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HV OUTW WHN1IKI.I. !IO!.I. Slowly the mist oVr the meadow was croeivhitf, Ilright omlhe i'-vy huds glistened the sun When from his coueh, while his ehihir:i were Klerpinjj. Ursf (he hold rvl"i ami shoiiHerod hi un. WjiviiiR her goloVu ail , Over the silent dale. 15lii.hr UoLcil the inornhn; m oott.tjjp aud npir ; Hushed vrns his lurtinj; sigh. While from his isnhli ey? Fl.u.hcti the last sicrUe of iiherty'a fir Oil Hie smooth fjr'!i:i -.vIhtj the fr-'j I -.f iirhi:- Calmly the Iir:t-horn of pliry "..tv? n..-i ; HiirlJ ihe di-:;th-'llcv nriviud them ;s rz!t:ji!i '. lioo';; I'i.'tI f '-"Wot i :i j rvji;; zz i-w is v: -t Faint !n th xi-ih'i i-r-'Oth. Murciurinir 1m'- in -le:.t!s. Tell l' ti'ir -mis how ihi ir father-; hm iind ;" N'ervcli!-.-. the iron ?ia:id. v K:iied fur its nati.e Ia:i . ljiex hy the wajMa that jj'eauts at in -U. Over lh" hUNi 1c- th- ril.- l;n !:i- tolling. I-'rom their far h.imMn (he e.:iijnrv coin : A through th.; storm-rloi: 1 the iliuu ler bnr-t rollim;. Circles tl: heat of th" mii-drinc ?rn:u. Hist mi the soldier'-i jiaih. larl:en the w.ives of wr.-lh. IiOiiji they !:ith' red ami !n;ni slial! tbe fall ; lied qlar-- the mushcr fl:i-.li. Sharp rinfjs the rifle" crash. Itlaun:; and -laii!;iiij from thirfc'-l and will. Gaylj ihi plume of the horseman van tri--::!-;. Nei er to tilia-Jow h cold Itrow ri'jain ; I'roii'Jh- at uim'iiiiiiT th war -sh-e 1 v:n ;im.-m:;. Hccl.m and pTitin he dr"io;is ti th re?a; r.il" ik tin lip of sc-mid. "oi-el"SK the trn:u;it hern. Torn i tlr silkt-n-frhied red rro- on huh : Alauy : l-opfi breast Jifliv en Use turf sha"! r-s: Kre ihc darV hunters the h rd have jws.ed ly. Snow-Rinll-d ra-:-? ivher- the h.r iud i.- ra inj:, l!o.-hs wrs-i the wary ftnmlx niiimyir ami wail, i WiWrs v!ir? the 'Vrn by the furrow v.-avin.' Ue l'd ivtth the tvhoet that rode oa th : Tara the i -mp -st thrills Over th" larKPnd hill. Far ! the min.-hine "tr-tims over the pliic, l!oued by the t rant banl. Wol:e all the miirhtv land. (Iiriel for iattt:-. from ttftiintaui I m:ii:. itii be th'- j;rav.- iiliiT' Iter i:nrtM re Slir ii-.l!.-r. and tomiib i lltey otnk to Uie r rest.- Wlnle o'er th' ir :irhrs the - tarry fold flying A'ijp 'lie I'roud e:iIe they roiis-.! ::-o?; his n-.t. r.orne on h"r Northern pin. Imih o'i r the foaming briu. Si-it j 1 In r broad banner to --or:!: anil to .4::n : ll'-aven keep her e.-er fr , Wide as .'er land i s -u, M.mIs Ui.- ;',s.r -mt;: -m h"r 1i.t,i hav - -.vo:i t 27 K ff J FITS 11 ES O L UT1 OX. " it must be done. I am resolved upon it, ' said the young wif as she eia-sp-d In r slender lingers. I must be cm rcful in carrying out my resolution, for nothing else can saw my husband from I he fate of other members of the family -and oh ! sueh a fate!" she con tinued, burying her fat- in In-r hands, as f she Avould shutout th" remembrance of something terrib e. " Can it be that ' J am tlenineil to become tne AA'ite ot a drunkard .'" she exclaimed, altera pause. "i. Uns )lea.s:inf home," she added, looking around the tastefully furnished u:iif:nen, "to be exchanged for the AT"k!:ed dAvelliug of an inebriate, and my !.in i, Avarm-hearted husband to be come oh! no, no! Father in IleaA'en, a .-it tins threatenhig calawiity ! Send Huf- 'ring and sorrow, if Thou seest they are needed, to purify our .souls from the dross of earth, but spare us, oh, God, from sin and degradation. They surely cm mot be necessary ; then givuit me to avert them," and rising from her luxuri ous couch, she passed from her parlor into an elegant dining-room beyond. .cir.. 1... -i i i-.. -i: i ..x. ;.... i - n.is.m.iu iu ie.upiee.iawu.M, ami 111s latner nnu nrotners win nuieuie me, and caU mo menu; but my husband is dearer to me than even my oavu repti-1 tation, and T must endra;e even Ins anger for the sake of saving him;" aud . with j trembling hands, but uuflu.ehing will, the lovely bride removed the decanters , of choice liquors "from the id.T-board, and ir?piring some lemonade most carefully, sh ' placed it in their stead beside the eryf?d goblets. Though sh ' V'-tired to her ch:s:ober aud spent tlie inrrxwal until her husband's return in earnest prayer for utrength to bear ridicule, and, it might be angry reproach, her heart mis- gUA'e her when she heard his step on the giavel-widk and that he had eom)any with him, ami as she descended to meet lum in tier accustomea place, nr trem bling limbs almost refused to bear their K.rl.X 1,,,.. " " ""Wife, this i.- my frieiil, Mr. Orms bury," said the proud husband. "Orms- il'ini-l Alt- ( lmit bury, this is Mrs. K , the loveliest, gentlest wife in all the laud." The visitor seemed struck with the beauty of thc young wife s face, but re-. pi.ea gayiy, ion might tiumi so now, becauseyour honeymoon is scarcely over. "Wail a bit, my friend, until her AA'ishes oo me into collision, and then you may change the adjective to a more signiii- I cant one." 1 "Nay, my veriest whims are !.av to I her, and I am not afraid of her setting , up her Avishes in opposition to mine." ' "Except for our oavu good," said the Avife, softly; but she only said aloud, ' " Your friend Avill stay aud take a social , supper with us." Not to-night, I thank you. " Do give us that pleasure." "1 should like to aftbrd myself that pleasure, but, unhappily, a business en gagement preA'ents." " You will at least take some refresh ments. My deal, order in some cake mA wine." " Xoming for me, indeed." "Ah! von must taste of :nv Ciilce in order to judge of my housewifery ; only : a good wife has a right to fulfill your prognostication of swaying it over her hur.bau.l." and, laughing merrily, she , left the room. Sr.reiv that salver borne by the sen-ant who had returned with hr was Miliiei"i;t!y tempting : and those ri.'li rakes and basket of ehoiVe fruit, and J tliiii silver pitcher of lemonade ought to have satistied any reasonable man ; but , the imsliand lookeil blank at the absence of Avine, and something was said in a Ioav tone to the Avife, Avho ai:swer-d : " 1 prepared this expressly for you ; Avill A'liu not take it for uiv sake Surely, this vitrm evening, it is move refreshing than Avine. "While the lady was speaking to her j guest, tlje host sent the servant on some , errand to the dhiing-room, and when slie IlldllKU lili IHI" illinVlI'l. 11141 ir none," a Hush mounted to his brow, aud he muttered, " None there ! stupid thing!" but no sooner had the door closed upon their visitor, than he assured himself by personal observation that she told the truth. " Where on earth are the decanters and Avhv was not mv friend allowed to refresh himself Avith Avine in my house .'" ; 'he exeliiimed hastilv. "Lr.-e w sinl-: ' denlv become bankrupt that Ave must use ! ; fatu-h stinted hospitality '." ; ; "There is no stinting here," replied : th ; Ja " and I am sure none of your ' , fn- ::.ls need complain when they haA'e su-ii Avholesome lemonade otl'ered them m: .1 of the dangerous Avine-cup." ' "Wholesome! dtmgerous! "What1 i t- -.rerrtnee stutl" is this ? Another such : as ih.is. ;niil T shall et the name ' which is new to us, that of being too , s; i::gy to provide Avine. None of our ; fa.aily Avere eA-er known to be sparing of it before." ' "Far better if thev had," said the Avife , imeonseiously, AATinging her hands. " 0 , James ! this omission sprang from no ' momentary freak, no Avomnn's cai)rice ; i but from earnest resolution to " "what?" ; "Try and save nr- husband," she1 added meekly but ferwnlly. " To save me ! You aro A-astly kind. From what?" "From poor Fred's fate," she said tVJnflv hlhnle.l hv tlie nr Ihot. ,hl not be held back. "I thank you for the compliment. So you think me in danger of becoming such a miserable sot ; but I hope I have too much pride if nothing els, to keep me from degrading myself tlm "At your age, he did not think the same r A few wars ago, did he not look e Tii 4. ii 1 i it- as fair au you, did he not think himself i. . i 1 i 1 i I as strong And Avhat is he uoav where t is his manliness and beauty of Avhich he AA'a:i so proud i His face haunted me all night, and 1 dreamed of his broken hearted AA'ite and his poor children, blighted in their youth by their oavu parent. O James ! the Bible says truly, 'wine is a mocker,' and so long as aw t ,r jisoj we haw no ritrht to sav. ' Ave are safe. ' Those only S(.t.urt, wh() obey the exhormtion to: , toueh m hnml(i n()t u,ul j lmve 1V3oIvc(1 tltvr e.u.1M.st iUuI pniypr. ful deliberation, never to be guilty of olleriug tiat jsi(li0us foe to my friends, much uss to thc Nearest of ail friends. him in Avhom all my lite is bound up." " You don't mean to say that you wish , to exclude wine from our dinner-table ' and from our social parties .'" " Believing it to be dangerous, I do." 1 " Then you Avould force your husband j to visit the drinking-'Miloou or the tavern for tho r(fresiiment which you deny him ,0l,1(. " Does my husband mean to insinuate that he is already such a shrve to the ex- . citement of liquors that he can not do ! without them V iwrvilv ho forlei1 tn 'iinl frn imilri'r- J ing " fanatic," and some other Avords we ; Avill not repeat. . aaiic leuieu ,0 mi cn.imoti Ap- g, bxit not disheartened. She felt .hint . iJ-llL -ulu n - . ' ; Z " , ' i WiI" ;saia race is suniciein lor 1 1 r r " T S i L P . inee. The month she had spent in the home hfir husband had opened her eyes fearfully to the danger of sleeping on the exhilarating Avine-cup. She had often heard in her girlhood of the evils of in- temperance, but she fancied they existed only among the Ioawi- classes, the dregs j of society. Until she became an inmate , of that family, she dreamed not that the higlriy educated, the retined, degraded themselves to the level of the brute by , first sipping rosy wine from shining liquor-cups or sparkling crystal goblets. Free, generous livers they were willed, exercising a whole-souled hospitality to all, while none who came within the circle could fail to be fascinated with j their charming mtuniera. Alas ! the ' poor young Avife suav that they Avere only 1 j genial Avhen under the influence of ex-' citement, and even those lovely girls, her new sisters, sought to be lively and , fascinating. "When she suav their beauti- j ful eyes sparkle with unwonted brilliancy, the bloom grow deeper, and heard the Hasher, of Avit, she turned aAvay in sad ness, saying, "Alas! alns! Avhat lovely1 victims !" The father could dispose of , bottle after bottle Avithout losing his con trol, but not so Avith his children. Per - sous occasionally wondered that their aui- mill spirits should lend them to such ex - cess ; hut there were times Avhen she could not help but knoAving wln.t ailed those polite, reiined young men and avo- men. On festive occasions, tin? wifo began to Avatch her husband anxiously. : Sometimes he poured out and drunk with a sort of reckless ah", and then the unsteadiness of his hand or the gleam of r l.:.. i,...i tl,,. rrhni UHlH HVUIH iin lilO lllillli L LIU. J L his eye Avould startle her; and once, but only once, she shrank from his ardent kiss, feeling that he Avas inflated with wine rather than pure aH'eetion. She . tried to forget that time, or to fancy it a dream, but she could not. ! The name of the oldest son, Frederick, ' I ! was seldom mentioned by any of the , family, and the day previous to the com mencement of this sketch, she under stood the reason Avhv. Then he l!Jime reeling along into her home, more beast than man. i She shuddered as she looked upon that j bloated, besotted face. She could not ! pollute her hand by placing it within his, much less in addressing the degraded be ing could her lips frame the holy Avord "brother." No wonder the sneet-iele li-mnted her 00 nnmiu uu suici.itit u.uimtu iui dreams that night, an she would fancy nerseu at tne aeatn-iea 01 mat once lovely woman, whose heart he had broken, , , , ' , . and hear her whisper, " lorn- husband is 1 ' 1 1 l ill 1 1 1 1 I 1 t 1 u, 1,1 im ' stop him ! Xot long after the Avife's resolution A-as I formed, the young couple Avished to give ji dinner-party to all their relatiA'es, and j as it AA-as the lirst in their own house, I ,f i,.;,. i,,t,,v;..i;f,. 01 their iiosintality. " L , , Then came the contention Avhich the lady had forseen and the bitter opposition of 'her lmqlvMui to e n-.-v out ilie voo- hltion she had formed to banish Honor from their board. In vain she told him of the delicious coffee AA'hich should sup ply its place; he persisted that she should not thus bring upon him the name of a bring upon niggard. And though she told him that upon her, rather than upon him, should U imputations rest, though she pleaded i" the gentlest manner, she had need of au tne strengtn sne nan so earnestly im - 0 plored from on high. 1 0 For a time, there was a serious est range-1 WIS by no means the case. Them are novel en 1U(luirc(l one bo7 ot ""other mentbetAveen them, and his family, tak- i tAvo hours in Avhich the proportion AA'as 1 "l the post-oilice Saturday. "N.o, I ing sides Avith him, told him that she I remarkably below this tAvo minima, in ; won't." "All right, then; next tune Avished to usurp too much authority over j fact, namely, from midnight to 1 o'clock, our chimney burnes out you shan't him as the head of the house, while they ; when the deaths were tifty-three per ! como iuto tlie J"ar(1 1111(1 whoop and hol sneered openly at her "fanaticism," her j cent. beloAV the average, and from noon 1 ur- " meanness," her want of " hospitality." ! to 1 o'clock, Avhen they Avere tAventy smd , The Brooklyn Fa(lc says the elegiac But she prayed Avithout ceasing, and God 1 threi-fonrths per cent. beloA-. From 3 , i,ard of the Pliiladelphia Lcdqcr has es at length opened his eyes to the danger ' to 6 o'clock a. m., inclusive, and from 3 ! tablished a school of poetry in this ot trilling Avitli that Avhich hail caused ( to 7 o'clock a. m. tliere is a genend m his brother's ruin. "With his consent, j ereiuse ; in the former of 23?. per cent, liquor Avas regarded only as "medicine," above the average, in the latter of ) per and Avhile the Avife exerted herself to haA-e , cent. The maximum of deaths is from a sujipy of good things in the house. 1 r, to (i o'clock a. m. when it is -18 per both united in giving so cordial a ay el- j come to their guests, that those Avho en- j joyed their hospitality soon ceased to j notice the absence of Avine. ' 1.V degrees, others folloAved the exam- 1 plo of th" young wife, and gradually ( such a reformation took place in the town ' that in a few years all the " tirst families' l , had banished the beverag.. from their j ! sideboards and dinner-tables. j Her husband is uoav the only survivor I ' of all his father's family. "While he feels j ! that each one fills a drunkard's grave, he : turns to his wife, now no longer young, ; 1 but beautiful in his eyes, ami says, j !" Such Avould have been my fate but for : you. I stood 011 the brink of the preci pice, but I knew not my danger until voureve.lIod it to me While she says nmt o - Xot unto me j but unto thy name, O Lord, be all the j pnuse." It is said of the venerable Charles Tappan, of Boston, aa'Iio died lately at Washington, than A'hen a little boy in Northampton he avus playing one day in the street with a neighbor's sou, and a six-penny piece was found in the dust, The boys quarreled about the ownership of the coin; but young Tappan held it, and the boy gave in. Seveniy years aftenvard he encountered his playmate, old and poor, in Pittsfield, and paid him the sixpence Avith the accrued interest. .justicj: is iilixi. Fair play is said by Englishmen to be a virtue peculiarly "English." British ' J"tioo ls quoted by Britons as the per- ' Action of judicial science; and there are British writers who take especial pleasure in contrasting it with the meager securi-! ties with which ill-fated Americans have ! to content themselves. Yet, if we are to ' believe the story of a certain Mr. Thomas I llyam, British justice; does, now and I then, falter Avith something like human 1 fallibility. This gentleman, aviio is from , the rural districts, avus recently on a visit , to London, ire had occasion to cross ' the metropolis, Avith two friends, at a late hour of the night. London avus wrapt in slumber that is, all of London, ! ! so :ls r. Thomtis Hytim could judge ' ' excepting a man and woman, whom he 1 :llJ(l friend observed talking on the J ' corner of a by-street. The woman pres- j ,!ntLv hurried aAvay; the man, after a few j futile attempts to maintain an upright nttitude, tumbled into the gutter. Com- , j passion Avas awakened in the breast of . the three companions. They lifted the j I nmn, and oU'ered to take him to a tavern, j But he refused, and they Avent on their AA'tiv. Before thev had cone a snnare. i O 1 7 a couple, of detectives, to then- infinite surprise, arrested them, and marched ; tnem oil to the lock-up. The next K nn . , l, , , A point any woman can appreciate morning they Avere brought up m the ; -pQ jace police com't, charged Avith robbing the i drunken man. The latter appeared as a i WnAT is tbat which' b losinS an eye, witness, but had forgotten aU about the Iuia onl a uose left ? A noiso events of th) night before; whereupon j TnE financial pressure is loosening, the m:igistrat;, seemingly provoked at i Even the days are not so " short " as they this failure of valuable evidence, lined 1 were. liim 5 tiiul told him to go. The sole, - evidence remaining Avas that of the j policemen, avIio could only swear that tney nail seen the three mentis Hit the man, ami brush the mud from his cloth - ! g- Thomas Hyam, being from tne country, could not at once proA'e Ins identity and respectability; and the mag- r - ' b Astrate, apparently on the ground that ' 1 1 ' 13 the prisoner AA'as to be considered guilty .1 t j , ""til he proved himself innocent, re- I . 1 t. I Itl11 t init AIM Ul'lftl ifon "ium" " A"1 l "lvn- ",1-i' conducted to jail, put in a solitary cell, ' t 1 e ii arrayed m a prison garb, carefully 1 ii! iiiii. I , , " " , : Avnen neremarKeiitnatne avus not piweu a criminal, the Avarden laughed him to scorn, and bade him go to work scrub bing the prison floors. This he did, and suffered for si Awek, tit the end of which time he easily cleared himself, and was ttiscnargeu, aviui tne comiorting assur - I .- o ! -nice from the magistrate that he h-d I 110111 1111 lulf3lh"au U1-lt iU- ll-tl I """thing but his own folly to blame." ! Mr- Hyam thinks otherwise, and so does I t 1 i -n jv f f 1 ""i.oim.m pies; aim, at au eAeuus, u.u I 11 T . 1 1 A 11 Jt ! "l 1 .1. r ai i .i:..i..:..i.. .i....i ,. that it is the last time that he Avill at- , mlt, in London at least, the role of i " tho SooJ Samaritan." xor fvxxy, iter ri'itiors. 1 An oa 11,.wslMll,1. say.s if the deaths of j ; o8S0 B h:ul occurroa ilulilic,- . ntl ilt hour dnrhig th, twouty , f,. , i,i,.i . torn, one huiulreil s i i,.,,.,. .,. . i ..f i 1 have occurred at eacl ind tAventv would " ieh hour. 33ut this cent, above the average ; the next, dur- ing the hour before midnight, when it is" 25 per cent, in excess ; a third hour of excess is that from 9 to 10 o'clock in the morning, being 27i per cent, above the average. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the deaths are less numerous, being lfii per eent. behnv the average, the hour before noon being the most fatal. From 3 o'clock p. in. to 7 a. m. the deaths rise to per ceut. above the average, and then fall from that hour to. 11 p. m., averaging (ii per cent, behnv the mean. During the hours from 9 to 11 in the evening there is a minimum of Gi per cent, behnv the average. Thus, the least mortality is during the mid-day hours, mainly, from 10 to 3 o'clock. About one-third or the totaldeaths noted WCro chUdren under live years of age. mid they show the influence of the latter still more strikingly. At all the hours ! from 10 in the morning until midnight the deaths are at or beloAV tlie mean ; the hours from 10 to 11 a. m., 4 to 5 and G to 10 p. m., being minima, but the hour after midnight being the lowest; maximum ; at all the hours from 2 to 10 a. m., the deaths are aboA'e the mean, attaining their maximum at from 5 to G p. m., Avhen it is 15i per cent. aboA'e. A Pennsylvania breach of promise case has been settled by the man giA-ing the woman six cords of Avood. 1 The trials of winter Have vanished, that's clear. And we breathe the fresh air AVithoot bringing a tear; The biowiujj and snorting Have died out at last, And cougbri, colds, and quinzy Are things of the pa.st. Chapped uoseo are healing. Cold sores "on tlie mend,'" And that li."t of mid grievance Ha come to an end ; The soapstone has cooled To its hook in the shed It is banished, alike From carriage hf d. There are wide open door-, Willi no signs of a freeze Xo shiver or Khudder, Or sound of a snee.e ; AVithout mittens or muffs Folks venture, once more, No longer in awe Of the " Arctic wave roar. Old bottles of tonic. Cough mixture and hquills Old bundles of herb-, Old boxes of pills Are laid ou the nhelf, Their winter -work o'er ; We can sjrasp lite without them, AVe can get "out of door.' J 'LKA SAXTltlJiS. Mosquitoes buz7s-uin fijicnds. Eaki,y fruit Chinese dates of yester- It is said that Digger Indians aro neA'er ' kuoAvn to smile, t gers. They are grave Dig- i Many women Avho are counted honest , steej their petticoats, bene Uieir stays, , crib their 'babies, and even hook their dresses. n m -i 1.1 t l i "Patrick, said the priest, "Iioav ! , , . , , r T much nav lint von steal ? " W ell. T 1 , mnv as avpII confess to vnnr nverfttiep j for wholjj for oing after . the balance of it to-niht, I ' ' . 0 1 J-""E Peruvian government Avants to pay on Henry Meiggs httle railroad I claim of filo.000,000 in miano. In reply. r " . government, " G' aa'u' uoav !" A man aa'Iio fell into a vat of boiling lard and got out alive, says that it avus not tin unpleasant sensation after the first f innmoiiT mit hi Thminrhr n hit n Tiifrhrr- ; "v w..0..v .0wV 1 11111.1 111 1 queer-shaped doughnut he AvoiUd make. j 1 l 0 I A colokeu congregation in Dayton have decided to forgive their clergyman ' X" 1. .ii. J.1 1 i..- .1 1 iui m-iiuig on i..a-t-i,uu muuie aau iu- 1 oon t. a rv., e 'B w x. luc ' the deacons remarked, " We is all human, and de game is werry exciting." A dkunken Chinaman, feeling rich and elated at his progress in American j civilization, went through the streets of -cisco ciwing" Hoop-la ! hoop- j la Me all same as Mehcair man. Hair 1 1 uin ji. 1 i xi. ..1. i- ! AUta J"u wou ltULl uul1-lume coiuitry AA'hich is doing much to assuage the pangs of iinal parting. The last tribute is in memory of tlie late lamented Thompson : Death came ut half-past nine o'clock. Ami put out Thoiuiteon's candle. Than!: Hi-av'n. that gives. Iimu rest at last From this here 15eechi-r scandal. A yotm; married man "riceiA-ed his lirst curtain lecture the otiier night from his Avife, Polly. He calls it " the epistle of Poll to the rum one." He won't be so facetious after awhile. Ephesians the iloAA-ing bowl, he may get A rest, but Poll will lay the Ihav iIoavii to him every time ho gets Titus a brick. On Saturday night tAvo men got into a Avordy controversy, AA'hich waxed quite hot, and finally one of them challenged the other to a square iigkt. The chal lenged party filibustered around and en deavored to avoid committing himself on this issue, but finally, pressed by tlie other, he positively refused to fight. " Xot that I'm any coward," he said, "or that I'm afraid of you, but I avus allers an unlucky man in a fight. Speaking of the Brazilian yam, now extensiA-ely cultivated in the Gulf States, a correspondent of a Mobile paper writes: " These potatoes are the best I have ever rPl t- nvi aaiihHt oc CJTt'nnf. 1Q fllf . J, 1 ' f ' -, fi,0 Old yam, iuiii on mu buiiu iiiuu, xlxx u same cultivation, .Avill make fully one third more than any variety I ever suaa-. They are hardy and keep Avell during the winter. I haA'e also the red-skin yam, yellow inside, AA'hich is certainly the best early kind to be had. They are ftdly six Aveeks earlier than any kind obtainable.'