herdsmen had horses, and there
was a ranch scarcely half a mile away, so
that help was soon procured, and tho two
wounded men taken carefully home. The
Senator's in jury was a slight one, and he
soon recovered from its exhaustion ; but
Shipleigh's wound was a much more seri
ous affair. The ball was dillieult toextract ;
fever, delirium and the usual tedious heal
ing process fallowed, and for iminv weeks
the young art i t lay prostrate in his room.
Shipleigh, however, had a better physi
cian than everyone knew of. One morn
ing the stupor left him. and he cam- to
himself again very weak, end onlv dimly
comprehending the situation in which ho
lay; but hy-nml by the forms of Imogene,
( 'at herine, and the Senator became Hear to
him. They were talking in whispers by a
fire on tho hearth stone, and as he watched
t hem Imogene's eyes responded to his eag"r
glance. She glided to his side, and stooped
tenderly toward him.
"Imogene! beloved Imogene! I nm dy
ing, I think. You may let me tell you now,
sweetest, how I love you."
Then in whispers, with tears dropping
from her great brown eyes upon his face,
lmo-ene said words which brought light
again into the sick man's eyes and the
desire for life into his heart.
His convalescence was not unhappy.
The Senator hovered round him with num
berless little attentions, and every bit of
interesting news he could pick up, and the
girls waited op his lightest nishes, and
even anticipated them. Catherine, it is
true, being the S-mator's housekeeper, and
Louis Saltonstall's betrothed, had many
interruptions to her service, but Imogeno
and Arthur Shipleigh never regarded her
What these two young people tomul to
say to each other, hour after lu-'ir. dav
after day, week after week, is a U'vsterv
only few are given to understand; te.it the
Senator must have been the blindest f men
if he had not anticipated the confissiou
which Mr. Shipleigh made to him tho very
first night he was allowed again to tal -t his
seat at. his host's din ing-lable.
The answer was a little reserved. "You
saved my life, Shipleigh. ami I can not re
fU'e you my daughter.
"Hut, sir, not forgratitudo alone. I hoped
that you had a respect a real liking for
"I have I have. Shipleigh. But, to be
frank, I had hoped better things for Imo
gene. A man likes his girl to do well in
Shipleigh's face fell. "I am not poor.''
he said, "and I have a very good pro
fession." "Woll, well, let tho painting business go.
We must get you something better to do.
You are young and handsome, with a heart
as good as gold, and hang it ! Arthur
Shipleigh, you nre welcome to Imogene."
So the two mnn shook hands with a
hearty grip and very dim eyes, and from
that moment I mogene's marriage was con
sidered a very satisfactory affair. Hut
somehow these imorii lent, foolishty-in-love
young people could not be pere'aded to
wn't until their house was built and
furnished. Catherine and the ex-Attorney-Ceneral
talked and talked and talked to
them; but "Arthur wished to be married
immediately and go back to England, and
Imogene wished to do whatever Arthur
So tho Senator, like a wise father, ac
cepted the situation he could not help, and
in ele great preparations for the wedding.
No one hnd huHy spoken of Lord Hvthe.
but Imogeie- noticed that Arthur directed
no cards for him. The friend diip, suHi as
it was, had evidently died a natural death ;
and a faint blush si de over her cheeks as
she renipmieuvd le-r little plan of six
months ago, and how differently it had
terminal v I : for e , ui in all her bridal love
lin-'ss she had no higher hooe than to bo
worthy of the iioMe heart who ha I rim. n
her. To-day she would have t houglit it, no
higher honor to be Lndv Hvhe than to be
Arthur Shijdeigh's wife. ' Such thoughts
w"'-e in 1ip- heart as Catherine hail' tear
fully drevsed her in the pe ir!y satin und
lac- that made her toil-t. Sfrangdv
enough, Arthur's first words, as he held her
in his arms a moment lud'o re Mi e cere uion v.
were "Lord ilytiio may be hero any mo
"I low singular!" Hut Arthur saw with
delight thai her interest w:i, scarcely
roused, and that she had neither eyes nor
thoughts for any one but hiius-lf.
"Mv Lord may com" now," ha said,
triuiiiph'iut ly ; "1 care not how soon."
In a few fninut Js the solemn words were
spoken, and Arthur and Imogene were man
ami wife. There was a pleasant murmur
ami flutter, the sound of kindly kisses and
low laughter, and amid it the signing of
papers. Few paid any at t ent ion to tho
hit ter form, Arthur Shiplob'h wrote some
thing a Utile hastily, glanced into his wife's
eves, and put the pen in her hand. She
signed her old name without a ivgr.-t for
its being the last time, seeing only tho
tender face that bent beside her.
Hut ox-Attorney-treneral Saltonstall laid
his finger on a signal uro, and pointed it out
to the Senator. Then instantly there was
a momentary hush, and the radiant bride
groom, taking ad van t a -re of it. said,
proudly; "My father an 1 mv friends, tho
signature is ipiit correct. 1 am Arthur
Shipleigh, H iron of Hythe." Thenihere
w as a lit'K' storm of 'a pplause, and my
Lady Imogene ros. grandly to the sana
tion, and accepted it Willi such a beuuftui
pride in her love that not a woman ii the
assembly envied her in that hour her unex
IVrhaps tho only dissatisfied person was
the S 'nat or. lie had a sen. si (lf in jui v that
demanded some apology; and when th
company wa-. gone, and the bnde with her
sister preparing for her journey, he said,
a I most, reproachfully ; " Arthur, you ha vo
not treated me well. I ai an A 'iieric-iri
Senator, sir. I do not like even an English
Lord to steal into my house under falsa
lint Lord I !y the's excuses were ready : he
had wanted to taste what real lite was, and
hoped in the g. eat We-t, as u simple gent Io
nian, to stand on his own m rits. The
temptation to win Imogene on that ground
had been irresistible. In love and war all
st ratagems are luu fill, and, upon the whole,
he made ou so good a case for himself i hat
it, was impossible to resist his iiiguineii(S
und his frank smile and outstretched hand.
In the meantime the happy bride was
talking it over with her sister. "Uon't you
remember. Catherine, that 1 told you I hud
a presenl meat Lord Hythe was coming
here You see 1 was right. And I shall
live in i grand old castle, and go to court,
und be Lady Hvthe to the end of my life.
He sure and write to all the girls who were
at school with us, and when Louis and
you get married, you must come und see
me. 1 won't patronize you .U all, Cather
ine." "I don't expect you will, my lady. Louis
will be a Senator then; and you will uUo
remember that on that eventful day you
said that if an American Senator was not
the peer of any English Lord, you would
like to know what was the use of us huving
any Senators.'1 jiirprv Wnklij.
A naturalist says that when :t lion
becomes obi and unable to injure ;i tniui
his mane falls out. If you have a spite
against n lion, don't tackle him until
his niano falls out. I". S. And don't
tackle him then. Hire another in:ui to
do it for yon. It bo sul'cr.
Wasted Fertility That May Prove Fatal
to the Farmer's Family.
The f;mner who wishes to make as
much money ns possible, out of his busi
ness must take bctlcr care, of the lnune
immure supply, and make better use of
it. Those living on new, rich pruh'io
land may think themselves exceptions
to this rule, and perlmps they nre for
tin present, but they will not be long
There nre, Vw furnm in the older Sfafo.
where good stable manure, properly
applied, will not double the yield of
corn, wheat, potatoes and hay. If you
do not think so, just compare the aver-ng-e
yields of your State with those of
Your best fanners. For evitnph', here
in Ohio, tilt ccn bushels per acre is
about the average of wheat, perhaps.
Mr. 1 . E. Fen n, of Summit County,
has raised nearly two and ti half times
that mianlity, on the averaiT"'. for a
term of years. One and a half tons of
hay to the acre is a large average yield,
but. we have plenty of men who have
taken poor farms ami brought then
up until they produce three or even
four tons per acre, in two or three cut
tings. Heavy manuring will tell still
belter on the potato crop. Of course
when I say that manure will double
the yield on certain farms, it is under
stood that the land is to be under
drained, if ii needs it, nnd is to be suita
ble for the crop, and that the crop shall
be properly eared for.
I think that at least one-hall' of the
manure made is wasted, in one way or
another. io with ine on a visit to a
few average farms. What do we lind?
Nearly always t lie lirpiid manure
quietly drwinin through the cracks in
the .-"table tloor. A farmer who r 'Moo
poor'" to take a paper will let one hun
dred dollars or more slip away from
him in this manner during the winter.
Then perhaps he will buy one hundred
dollars worth of commercial fertilizers,
the money for which oes into the
oilier fellow's pocket instead of into
his. Often we will find the horse ma
nure throwir out by itself jied quietly
sending its most valuable part into the
air, as the result of too much heating.
The liquid having drained away under
the stable, and the ammonia having
been sent into the air by too great fer
mentation, and the rains having
washed away sit the poor remainder,
how much linally gets onto the land?
The fanner may consider himself lucky
if this wasted fertility does not injure
the health of his family by finding its
way into the well-water or contami
naiing the air around the dwellings.
We will often lind ton after ton of
this liquid manure or barn-yard drain
age going down into the earth and the
fanner u-ing a well or spring in (dose
proximity. The penalty will have to
be paid sooner or later, l'rovidence
will never save one utiles he regards
the laws of health. Again, many barn
yards will be found draining directly
into a creek, ami very likely no water
conductors on tin; barn. Well, perhaps
the fertility might better be carried
away by the running water than soak
into the earth all in one place, as is
often the case in level barn-yards. An
other thing we lind is stock going quite
a distance to get water in the winWr,
perh- ps to some pond or stream, where1
a hole is cut in the ice. for them to
drink. Any observant farmer knows
that much manure is lost at such times,
to say nothing of the poor economy of
allowing animals to drink ice water.
On some farms the cattle arc allowed
to stand around out-doors, in lanes or
fence corners, much of the time in
winter. Well, there will be less manure
to (dean out. "less trouble,11 but there
Will also Ijre less protit.
Now how had the good, business-like
farmer ought to care for manure? He
certainly ought to save it almost entire
ly without loss. The process is not so
dillieult but that it will pay him well,
provided lie makes proper use of it.
The way will vary on ditl'erent farms.
For one thing, all stable tloors should
be absolutely tight. Water should be
furnished in the yard or barn. Where
land is level, and no danger of washing
away, the manure may be. drawn out
to the hold and spread as fast as made,
absorbents enough having been u.sed to
hold all the liquid. If it is to be piled,
mix horse ami cattle manure, so :is to
peevent the excessive heating that is
apt to take place if the former is piled
alone, it' your stock trample on the
pili', it will not be likely to heat too
much. If it does, with a ho-e from
your pump put on a little water. A
pile may be built in the yard and so
managed and cared for as to lose very
little of its value, although not covered
by a roof, but one will need to be con
stantly on the watch. I have done this
way for many years, and by careful
tests 1 know I have not lost much fer
tility, but 1 believe there i a better
In a year or two T hope to build a
new barn, with all the stable tloors of
stone and cement, nnd so arranged that
the horse and cattle manures can be
easi I y gat hered into one small yard.
Then I will put a roof over that yard,
connected with the barn, and spread
the manure all around and b t the !ock'
exercise on it. The slock will not need
to go out from under cover in all
winter. The manure will be safe from
loss until wanted. Of course, I will
have the barn large enough to hold all
straw and hay. I believe, I can not
on ly save manure and make m mcy,
but that. I can have ulir-d-rate time
doing chores in such a building. ,hist
think: No muddy bannard! No get
ting straw from a fro.cti stack! No
exposure to the storm! Why, who
wouldn't be a fanner? The covered
barnyard will be sheltered ou the north
by a tool and carriage hoir-e, already
built, 'J'Jxof, feet, and on the west by
the main barn. All it will need is a
roof supported by posts. The expense
of this will not lie great, i'art ieularly
would I urge that manure be spreail
very evenly, tite'ly pulverized and mixed
wilh the soil. Ten loads may be made
to give more immediate return than
twenty carelessly applied. IS. Tcrnj,
in A', y. Trihiou;.
Toads as Bee-Eaters.
It H Hut. I l)l'!it'Vi', fr' tllTM 1 1 v known
thiit toiuW arc mo-it dct iii t m tl tm.
caters, ami that however scrviccalili!
tho toail may be. in kitchen jjanleiis anil
frames as a slu anil insect ile-trover,
the freer yon can keep your apiary
from his pre-enec tin' better. Toads
will wait at the foot of n hive to sei,e
any honey-laden bee th: t, may happen
to fall to the eroniid ( a its return from
forajjinjj. and one bee-master saw over
a do.cn little workers e;.ptiiicd in the
space of half an honi by an old fat fel
low who darted out. bis tongue with
wonderful celerity imiued.ateiy hit saw
H bee on the pronnd. The bees had
been eollectin pollen, and many of
them, beini; heavilv laden, were unable
to reach the tloor board of the hive.
Cur. London Urujiluo.
SCHOOL AND CHURCH.
There nre .Mil students in the Hni
TPrsity of ( alifornia. The library now
contains over twenty-eight thousand
The largest Itaptist church in tin
world is that ofOtlgole, in the Tclegu
Mi-ion. Australia, and has 14, h'llif com
municants. -A. '. Tiuus.
The Free f'hurch of Scotland has
had a donation of stio.oon from )r.
Seott, of lluthcrglcn, the annual inter
est to be expended on its missions in
India ami Africa.
The First Church of ( 'am bridge.
Mass., of which Kev. Dr. MeKen.ie is
pastor, recently celebrated its 'o)th
anniversary. It has had eleven pastors,
and only one ever left for another tield.
II is ton Jo irntl.
The Church of England Temper
ance Society has now 71111,1)01) members,
ami a large number who have favored
the moderate use of stimulants are tak
ing the pledge of total abstinence.
Sarah Winnemueca, I he. Piute
TYineesH, 1ms built a school house at
E'lVeloek. New. where t wetitydi ve little
Fiules are learning to read and write
fret; of all cpene. They are said to
lie very bright scholars. Drjioer Trib
une, A Chinaman made his appearance
at the Ellensbiirg (Ore.) school, with
book and slab and applied for admis
sion as a scholar. He was allowed to
remain until noon, when the directors
were called in and John was informed
that the ''Chinese must go." San
-The new headquarters of the Sal
vation arm in Toronto has a front ig.'
of I'M! feet "and a depth of ItH). The
auditorium will seat l.VM persons and
there arc all the conveniences of the
modern church. This "Salvation tem
ple," a it is called, cost pi.oon, which
has been raised hy banquets, special
subscription-, collections and the like.
The I Son 1 bay UuanHan re port -1 a
remarkable revival among the native
Christians of the church mission at Tri
enr, Southern India. It was first mani
fested in the (oris' Hoarding School in
I In1 evening after a public meeting,
when women and girls were prostrated
on 1 he tloor in great distress on account
of sin. At the next public service so
many came forward for prayers that
the w hole church was required for an
A correspondent of the Christian
f'n'Ott remarks: "A great many things
can happen in a hundred years. It is
amazing how much we moderns can
I pack into a twelvemonth. I know of
I churches that a year ago had great re
I vivals: members who had consecrated
! everything to tiod, and who were quite
I -evendy critical of tho.se w ho missed
I one meeting out of the fourteen meet
! iugs held in the week, w ho arc now too
bily to be good. 11
Kev. Kobert Collier sa s: I think 1
we may notice four eras in the life of
great historic churches. We may en
title t hem first, inwardness; second,
out wardne-s; t bird, world liness, and
fourth, worthlossuess. In the lirst er;i
the soul is the main factor; in the sec
ond, the senses; in the third, the income,
and the last, emptiness of whatsoever
things are true and lovely ami of good
repor.. In the tirst era the soul is
open to (rod rather than man: in the
second, to man rather titan Ood; in the
third, mainly to mammon, ami in the
I last to spiritual palsy and death.
Rev. Dr. Barbour, pastor at Vale
College, saws: "Tin; behavh r of tho
Vale, students of late years, in the
judgment of their instructors, has been
most exemplary.11 lYeshlent Sec lye,
of Amherst, sav: The mora) life of
tin- members of the college was never
I higher than now." President ILirnard,
I of 'olumhia College, says: "The moral
i tone of the college is quite satisfactory,
! and perhaps has never been more so."
j President Hartlett, of Dartmouth, says;
j "There has been uiiqiic-t i nimbly at
i Dartmouth for several eais a steady
land marked improvement in college
morals." Dr. Mc('n-h bears similar
testimony as to Princeton.
If money could be borrowed as
easily as trouble, how round-shouldered
some folks would become. Chinayo
( Kbericncc was a bully de-idicr.
Der only trouble mil him vos dot he
flit's his knowledge out vhcu it vas
pouty late. Xutitnml MYr'.7.
It is eon siil en d a breach of ctiipiet te
to ;ive your seat in the horse car to a
poo' working woman if a fa-hionable
otitis; hulv is st:indin;. AY'tf
'.V. r.i. '
The ;;irl who runs away wilh the
hired man U held up to ridicule, but
she freipiently doc-, belter. than the one
who marries a poet. K.rrlittiKi .
If anything in this world can put
wind's on t he feet of indolence it is a
woman with .'. dipper of hot water and
a fonvard impulse when a tramp is
'-a-sy." .- llitiihiifuit llmrk,-ii .
A darkey preacher in Waco, Tc..
lining out a hymn from memory said:
IMim re 1 in a lmi if of Murk ili-Mmir.
Yo wri'telieil siiiru-is ciuii oat nf dtirl
Mandolin playing is the latest fash- !
ionable cra.c amoni; youm; ladies. )
1'erhaps, after all. the time will nmin i
when it win oc conntercii tne proper
thine; to play on a sewing machine
11r !lir, 11 , h'.v.
Property-holder "1I"V. wake up
there! I think there's a burglar in mv
house.." Weary Ollieer "Well, you've
frot jrall to wake a man out of a souml
sleep to tell hi 111 what you think."
Whom shall our irls marri ?"
asks a New York editor with consider
able anxiety. ( bit, here the experiment
is hcine; tried of having our ejfls nuii'i'v
our boys. The scheme eei tainlv wiil
bear investigation. .'., (. ''. )
-You can accomplish almost any
thing with a man if ou will take the
precaution to srive him a eood dinner.
A man. it will be observed, resembles
a horse in this respect. A horse is un
governable until ou put a bit. in his
liiiiul h. llo-.luii 'I'rim-'i riji!.
A youne; society lady aked (ins
Snobberly, a New York dude: "What
has becoine of your doe;, Mr. Snob
lierly'r"' "1 have disowned him, ye
know. He barked at a lUvitisli fwend
of mine and 1 disowned him on the
spot. He is no Ion cer a dwa of mi nc."
A New York woman is said to
nlecp in a chamber which cost, in dec
oration alone, .s-ijil.oilil. When shn
eats a piekcl, some ice. cream and a
slice of fruit cake before ietirin;r. her
dreams are no more pleasant nnd costly
than those of the tramp who sleeps in
ii hogshead, the decorations of which
don't oust a uollar. Sorristomii U. raht.
Notice Lty 10, 25
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