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A WOMAN'S CONSTANCY.
Her Faith Held Faat to Her Soldier Lover, ud She Wh Rewarded. - "I suppose," said the genial and sprightly old lady from Ohie, "that I have to my credit one of the most unique of war experiences. The man who is now my husband was colonel of an Iowa regiment, having gone from the east to gain a foothold in what was then a comparatively new state. It is a matter of record that he com manded one of the finest bodies of sharpshooters that evr did service, and that the gallant Gen. Lyon, under whom they first fought, paid them the compliment of saying that he regarded them as invincible against .twice their numbers. The colonel himself was more than six feet and every man un der him met the requirements of Fred erick the Great when he recruited his fftmniiB rrrpnnriloia Ci . "I was betrothed to the colonel, and, though back in Ohio, I followed every movement of the regiment as closely as if I were with it. One evening we re ceived the news of that terrific battle at Pleasant Hill and two days later came a letter from the lieutenant colonel telling me that the colonel had been killed while making a last stand with revolver and sword against overwhelming odds. . There is consola tion in the thought that a man you love has given his life for his country, fighting to the death for a vindication of his principles, but even that balm cannot assuage the sorrow of a Heart that has lost what was dearer than all else. "And I had to endure far more than the loss of a promised husband who 'was dearer to me than life itself. Within a month there was a woman ; from Iowa at the home of the colonel's parents claiming to have been his promised bride and showing a will in which she was made heir to every' thing he possessed. For the property . I cared nothing, but there was the ' bitterness of death in the thought that suspicion snoutci be cast upon ms loy alty and honor. Not for a moment did l entertain tne tnougnt tnat ne naa been untrue, for that would have been to surrender the one joy left me YV-i T felt equal to it I went to see : he;. She was brilliantly beautiful, and, in my prejudiced judgment, had a fascination that never goes with soint- . linens. I could have carried through the interview with patience and de corum had she not dared to condole with me and attack the character of the colonel as a man unworthy the litwA r4 ai iVior sv iisa T flaw 4 - Vi a fin. f ense in a way that at least attested the sincerity of my love. In my an' ger I denounced her as an impostef , designing, unprincipled and wicked. - "Her answer was a heartless laugh and a production of the will. As far : as I could judge it was in his hand writing and had been duly probated, and yet I was as certain as of my own existence that he had loved only me, " and that this creature was utterly un worthy of him. "You remember Morgan's raid Into .Ohio. It was a time of the wildest ex citement, bringing war to our very Atro n nrl ofvlncp 11 a n rtnnnnntlnn . of its horrors such as we could never gain except by actual contact' I stood by when the bold raider went through that laughable farce of sur ' rendering to a township constable and .'. making terms that would have sent ONE OF HI8 OFFICERS RODE UP. J him back unharmed to the south. even' shook hands with the chivalrous leader, who told me pleasantly how de lighted he was that my lint. and medi cines were not required. I have yet a button from his coat, for young woni' en were just as anxious for souvenirs then as now. While we. were talking one of his officers rodcup and I recog nized In him the brother of an old schoolmate whom I had visited in Ken tucky before the war. He had been a friend of the colonel's and asked me when X had last heard from him. My response was a burst of tears and then I told him the sad story. ; , . "Tie was1 not killed,' he hurriedly assured me.; T myself helped to carry him from the field; he recovered In the hospital nnd is yet, a prisoner of war, He was an invalid for some 13 months and I know that he was sent to Ander; sonville some six months ago.' T believe that I Should have died had this hope proved a false one, but myself went to Washington and I had no sooner tdlrl my storj" to Pfcslden Lincoln than he moved lit the matter and when I returned home.the.coJonel mere shadow, of hU former self, was with me. I never intimated to him that there was a woman claiming to have supplanted me in his affections, but the night of our return she went away. She surrendered all the colonel's property to the" control of the court, and disappeared so com pletely that all effort to trace her was ineffectual. This diamond ring was sent me 20 years ago from New Orleans and I am happy in the belief that she sent it as a peace offering, and a token of repentance. As for the colonel, he had never seen her and does not know to this day whether she was a forger or employed one to draft the will. We had a boy before Santiago, and he, the record tells, was worthy of his soldier father." Detroit Free Press, i ROW BETWEEN SENTRIES. They Stopped PlKhtlnar to Captare a . Confederate Officer, Bat Re , aomed It Again. Hon. William Minton, of Butler coun ty, while ina reminiscent mood at the Gibson house the other evening re lated the following incident of the civil war: One bitterly cold night, while doing picket dmty, he was or dered to relieve a comrade who had been on continuous . duty for several hours, during which time (he was with out food. Returning to his tent the hungry soldier was filled with rage to find his rations, which he had sup posed to be safely hidden, missing, not even ,a crumb being left, to satisfy his keen appetite.- He somehow conceived the idea that Mr. Minton hnd com mitted the foul crime, and! in this anger he rushed to him and demanded his , A COMMAND TO HALT. food or satisfaction. Mr. Minton ex postulated with him, and then find ing that it was useless to parley any farther ordered him way from his vicinity under penalty of administer ing a sound thrashing to him. The threat bad no effect on the angry soldier, and as Mr. Minton was young and husky he soon put his threat into execution. It was a battle royal, first one would have the advantage and then the other, but finally Mr. Min ton was fast getting his adversary into chancery and was preparing to read his ultimatum to him when the mill was suddenly Interrupted. The attention of the combatants was attracted by a crackling noise coming from the direction of a deep row of bushes near by, as if some one were forcing his way through. An ar mistice was declared between the pug nacious pickets, and, seizing their guns, they leveled them on the spot from whence the noise seemed to come, Suddenly the bushes were parted, and before their astonished eyes stepped into view a handsome young confed erate lieutenant, who found himself peering down- the dark barrels of two ugly-looking guns, while behind them stood two of the most dilapidated specimens of humanity he had ever seen. A command of "Halt!" soon brought him to his senses, and, finding resistance useless, lie surrendered to his grim captors without a struggle, The surprised pickets were very cu rious as to how he got so close to the union lines, for it was supposed the enemy was several miles distant. He told his story in a straightforward manner, which was to the effect tha his mother's home was surrounded by the union lines, and, not having seen his loved ones for over a year, he had determined to risk an attempt to see them. He had got safely through the lines, and had reached his home and spent several pleasant hours with his mother and sisters, but on his return trip he fell Into Yankee hands. Commanding him to face about. they marched him to the proper offi cer, where he was formally received) as a prisoner of war. The pickets were overwhelmed with congratulations over their important capture, and were feeling very happy as they re traced their steps, one to his post and the other to his tent. , . However, after the excitement had subsided in the hungry soldier's breast, he began to think of his missing ra tions, and it was not long ere he re' sumed the hostilities with Mr. Min' ton. They were at it In good old- fashioned "ding-dong" Btyle, when this time they were again interrupted but by an individual they did) not care to meet. " It was the officer of the guard making his round, and, taking in the situation at a glance, ordered the, belligerent sons of war under ar rest. They were marched td head quarters and under heavy guard spent the balance of the night in durance; vile. Near them lay the dashing young' confederate they had so ; gloriously, captured but a few minutes before. Jn conclusion, Mr. Minton' said he would not be at all surprised, were he to meet his old comrade at. the com ing, G. A. R. reunion, If the old fight would be resumed from where It was left off, although It Is nearly 37 years since then, and his fellow compatriot has surely had a good meal in all that time. Cincinnati Enquirer. CORN SHOCKING TOOL It Is m Temporary Btader to Hold the Buaeh Together While It la Being Tied. ' ' It. B. Amstutz, of Birmingham, 0., gives the readers of the New York Tribune the benefit of a device which he has tried with gratifying results in shocking corn. He says that one difficulty that is experienced in tying with twine is that the shock is apt to be bound too loosely, and then it will not stand well. He aims, there fore, to provide a way for getting a good squeeze on the bundle before tying. Mr. Amstutz says: "Take an old broom handle a foot shorterthan the lencrth of twine to be used. At one CORN SHOCKING TOOL. end make a hole through which you can put a, strip of leather, whereby to attach a piece of rope to the stick, The rope should be about four inches shorter than the twine. A quarter inch rope is the best size. At the out er end of the rope fasten a ring just big enough to slip over the stick eas ily. In use proceed as follows: Take the handle and ring in one hand, reach around the shock, pass the ring into the other hand, and then sup the butt end of the handle into the ring. Now, shove the ring along the handle down to the leather, turn the handle out away from the side of the shock, and it will stay there while you deliber ately put the twine around and tie, Throw the handle back, release the ring, and go to the next shock." Mr, Amstuta believes that he is the orig inator of this device, but he is willing that others should use it without charge. World's Deficit In Grain. A world's deficit in grain for the coming year is the forecast of the Hun' garian minister of agriculture, lie es timates that importing countries will need 115,000,000 to 124,000,000 metria centners, or, roughly speaking, 450,' 000,000 to 600,000,000 bushels more than their own output, and that exporting countries will be able to send 101,000,' 000 to 109.000,000 metric centners, an apporent deficit of 14,000,000 to 15,000,. 000, or say 60,000,000 bushels. This re port, emanating each year at this time from what is known as the Vienna grain congress, is made up from a com parison of official and trade estimate of the world's production and require ments. The figures put forth are by io means final, nor of any great value, although interesting, as they seem to reflect general conditions. How to Pickle Pork. Some one recently called for a re cipe for pickling pork. Here is one that we find good: Salt enough to take out the blood and let it stand two or three days. For every 100 pounds of meat take ten pounds of salt, four pounds of Orleans sugar. three-quarters ounce of saltpeter, two ounces of soda and eight gallons of water. Boil, strain and let cool. Then pour over the meat. Let it stay in pickle at least six weeks. Keep the meat well under pickle, but be careful not to weight It too heavy. If the pickle should not be enough to cover you will have to make enough as propor tioned above. This will depend some what upon the shape of your vessel. A. S. Watson", in American Cultiva tor. Flax with Other Grain. Under some conditions it may be advisable to grow flax with other grain. Flax is a very exhaustive crop, but in this fact lies the advantagi when grain is sown on very rich land in mixing some flaxseed with it. the flax is not grown the grain will grow too rank a straw, while with the1 flax to help exhaust the superfluous, fertility there is less danger of this mere win De more oi tne gram grown, while all of the flaxseed that is harvested will be so much clear gain. Barley is one of the best grains to grow with flax, and both are ready to cut at the same time. But both should be very lightly seeded if clO' ver seed is sown the same spring, else there will be a poor catch of clover. American Cultivator. When Horace Have Heaves. There is no cure for heaves; it cau only be ameliorated or lessened in ex tent by feeding on nutritive material in small bulk, and more frequent ra tions. All voluminous and coarse food should be avoided, such as timothy, millet and clover hay, and only the best wild hay given In small quantities. preferably finely cut, mixed with mill feed or steamed food. . Feed every- thing wet.. Food and water should be consumed at least an hour before an animal Is used for work. It is but natural that such a horse will be come weak and faint when driven or worked hard all dfty, for such a one Is ortly capable ' of performing slow and light work, and it is cruel to use' him otherwise. Rural World. To make dividing a success, colonies should be very strong and almost ready to swarm. Use the best combs for brood neat and the oldest and roughest on the out nde for atprage. LAMBS FOR MUTTON. Something- Ahoat the Breeds and How , to Obtain the Moat BatUfae tory Reaalta. Probably the fattest sent to mar ket are those obtained from a cross of Merino and Southdowa. They are about as plump and heavy for their size as any bred, although they are not the largest, writes E. P. Smith in the American Cultivator. They are generally desired by good butchers, and very often they will command fancy prices. Their Southdown line age will be apparent in their block faces and legs, and most butchers be lieve yet, and with good reason, that the "Southdown is the finest mutton sheep in ,the world." But the Merino contributes many noteworthy qualities. The lambs get their fatness and tenderness from the Merino, and this greatly helps the lambs in the markets. Altogether the cross produces about as satisfactory results for the general breeder of lambs for mutton as any. The lambs when two weeks old should be taught to eat a little dry food, and this can best be given to them with the hand. Sometimes a tempting dish can be made for the lambs a mixture of clean oats, corn and linseed in equal parts, ground up finely and then salted and sweetened with a little sugar. The taste of the latter tempts the lambs. The ewes should also be fed freely and with good nourishing food to keep up the flow of milk, for it is advisable for the lambs to have plenty of the mother's milk. In a short time the lambs will take their dry feed from a box or pan, and then feeding them will be greatly sim plified. Ordinarily it is not necessary, to get them to take dry food, but where it is desirable to force their growth, and make them lay on fat rapidly, this method will be found very satisfac tory. The lambs that grow vigorous ly from the first are the ones that pay in the end, and it would not prove a bad plan to adopt this method, even though one has no idea of forcing the lambs for an early market. CORN FOR CHICKENS. Poultry Thrives Moat Excellently Upon It Until It Has Hade Its Full Growth. Without doubt, the very best feed for a flock of growing chickens is corn, just whole corn fed to them in unlimited quantities. If the chickens ihave the range of the farm they will not eat more corn than they need, and the more they can be induced to eat Ithe faster they will grow. They get enough grass, bugs, weed and grass seeds when running about to balance the corn ration, and it is one of the best feeds that can be given them. ; The laying hens should not have so much corn, so this advice should not be taken without the hens can be kept ;from eating with the growing chick ens, for a laying hen fed all the corn she can eat will soon get too lazy to forage much, and in the end will get so fat that she will be inclined to take a rest from laying and become an un profitable servant. ah tne. young poultry thrives on corn until it has made its full growth There is nothing better for young 'poultry than sweet corn from the time it gets to be good roasting ears until the winter sets in. While this is being fed the fowls will make weight in quite a surprising way, and they are very fond of it. Ihere is no need to prepare It in any way. They will take care of It if the ears are husked and thrown .to them. If with the sweet corn a sup- 'ply of sunflowers is available the fowls will not only grow but their plumage will become glossy and their combs .red, ond they will be pictures of health, 'The man who raises poultry and fails to have a supply of sweet corn and sunflower seeds for them is missing an opportunity to provide the best feed that can be grown on, the farm. Farmers', Voice. CORN-HUSKING HORSE. It Will Help Many a tame Hack Yon Conclude to Ilulld One Right Now. if The horse is made of light material, ihe cut. explains itself. The rung B should be 1-inch stuff, put in with shoulders cut down to one inch where it goes through the legs. The rung HUSKING HOR3E. is put down so the ears of corn will not catch when pulled forward. Corn' husking makes lame backs and sore hands. The horse will help the back and the following recipe will help the bands: Take white wax, one-quarte ounce, spermaceti, one-quarter ounce almond oil, one ounce; glycerine, two ounces. Mix, melt the wax and stir in the oils until they are perfectly mixed and still continue to stir until cool. Apply to the hands two or three times a day. Wash the hands in warm wa ter and apply the salve while the hands are still quite damp, and rub them until dry.' It will keep them from get ting sore. The prescription only coBti 80 cents for ingredients. Ohio Farmer. In making a start in bee keeping, choose the best bees, the best hives and the best Implements. White clover honey is the lightest in color and is considered the finest made. -. .-. I f Stop! r a v Ana t V f SVThatin 1 " your ' i 1 m accept it in the same spirit I MBS. PINKHAM'S STANDING INVITATION. 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