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Of all the men whom l admire
There's not a one who mav aspire
lo stand as high, and none who can.
As does the truly "quiet man."
If any being on the earth
Gets credit far beyond his worth,
That one can bo none other than
This unobtrusive, "quiet man."
No matter what's within his head
His silence Is interpreted
To be a sign that wisdom lies
Behind his inexpressive eyes.
tf so he drops a word or two,
His friends will search 'em through and
To meanings deeper in Intent
Than e'er the speaker thought or meant.
If so by chance, he takes a stand,
Assumes position of command,
Surprised approval greets him then.
And you shall hear from other men:
"Some weighty reason lay behind
An act so foreign to his kind."
"When things go wrong his moveless state
Is credited to scorn of fate.
Bo softly to himself he swears;
'Tis thought he murmurs pious prayers.
He's so misjudged his flaws at length
Are twisted Into points of strength.
T?oor humankind awaits command
From all It doesn't understand.
And he may work his own sweet will
Who has the an of keeping still.
I gainst m ?itk. |
JS BY ALFRED R. CALHOUN. $
ATO, sir, no fashionable, watering
Jpj place for me; ? -want rest and
comfort during my holidays," said
Aliek Freeman to his friend, Casper
Burns, with whom he was discussing
the place where they should spend the
two weeks' vacation allowed them by
the bank in which they were both
clerks, and of which their respective
fathers were directors.
"Wc had a good time at Saratoga last
year,*' said Casper Burns, adding, with
a sly laugh, "but you are afraid of meet?
ing Miss Julia Fletcher there again;
well, I don't blame you;"?he is as rich
and pretty and heartless as you find
".\'o, confound it, Casper, Miss Fletch?
er is nil right, it is I who was the fool,
and n ? presumptuous one at that, for
thinking she looked more favorably on
me than she diet on the score of fellows
who danced her like midges in the sun.
I hate fashion. Why, only the strongest
constitution can stand the dressing,
the driving, the dining and dancing of
fhose fashionable watering places. We
want rest, or, rather, change. Now
what do you say to White's Inlet?"
"White'9 Inlet? Never heard of such
n place," replied Casper.
"Then I'll enlighten you," 6aid Alick
Freeman, stopping in the midst of
packing his trunk and turning to his
friend. ''White's Inlet is near Barne
"Down on the Jersey coast?"
"Certainly; the fishing is good, the
shooting tip-top, and there is no such
piaeo fcr boatiug and bathing. Ami
then it is pretty well out of the world,
and the chances are we'll be the only
visitors within miles?"
"And we can wear out our old
clothes," interrupted Casper Burns.
"Of course, no or.e would think of
wearing anything but old' clothes down
at White's Inlet. Oh. we'll have a
splendid times free as> the winds, and
almoFt like being in a state of nature?"
"I know. Alick, but people in. a state
of nature eat and sleep; bow are we to
obtain those necessary comforts?"
"The point is well taken." said Alick,
slammir.gdown the lid-of his trunk and
facing his friend. "Bight near the
mouth of the inlet there lives a fisher?
man named White?"
"The inlet takes its name from him?"
"Just^so; and he has all necommo
dntions-necessary. I sent him word
we'd be down next week, and! he's ex?
-"dot any pretty daughters?"
: "No; that's the beauty of it; has no
one. bui his wife, and' the only neigh?
bor is a mile and half away across the
inlet. Oh, we'll have peace end- no end.
?of a good time," said Alick Freeman,
rubbing his hands in anticipation of
the pleasure in store for them.
The result of this interview was that
the young men found themselves at
White's Inlet within a week. After
leaving the cars they had to go in a
wagon some 20 miles over a sandy road'
that ran through a forest of funereal
pines and distorted scrub oaks, on
which the sun beat with tropical in?
tensity and along which the mosquitoes
prowled in fierce, bloodthirsty bands.
The fisherman's house w as perched on
a verdurcless bluff of white sand, with
a swamp in the back-ground and a glori?
ous expanse of blue ocean in front. If
the structure did not promise comfort it
was certainly picturesque, and told of
wrecks and dangers along that treach?
Ona end of the cabin was the stern
ncction of a wrecked schooner, with the
name "Eliza J?te" still visible; the
chimney of rusty iron had once done
duty on a tugboat, and the Gothic door?
way was the under,jaw of a whale which
?am White had killed on the bar, about
0 mile from bis cabin.
? "It doesn't look promising, I must
Confess," said Alick Freeman, as they
got out of the wagon which they had
hired at a round price to fetch them
over, "but it looks as if we might have
all the quiet here tjpat heart could wish
for." This was Alick's first visit to the
place, which had been recommended to
him by a bachelor friend, nnd though
he pretended to like it he felt in his
heart that,it was not all he desired.
"It must be a splendid place for fish,"
paid Casper, with n grim smile.
1 "Oh, it is! Why, there's no end of
psh our. there," said Aliek, waving his
hands at the water.
"If it isn't a pood place for fish," con?
tinued Alick, "then It's about the most
worthless place I ever set e}-es on."
?am White, a weather-beaten man of
SO, came out of the cabin to welcome
his guests, and help them in with their
"traps," a* he called the goodly array of
baggage they had brought with them.
Mrs. White looked enough like her
fcutband to be a twin, but she was a
^lean, wholesome, heartj- woman, as
unconventional as the most ardent ad?
mirer of nature could wish.
The j-oung men were given a room?
there were only four apartments in the
house?in the annex made of the section
of the wrecked "Eliza Jane." Tfhe win?
dows had once admitted light to the cap?
tain's cabin, and it required no stretch
pf the imagination to picture themselves
pn shipboard. The very decorations of
the chamber bad a strongly marine as?
pect, from the highly colored print of *}>
naval battle to theshell that answered
for a soap cup.
The j-oung men were hungry and
dusty and in no good humor; so that
while washing and changing their trav?
eling, dress for natty sailor costumes
they did not exchange many words,
^though Alick ventured to say:
' "I'm *ure, old fellow, we'll like it
hugely after we get used to it."
j "People like whisky and opium after
fhey get used to them, but is it wortn
while acquiring- the habit?" said Cas?
per Bums, with a shade of sarcasm in
A lick was about to respond at-n ven?
ture, but at that moment Mrs. White,
without the formality of knocking, put
I in her head to say that dinner was
ready, aivd to add that in her opinion
they "was purty nig-h starved."
There was roast duck, two or throe
kinds of fish, potatoes like snowballs,
hot biscuit and yellow butter, and a pot
of steaming- coffee, all served on a clean
Sam White asked a long-, old-fashioned
blessing, to the great amazement of the
young men, who expec ted to find him n
profane old sea dog, and then he said:
"You must make a long arm, boys,
and help yourselves."
"Well," said Casper, as they strolled
down to the beach after dinner, "I must
confess I haven't enjoyed a meal bo
much for years. 1 was hungry, and it
went to the right spot."
"Oh, this is just the place for an
appetite. You can find one here sooner
than in any other part of the country,"
said Alick, handing Casper a cigar, and
feeling that there was something to re?
deem the place in the eyes of his friend.
As they stood on the shore the sun
was setting, and the blue expanse took
on a crimson tinge. They Bat down on
the white sand, and .they could see away
up the shore, and across the inlet two
figures?females. One of them had a
white scarf about her head and the oth?
er a scarlet one, but beyond this the
young men could not make them out.
"Ah! it is a comfort to know we are
not wholly shut out from the world,"
said Casper, blowing a whiff of smoke
In the direction of the figures.
"I am willing to worship at a distance,"
replied Alick. "I'm glad the inlet sepa?
rates us, but I've no doubt they arc ?ie
wives or daughters of some of the fish?
ermen up the beach."
"Them?" said Sam White, when one of
the young men asked him who his fair
neighbors were, "them's some folks
from the city as have taken the ole Ben?
per place for the summer. It's more
lonelier over there than it is here, but
when ole Cap'n Be*ner he was a-livin',
there was no end of company over there,
but that's years and years ago."
"I suppose there's no danger of nny
of the strangers coming over here?"
asked Alick Freeman, with the slight
hope that the old fisherman would say"
there was a great deal of danger.
"Xot the least <bit," replied Sam
White, "but as there's two young ladies
over there and two young men over
here, why, the chances is that some?
how they'll get together afore long."
"That's human nature," said Mrs.
White, looking up from the potatoes
she was peeling; "the boys'll seek out
the gals just as ducks goes barefooted
to the water."
Alick hinted that he was an excep?
tion, and that while he did not positive?
ly hate thp other sex, their [presence
was essential to his misery, and much
more to the same effect, all of which
Mrs. White heard with a strange twin?
kle in her gray eyes that plainly told
she had her doubts, not of the young
man's sincerity, but of his reasoning.
The friends slept in the cabin that
night, a* they had not slept for years.
Thron"h the little windows the cool sea
breeze poured in, laden with health
and the balmy odor that brings sleep.
When they awoke the sun was flash?
ing on the sea and transforming into a
snow bank the bar about two miles
out. where a great, black buoy rose and
fell on the waves.
They had a dip in the ocean that
sharpened their appetites, and after
breakfast they started off-with Sam
White to fish outside the bar over a
spot known to the fishermen of that
coast as the "wreck." though there was
nothing on the surface to indicate that
ever a wreck had taken place there.
The fishing was all that it had been
represented?indeed, the fish bit so fast
as to change the sport into hard work
and rob it of much of its pleasure. On
their return they caught a glimpse of
the two female figures beyond the inlet
and far up the beach, and Casper Burns
waved his hat to them and the two
white handkerchiefs were waved back
The friends soon grew to like this
'strange life, and they began to feel that
the ea&h had lots much less desirable
than that of a fisherman?but so far:
they had on]y played with the ocean in
They frequently saw tiie ladies up the
beach, and they made an effort to learn
who they were, but Sam White either
could not or would not gratify them.
Three days before the expiration of
their leave of absence Sam White pro?
posed to take them up the shore to a
point from which they could get a good
-'iew of the New York yacht '?egattn,
which was to have a race.
Alick ""Freeman, st ill declaring he
wanted to see nothing that might re?
mind him of the world he had left un
til he returned to it, decided to remain
Alick did not long enjoy the part of
hermit which he volunteered to play.
He strolled along the shore with his
fishing pole on his shoulder and cast
many an anxious glance in the direc?
tion where be had often seen the young
ladies, but they did not gladden his
sight. Xo doubt they had gone off tp
look at the regatta.
About three o'clock in the afteruooc
Alick Freeman put on his bathing dress
and went down to the beach. lie was a
gocd swimmer, though until this sum?
mer all his practice had been in tide
less, fresh-water lakes or streams.
He boldly plunged through the rim of
surf and swam out for a hundred yards,
rising and falling on the swells that
rolled in and broke on the white shingle.
"I'll lie. on my back and let the waves
wash me in." Suiting the action to the
though';, Alick threw himself on his
back?he could 1'oat without moving
a muscle?and, closing his eyes, he was
rocked by the swells, which he imagined
were bearing him nearer and nearer
to the shore.
Five, ten, fifteen minutes passed, and,
wondering why he was not thrown
among the breakers, as he expected,
Alick Freeman turned over on his face
and rubbed the water from his eyes.
Instead of being near the shore he
was a half mile out, and the tide, on
which he had not counted, was bearing
him rapidly to the sea.
He took in the situation in an instant,
and, though realizing the danger, he did
not lose his presence of mind. His saf ety
depended on his coolness.
He struck out for the shore, half
throwing himself from the water by
his powerful strokes, but all in vain.
The tide still dragged, him out farther
and farther toward, the foaming bar.
on whose white crest tossed the black
ne took off hisi wide-brimmed straw
bathing hat and waved it in the hope
that some one might see him; then, anx?
ious to reserve his strength, he again
threw himself on his back and drifted
with the tide in the line of the buoy.
"If I can reach that," he thought, J
can cling to the chains till help comes
?if it ever does."
Before entering the line of breakers
that marked the bar, be again waved
his hat, then threw it away.
He reached the bnoy, but the chains
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mat Kept u anchored were slimy and
covered with seaweed, yet he so placed
his body across the chains as to keep
from drifting farther to sea, and there
he hung for what seeancd an age.
The sun was setting, and he was los?
ing all heart, as well as all strength,
when he heard a shrill voice above the
thunder of the breakers.
He tried to reply.
The next instant a boat with a single
occupant?a girl?at the oars, shot past
him and turned toward the buoy.
"Where are vou?'' she shouted.
Alick let go his hold, and, with a new
strength, made for the beat.
The young heroine caught him and
helped him on boanh and the moment
he was safe he falntedi
When ho came to he was back on the
shore, and Sam White and Casper Burns,
who had come up, were chafing him
with the aid of a gentleman whom
Alick recognized as Julia Fletcher's
"Take him up to the house," said Mr.
Fletcher, "and then go to your cabin for
his clothes. Poor fellow, he had a hard
tussle for his life!"
But the heroine? Well, as the fates
would have It, Mr. Fletcher, Iiis wife
and his niece, Dora Weldon, 'had gone
off to sec the regatta, and Julia, acting
under a whim, as the others supposed,
remained at home. She saw the swim?
mer in distress, and interpreted his sig?
nals, though she knew not at the time
who he w as. She ran, to the inlet, got
a boat and boldly started out with the
result already shown.
Next day Alick was himself, and be
sent word to the bank about his acci?
dent, the result being that heancl Cas?
per had an extension of another week.
How the time was spent we need not
say. Alick owed it to his fair preserver
to become her servant, and so he was
with her nearly all the time, strolling
on the sandy roads and.salt-marshy by?
"Never had such a pleasant summer
in my life as nt White's Inlet," said
Alick to a friend some years after. "It's
so nice and quiet there. Casper and I
were unmarried and clerks then, but we
roughed it and enjoyed it, eh, Casper?"
"We met our wives, or, rather, we be?
came engaged there," laughed Casper.
"So you see It'd have to be a rough
place that wouldn't seem pleasant un?
der such circumslances."?N.Y\ Ledger.
A LAWN GAME.
Entertaining Sport lor a Limited
A game which requires much skill
and practice in order to win a satisfac?
tory score is played with acue>balisand
a ring fastened in the ground.
The game is a favorite and one easily
possible, even if the space at one's com?
mand is limited.
A circular space is chalked off of any
dimensions desirJd. In the center of
the circle is a revolving ring made of
iron or brass. It has a shank, and when
it is to be used a large wooden peg is
driven into the ground, with the top
b little below the surface, and into it
.a hole is bored large enough to receive
the shank of the ring and to let it re?
volve freely. Half the fun of the game
consists in having a ring only just large
enough to let the ball pass through,
and the ring vnu?l be so neatly poised
as to revolve with a touch. The best
plan for securing this is to haven metal
socket let into the wooden peg. If so.
care (must be t^ken that the socket be
brass, if the ring is iron, and the re?
verse. Both shank and socket shou'd he
kept well oiled. The cues have wooden
handles- and a metal tip, w hich is rin?
shaped and fixed at an angle with the
handle. This formation enables the
ball to be better played than if the cue
and tip were in line. The balls, about
one foot in circumference, are of rubber
and are very hard; each one is painted
with a rim around the center of a dif?
ferent color. Each player has her own
cue and ball.
The object of the game is to pass
the'ball through the revolving ring, and
the player scores a point every time she
succeeds. There is in this game more
pla}' than- et first appears. If, for ex?
ample, a player in sending her ball
through the ring strikes another ball,
cither before or after, she adds two to
her score. If a player finds the ring
turned edgewise toward her she can
either place her own ball so as to ob?
struct the next stroke of the enemy
or by dextrous play at the ring turn
it edgewise to the enemy next in suc?
cession. The clever player will strike
a ball belonging to her own team so
as to put it into position or will s*trikc
away thetoallof an opponent whoseem>
likely 1o make a successful stroke.
A really good player will cften con?
trive to pass the ring, even though i:
be almost edgeways to her. If the ring
be turned in the least to one side or
the other she will p'ay at it with a pe?
culiar push of her cue and strike it a
little on one side. If this is properly
done and with moderate force the ring
spins round and catches the ball in ils
progress. The effect of this sudden
shock is that the ball vibrates back?
wards and forwards for a moment, and
finally settles on the opposite side.
It must be borne in mind that the
ball cannot be pushed through the ring
with the cue touching it, neither may
it be thrown through. ? American
MAKE YOUR OWN HAT TRUNK.
Only n Little Patience, Dedtlcl:tnir.
and Curled Hair Xccded.
Theproblem of carrying the innumer?
able flower and feather trimmed hats
without injurj- to them when one is go?
ing away for the summer, has been
solved by that new invention, the hat
trunk; but rnany homo mothers may
feel that, after the necessities are pro?
vided for, the money is notforthcoming
for these much-desired trunks.
A common packing trunk without a
tray may be brought inito service by
providing it withcushions, thus mai.ing
a very desirable receptacle for holding
and transporting trimmed bats and
bonnets. The cushions are supplied by
making a required numDea' 01 nags or
pockets of drilling* cretonne, or some
thick material nn<l stuffing them very
full of curled hair. Tack these filled
pockets to the inside of the trunk,
finishing the edge and covering the
nails by taclung on cotton gimp around
each cushion, using upholsterers'tacks,
thus giving the interior a neater and
more finished appearance.
A smnll trunk may bo made to accom?
modate at least eight hats by putting a
cushion at each end of the trunk, two
upon the bottom, two on the cover, and
one upon each side. Supply each cush?
ion with two long hatpins for fnslon
ing the hats securely in place. Such a
trunk may be made not only useful
when one is trnveling, but also while
one is at home, particularly where
closet room is much needed, by fitting
a thick pad over the top of the trunk.
Cover this with pretty cretonne and
have a plaited valance that reaches to
the floor. Supplied with a couple of
sofa pillows, this piece of furniture will
prove desirable and convenient.?N. Y.
HE WAS PERPLEXED.
BUDDING FRUIT TREES.
Mont Successfully Done In Moderately
The usual season for budding is frcin
the first of July until the latter partol
September. The season varies, how?
ever, with the locality, the proper time
being when the tree is in active growth
and the bark parts readily from the
wood'. It is also necessary to delay the
work until the buds are well matured,
and it can be continued as long as the
sap moves. It is not safe to begin too
early, as the tree may heal over the in?
cision made by the insertion of the
bud, and therefore prevent growth. If
left until quite late, imperfect union
may be the result from drought or from
The fnuds arc taken from matured lat
JameH Felt l;ne?inal to Ills Inline
The directors of a bank had engaged
the services of a watchman, who came
wcli recommended, but did not Iseem
over-experienced. The chairman, says
an exchange, therefore, sent for him to
post up a bit, and began:
"James, this is your first job of this
kind, isn't it?"
"Your duty must be to exercise vig?
"Be careful how strangers approach
"I will, sir."
"No stranger must be allowed to en?
ter the bank at night under any pre?
"And our manager?he is a good
man, honest, reliable and trustworthy;
but it will be your duty to keep your
eye on him."
"But it will be hard to watch two
men and the bank at the same time."
"Why; sir, it was only yesterday
that the manager tailed ma in for a
talk, and he said you were one of the
best men in London, but it would be
just as well to keep both eyes on you
and let the directors know if you hung j
around after hours."
PUTTING IX THE BCD.
1. Stock slit vertically and across. 2. The
same with l.arlc raised. 3. The same with
bud Inserted. 4. The samo tied up.
crals of a thrifty young tree. The twigs
from wl?chthey are cutshould he about
the size of a goose quill. In removing
the bud from the branch, begin hall'
an inch above it, cut down through the
bark and take up a small bit of wood,
having the knife come out one inch he
low the bud. Leave a small part of the
leaf stem attached by which to handle
it. Buds can be kept for a week or
ten days after removal, provided' they
are packed in a box and surrounded
with slightly moistened moss. It would
be best not to cut off anj'wood when the
bud is removed, but it is difficult to do
Decreasing Hlxtli Rate's in America.
French economists are consoling
themselves for the gradual depopula?
tion of their country, pointing'out that j
many of the American states, includ?
ing the whole of New England, arc still
worse off, says the St. Louis Glcije
Demccrat. The birth rate in Frcyiec
has fallen from 33 per 1,000 ait the he
ginning of the century to 22 per 1.000,
and is less than the death rate, so that,
if the present conditions continue, in
about 2C0 years the French race will
have become extinct. In many cf the
L'nited States, however, matters arc
even more serious. The birth rate in
Nevada is 10.30 per 1,000, so that, even
if no more people should emigrate from
REMOVING THE BUD.
1. A Rood bed; a. root of bud; b, root of
leaf. 2. Bud badly taken, with hollow In
center. 3. Branch showing knife hi posi?
tion for removing bud.
this without injury to the root of the
Trees are budded v. hen from one to
five years old, preferably at the earlier
date. Choose a smooth portion between
leaves, make a horizontal incision
through the bark and at the upper end
oi.c at right angles to it, the two cuts
forming u capital T. Raise the bark
thnt state, its population would die out on each side of the horizontal cut slight
pompletely in less than 100 years.
Molne comes next with a birth rate
of 1>'M per 3,000, which gives its race
tbout a century longer to exist. New
haiuoshire is third, with 18.4 per 1,000.
Vermont is fourth, with 1S.5, and
grasp the bud by the leaf slum left
on for that purpose and slip it into i his
incision. With a strip of bass bark or
old muslin bind the bud in place, ar.el the
operation is completed. Be sure that
the knife used in budding is perfectly
sirange to say, California, which comes sharp, for smooth cuts must always be
next, has a birth rate of J9.4 per secured One cf the chief difficulties
1,000, or nearlj- 12 per cent, less than js to remove the bud properly from the
thnt of France.
Stays for Men.
In 1C14 stays were introduced into
the costumes of gentlemen, to keep
the doublet straight and confine the
?ot lixac?y LpKal.
Little Willie?What does a lawyer
mean by "leading questions" tending
to incriminate a man?
Tapa?Well, for example, I asked
your mother a question! once about
leading her to the ahar, and the conse?
quences .von can see for yourself.- ** "v
j original stem, but Ibis can be ac
; complished after a little practice.
The budding is most successful in
moderately dry weather, as the sap
is in the best condition to form a union,
i When rows of trees run north and
south,put the buds on the westside, and
?when they run ea:;t and west put them
on the north side. This v.i'l enable them
to resist the north and west winds, as
they arc capable of much greater re?
sistance when the pressure is toward
the stem than away from it. In very
young trees insert the bud about two
inches afjo.ve the ground. If much work
Harry Hunt, Manager of the Bridgeport Morn?
ing Union, and Composer of "Soldier Boy
in Blue," Made Well by Nervura.
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nerve remedy by our most prominent and well
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Dr. Greene's Nervura, tli8 famous composer
of that most popular national gong, "The
Soldier 13oy in JJlue," Harry I. Hunt, who
has appropriately dedicated his song of the
American 6oldier to Gen. Nelson A. Miles,
Commander or the U. S. Army. Mr. Hunt
is manager of the newspaper " Bridgeport
Morning Union." He says:
" Regarding the good effects of Dr. Greene's
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enough. I had been working* a good, many
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read so ranch of Nervura that I tried a pottle,
to find its effect so wonOroiisly nenenciol ana
strengthening that I tried a second bottle, with
the result that I am fully restored to health,
my nervousness has disappeared and I feel a
hundred per cent tetter in every way. I can
recommend Dr. Greene's Nervura without
If you need a spring medicine, if yon are run
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wake mornings fatigued, have rheumatism,
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of order and lack your old time vim, energy
and power, tako this 6ure restorative, Dr.
Greent's Nervura blood and nerve remedy. IJ
is :ustwliat yonr system requires, atthissea>
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pure, rich blood, gives' sound sleep, good
digestion and perfect action of liver and
kidneys. In this way It thoroughly cleanses
the system of all impurities, purifies the blood
and makes you strong and well. Use Dr.
Greene's Nervura now. It is not a patent
medicine, but a physician's prescription, the
discovery of the most successful physician,
in curing diseases, Dr. Greene pf 33 Wjjst
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is to be done, it is udvisableto get a reg?
ular budding knife, which will not b?
expensive, and is almost essential tc
first-class work.?Orange Judd Farmer
mending broken trees.
l'cciillar Ue?al(s of Half-Uirdllna
with Wire llandn.
In going through an old orchard
where the great gakg of the fall ol
1394 blew over many trees, cutting and
splitting off half the tops of others, I
was struck, says J. H. Hale, in the
Connecticut Courant, with theainounl
of abuse a peach tree will stand and
yet recover. In clearing up the w reck?
age some of the sp'.it trees were bolted
together, others had wire bands pul
on, and still others had the broken hall
cut away entirely, the split trunks
smoothed up with a drawing knife-and
the onesided head shortened In to bal?
ance it a little better. Trees treated
in the latter method, while having a
scarred trunk, with bark only on one
side, .have full rounded-out heads, as
good as though no harm had been done,
while 'he wiring process has girdled
many limbs and left pretty poor trees.
The bolted! trees look fairly well, but
none are so good as those that were
thoroughly pruned, with no attempt
to save broken limbs. This experience
covered about 1,000 trees, and in any
future breaking or splitting down I
shall cut everything away, confident
that however lopsided a tree may be.
two years' new growth will put it in
better shape than by any other method.
A peculiar result of half-girdHng some
trees with wire 'band?, was that the
fruit borne on them has been larger
and of brighter color, ripening from
ten da3-s to trwo weeks earlier than the
same varieties of trees without wire
bands. This might be an advantage
in some ?seasons with certain varieties,
and if only a portion of a tree were
girdled.at one time, no serious harm
would come of it.
o r cJh?rd cult i vat ion.
Fruit Unat Iteeclvc n.s Good Care as
All Other Crops.
Good tillage increases the available
food supply of the soil; it also con?
serves its moisture.
Trees should be made to send their
roots deep into the soil, in order to for?
tify themselves against drought. This
i3 done by draining the soil and by
plowing the orchard rather deep.
This deep plowing should begin tho
very year the trees arc set, and it should
be continued every spring until the
habit of the tree is established.
Moisture is retained in the upper soil
by very frequent but shallow tillage, by
means cf which the surface of the land
becomes a mulch for the soil beneath.
Tillage should be begun just as soon
as the ground is dry enough in spring.
This tillage should be repeated as
j often as once in ten days through grow
I ing season?from spring until July or
j Tillage should not exist for the pur
1 pose of killing weeds,
j Late cultivation may be injurious by
; inducing a late growth. At all events
it can be of small utility when the tree
begins to mature and rains become fre?
quent. This season of respite gives the
grower the opportunity of raising a
green manure, and of adding fertility
to his land at trifling expense and with
no harm to his trees.
Fall plowing may be advisable fgr
farm crops, but not for orchards.
Only cultivated crops should be at*
lowed in orchards early in the season.
Grain and hay should never be grown.
In general level culture is best. The
modern cultivators and harrows make
such cultivation easy.
Trees, especially apples, are often
trained too high, because of difficulty of
working close; but modern tools per?
mit the heads to be made low.
Harnesses with no projecting hames
nor metal turrets should he used in
bearing orchards. Those requiring no
whiflJctrees are also useful.
Potash is the chief fertilizer for fruit
trees, particularly after bearing.
Potash may be had in wood ashes
and muriate of potash. An annual ap?
plication of potash should be made upon
bearing orchards. Of tho muriate from
."iOO to 700 pounds to the acre.
Barn manures can be used with good
results, particularly on old orchards.
Cultivation may be stopped late In
the season, and a crop then be sown
upon the land. This crop may serve as
a cover or protection to the soil, and as
a green manure.?Prof. L. IT. Bailey,
in Stark Bros.' Orchard Bulletin.
Xcw Method Devised by a North Caro?
Mr. B. H, Beeves, Buncombe county,
N. C, has for several years practiced
successfully a new method of bagging
grapes, as shown in the accompanying
sketch. The bag is made of the cheap?
est kind of white cotton cloth of two
sizes to hold grapes having small or
large clusters. Two clusters are put in
each bag, which is pulled up over the
vine, then turned over and pinned, as
shown. Uirds cannot pick through such
bags; water will not stand in them, nor
can wind or driving rain beat them to
pieces, as is the case with paper bags.
A hundred cloth bags can be "run up"
on a sewing machine in half an hour
and they will then lastfor years. There
are a few varieties of grapes thatdo not
need bagging; and a few that will not
bear this confinement, but most of the
grapes now grown can only be raised
in perfection by some protection of
this sort.?American Agriculturist.
orchard and garden.
Young orchards often need addition?
( Be on the lookout for the leaf-eating
In pruning cut out all weak and
There is little danger of injuring an
orchard by manuring.
AH pruning cuts made at this time
should be covered with oil or wax.
Keep a gcodilookoutfor texut caterpil?
lars during the summer.
Weeds and suckers should be kept
down between the rows of raspberries
You can crowd fruit trees and plants
only at "the risk of getting reduced
crops of inferior fruit.
The secret of growing extra fine
strawberries is to cut off the runners
as fast as they appear.
Fruit trees that have been grafted
need to be looked1 after to see that the
stock does not make shoots.
With a young orchard at .this tinv*
it will be a good plan to ?top eultiva
jtion> andi mulch, carefully, leaving the
fcqil in good Ultti.;;?St. Louis Republic.
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