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TERRACING FARM LAND3.
An Eapenttlre tnt fflclent Method of Pre
venting the Wanhtna of ftlriphllln.
One of the most satisfactory methods
tf preventing? the washing of hinds
where there is a considerable slope in to
terrace the fields no that there shall be
level steps npnn which the water cim
test anil be absorbed. In terracing the
lines are rnn with a spirit level, follow
ing the contour of the surface so as to
give a perfectly level line. A furrow in
run along this line, and a similar fur
row is run along a lower contour, the
distance apart depending npnn the na
ture of the land and the slope of the sur
face, as in case of sidehill ditches.
Theoretically it is intended to have
the surface between these two furrows
level, so that there will be no chance
for the water to rnn off over the sur
face. On a small scalo this leveling can
be done with a lioi-so shovel, nud the
land thus pnt at once into a condition to
prevent washing. In this caso the banks
of the terraco are sodded or seeded with
grass to prevent them from washing. In
field practice, however, the soil is moved
gradually will) a plow, the furrow being
thrown always clown hill, and the soil
gradually worked down into a level
There are several forms of reversible
plows which are admirably adapted to
this purpose, bieng turned readily from
a right to a left handed plow, so that,
in Roing back and forth, the furrow is
always thrown down hill. It requires,
of course, a number of years of such cul
tivation to get the surface into even ap
proximately a level condition, but with
patience and thorough cultivation, the
soil very quickly assumes a compara
tively level aspect, and erosion is re
duced to a minimum. This is a more
expensive method, but if intelligently
done, it is much more efficient and much
more durablo than depending upon sido
hill ditches to prevent erosion, accord
ing to Southern Cultivator, authority
for these suggestions. As with sidehill
ditches, however, unless this work is
well done, it had much better bo left
nndone, as it may seriously injure the
A Good Clover Catch.
An eastern New York correspondent
complains of the increasing difficulty of
getting a good clover catch in his sec
tion. He thinks the trouble is that the
land is too rich iu nitrogen. American
Cultivator, however, bolioves that the
soil has been too much cropped and is
not mellow and friable as it used to be.
Not enough care is taken in spring to
get the soil iu good condition for seed
ing with clover. TLe seed is very Email,
and if the soil has been plowed for a
spring crop the upturned furrow does
not make a good seed bed. The best seed
ing is with winter grain, which is light
ly harrowed early in spring just before
the clover seed is sown. The authority
quoted thinks there will be no failure
this way und adds :
We always have found that phosphates
vith grain crops helped the clover quite
aa much as they did the grain, lint
some farmers use phosphates to grow
successive grain crops without clover.
That, of course, is injurious, but land
so treated would not have too large a
supply of nitrogen to grow clover. We
do not believe clover sickness is to bo
feared in this country for many years
yet. If very rich laud fails to grow
clover, it is because grain and weeds
smother it while yonng.
Vitality of Seeds,
At the annnal session uf the Society
For the Promotion of Agricultural
Science was reported among the results
of seed testing a comparison in vitality
between corn kept iu the ordinary crib
and that which had been hung np in
some warui, dry place, or otherwise
thoroughly dried. Over 600 samples
were tested. Those carefully dried Rave
an average germination of 93 per cent,
while those from the crib an average of
only 63 per cent. Another interesting
observation was the remarkable power
of regermination exhibited by certain
seeds. Wheat will germinate no less
than ten times after intervals of a week
or more, during which time the seeds
were kept perfectly dry. Corn will ger
minate five or six times after complete
drying. Clover and timothy will ger
minate but once, as a rule.
The corn f odder on an acre of laud
contains as much digestible matter as
the corn ears from one acre, where it is
carefully saved. Fodder that is shredded
and housed as early in the season as it
can bb handled safely is iu the very
best conditiuu for feeding. It is not only
iu best oonditiou for stock, but in best
shae for handling. The digestible mat
ter in an acre of good fodder is equal to
about two tons of good clover or timothy
bay. Fodder must figure wore largely
in the future winter ration of our cat
tle, sheep and horses if we foed the
"heapest ration and one that will enable
as to grow stock at a profit. Prairie
CLOVE SICK SOIL.
Doe la DeAcleMr of FboepuaU of II
I tad 1'otaeb.
Clover sickness has repeatedly been
found doe to an inadequate supply of
available minerals in the soil. A recent
experiment under ilia Gilbert & Laws
direction demonstrated that applications
of a manure consisting of sulphate of
ammonia and potash made short work
of clover sickness. Lime is frequently
needed. Phosnhorio s.uil j naturally
METHOD OF TKIfliAClNU FI.OI'INd I.AM).
deficient In most foils, hnt the average
oommcrrial fertilizer contains a consid
erable excess of this fertilizing principle,
as com pared with other ingredients.
Potash Is generally the most deficient In
complete fertilizer that Is, while na
ture calls for about two pounds' of potash
for each one pound of phosphoric acid,
complete fertilizers frequently have
these proportions exactly reversed. The
natnnil deduction Is that In soils long
cultivated the potash Is the element
most likely to become exhausted.
Potash exhaustion may be due to oth
er causes than habitual deficiency In
mnmiiing. Phosphoric acid In the soil
rapidly takes insoluble forms and suffers
little tir nothing from leaching; potash
salts, as crude Herman salts or as wood
ashes, are readily soluble in wrier and
subject to loss through drainage. The
distribution process of soil moisture
tends to make a most impartial appor
tionment of potash throughout the sub
soil and far down into the subsoil. Even
added to the soil ill quantities suited to
the feeding demand of the plant, the
supply of potash may become deficient.
Clover sickness, however, is rarely ever
due to such complex causes. It is usual
ly due to a simple point bank deficiency
of both the chief mineral elements of
fertility phosphateof lime and potash.
A correspondent of American Cultiva
tor, writing from Cumberland county,
N. J., ndds to the foregoing that ill his
section clover sickness is very common,
particularly on rented farms with ten
ants of the one year rotation. Where the
minerals are properly applied, quality
and quantity and n rational rotation
practiced, he hears nothing of clover
sii kness. Wood ashes are an excellent
source i f potash, but they run so irregu
larly and are so easily subject to adul
teration that ho has largely abandoned
them for Ihe crndo commercial salts,
which prove equally beneficial.
The Lnmber Indnntry.
The small sizoof the logs now cut and
driven on the great rivers iu New Eng
land, and, in fact, iu the west, is very
noticeable. At Bangor there are many
marks of logs requiring 0 to 11 logs to
the thousand feet. Logs intended for
pnlp wood run even smaller than this.
The same is trno on the Kennebec, the
Androscoggin and Ihe Connecticut riv
ers (Several lots tf logs cut in St. Croix
waters last winter, intended for the
sawmills at Calais, required 10 logs to
the thousand feet. Calais can no longer
furnish large spruce lumber. Her logs
will saw out no 12 inch lumber and but
a small proportion of 10 inch. This all
indicates a depletion of the spruce for
ests and a rate of cutting far beyond the
natural growth, according to The Amer
ican Cultivator, which tells that in five
years the decrease in diameter of the
pine trees cut for lumber has been 85
The New England Homestead reports
that a thorough examination into the
winter oats question warrants the con
clusion that they cannot be relied on
farther north than middle. Delaware,
which is farther south than southern
New Jersey, except the Cape May dis
trict. Iu very favorable localities and
reasons they may occasionally survive a
winter in southern New Jersey, but iu
far the majority of cases they will
prove a total failure.
A Handy Contrivance.
Numbered with other handy contriv
ances illustrated and described by Rural
New Yorker is a gate spring which has
given eutiio satisfaction. To make a
similar one, take un old horse rake tooth,
or a new one may be procured from a
A CHEAP GATE SWUNG.
dealer iu farm machinery, heat the en da
iu the stove ff uot near a b luck smith
Bhr.p. Bend about three iuchea of one
end back to go into the post on which
the gate hangs, aud beuri the other end
into the form of a hook. Fasten a rope
or email chain to the gate about six
inches from the back Hide or further
away if a etrouger spring in needed
aud attach it to the hook on the spring.
If ut any time you wish to have the gate
etay oppu, unhook the rope from the
'in noma tor impendent Veteran
Alpavy, Oct. 16. Contract for the
erection of the Home For Dependent Vet
erans, Their Wives, Widows and Army
Nurses at Oxford have been awarded to
Andrew Duuglu of Uinghamton for $22,
Ouu for the building and to Chambers &
Ovoy of Rochester for $l(8mj for the
Krt Wool Record.
American fleece wools declined from
1 cents to 15 cenU per pound aud
American scoured wools from 15 to
oeuts per pound between Oct. 1,
1891, aud Oct 1, 1895. Foreign wools,
on the other hand, were higher Oct 1,
lb5 than they were on Oct. 1, 1861.
Mkkci Mom Wriiikl.
Mrs. Bibb This paper says that walk
Ing in the rain without an umbrella will
Mr. bibbs Well, It won't ; not If you
are walking lu the ruin without an um
brella because some friend bus stolen your
umbrella. 'New York Weekly.
U U U L IT
115. AM)Mi:s. : Uu i:i.
Mr. Ku wed found if rc' c- -w to po on
ft trip. Of cnmvn Mrs. Niri d v. 'u d when
it wtifl first nnnoiii'crd. find ilu-n itilrr her
iiii-lmnd hnd eoii itn td Lev nf thu
ir "jvin y of hi errand and the ivltn rnnco
with which Im left her, pIii rttf-'iu tl her
self a best f-lm could to the priHt-i-et. of
Midi a Rcpumilnn Hut In itlte of all her
fortitude trite found lutulf Kolihinx and
Miuhling purii'i-titlously when It ennui to
pm-king his vulhe, will- h prohnhly ac
counted for her putt Ins; hi nock Into his
collar box aud leaving out his collars en
tirely. Luckily Mr. Nuwed, who wns hituclf
wandering around In dejected style, re
tained rtulhYlent presence of mind to slip
inn couple of clean shirts, other wen ho
valise would limn contained ilttin luwldbS
slippers, lunch and tern. Thin was an
other evidence of his state of mind, for
none cither than n newly married man
would submit to lupjrlnp a valise full of
lunch on a road where dining cars and
restaurant slatlnns ahnitndcd. As It was,
the tears evaporated, but the lunch re
mained with him until tlm trip homeward,
when ho providentially threw It nut.
Then husband and wife proceeded to bid
each other good by. The process wnp too
extended to hedewrihed in detail. It com
menced In the early inoniiiif and contin
ued until the tuiln carried Mr. Xuwed out
of hi.s who's tcm t'ul vNlon. Of course, he
promised to think of Iser every minute and
write every day, while she assured him
Hurt, her life would ben howllm wilder
ness until lila return. Her last word,
which had been frequently reiterated be
fore, wens "Telegraph inn, John, dear, if
Huytblng happi ns."
And so they parted. Mr. Xuwed re
turned borne to vriit ude and tears, and for
once in her HJ'u r-ho did not In the least en
joy "a real n"od cry." Neither wa Mr.
Nuwed feeling so chipper as wan bis wont.
He curled himself up in a corner of the
smoking cnlmret, smoked viciously and
thought lonfx, delirious thoughts, In which
all the horrible enlamilies which could
possibly or impossibly happen to the wife
of hi bosom marshaled themselves before
his excited inmcinution.
Iiut by and by a good dinner, followed
by a smoke and a friendly game of cards
with some congenial fellows on the train,
coupled with ihe fact that he quit winner
enough to put him on the good side of the
porter and secure a "nightcap," served to
divert bis mind from these gloomful fore
bodings aud send him to bed to rest as
well as one ever does In a sleeping car
bunk. After that his business absorbed
him most of the time, and although he
wrote regularly every day he did not, truth
to tell, think of Mrs. Xuwed every minute.
"1'wns ever thus in the excitement of
business, battle or the chase man may di
vert his mind from Kloomy thoughts, but
woman left ultme at, home can only think
of her lost lover. J Id very household du
ties are painfully reminiscent, since it was
for him that she used to perioral them.
Now that he Is gone they seem hollow
mockeries, lcft to herself for she is loath
to conlido her woes to her friends for fear
of their laughter terrors multiply them
selves In her mind, and It Is small wonder
that she Is reduced to the verge uf hysteria.
All thesetbings ure cited in explanation
and to some extenuation uf the statu uf
mind in which Mrs. Nuwed found herself
ubout the third day after her husband's
departure. Of course the chief fund for
alarm, which Increased by constant brood
ing over It, was t lie possibility of a rail
road wreck which might Involve her be
loved husband. The fact that he carried
large life insurance did not occur to her
once as a consolation, which goes to prove
that she was young and truly loved him.
Night after night she would lie awake,
recalling nil the horrible disasters she had
ever heard of and conjuring up In Imag
ination fresh terrors to add to them. Then
she would fall Into an uneasy sleep, only
to d renin uf crashing timbers, hissing
b t mo n, leaping flames, cries, shrieks and
groans from poor, mangled passengers,
among whom Mr. Nuwed was the first to
meet her sight. Uy day these grim visions
faded away, and after she had perused the
morning paper with fear and trembling
she could almost afford to laugh at them,
but at night, under the cover of darkness,
these ghosts of the Imagination returned
with rtidoublcd vigor.
Just at this time It happened that the
mail missed connection or Mr. Xuwed
neglected tupost his daily letter In time
although he strenuously insists that he did
and Mrs. Nuwed went a whole day
without hearing from him. The last pre
ceding letter hnd anujuneed that he was
going to make a short side trip up In the
country, and she remembered that It must
bo over a ramshackle little road where
wrecks wore not an uncommon occurrence.
To cap the climax, one of her friend.
called In the afternoon, apparently to re
late a terrible dream she had had about
Mr. Nuwed the nllit before. It Is aston
ishing how far friends will travel and
what trouble they will take to relate such
things. A hit uf real cheerful news may
remain locked In their bosoms forages,
but when anything uncomfortable occurs
it mutt bo aoinmuiilcatod at oneu to the
one it will disturb most. That is part of
As night approached Mrs. Nuwed waso.1
most on the verge of hysterics. She could
eat no supper und cried herself Into a
Uate of exhaustluu. Then came an omi
nous ring at the doorbell. There was a col
loquy with the maidservant In the hall
'Telegram for Mrs. Nuwed," she hoard
Hmo one say.
Hislng hurriedly, she rushed out to re-
The yellow envelope fairly burned her
fingers, which trembled so that she could
scarcely tour It open.
The crumpled yellow slip seemed tan
gled up In hard knots when she tried to
At last It seemed age the Ink stained
page lay open before her. (Shu rood:
A blur came before her eyos, but by In
tuition she I new the rest, "Express train
wrecked." Was he dangerously Injured?
She tried to read the rest, but the stair
case swam away from under her hand,
I ic walls receded, the lights grew dim,
Wheu she came to, she found herself ly
ing un the couch In her own room. Hhj
did not wait to say, "Where am lr'1 rhe
did not cure, tihe wanted to know where
her husband was.
"Mary, give me the Ulegrum," she
managed to gasp.
Then she read:
"Kxpress my overcoat and heavy trou
sers. Cold wave here." Exchange.
MUSING OF THE DEAD
There was the sound uf trampling feet
above my head and the sharp click of met
al against the sod, and I, a shape, a vapor,
resting iu my ootlin, could distinctly hear
the digger at work uu another grave Ijeilde
It hud never occurred to me in life thut
the dead hud ears to hoar and even to see,
and even now there wus nothing In thv
deiiieauor of my coUlned neigh lors to up
hold me lu my present theory. 1 was a
criminal when they burled me and my
soul seemed left within my body to grovel
in the dust uf horror and humiliation for
a period at letut befure its further evolu
tion It was as If my own contempt for the
sublimity of the soul was being mocked
by fleshly dissolution. 1 was furood tu wit
nrss the filthy degeneration of whnt In life
had penned to me of paramount Impor
tance. Vanity and carnality had Iwen my
ruling passions ami all the higher attri
butes of man, In which the snul took prec
edence of body, aroused within my carnal
mind only a feeling of snrcnstlc pity.
It was for this dest roying of a mental
self that I was finally hunted down and
brought to sudden justice.
Fur many years my wild debauches hnd
been carried on with fullen mortals aud
men who scorned and lonthed me even
they were satisfied to let It go ns a thing
beyond their Interference.
It was only when 1 won poor Nellie's
love that ; they began shaking their angry
heads and point ing their warning fingers
iUit I had wisdom In my evil way. I
feigned a reformation Hint I did not. feel
and for a time behaved with rigid circum
spection. There were days even when the child's
sweet nature almost shamed mo In my
wicked purpnee, but to a heart grown old
lu sin a woman's virtue only add per
sistence, and after each brief moment of
remorse the old desire crept swiftly hack
with tenfold worr-e Intention added.
And day by day Ihe Uoweret drooped
wlthlhe sun oT passion hcutiugnn It. Day
by day truth took a weaker bold upon the
soul that wavered in my power.
Warnings I hud lu plenty from the
friends that loved the girl, and although
there was no violence from ino at any
time they called my deed a deed of crime
and lymhed me like a common felon.
Whether It was just some did not knov,
but to me, lying cramped aud huddle'' In
this moldy box, there comes at time a
realization of my sin that mahesthe judg
ment fecni most fair and even tempered
with that plea for mercy which doubifnl
j tilers often odd.
Day by da-, hour by hour and minute
by minute the scenes and sins of my Hie
arc creeping slowly 1 1 1 rough my soul, nnd
now, viewed by the light of a disembodied
spirit, 1 find how greatly the sins of the
flesh are at variance with the spiritual be
ing. Hope and desire, ho nil Important to the
carnal frame, shrink to the meanest form
uf guilt when viewed through nobler,
purer lenses. Like a wortiout husk, bat
tered ami travel stained, my llesh lies rot
ting lu tills gruve, while I, a soul, exist,
here, there and all about, able to penetrate
the very earth, able to seu the heavens
above, but totally unable to escape froui
the dread proximity of my inoldering clay
of tills constant vision of decay In what
was om my fondest pride.
And tmw another silent form! being
lowered to my side. I bear the sound of
falling sods, the creak of ropes, the tread
of feet, and wish oh, coward that I am!
that It might bu another sotil so doomed
that It would bear ino company.
They are going now, the mourners at
the grave above my head, and almost
touching my (Tumbling feet I see the out
line uf a polished casket.
No one In all thoo silent tomb seem
wakened or dlsturlied but me. The advent
of another form into the gloom and horror
of this place brings not a tremor to the
dust of those who sleep ho peacefully.
But now tuv soul seems pierced again
by one more venomed, ranking dart, and '
through the power of spirit sight I see the j
limit of my doom.
There is no soul within this new made
tomb, no clay freed spirit to condole with 1
mine, hut low beneath the polished hoards 1
a sweet, young face lies still and calm aud
seems to nioek my misery.
Once morn I trace my evil life in all Its
willful, sinful ways, and. turning, try to
avert my gaze from that which almost
maddens me. t
This, then, Is justice for the dami i!
To watch, perforce, while nil you love de
cays, while flesh, once fair, creeps vilely
back to dust, and the immortal soul, de
nied and worncd, rises from the very
grave to torture that which scorned Itl
Yes, this is justice, hut the after plea,
the plea for mercy, Is denied me, for here,
before my shrinking gaze, my victim lies
in peaceful slumber.
Powerless was I to harm her suul,
thougli friend and foe alike condemned
her, and now, In throes of bitter rage, I
recognize u righteous vengeance, Ex
change. (tea Otter.
The dexterity of sea otters In turning
nnd doubling upon their pursuers is due
to the strength of their hind paws, which
have five webbed fingers or toes, the center
(ino being shortest, like those of a seal.
Their tails a in used as rudders, hut are
not so long as thoo of the common otter.
Their love of life, their harmlehsness, their
Innocence, their beauty and their tender,
tireless can1 of their babies also, should
make man their frh nd and admirer. Per
haps hu would be if love uf money were
Uot his supreme p;isslon.
Common otters have short, webbed
front p.tws that are used ns daftly as hands
by men, fins by llsh, or feet by land qnad
rti eds. Their hind le-rs am short and are
sot well back for paduting swiftly. Their
muscular tails serve as tillers, and are im
poriimt parts of a machinery that over
comes distance with incredible rapidity.
They are able to make abrupt turns and
a thousand swift and graceful maneuvers
when seeking their finny ft Mid or escaping
from their natural enemies, They are
said to he so untiring in the sea that tlsh
never escape them. Of course It Is only In
Etiological gardens that the shy and crafty
habits of otters can he closely studied. In
tunks of water they sometimes deftly catch
aud hold several fish at once, nnd often
kill many more than they can eat, ns If the
mere occupation of fishing wero a distinct
pleasure and the destruction o( their prey
a keen satisfaction; so that their sports
manlike tastes nro near akin to those nl
men. Popular Science News.
MhikiH RffiT(y atixid on thn doorstnp
and IikjI.imI up nml down the alluy. Juit
acrtiHg tlip way nn clt-ctrlo lump flowed
and ftpultcrcd. In (rout uf him crouched
JlniRoy. KwrybiHly wliu reaiU The PoMt
kmiWK Hint Jimmy U Miko lhilo.v'x pink
nosed liiillilog, but fi-w of the ninny kuuw
that Mii kle aud Jlnmcy ore the viry bent
"Der ain't no use n-tnlkir," wild
MUkie as ha lnnlnl hl laxt cigarette and
tussi'd the empty box Into the gutter, "tint
yer are a buui, an I'm Ixliin a hundred
Remix dut yer kin eat up unyt'iug in de
.IlniBL'y whined a whine uf (j rat Mention
and Happed lila plie Kteui uf a tall un tun
unkml pavement, while Mlckle put Ilia
hand In the piK-ket uf his cunt and fingered
the liiht ((iiarliT lie had in the world.
Presently old man Madlgau cum out uf
the front oVir uf lain "two uUiry brick,"
and tuning Mlckle mid Jinmey muttered
aumethlug that sounded like"l) D lif
era, both uf 'em!" Then Mudixnn tilled
and lighted bin Imported pipe and walked
out uf the alley. When bu turned the eof
Der, Mickie threw nway lila cigarette and
walked over tu MadiKuu'. two atury brick,
Jimsey wan right ut Ilia heela, Mlckle
lutniiiHl uu thu panel uf the (runt door uf
Madigan'a iuiie, und a moment later
Maine opened the dour uuil auld:
"HkIIu. Micklel Won't yer com Inf
lint when ahe Maw Jlmxey the glad amlla
faded from bur faue aud a frown auueeeded
"Der deal la uff, Miekle," aha murmur,
ed. "It 'a bud enough ter take chance un
der uld man oumlu back an a-fiudln ycf
lunlde, but If he found Huley'a pup inside
he'd knock me bead uff juat for luatanoa,
Yer ktu come In, Miekle, but Haley' pup
has got ter stay on der outside. Fee"
"Ie pup ain't a-condu In," answered
Mlckle, "hut Pen got ter, 'cnuse I'ne got
somethln ter say ter yer, Maine."
And then the wrinkle s faded out of her
low white forehead, nnd without a word
she ushered Mlckle Into the vestibule and
closed the door behind him. Mlckle walked I
Into the front room, but declined to sent!
himself In the chair that Maine pushed to
ward him. He simply stood In (ho middle
of the room with bis hands burled In the
side pockets of his black cheviot coat and
gnml nt Maine.
Every man, woman and child In Para
rllse alley will tell you that a mere glimpse
of Maine Madlgan Is almost a tonic for
sore eye. Why, her hair Is ns black ns the
blackest Ink, and In the limpid depths of
her big blue eyes there ate the lights nnd
shades that make old men forget their nge
and young men think of heaven. That
night her petite hut perfect form was In
cased In a new frown that must have cost
old man Madlgan a week's wage. It was
nil black, with a bit of yellow hieo nt the
throat and n broad baud of purple velvet
about i the slender waist. It clung to her
as though It loved her, nnd lu Mlckle'
humble opinion It outclassed nil of the
gown ho had ever soon. The lights wero
burning dim, but through the lace cur
tained windows glittered a vagrant shaft
of light from the electric lamp outsble,
nnd for reasons best known to herself the
young flti Ktood In that patch uf glitter
Ing ratihiuce. Save lor the pink tints In
her cheeks, them wa naught of color
about her. Mlckle stood In the shadow,
and looked at her In a way that made the
pink In her cheeks deepen Into a full
"Maine," he uttered, "yer der hand
somest thing on top of earth. D n It nil,
de gang can't guy me fer belu stuck on
"Stop yer guy In, Mlckle," commanded
Maine, but there was a ring uf pleasure in
her voice and Mlckle knew that his em
phatic compliment hnd been appreciated.
And when he moved to her side every
nerve In his body tingled and a lump enmo
into his throat. He put out his hand and
before she could protest bis arm was
around her waist and she felt his hot
breath on her check.
"Manm," he murmured, "I shook de
gang tcrnlght, an I come over here ter tell
ypr dat I like yer better den any chip In do
alley. I ain't kldtliu, Maine, an I wants
yer ter say dat I kin get de papers fixed
up. Don't ptdl away, Maine, 'cause I
wants ter settle down un have yer marry
me. Ilully gcel Can't y or see I'm soft on
Manio "saw." If her life depended on
It, she couldn't tell you what she said to
him, but whatever It was Mlckle was
more than satisfied. Maine turned up the
light and told Mlckle that, she had loved
him ever since the day the police had
thumped his head with ft club and charged
him with disorderly conduct. They talked
uf their past, present und future for al
most half nil hour, and Maine had given
Miekle an even dozen kisses.
Just a he was un the point of taking
the thirteenth the hall door opened and
Tim Clancy entered the room. Tim Is old
man Madlgan's third eoupin and was born
and raised In Dublin. Tim's father owns
a "put," aud they do say he Intends to
leave nil hi money to his sou. Tim land
ed u Washington fin Friday, aud Sunday
night he nfked old Maligna for Maine.
Madlgan said yes, and as a natural se
quence Maine found herself engaged to a
man she hardly knew.
When young Clancy saw that Maine had
'company, " he backed out of the parlor.
As the door closed on him Mickie forgot
nil about Hint thirteenth kbs, aud turning
to his llancce he said:
Maine, who's der duck In de hall?"
"Dat's dc guy I'm goin ter marry," re
sponded Maine. "Dat's Clancy"
Siie might have said more, but Mickie
didn't give her time. He drew back his
arm, and measuring the distance landed a
neat half arm punch on her left eye. And
as she sank down on the carpet Mickie
leaned over her and yelled:
"Dat's onoferguyiu a duck ns meant
ter do der straight t'lng. Hut, bully gee!
Walt till yer see what I'll do ter dat bloke
And then hehuttjiied uphlsooatand
went out Into the passageway.
It Is now a matter of court record that
Mlckle chastd Tim Clar.cy the entire
leant h of the alley, and It Is also a matter
of record that Jimsey aided and abetted
Ml' kle in the task of "iiiimln der Fenian
out of der alley." Just a Mlckle and
Jimsey landed Clancy two policemen ar
rival, and the fun was over.
After Judge Kimball had acquired the
details of the story he turned to Mickie
And just as Mlckle started to return to
the prisoners' pen the fat policeman hand
ed i.im a crumpled bit uf note paper, one
side of which was covered with writing.
He Hiiooihed thu paper, and this is what
Me Daui.in Mk kil-Mii left vyv In feelin
awful, hut 1 know it yer love me, an I forgive
yerdc te.vii yer guvo me. I'll be true ter er,
a I bate tint feniiin 'limey . Uet out as nof-a
as yr kin. Ter own UT.
I ACTORItS IN YORKSHIRE THAT NEV
ER STOP RUNNING.
Wool aad MnMr Will Vaaktaaj Oawla Pm
Ara.rleaa Market Mavar Wa Sack
Tlmea," J Jokaala Hall Bradford
Corraapoadaat Telia Free Trade Feota.
"Never was auoli times. " The after
muou wai ioinewhut gruy, the atmos
iliero oppreaiilng and muggy, with un
tx'cuaionnl spitting of rain, when,
homeward boond, I (tumbled across one
if the "leading lights" of Bradford,
Kugland. Knowing him intimately und
toiiHidering him In be a b g gnu iu the
loniuiercial world of Bradford, and
moving as he doen among the high cir
i lin in town, I at once tackled him and
commenced the "pumping" process.
"Well, and how are tbiuti iu Brad
ford?" I asked. And then came the char
acteristic expression : "Never wan such
timet; no, not mice 183. Haven't yon
xeeii Claude Meeker'g list of declared
export! to tbt Btafes? Why, man, I hey
are limply abounding, and declare
plainly the present poxition of the Brad
ford trade today.
"The textile trade throughout all
Yorkshire ia simply in a grand state.
Bradford combing factories are miming
day and night, worsted spinners will
uol book any mure orders this year oat,
Hnddersfield is full stenm ahead. Com
ing down to Pewsbury and Batley and
Morley, the borne of the shoddy und
'muck,' a flue sight is presented ut mid
uight to aee uot a few of the faclonca
lit up, while iu Leeds a good trade is
being done. In fact, wherever you look,
a scene of activity ia presented to one's
ejes and it has been brought about by
the American orders placed for goods
ou this side Why, only this very day 1
have been talking to one of the largest
New York buyers, aud he told me thut
ibis morning be bud bought iu the King
American, shipping boose, in Bradford,
situuted iu Leeds road, caiuOO worth of
stuff Iq on, iiug)a boor, Last week this
Pnnie buver Hiuwd onlprR for i.Tifi, fwio i
iu the Bitino wtirelinnsn nil ill one day. '
On the face of II t Im tiinoiinti Honm
fabulous nml lictitint;, tut Uiom one
tliimglitfnlly niinlyzcfi t'ltinde I,Vrl:ir :
returns nnd looks sit tl i ni K,i:i e!y, nil !
doiilitH pas-i into tililivi' m, and 1 ; I h'f in '
their reality occupies the mind. "
The Avgnst shipments ftoni IJr:lford
nltine tdiow II (leeli'.iatinn if i'a 4il j
Hd. per iltiy of goods in value, or h
weekly shipment of I!l-I.Ni!2 -In. (id.
(six working days)! po t lint in one tan
gle week of Hint month tla.ro was sent
ont from here tnoro piMd than vii :it
out ill nil ihe nnrcypiiMding i:i.;:i;1i of
hist year nnd .15, t;?l 11a Td in addi
tion. Theso exports i-liow nlrmf 1!,p
times the total for tho conei-pending
month of lust year, unci mo considera
bly in cxocm of uny month i f thin yrar
the next highest being ,lnlv, v.;lli
5H4,!lul,!iiid last March. with .t il) I ,.r,:i7.
Ijook for ii moment nt tir' liist two
Items in tho list, in which not mi A.iier
icmi finger has beeu l irscd iu helping
to produce the goods. The two (:d;eil j
together have incrcasel about livcl'ohl, i
the values being i'2,lllin,!'S(l for the l;.-t
nine months, ns com p. nod witii i'V-'S,n,"i8 j
in the corresponding period.
But, do you usk what is tho real tic
tnnl difference in tlio vahin of inaiiti
faetiired textiles which are today l snd.-.l ;
in New York ns compared with tho '.
(le.ys of tho MoKinley tariff: Let i:ip 1
definitely Mate. Presidents and beavers '
from this d. strict had, even before l!;o !
McKinley bill was passed, to pay a duty ;
of nearly -'t);) p. r cent. A pieddTnt
plo'h weighing 2H ounces t.i th" yard,
which could bii sold in this country l y
the lnanufnc'iiirrr nt 811 cits a y.n:i,
wonld have to utilize over vl. 1-1 a yard
in New York t;i pay t!:e prodie-or. It)
the first place there won id bo H" cent:; n '.
pound spceilic, mity to p .y up; n it,
equal to 'Js. 2-1., or fill cents, a yard.
In addition there would bn n fill p r
cent ml valorem duty, or 18 cents n yard.
In addition to that there would lie fi t "
10 per cent for commission and car- :
lingp, thns bringing the price up to ti.o ;
prohibitive figure mentioned. '
Tint the payments, I am infoi iv d,
when the McKinley tariff was i:i vi .i ',
wero still higher, and would add mi
extra 21 cents it yard to the price of ti.e
piece of cloth Ihavecited. In I lie ji'.t :-( ;:t
(joruuni tariff tho specific duty on bca
woolens has been knocked off entirely
nnd flip nd valorem duty reduce d from
no to 4U per rent, except on cJo: lis wo; : it
HH cents or more per yaid. Thus a Is.
(Id., or ail cent, president clolli call le
be sold in New York tor 2s. 1 d , or fi 1
cents, A yard, plus, of course, oeinnii.i
sion und cost of carriaL-e.
The result of all this is obvious, and
ao long ns "onr censing across tho no II
pond" shall continue to remain in
"blissful ignorance so long shall tho
British luiinnfaetnrer rejoice and he.
glad nt the expense of the Aiueric: n :
mill owner und operative. Mat that i f
not all. Our engineering concerns, whev.)
Woolen and worsted :nuehinery is mad",
lire likewi.-nexeeptirnaliy bu. y, particu
larly at Kieghloy, whom orders 1 v
loom, etc., lire delivered which will
keep tho pi icis working full time unt.l
Evidei:Ca of "our freshening trade"
pre every wherri writ ten in audible li t
ters, nud what the (Ionium tariff has
done for Yoik.'hirn alone is indeed mar
velous. It can now be truly said that,
this preseu. American tariff is the most
fuvoruble tir foreign mantifactr.rers f
all the tun it's which have preceded it,
and how long "cur cousins ncioss t!:n
mill pond'' nro going to sleep on in
"blissful ignorance" tiny ul one can de
DUUTOF pt l;C ptTc N .
The Man Who Cnnnat Sro Tlmt Foreign
GikmI Hurt lliftiie I lohml rti'M.
Woolen manuf.ietuiers are certainly
uot in that prosperous condition that
was promised them as sot n as they con'd
eeenro free wool. The enormous demand
fur goods immediately upon tl,o pa-nr:o
of the Wilson bill crea cd such mi
umount of work that it kept ell milis
busy, both in this country and Kngiaii I.
Both there and here factories have Iks n
Tuniiing steadily and without interrup
tion. The u ge::t demand for goods i f
woolen texture baslecn snppl 'td, u:. 1
stocks have been replenished to a ci r
tuiu extent, thoi:;,i there I..-. l eeu V. )
buying ns freely us oceuircd in I'M1:.
The first und mol serious competitim
felt from abroad was in tho worst r 1
trades, the woo'eii intmnfaoturer man
aging to hold his own. lint 1 a 1: .is no',
as a general thing, orders i noiie.li in
hand to cany his looms llironr;Ii ti o.
next few months. 'J io Textile, llan.i
facturers Journal of Kew Yoik fays:
"The processes of manufacturing re
quire about four winks' time, ami ti n
manufacturer who has covered only
about two months' product ion on spin
goods is not in a very encouraging posi
tion, and a good many aro not circum
stanced any better than this. One nee I
only look at the figures of importations
of goods to determine Ihe niuuufactur
iug situation ; it does not reijairo di op
and penetrating peieoptive powers to
6ee iu these figures an unsatisfactory
condition for the domestic munnlac: r.r
er. If the foreign manufacturer is sup
plying a largo portion of llm wit i i f
the market, he must bo do:;:g it at t! a
expense of domestic makers, and !;i ;i
condition will bo manifest iu a i-iioit
time. The man who cannot see it tod; y
unit be dull of perception aud com pi c
Putter Men Suirer.
We are coRstrained onco moro 1 1 fee!
around the short ribs of tho-e gentle
men who do not like to In.va ui go
abroad for facts regarding the pottery
industry in Kugland, and state tint ac
cording to Iho tstafforilshilu tientitu l of
Ang. 8, 18U"), the pottery m.unil ictur
era over there are pushed lukiep up
with orders. Tho slrpireiits of eaitheii
ware from Liveipisil to the L'nitid
States in one w eek wero 2, Hot) packages,
as against l,!iU7 paekajies in the corre.
ponding week of last year, being- rather
more than double (he number. Tren
ton btate Gazelle.
Four mill Prunpccts.
llachiuery in better employed today
than it is likely to 1? two months from
now, and the fact that the nulls, me
fairly busy now is mil 1-udi i;g to the
average man, who poiutj to it as a favor
able cenriitiou. Grand Itapnls ( ! s h )
Liar Iu Ut'iuiiui!.
If Auauias and apphira were now
tlive, they would never lack engage
ments from Ihe free (rude pi ess.
I M I II t
rc.iiE L'i'rn in lcntcm must com
pete WITH FFLONS.
Pecrty riM Wi r!r:u I ' rebirth' IT lr a
?.tere ltr;iic . i n liny Al
lowed rilmoiern l or 'lhrtr 1-nhor - Fre
Men Mn. il." t II hf starve.
A I.oio'' n i ' :rerp' noVnt V. ritrn : A
I ononis.-'! n of uiijU i.v bus In in Rilling
in Li.ndi u for s; i. " I ;n.o pa -t t i im os
tifrato into (be cpu stv.n of the importa
tion of pl'i.-t il 11! loe d-;. t '.ieli ;;1 in-
vest tftat "on fi' r.: rir! t to ti e very ker
ne', the crux, of the f;io tr.nlo p-vition.
The woiking people in this country,
ovevv. helni' d with taxi'ioii nud strug
gling to live in ;i si'.oill v ityr, have be-p-.;-!
to cry out tiv.iinst tlrs wreti hod
system tvli'e'.i allows goods i.nnie in for
eign prisons In bo i hipped to plnnd
as a d-.inipiiic gtoiiod r.nd io inter into
ci'inpotui ii v till fill ih.r pi i tis undo
1 f;r. It is 1 i;:d pnoi ( ii to p t a l.v ilia;
ill Ti.;;r':iml lit tho lr st of t in.i s, but tho
j did;. ai: v is inc .; , .1 a i!:..i:.-.!i:dfold if
; tin a-.;i -:.ti has toiompoto with a crimi
i mil workman. Vim is p:tid prnel'ciillv
; mvh'ng f' r l:is !.,; r n::l v, h to ihn
K'atH b-iios him nil the aid ):oss;l l'V
Whr.t ilisi"oe e:;ti t.nv ne hsvcv.wiir
Kiicli I'ivetin f am :s, and it is not to be)
' v.-iKe'ei-d i.t that th f!r tirli operative
a o ' . i
gnu to I; it k
sy.-l 'in ti
ll oet ' ! i a
! Ii si nguilLst a lnis
t i.liows him to 1 o
1 Vincent, M. P. for
' I! Ol
-'in f:'i io, t!.e :"c.;t iM'lery
';::.e, Is s . ; !v; .1 on tho
ci s-si :i
and h ; . u fiojo it ti nt iv
in (! surt.
1o( eviden. :i ws.s overwhelming
n::r.'nM. the contmiance f tlieiystrm
of f.eo. inipoi'tu! ii n. I.i i.il j.oni it was
i:rd that quite SO per nt of the prison
made good:! wtrfl sent to the Lnglish
ira;l:et, while -1 con's per (ley was al
loy. d to tho inmates of tho prihous for
l'Y.rr or p(s n eh y wrc'es! I? . v v.'onl.l
iiti Ait.or.eati operative Ike t!.a; ': tint yet
that is the 1 o: 1 ontcinn f file im
ports. I)in i : - t hn last four months it
uppi ars t i.-.t i!.n iirpor: Imm l!f':,liUii
of ii ere i:::.i;r.f:ieii:rrj li.svo increased
?' t i ' r ci A c i:i m:;1, la mimbrv f
v !:!:!.! ! t! l;:ivc been deprived of t l.eiv
etopie;, ;: ;,i a d of f,i 1 iv.e:es l,v thin
fou j.vi c.-t! petitii M. Many of the ii.eti
do le i e. re-.. :(' r.e :-e t !i :
ii' i s a v. e, !; (;. 1. r'o to :51.
'1 i.o ii e. e.arv o! the c; ;
o t i (i i hil-
S'lV '" IS. 11 si 1 -
i-ti. ally stares
. ; '. tions of
t pv -"tl mado
1 av.l a piaster
o in ii :ire.r:g
a: fers lint, men
. Tij.i i.i im
0 t ; ) r. hit-.
; nt l i . . '
S 'l! V O I"'"
' . : .
1 n 'I on! o
! ; r ;
f. , i is
i.-.::d i? nii-.-
v. d u d
Ira lo p.ur-
l.i v io
S' 1 1
' : r i
. li of
J 1 not le
w, r ..i;
i ni.'eleiit to meet
.t I. i.i. Itl order to
vrj to tr.i without
li s-, ntative of the
t ti.o " n u out of
(l.i that we i-hi.iil.l 1
wn,ves," Aueilie.- I
mat ird.isf.-v nod II
four n.o i. un fong idle. I.o l.s. 1 bu :i in
tho mat trao i ! r 2tl year.-, t.n 1 had nev
er ii c:i it iu? 1 ,1 ;.; II n ):.; t two yearn.
finrvryr.r Oeneval It. T. Chriivhill of
I' c civil m r co t i'"', "If is ; ertainly
n y o, iln. on ,!i..t (lie. i:u ;iort;:t;on i f ris
on made g.ii-.l'i is injurious to the miinn
factiirev,) and labor interests in this
foutiiiy mid shonl l, in my opinion, bo
Sto;e ; ! i f 1 i--; fie. "
Yet. in face of all tli.'n nnd much more
K'niiliv cvnh rce vo have tho Cohdeu
1'ieo j'niilo oil li. i ;;-::!;:i:; t!i:oir-h tiio
mouth of Lord I'.nvar, (i"eaii.iing that,
"tls.i v. erVifj r!nn s itl Ilnaland would
(aiii unci J'si: loin ly t!;o importation of
these iv:son n-ndn r
and t hat mats
ttad Mieil.ir lines ;;fo
lirve i.s cheap ;: r'e
of p. i.-eii p. 'nie ;;.
llolo'eully, fl :-l!!:( tl
rd c mid l.o r.iado
1. Tiio sf o- ago
ds was v. ron; i eo
n.l morai ly. " Th"ti
pi I'ativts have said
s.in. is of i:iij.;lih
tunc l.-sal 1 arr.ir 1 1 ciilnir a f io ov a'.i
infernal l.-.n;'. e. irnl llr.it bin writing in
damnable. Let I. in j;o and taiUtotho
staiving nr.": en! a s w!io n- oanoii
C1.3." Mil.'. I ;-.'. J f nvv bo wo-.ild
not reptat t'.e vii.it 1 'Inch udvuoaiy is
really nuo'l.or r;: 1 in tiiocofiin of t't.h-
'i he i
1 ftee (! )-!.
il. ii w.sklnc-iitui in u i.trnnu
if. et :on'..-t laarevc r liis own trade is
i ' !tc:l. j ho 1 ratio unioni! hero aro
-m'na mo'o power fill every day nail
,y m i i! sfluclly ptoteetlouist. 'il;e:;o
s"ti oihis am r: t'urded all over llng
d ly v.- '.knen is iinfaii' cop. petit ion
1 n sjieeios of hitting below the bi It.
jnst as w
s l;ai;;rnid Io one trade may
t U befall another.
Nft Work, Xo lliime.
'j l'-! ;Vs
(iav ; O' . - l
.lr.' Ly.e-ti 1.-.
i ' . I' . t it t
. - ; hs.
a; elina .ob
not had a
. !e are now
to have re
i serves. " . a
! fair trial '
ceived. ai'.y tn
al ; i ail.
Nut ttii Hie l'ro Trader.
Tho proti et ;i;.ist is always willing to
'Ive und lot live.
A S.;;ililt (ievi-rnor.
Govcinir 'ioinil of Kans in says,
"Thriu is a invii'e revival in business
in Kansas, but it is due to the huge
crops rather than the Wikou laitff. "
The ocrno-r is light.
Are Alwi" I'rtlrlol.
(lieat .e:.j'i t.ia
hoii.e ind'a. t -,
Hot inam.f.u" .ui i
iai ily in t.u lot n
tl iu n.
, ol p'r-.tectioii to
I'm; y tllay. wero
,r n t : ; t, ,! . ci ini
IJllt. I le',' w.-io i u-