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AGRICULTURAL.
Fro)n the American Agriculturist.
MANURES.
W every species of . matter ca iable o f
pronoting the growth of vegetables,
ny be considered as a mannre. Decayt
~ng animal-amisvegetable substancaes- cot
stituto by far the .most inportant cla;ss
of manures. or vegetable food. Vegvetbl.1
and nimal substances deposited in the sttil,
tre constimLed during the process of vege.
tation;,talnthey can only nourish th 0-.1ln
A.y aflording solid matters capable of being
<lissolved in Water, or gaseouis ssitanicea as
.oapaile of being absorbed by the fluid. in
the leaves.of -vegetables. The great obb
ject, therefore, in the application of manure,
-shotild be to make it afford as much soil
tile matter its possible to tile roots of the
-plans,. and that inl a slow and gradual mani.
nter. so that it may be entirely consuimed iln
1_rming itasap and organized purts.
Mucilagtious, gelatinous, saccharine,
oily, and extractive fluids, are substances
ohut in thicir anchanged states coainal al-'
inost all the principles necessary for t:.e
life of plants; but there are few cases where
they can be applied as manuies in their
pure forms. All green succuleti plants
con t ai n1 sa Celan ri ne, or mu ucilia gi ni us miatter,
-%ilh wv'oo!y fibre, and readily frianet.
They cannot, therefore, if intended fior
mianire, be tsed too soon after their death.
Hience the advantage of plowing in greena
crops, whether natural or suwi .tr the pur
Uose; they muIst. not, however, be turned ii
oo deep, otherniso fermentatiaon will lie
prevrenteti by compressioan and exclusiaaon
of air. Green crops should be duig in, it' it
lie possible, when in Ilower, or at the time
the flower begins to appear: for it is at
this periol that they' Coiait the largest
quantity of easily solubie matter, ad that
their leaves are most active in foraning nuii
tritive matter. Yeast is one of the mtaist
poiweftil and durable of all matiures. Un
fortunately. tie article is too expentive to
le much tised r;r this purpose, but it will
well pay for a trial on fine plants.
Fish forms a powerful manure, in what.
ever state'it is applied; but it canoat be
atsed too fresh, thiugh-the quantity should
- ie limited. The skin of tile fish Is prit1nei
I:dly gelatine, which, ft in its slight saile
of cohesion, is readily soluble in watter;
h liev contain also fait ;ar oil, either under
he'skin or ii some of the viscera, ane d their
fibrous matter contains all the essential
lements of vegetable substances.
Bolles are also much usei. These aro
.gtound in a mill and applied to the land ill
fA orm of Powder or dust.
.*Sea-weedl is much usedl on the sa-coast
ats a manure. It is very' trtasient ina its a..I
1feets; buat is nueverthaeless aif muttch v 'aaae in
situatiaos whlere it can be obtainedl. T'he
most common method of using it, is ta) catni
vey it directly to tihe land, anmd arppl it fresh
ats a top-alressinag t) tihe groiwinag craaps. If
nlot applied in its recent statec, it shoulbl bae
formned into a compost with duung, or wvitht
at mixture of that-anda earth.
Peat is a substance which may hec uised
as a manure; but unless freedl of its tacidl
p rinciple it mayfl remain for-years e'xposeda
toi yater aind air wvithotit tundeergoinig alecom.
position, int whichi slate it can tafford ane
nouaitrishamentI to plants. It shtould, there-Ci
t'ore, be madle to undergo dlecomnpostioan
befaore it is appliedl to the soil. Th'Iis mayt
be done by. haong expiosuare to the air, or b
tai x'ng it with newly-muade and caamp jlet.-l'
slacked limea which adecomposes than wo'yaai
fibre~s, andl forms a kind of complhost whaic'h
is of soime value. Amonagst exoremen'ti
tious solid stabstances as us at manurei oate
- f the mtost powerful is tile dung if baireds
*hat feed ona animal foata, part iculairl hIat
of sen-birdis. Thfis guano whie bl is taseal t'm
~a great extent int Sotuth A mericai,i aaandI wieb
haosattracte-d mutch attentiont in this ciou ha
. ror a fewv years puast, is the anuatre t.
.fertiles thme steiae plains aif Peru. It e sists
atundanttly in the small ishm ads in t he
'outlp Sea; and appears as a fine browt n
. ptwder.
-'Liquidl manure', becing the drainines of
the stuble's, is a sarong fertilizer. I f a p.
1iedl to corn iir n sprouting or just liefor'e
I rain, it hus' au-ueffect wirh no 011her ma11
iatr' Inis.' It destroys in~sects, andt throiws
t aaurpf-sivg degree ofrigaor into thea crops.
3lh~e dung ofihorses, oxen,.tind cows, is
161
S Impaad gitein aner ttuu~Le imywt ery llt
haitr!iiR c a g egtgettharidon t n lsrl Yli1
e njt4tcn ~! l1q>
sorbtg y 'tgki4'und rirtLiibtg n ila i'
famciti l g tTie ~ula ebu4.isyl be malfi'"'i
64ielmet in Ota-e soil, oOi lifl G e Fin
i 'toa cortipost by ite jaddjli u of ole.IainM
-L. T. TALf. T.
HilV TiO NtDRiUASE TiF FtUtTFULI.NE' I
oF (ttillit Alkulitic,' or -,ammoniiisl I
pre'patratot.ns, h 1a hejiiiiiliedt young
trees, its well its.. to 1l1 .ne, foar the pfr.
-paise.a' sirinillating tli-ir growth, 111am ne. a
celernlting llciefruitfultiess, einlst n white. I
wtishing their troiks atulbranclhes, ruibbinig 1
themill wijh '. sap-sutls, and s'priialitig ratund
their roots "lile, gy psung, -chiarctia, s11t41, i
n6hesr,&.; andahun urine," sys C -
lumella, "-which, you ha've let gro.w < i.; r.r i
Six 111011 s, i64(d I lilted 'for the sholots I I
yonlir trecs. If y1*- ai pply it ti vite.s,-or t
Ill y.ung itIpplp-t rees, ter'1 ithing that I
c-mtributes more!to .mu ke them baur fn I
abunahence kt fruit; nor loes this minly pro. I
dIce a greater iicrease, but it also imI.proves
!oth thae t4s te'iad flavor of the Wine '11il I
of tihe Appie."-1bd.
Ts- n.rt'::!t Ti31' a 'Fit CUTTI NO TIM
n:-:n.-Note-tentihs ofl the ononuntity iniiii
wintier Ohw linnel.6.r this. purpoiltse, bt thel
rtasoi assingnel, -that ithe sapf IS then in the i
rili te." sh s it fatlit , it i1. evintl it to I
the mst s'14-riieeiaI obm-rver that thore i. I
tteIrly tilt sam lutity of .;np in th tree I
it all sis.. i 1s less netive in winter,
and like all' -ther moisture, Is congeial I
dingi i- i the robflest iwather; yet whenl nut I
bs)..lutely frozein, cir laiI il tevr ell
tirely .st iOpe i tha liviing 1rees. IRea~sontt
or phibststjaihy wouth seel to in d ient that i
the Ieriomi i the maturity of the tea. oit
or 1rm in- law Ia.,t of' J tine it) 1he alist 1f No- I
veaiher, is the seast n for cttin. th. r inl
iis perfetction1. Ces-rtainl it is. thait wev havei
ni nerui anpIs t.1 ti!11. e- clt widhii ,
this pe1rimi, %I hieb h1;-,exhiblited1 a de6rnhili-_
ty lwie or three times as irat as that
cit inl wtiter, whepait ced u:l r pir ecielv 1
the sa.ne circumstances. A fier it is felled,.i
it slunld i t mice he pnaiil. d rawn from I
ite woisitds, 1ind1 e'eva.ti froimi Ise giromiil a
tIo fiacilitaie dirvint-; ninid if it is initieiiled to i
he uisil tiuezi lr cover, the osooner it is put I
the-re the better. Womnl de-signied Gilr fel,
will sp11t41 Iim iti h1 heur when ec!t its above v
nilumliti..isne aid imieliately bioself, but as r
this is gelie*rally iicoinveni-iitt from tathe li- %
hmr osf .he( fama ii iig thin revquirl lit- thit c
loirves.tuig f tiha crops. it tiay be more 'i
terliical to acit it wheitever there is I
most Iei-sure. 11
.Allen's Amterican Agriculiture.
IISCELLANLO:LS.
TilE DYING GIRL TO Illit.SISTET.
The dreama is p-isi! I'mi1 dyiiig now,
Thero is a lampiess on mii brow;
Theaf ling is o'er; iihout a sigh
I'll pass nway 1and11 sweetly dia:
11u1, ol! that paa cost 111any a tea !
'Twas harl ts V to-y ip friends so diar.
But that is passed--i'll weep i14 m1re,
Wila male- the dall cm oft life is o'er.
Andt n1OW, SWet.' SiSte', nlelaraer Comei I,
Anti tell me (,f that happy hom<;
Shall I itas yeiarly gates btehabItt,
Ils sIrecls fill pa ved with Lurnishedif gold,
And in that clime so strangely fiair,
Say, shall I Ie!l at stranuge'r tale! t
Or wtill their haarp-strinag swerl tly blemti,
Baat so44ftly, sis ter, sof4 tly spak,
An 111say---ths teaI(tiI rs pon ath checok!
Weepf naot for met.-oha, tdo not Isaita!
I would41t not to w..'ake t'aralh againi.
'IThy' haltid-sa taftce la sped tt oli
Thy soft warmnd1, for maine gariws coldl,
Antd no1w, dea'ir sister, let mel rest
.y wetaried-a had upon athy l' breaastI
Andh f.ild thay' fams tahisut myv fo.rm,11
IIlt h er'' '40nth daat's dartk, cal sltoram,
Bat t singj. mue, 1 siter, tie I go,
Our son g -our ciihoodtii's sting, you1
know
Andt Ilet its ietna'le numbltlers flowit,
As as IIS 14n4 s ang, soft, swtlt iatnt low
An wheni taa its hae i laint echioes alia,
Ai the brighit I ears stealI from l atin
eye
I shial no 41t h eal te aiIl s the y strnay,
I shll b e g' ne.-fatr, fari twa'.!
Conwre-L~ly ar Wotiley' Maigita- I
igas aimt SI I ry e'ffecit'ieil alt cet-wen4tt-al I
in45 it hter wrili'i.s tai thes Eias:. Sha say's: .
-"Ona of the haighecsl entelrtainmaetin it
Tuke l ist haavinag yout go tos thair haathis.
Ste houiie enmtes to undatress mie-anti heltr I
igh comaenipl imet~ lhey paiy to strangers:.
After shie hadit slipapedi til my giawn, andill
stw myi stys tse wavr amc stuk j
at te sight of Ithem, itaid criedl ot to thle a
laieas int thla hatha,--'Comiae lihler and tt see
hotw cruelly the poaor English ladties area
usedIIla hv iheir huI sbtand Yil un'tt tar ecalI
ilas), ieuil,' ( le uprior libereis
owed ysin,.hci they lijdk you ip tht s in
IPE.I .Ns F O FRANCE. .
-ly J. R.1rlius.
When r frew CenturieslShall have thrown
I ir shadluativs upon) -the siringe fortunes or
ulapoileon, an(d give to every thIing h'ntiit
Iiom the tinge ol romatnce, the slory of his
ir. vife will seem to the student rather a
able 46n i fi(e; ie will look upon her as
re lok illpo Marv-of Scoland, but with
leeper initerest; foar she, fur inore troly
han her lard, wts from first to lusi, !tki
hiki of destinv.'
''old, while' yet unmarried, tlmat she
roub1l be a wife, a wilow, and the, Queen
IifFrance,.the entire filfimcit of the first
inrt of the proihecy gave hcr courage t
hieve in the last part alsO when -under
lt sentence ir deraiti. Whon her hed wats
aken frm miler he'r because she was to
lie the next mornirg, shie lohl her wee ping
riilds 11h1at it was not se, that she would
it ipoinI the Ithrom, on the ruins of w hich
ubespierre stood triumphati: and when
sked ini mii.'sc keiy ti eliisse her iniids sif
ilmor siie' sit! was to be Qiil-een, sie did
hoise tinm, ial thev were hur iaids of
nr tii hi~talf of Eirpe ltaookeid u.tion
er. . Oni that night which was to have
e'n her last up1n earth Ribespierre fell.
lad he 1 Ileii a fe'w days enriier her hus
siIdI would have livedt; ndl had lie fellone
Iy liter, Joisephine herself would have
e'n 111 asmoin1g tie tlei tfmuissaild victins,
t s111e inamieis we have iiever heard. Blt he
ill s iii'. ighit, uand her destiny was uccosm.
islisd.
She niairried Napoleni. H1 was ap
(oinlted to tile IIrmissy sif Itaily; sitep b y st-p
1i-y1 roise, till lit last the crown rested on
o r heisad; fhie secomid part of thi proiphecy
Sias proved irue; aid she began - lo look
oitward to that loss if lmwer aid rank
thich fled allso bieen flrettomldl, and t bich
iras it) closeSi the strainie dramn iolf her li..
Inld lie that lid wedisdla thie ciisld of (iesti
V gre-tw eveIy day mre stro:m e ra- urusp.
1rg. III vaia lid Jussepihinen Itteipzt to rub-s
is anoitis::; nol chasien his nims; lie w-o;
!I emlier.ir; lie n isieil to fouril in empire;
aId Iby siow degrees h' masc himself f ani-I
inrs with the thought of puttiig her away.
When.ra the enmpiii1aaigi s1f 11800 was at fin
114i, lsiuirdienled snd rizsr rowel. the Geieral
ame back to his wife; his former kindness
'ras11 gmn; I I layfulness was cecliked; ie
san1ied her bu tit seldomen; seldim st sile upoi
er private houirs with that familiar lte
hat in i madc her heart leap. She saw
sr linir draw niha.
It Was on the e veiIsg of the 20th of No
einher, ieit court was at Paris in honer oil
lie Kinag ofl Saxony. JoIsepliite sat at the
rimal''w luoo1kiigi diii fie river, und im.
ing oin tlet dark ft- befisr e lier, u% hen she
oSxirl Napoliaea's step III the door She
pralig to) lipnl it. Usiig the exclamiationi
m1 nmi' hen emb aifit! 'lrac hie' r so affectioniae.
y ti-it ler tenl iistanit all fears and woes
seiel vaina. She led him t a chair, placcsl
erself at his fie-t an liking up inito his
ire siailing thri:ugh hier fears.
'Yu arC tiillappy Joastephiie',' suid the
'N .t with you, sire.'
is!' said he quick ly, 'why call ne sire?
I'lse shaswa oft stait, steal till i-tie jsays
rom me.'
'lien why seek them?' answered Juse
hiie.
'I'hei Emlipier made no reply.
'Y(1u ire imwl%- the first of m'n,' she coi
inied, 'why not quait war, turn ambition
ut ol y itsr csoniiei s, liemd yousr ihouitghti s
ni the gissis of LFriance-; ai litve ait homeai
mon'glL thase( ihat liaves 3 iiU?'
'Jsehi'i nea'' sauid lhe, tuirninug his heads
romt her, 'it is not i; it is Fran ce that sie
uiasds ii.'
'Arei you1 suire ofi thait miy Io"said hishli
mife-,'hate yoau parobed' youir hesar-t to the
mitomuii Is it nut amiiljitinwhichi pr, mpits
-asi to seek reaionsi fiar repudshizain sg mes, for
hinuk not, Naspale'sai, I maissundesrstandis yout;
re y-on suire it is the love sof Frane'
E ry waord that sihe s pokei s tauchedi h imii
sa the qicsk.,1 d rising hiasiily, lhe repalised.
Abloshin. I hav e may reziasns, nd,4 noaw goaod
Ven'in ig.'
'Sirse, sirs',' saidi shes, takiing hisl saf hii
rm,'ase muitst naot part in anger., I subihiii
lies-ufully. It is niot siyl niaatiur to. oppoiiss
-our will. I lsove you to deael'ply-. Nmi
hall I cease to Isive yous, Napoleon~as, in..
;s is am toi lie'av i yiir thronies und vomi
idle'. If sitil ysau ga oni v'ictorisius, I shalt
'jo i e ith you.at If ret'vt'rse comes, I will
iy sdowns myl life' to cs'msfoait youit. I wiill
raii for you mrinisg tand aight. in the
oape i ha t sei mes youi will tin k sof rre.'
lIardliesed as hiewnas, Naposleoni hsh Isaveid
s iw ifs deti i' revs dl. long; a isd hesr s umission
a, his sterrn resalve, lahe rnm but mnounuli
ignlity; her't unshia keni ilov mo isve'd eveia
Iim, andii fra a miaoiment his ifectioniate
itrug gIt u ithi ambniition; lie tiiriied to em.i
race Ihesr a gaisn. iht inill i thatamomn t her
a ee andis fosrm had chanrigesi. I I'er(eyes lit
ike thart of insisnity, 'aind her whosle persons
remiiied inispiredl. lIe fet' himuse-lf in lii.
srese'nce of! sali1 )Cueior binig. Sits ledh him
oi the wisndso itndu thirs'w ist open.
hic-k miit hiuiig over tie S'iiie, naoa
avecr thin gadeni saf the pialace, all iarus
here was silenc's' ;aan! itl~ star. ,.h...:..g
langrte, ;~he oi?t In
to tit, unidnfo yo lit logmlfi
emit)re; t.lrotugii me'and mta deras
hInre .risen;-part frou.m ( m
1J1e spirit oflier' who frew riset
royalty evernow tellg thu )ourkat.
htangs u~pol mbie6 , Bthere~ ma or noi ft
we heneelorth .Walk asumnlar, yn ill leave
po einpire behiid yiur aidwill ie your;
olr iss lehm und surrowwith a brokeif
lie Iuried a Af, sickatificart andii Ojej-'
swel by the words of onie .hirse destinv
aId Wreen so strangely accomplished. Tgvii
inys were passed uway -ii rehoies and
couiter resolves; und lhen the liuk iliat
botandl him to-* 1ortune wais boroken. Joise.
phi travWfs divorced, und as lie said himself
whien at t."l1elena, from that very hour
Ins full commenced.
Joseplhiie . wis di vorced, buither lore did
not cease, in ler retirement she enjoycd
in his successes, and prayed that he might
)c -baredl from. the fruits of his wild umbi
liin. W hen tihe son iwas born. she only
rigreted that she was not near in his hap-.
piess; and whel1 .het - went a prisoner to
1I,1, she begged that Mhe might shaure.his
irison amil his wocs. Every irticle that
eo hald isr*d at her residence, remained as
le left it;.hIe would not let a -chair be
noved. 'T'lic book in which lie had been
ast reading ihere,.with the last page doub
ed d]own and the peat which lie last' used
.y it, with the ink dried -o:n tihe point.
kNhen her death drew near, she wished to
;ell her jewels und send the fallinemperor
'nonev; and her will was submitted on his
liscretion. She died before his r'ettirn
romit Elba; but'her last thotughts were of
am in Fance; liad her last woAls expres
wdt a hope and belief, ithat she had never
Nauased a. single tear to flow.' She w;Is bit
-ied in the village chu'rclh of.RIalel, and her
lotdy was followed to the grave not only by
)Iilces and generadl, but by two thousand
mor, whose hcerts had been glad ilth the
. niis of her butnty.
l1e r marble miniuet only bears this
1-'t~r:Nn AND IlORTENsF TO JOsEPIIINE.
What at fund for fortune writers in her'
;haractier uid fite, and what a lesson to all
if us, %% hether in prosperity or udversilyl
A DOWN EAST DUEL.
DY 0. W. RADBURY.
In a small Country town in tile eastern
tolioln (if the Union, there reaided, some
yeurs sitice, a pair of -rare liarun-senrum
ii-llows, who wi-re the chimpions of thei
respective lioni Itactions in any amid every
irame that could be started, from 'pitching
roppert,' up to the celebrating Fourth of
Juily. If there was a game of bull, or a
'squirt el huia,' or a wicsiling mntitch,' or
Alny other asitir iwthere strength, skill or
mgility cuiuld le brought into requisition,
rhey were sure to have a prominent part
in it, and to be pitted ugainst each other
generally. 'hingA lind passed on this
%%ayi' fur many years, and neither' was ac
kniowlelged to be the 'big dog of the Ian
yarI.' InumerableI had been the trials of
,kill ietween themt inl almost every inigi
nible munnier-sometimcs oie wits victo
rioust, sometimes the other. However, the
hioors were just divided, fo'r it was gener
,lly consiidered a settled poinht ihiti wiile
SoaNy MAT, as .he was called, could pitch
qiutoits a little the best, was rather the sil
peiior of his aittagonist at 'brm's length'
wvrestliig, and could catch more and bItter
trout thanl any one in the region; JoHN
Suon-rt was tiiquiestionably ahiead'w~hein it
uame01 to ball1-playing gun. ninlg, antd runniing
LI fooi t-ra ce.
Thu 's stooid matters whein one annual
uneC training' tiay arivetd. Th'e spirit
was runninlg piretty high, and( Johna Short
Lcommtienlced houi~sting tof his success in a
shiooting exetirsioni the day previous.
Saimly Mat was a little nlettled by the inidis
riect exailtatiun o1' hlis rivu, tand at last eN
eliied:.
'You'tire 'tarnally jawing abiotut your great
<hiioting, Johnu, but darn my skin if I dlon't
Ihibik I ctid givec yu pn retty fair chase
-*Oh, not doiuibt-yout'dl- make a great
lihiw,' replied J 'o, w.iith a broad Izingh.
'llrnz is ia miighty gootd dhog, but lod.
hastI is lieItter,' sid Sandiiy, 'petrhap s, you1
wvoulnt't ml11iend btinug your tdonible barrel
gin minile thiat you can take meo giamet
letweena sunl-rise -ndlt sun-iset Lo-morrow
haii I cani.'
'Perhapsa I wouldn't-just try it.'
'Wail, it's a bet theni.'
'Just as you say.'
'I shoiuhd like to) put1 in a condliitionl,' said
John tShort-'thaut we carry eac:h 'thier's
'liit 110 tbjectiomn on'airth to thtti,' said
he thcr-put iL downt in writinig, so that
here can be no mistake, or chance to buck
liut.'
Tits was all agreed to. the reqpisite
wvriti.ngs were matde, and tdue preparations
for the next iday's- wtirk comlpleltd. At
hei fi rst 'break of thec morn,' the twvo.hun
ra-, fuilly teqiiippctd for their labors, maido
ir appearance at the( app'ointedlrendez
v ns aindh atfer taikinlg a social dram logeth
er, started1 ofT in line spirits. T'hety hlad
.m ran) -
beast, its it le~~s ~
Sr
extremely signiicu m en
g'hve ti hteglbt - . ,
all sortI oa fiss a t a
lsavcr take'h tenalola ea - -
to enough to . a i
gecthomene igld J rail
thec barrethi cii-aaj sschalged
thaut game and tcthsgi nf -'
'iag' what gam6 T ,. -
1'lhat ditif there, -
'I do ia menaaauny 1luirf hut thaLai(c
t i you Iboud terry so
all'0'i W
hui-it alain fi
heat's to be ties .ter
reco~rding to that paper, if y n dloia~ arr
home all- I. kall .yo siie the g,40 Ai
" Ia,i thilsfgrenst bausness -ho -r'r
r/ou shalI nevir have a echar ce to saythaut -
gave -a-so here gnes'
'S& swi.nng the crcass across liuhoul
dier1 poor Santy agiinstaried very demure
ly. upon: thet.excursiosu. After 1!. ging
talong for hlf a mile or so, .Julh'n~h off
towvardsatthe edge f .the woodis ostoi sibly
ror the puripoe oft loa.iig for gassne,,but
relly:io take a heart guffaw over-tha
pyreuicamet nflhis aorthy onligoish :l
was scarcely fire minautes afterhe had left
his comnpanion, .stl.intendinig;to-keep in -
igft, wihen he hacard the discharge of boil
barrls in quIIS' succession andI his name
called I.a rather tri i phang tnes.
'John Ho, Johnt.!'
Johna quiekly cleared ife-uit ot~ae~l
bteeen him andySandy, and found the'
latter reloading his gun, and sutveying
with singular complacency the bodyof ana
old grey haose, just in his last agounie.
'Ive put an end to thais old felhawi'srexis
Ifce, .ohn, much, I guess to his saisfac
tauni-juist naturally tosok him een the'wing;
he rus: hae been tired of tle ab'ou a
ozen years agi-reiy fair sOatoting,
wasN't i? Weal's I.e's douno kicking,' said
Sandy, again quietly shouldecring threcaWl;
pick up my gaie, and let's go ahead.'
'You dlon't imagine that-I'm going to n
dhertake 1 carry that ol horse, do, ye I
'Surtin-you i inds i nn all the paper -
you've got---you carry in gamne, Itcarry
yours.
''es, but-'
.'There's no bul t m about thi busines,.
John Short; this calf wa your ga.ge, and
I'e stuck to my- part of the agreernent
this horse is my game, ands iou got to sick
to your part of thne agreement.'
'But I. can't carry him.'
'liait you h sT,' answered Sandy.
'0Oh, look here,' said Johnu,eiuihingfy,
'let's quit as call it even, faid say nothing
more about it.' .
'If you -d'ina't shoulder hat h!eap of
bocs in double quick ,time, said Sandy,
'l just seriey >ta t I sergvi himd'yo
think. I hasir cary this carcase a mile
for nothing?' 1
'Oth,.if you want to fight, let's urarv a
fal 'ighm, Sandy,' said John, doggedtly.
. 'Ucrtuainly, if' you say so, let it- be a fair
fighat. I never wanted any thirig else with
you-Ill fight a regular outl and-out duel,
if you say.'
'Enough stkid.'
. 'But there'. no witnesses; spose I shoubtl
happen to kill you, or you ms--Iguess
we'd better have some-writings about it.'
'Very wvell.'.
So thoe tso belligerents, surrounded by
their 'game,' sat-down on the gress, and by
the aid OUf abitof red chalk,atey drew up
the following articles of regation:
-This agreement, made this 20th day of
June, betwveenme, Jith Short ontheo one
slite, and me Mlatthesv Wilson ron'the oth
er, is to be a itness: 'That wre have a
greeds to light a duel witha slhnt guns, at.
thirty steps apart,.to throw the copper for
the first shot, to Airc b'othbarrels 'close to
gethes, and if either one is' kart er killed,
the ogne tlat is not-urt or killed, Is to be
allowed to gofreo. -
.Witness our htans-andslis.
Jol:N Suon,r
'Now, throwv up the copper, Johnt, the
best twoin three--throwv uplhigha.'
'lleads or tails,' asked Johnp, casting theo
copper whirling in theo air.'$
H eade,'exclaimecd Sandyj, as the coin
ascended.
'Just look at that-.thaa's'ial e'
'Welltliroir again, Johin'
Johin tharev naand Non, ands they
bach marched .oil finena paces and too'k
'Nowy, when I say tal~e aim, Julhn, you
can raise yqgr gun, and when I, ay one
two, threc, you can just .blau~e away-. .
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