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THE NEW PEN.
BT KATHARINE LEE BATES.
Ay, pipe on thy shrivelled reed. Sir Wind
Till thy puffed cheeks stiffen with cold,
For I seek the song that the giver hid
lu this pen of pearl and gold.
And little rook I of thy shrill complaint.
Or the wintry moon that stings
The cherub carved on the old church tower,
Till he wraps him close in his wings.
The sifted snow lies so fair to-night
On the ledges and dazzling roofs.
The steed of the Muses might fold his plumes,
Nor stain his glittering hoofs.
An icicle sparkles beneath the eaves
Like the jeweled glaive of an earl;
But a daintier glimmer the moonshine weaves
Fc my pen of gold and pearl.
Yet through the hush of my happy mood
A murmuring grief will stir.
That the verses writ msy bo ill befit
The grace of the messenger.
And all the lustres that strew the sky
And flashes that pierce the air.
But show me the poet’s crown more high.
And deeper my heart’s despair.
There’s a yellow thread of starlight caught
In the freezing cherub’s hold;
Hut I would tht my pen might gild my thought
With a gleam of Its burnished gold!
And ho! for the frost that chains the night;
But how shall my song set free
From the shimmering cells of my ocean pearl
The music that haunts the sea 7
—Boston Transcript.
The MrsiERT of Cuthbert Rjtmono,
Frank Carlyon was wending his way
from the Foreign Office to bis club one
afternoon, when he met his father’s old
friend, Sir Lambert Raymond.
“ My dear boy,” cried the cheery old
baronet, grasping his hand. “ ’Pon my
word, I shouldn’t have known you. How
is the guv’nor ? By the by, have you
heard my nephew Cuthbert has come
back ?”
“No,” said Carlyon; “I bad quite
lost sight of him. It be ten years
or more since he went to Australia, ’ ’
‘‘ He returned a few weeks ago unex
pectedly,” replied Sir Lambert rather
shortly. “ Will you run down to Breck
liam with me to-night, Frank, and re
new acquaintance with your old school
fellow ? Bring your gun, of course.”
“ Well, I was going north to-morrow
to my cousin’s place,” said Carlyon,
hesitatingly.
“That will keep for a day or two.
The fact is—l will walk a little way in
your direction—the fact is, Frank, I am
anxious that Cuthbert should look up
to his old friends,” said the baronet
confidentially. “He has changed a
good deal since he has been away—for
the better, I hope. But he is inclined
to efface himself, to shut himself up,
and to avoid all society. Of course,
that is natural, considering the painful
circumstances which led to his leaving
England. But it won’t do, you know.
The best way of making people forget
the past is fur Cuthbert to show himself
in the world as though nothing hadbap
peued. I don’t think his old friends will
be hard upon him after all these years,
especially when it is known I have for
given him. However, the difficulty is to
persuvde him to make a start, and J’m
devilish glad I’ve met you, for I’m sure
I cau rely on your kind assistance.”
“ I will do what 1 cau to bring him
out of bis hell, Sir Lambert,” said
Cailyon heartily, for he was really a
good-natured, kind-hearted young fel
low. “Thanks, therefore, for your in
vitation; and I will write to my cousin,
and come down with you for a day or
two.”
Accordingly Frank Carlyou and Sir
Lambert, after dining iu town, traveled
down to Norfolk together by the evening
express. To tell the truth Carlyon was
not much elated at the prospect of re
newing acquaintance with Cuthbert Ray
mond. At Eton their friendship had been
of that superficial nature which results
from “knowing a fellow at home,” Sir
Lambert and Carlyon’s father had served
in the same regiment, aud young Ray
mond and Frank Carlyon had been en
joined to emulae the intimacy ot their
elders. Needless to say the lads failed
to observe this sentimental injunction—
at least in spirit. They did not become
deadly enemies, as boys often do under
similar circumstances, but they never
really cared for one another, and each
selected a particular friend alter iiis own
eart. Carlyon was a year older thau
Raymond, and rose more quickly iu the
school; so that when the latt r left Eton
to cram for the army, the lads were
scarcely more to one another than mere
acquaintances. And then unhappily
young Raymond’s career was blighted
by a serious accusation of fraud, which
led to his being disowned by his uncle
and sent to the colonies in disgrace.
To do Carlyon justice, he sincerely
sympathized with Cuthbert’s invidious
position, now that he had returned to
England, and was quite prepared to
make matters as smooth as possible for
him among mutual friends. But bis
journey to Breckham was undertaken
chiefly from a good-natured desire to
oblige Sir Lambert, for whom be had a
great regard and affection, which dated
from the early days when the kind
hearted old baronet used to tip him at
school; and, perhaps, being a keen
sportsman, he was also influenced by the
fact that Breckham Hall could boast the
best shooting iu Norfolk.
“Cuthbert will be surprised to see
you,” observed Sir Lambert, as they
drove up the avenue lea ing to the
bouse. “I wonder if you will recognize
him? Did I mention that be bad been
disfigured by au accideut? He came a
cropper a year or two back while break
ing iu a wild colt in the bush, aud sus
tained rather severe injuries in the face.
He has a scar ou bis cheek ami across
his nose, which alters bis expression,
and at first glance I dare say you won’t
know him.”.
After this warning Carlyon was hardily
surprised when, on reaching the dining
room, he failed immediately to pick out
Cuthbert Raymond from among half a
dozen men who were seated round the
table, but his doubts were soon set at
rest by a voice exclaiming:
“By Jove! it is Frank Carlyou. How
the deuce did you come here ?”
The speaker, whose tone did not de
note unmixed pleasure, rose from bis
effiair aud advanced to meet him. Carl
yon shook hands with his old school
fellow, wondering at the alteration iu his
appearance. His recollection was of a
slim, boyish figure, with a pale face,
rather refined features and a beardless
chin. Cuthbert’s frame was now filled
out and inclined to corpulency; he wore
a thick beard, moustache ami whiskers,
not too well trimmed, while the symme
try of his features was disfigured by an
ugly scar, which extended diagonally
across his face, imparting rather a
saturnine expression. It took Cary lon
a few seconds to realize that it was in
deed Cuthbert who stood before him,
and he could not refrain from saying:
“Why, Cuthbert, as your uncle said
to me just now, I declare I shouldn’t
have known you.”
“ You haven't altered much, Carylon,”
said Cuthbert, rather sulkily. “ 1 kuew
yon directly. I dare say I do look
strange at first. I guess' I shouldn’t
have recognized yon if you had gone
through as much as I have the last ten
years or so. Come and have a glass of
wine. ”
Sir Lambert was a bachelor, and his
sister, who usually presided over his
household, was away on a visit, so that
the party presently adjourned to the
billiard-room, where they embarked
upon a series of ‘‘pools ’’which lasted
till a late hour. Before retiring to rest,
Carlyon had a good deal of conversation
with Cuthbert, chiefly relating to their
Lton experiences. It is astonishing
how soon men become intimate and con
fidential in talking over school reminis
cences. Their hearts warm to one an
other as if they had been life-long
Hiends, even though they may hardly
have been acquainted at school, and
would have passed one another in the
street.
“ He really isn’t a bad fellow,” solilo
quized Cailyon, as be put out liis can
dle before tumbling into bed. “ lie
has improved wonderfully except iu ap
pearance. I’ll ask him to come with
me to (Scotland.”
The next day was devoted to serious
business in t e way of partridge shoot
ing. The party started off quite early
in the morning and did not return fill
dinner-time. Carlyou was too much ab
sorbed with his gun to pay much atten
tion to Cuthbert, but toward the end of
the day he found himself walking by bis
triend’s side. A peculiar gesture with
which Cuthbert raised bis piece to his
shoulder for a quick shot caused Car
lyon to say;
“By Jove! Cuthbert, do you know
who you reminded me of that instant?
You recollect a fellow named Boulger,
don’t you, who need to be iu Knight’s
house at Eton! When you put your
gun up just then you reminded me of
him.”
“Odd you should have noticed, that,”
returned Cuthbert, busy with his car
tridge belt. “ I know what you mean,
i I expect I have unconsciously caught
| that knack of him.. You know, I sup-
I pose, that I came across him out von
j der ?
: “No! Did you really? What is he
I doing ? ” inquired Carlyon, with iuter
j est.
“He is dead, poor fellow. He came
i to awful grief in his regiment and turned
up in Australia. We met by chance
over there aud chummed a bit but I soon
lost sight of him. I saw his death in a
Melbourne paper just before I sailed.
He took to drink, and, as far as I can
gather from the report, I'm afraid he
met his death in a drunken brawl with
some foreign sailors. Look out, Frank!
That’s your bird!”
Carlyon missed with both barrels
rather an easy shot, for he was very
much interested as well as shocked to
hear of Boulger’s sad end. He had
known him rather intimately at school
from the accidental circumstance of
their having been fellow fags to some
sixth-form tyrant when they were small
boys. Boulger afterward" left Eton
under a cloud, having on several oc
casions excited the contempt ami indig
nation of his companions by failing to
observe the wholesome rules of school
boy honor. Carlyon had a lively recol
lection of thrashing him for “ showing
him up ’ to iiis tag master for some
trifling act of disobedience; but they
had always remained tolerably friendly,
and Carlyon was therefore grieved to
hear of his wretched career. Cuthbert
appeared to notice this with surprise,
aud while his friend was dressing for
dinner he brought him a Melbourne
newspaper containing au account of
Boulger’s death.
“Perhaps you might like ro read it,”
he said, throwing the journal on the
bed.
Carlyou took it up and read in silence
the paragraph which Cuthbert bad re
ferred to. When he had finished Cutii
bert said, rather flippantly;
“After all, it was only what one ex
pected of him. He was always a queer
chap, even at school. 1 never liked him
myself. ” ,
, “He wasn’t a bad fellow when I first
knew him,” said Cirlyon. “He was
only a small boy then, but I always felt
a sneaking regard for him ever after, for
auldlang syne.”
“God knows, I’ve no right to speak ill
of any one. I haven’t Jed such an ex
emplary life myself,” exclaimed Cutli
bert, with sudden emotion. “As for
Boulger, you know him at his best. I’ve
no doubt he would have been a bettor
man if others had thought as kindly of
him as you seem to. Hullo! there’s the
gong!”"
Carlyou found a seat placed for him
next to Cuthbert at the dinner table.
Somehow he seemed to have become sud
denly intimate with his old schoolfellow,
whose cordial manner contrasted strange
ly with his reserve of the previous day.
Cuthbert opened his heart to Carlyon,
speaking freely of his contrition f. r the
fault which had led to his exile, aud his
hopes of regaining the good opinion of
his friends. As though relieved by
these confidences his spirit rose during
the meal, though his gaiety may have
been partly owing to the wine, which
circulated freely. Carlyou could not
help noticing that Cuthbert replenished
his glass rather frequently, and when a
move was made to the billiard room his
gait was decidedly unsteady.
Cuthbert took a leading part in the
conversation which ensued over the
soothing weed. He was inclined to be
noisy, and Carlyon fancied Sir Lambert
looked rather grave. He had plenty of
stories to tell of his sporting adventures
out in the bush, which were related m a
somewhat boastful vein. After awhile
the talk turned on the subject of poach
ing, and Cuthbert related an annecdote
of an amateur poaching expedition in
which he had taken part during the old
days at Eton.
“Why, Carlyon, you must recollect
that,” he said, turning round quickly.
“Yon were there, of course.”
“Yes, I was there,” replied Carlyon,
with a puzzled expression, and tor the
rest of the evening he was silent and
thoughtful.
When the party broke up Carlyon fol
lowed Cuthbert into his bedroom, which
adjoined his own.
“Can I speak to you a minute?” he
said, closing the door,
I “Certainly, old fellow; fire away!” re
j turned Cuthbert; still iu high -good
: humor.
‘ ‘ Apropos of that poaching expedition
at Loul X ’e,” said Carlyon. “I re
collect it perfectly; but you weren’t
j there. Boulger was my companion.”
“I know,” returned Cuthbert, hooking
j slightly disconcerted. “It was very good
of yon not to split upon me, old boy.
When t get into a vein for story telling,
I I can’t be strictly accurate. It was
Doulger’s story; he told it me often, am!
I’ve got into the habit of believing I was
there myself. Pccravi, old chap! Don’t
| stand staring there as though I had
robbed a church. You were always iu
; dined to be straitlaced, Frank. Have a
j sup liefore you torn in. 1 cau recom
mend this. It will mak*' your hair curl.”
Cuthbert had risen unsteadily to bis
feet and unlocked a small cupboard over
the fire-place, from which he produced
a spirit case. He filled a wine-glass with
brandy and offered it to Carlyou,
“No, thanks,” said Carlyou, shortly.
“I’ve had as much as is good for me.
Something in Carlyon’s tone seemed
to have a sobering effect on Cuthbert
Raymond, for he put down the glass he
was raising to his lips, and looked keen
ly at his friend, who had turned to leave
the room. He made a movement As
though to intercept him, but, caeckiug
himself, he returned Carlyon’s “Good
night!” rather defiantly and tossed off
the dram.
Carlyon returned to his room iu a very
disturbed state of mind. His chief un
easiness at the moment arose from the
discovery that Cuthbert kept a private
j store of spirits, a sure sign of aconfinm and
tipp’er. He now understood the cause
of Sir Lambert’s contrasted manner
when speaking of his nephew’s future
prospects, and felt sorry for the old
man, as well as for Cuthbert himself.
But when be came to think over the
events of the diy he was vary much
struck by the apparently tnriing coin
cidences which had vividly reminded
him of Boulger. Was it really possible
that, from close intercourse, one man
would produce unconsciously the man
nerisms and peculiar gestures of anoth
er ? Carlyon would not, pet haps, have
thought there was anything extraordin
ary in this, Lad he not been startled by
the story which Cuthbert hadtoid in the
billiard-room. From bis manner of
telling it Carlyon could not believe hs
was relating something at second-hand
—yet it was certainly Boulger, and not
Cuthhert, who was his companion m the
enterprise
Hut what was the inference to be
gathered from these uneasy cogitations?
That the man in the next room was
Bcnlgcr, and that it was Cuthhert who
had died abroad ? Tutting the question
to himself calmly iu these words, Car
lyou laughed at the absurdity of such
nu idea. Sir Lambert might surely be I
trusted to know his own nephew, and
Carlyon was bound to admit that he 1
himself had never doubted bis iden
tity; yet though he endeavored to dis
miss this startling suspicion from his
mind, he thought of Boulger and
dreamed of Boulger, until Boulger’s
image arose with painful distinctness
before his mental vision. Reason was
powerless to contend against the strong
conviction which gradually took pos
session of him, and with the early dawn
he rose from his bed, feverish and un
refreshed, completely carried away by
the idea that it was Boulger who wasoc
i cupying Cuthhert’s place,
j Carl}on resolved to put au end to his
j doubt without delay. He was a man of
I energy and action, and he soon decided
i how to solve the mystery. He knew a
cousin of Boulger’s, a solicitor in Lin
coln’s-lim fields, who could swear to him
anywhere. Carlyon resolved to make au
excuse to run up to town and biing the
solicitor down with him. Sir Lambert
would pardon his taking the liberty of
bringing down a friend fora day’s shoot
ing and, if events turned out us he
feared, and thank him for the action.
Carlyou soon found, however, that he
had not the patience to wait till break
fast time and inform Sir Lambert of Lis
departure. At six o’clock, therefore, he
descended quietly to the stables, and
asked to be driven to the station imme
diately, iu order to catch the early ex
press, which could be. stopped by sig
nal, He arrived there some minutes
before the train was due, and was just
writing a few lines to Sir Lambert to ex
plain that he had to go to London unex
pectedly, and would return later in the
day, when one of the grooms from the
hall galloped into the station-yard and
handed him a note.
“From Mr. Cuthhert, sir,” said the
man, breathlessly. “He said I was to
try and stop you. ”
The note was hurriedly written in pen
cil on a half-sheet ot paper, and ran
thus;
“You need not take ttie trouble. I know
what is on your mind. Come back and all
doubts will be removed.”
There was neither signature nor in
scription to this strange communica
tion, and Carlyon questioned tke groom
closely as to whether he had received it
from Cuthbert, and whether it was really
intended for himself. The man, how'-
ever, was ceitaiu upon both points, and
Carlyon therefore resolved to return.
Driving homeward he speculated vague
ly upon what the note meant. Was it
written iu jest or iu earnest, and did it
presage the confirmation of his sus
picions or the reverse? Not wishing to
make any unnecessary fuss, Cailyon
alighted at the entrance lodge and
walked quietly up the avenue to the.
house, as though he were returning from
a morning stroll. On entering the
house he found the hall full of servants
iu a great state of commotion, and he
soon learned that a dreadful Bring hud
happened. Mr. Cuthbert had shot him
self iu the gun-room while in the ast of
unloading a rifle, aud death had been in
stantaneous.
“It is very shocking, Frank,” said .Sir
Lambert, coming up to him looking
deadly pale, but less affected than Can
yon would have expected; “I can’t im
agine what the poor fellow wanted to
meddle with the gun for. Do you know,
Frank,” added the baronet, lowering his
voice, “I noticed a great alteration in
Lira since his return. He w r as not the
old Cuthbert; in fact, I sometimes had
my doubts whether he was really my
nephew at all.”
A Hunter’s Reminiscences.
IFrom the Hartford (Conn.) Times.]
At one time I was going up the lake
from the sun, which was shining brightly
in the early morning, when I saw a fox
coming down toward me; the sun both
en and his eyes and he came down within
ntle shot before ho discovered me—but
when he did h stopped short—l stood
still, and after looking me over fer some
time he came along for several rods and
then halted again. I stood still from the
first and thought I would see what he
would do, for I was “hunting without a
gun.” He would comealonga little and
then stop, and cock up his eye sidewise,
and then start along again, until he
finally got within twenty yards of me,
and then be looked at me for a long time
and when he started he veered to go round
me. Just then 1 jumped at him and j
screamed. He could not run he was so i
frightened, but lie went end over end,
and there being a light snow on the ice I j
could see nothing but a round bail of
snow going toward the shore like a little
whirlwind.
At another time I was standing on the
shore of a pond, the snow being some
four feet deep and a warm winter day, ,
when up came an otter within ten yards !
of me, from under the ice through the j
suow r , and by standing perfectly still, I '
had a fine view of him and his pranks.
He would roll over and over, and then
stick up his nose and snuff; then make
two or three jumps; then slide on his
belly on the hard snow; then stick up
his nose toward me and snuff again.
This he repeated constantly until I
stalled to get between him and bis hole
in the snow, when he just let me see
his prowess—he did not seem to run or
slide, but he went for that hole in no
time, and was out of sight.
At another time I was traveling in the
woods on the side of a mountain, when I
heard a moose very near to me. Thug,
thug, thug—like striking an axe on a
rotten log. [This is a common sound
they make to call their mates, and is
made, I think, only by the male, j This
time I had a Colt’s navy re volver in my
knapsack, but while 1 was getting it out
the old fellow made off. 1 felt, however,
that if he had discovered me and had
been in the mood of it. be could have
demolished me in no tune.
Another time I was fishing on the wept
arm of Mollychunkmunk Lake one cold
morning, when I saw a mink come from
the shore out toward the middle of the
arm within easy range, had I had a gun,
| but I had uone, and the next best was
■ to get between him and the shore and try
to run him down on the ice. Wt 11, he
| allowed me to get the inside track, and
then it was nip and tuck across the pond.
| Presently, as I came near to him, lie ran
| into a hammock of snow, about as large
I as a bushel basket, which happeued to
be just there. I got on to my knees and
peeped in, lor minks were then worth
§lO, and I felt sure I had him safe, so E
began to dig away the snow with my
hands, when all at once down I went into
the lake all over. The bunch of snow
covered a breathing hole in the ice, and
the mink knew it all the time, but I did
not realize it until about half way to camp
on the run, where 1 found my clothes
frozen stiff and locomotion difficult,
A lucky North Carolinian is John
Barnes, of Moore County, A few weeks
1 ago his earthly possessions consisted of
a half-dozen half-starved coon-dogs and
a twenty-acre lot of barren land. About
a fortnight ago Barnes discovered gold
on his farm. He prudently kept the se
cret to himself and moved the precious
metal as beat he could. He obtained
, more than one hundred pounds of gold
' and then disposed of a portion of his
I land for §43,000, reserving a large int r
est for himself.
The average servant girl docs not be
: lieve in pouring oil on the troubled
j water; she’d rather pour it on the
troubled fire.— Puck.
FARM, GARDEN AND HOME.
\ear Sunset.
. UV 13, L. FRANK TOOKER.
Sometimes, from fields grown sadly strange
Since robins floil, by woodland ( alb
Straight up the i alley-bead I range ’
To reap the day’s poor aftermath.
The spiders spin across my lace;
The startled partridge, fleeing, uiakß
A sudden silence in the place
The rasping cricket scarcely breaks.
I climb the hill; the top draws nigh-
The path grows light again, and lo i
The pale new moon, the crimson sky.
The village, on the plain below!
And weary buskers, binding long
On dusky slopes, still bind by night.
While, like the murmur of a song,
Their talk is blown across the height.
—Century.
flow to Ituild A iiarbed Wire Fence.
“My barb wire fence,” writes a cor
respondent of the Indiana Farmer, “ has
been severely tested by all kinds of
stock, from the road as well as from my
field, and nothing has ever been able to
get through it or ev, u loosen a wire.
My plan for building is as follows: i set
my posts l f use stone post*) sixteen and
one half f. et apart. At the end of each
fifty rods I put in braces in such a man
ner that they could not give a particle
under any amount of pressure. I brace
another post in like manner. I used
each of those well-braced posts to fasten
the stretching machine to. I stretch the
wire as tight as the machine will draw
it, amt fasten it with a staple at each
post, amt put on six wires end one lx
If inch plank, between the two top wires
to four feet high. This plank takes the
place of another wire abd is a successful
warning to homes and cattle. Each of
these planks will make four upright
pieces, which I fasten half way between
the posts with a staple to each wire, and
nail to the plank. A fence built in this
manner is neat, durable and safe. My
fence is the admiration of every one that
sees it. There are no weights to draw
it over, and the wind has no effect upon
it, as it has upon a plank fence.”
Practical ICcmurks on Moiling.
At a recent meeting of the Western
Now Yoik Formers* Club, Mr. F, S.
Peer, of East Elmira, made same le
maiks upon his method of soiling, lie
defined soiling os the feeding of stock
upon the grass or other forage cut from
the field instead of grazed. He claimed
that it is a saving of land, fences and
food, flesh of stock, and results in in
creased production of meat, milk, but
ter and cheese, and in an improvement
in the condition of the stock. He
claimed that one acre would go as far in
soiling stock as three acres in pasturing.
On thirty acres of good arable land you
can keep twenty head of cattle the year
round. He has kept three head of cat
tle since he adopted soiling for every
one he could keep before, and at the
same time crops two acres where it
cropped but one before. When be went
on his present farm of one hundred
acres ho could cultivate but forty acres
annually, reserving sixty acres in* gra-s
for pasture and meadow, and found it
very difficult to keep stock equal to
twelve cows. For the past three year?,
on the soiling system, he has
kept in cows, calves, horses and
sheep, the equivalent of thirty-six cows
of average weight of 1,000 pounds. At
the same time he lias had seventy acres
in crops. By keeping three times as
much stock, has lieeu enabled to make
three times as muon manure of double
value per ton. As early in spring as it
can be worked, he would plow four or
five acres, and sow hall an acre to bai
ley, because that grain will vegitate esr
lier than others. In a week from the
first sowing would make another sowing
of barley, or, if warm enough, of oats
and peas—two of oats and one of peas—
which ho prefers to all other forage for
soiling. Later in the season the supply
is kept up by repeated sowings of com;
plowing up the earlier barley and oat
fields and putting them in corn, and
thus keeping the land constantly occu
pied.
Slow to liaise IV inter S<|iiaslies.
Success in growing winter squashes
dtpends on three things: a soil properly
fertilized with nitrogenous manure; the
seed-bed pulverized to a generous depth,
and the growing vines protected from
the ravages of insects. Unless one pro
poses to grow squashes extensively for
the market, it will be far more satisfac
tory to cultivate a few hills thoroughly,
so that the vines will be loaded with
large squashes, than to plant a laige area
half manured, which will yield a crop of
small and inferior squashes, if one has
manure sufficient for only a few hills, it
will be more profitable to put a generous
amount into each hill than to spread it
broadcast over the laud. Yet, the entire
soil ought to be enriched, for the reason
that the vines of winter squashes will
take root, wherever the joints touch the
ground, thus occupying the entire area.
Mj own practice is to prepare the hills,
at any convenient time during the winter
or early part of autumn. Half a dozen
hills, wnlh proper management, will pro
duce all the winter squashes that a fam
ily of ordinary size may need. At the
place for each hill, drive a stake into the
ground, taking care that the stakes stand
in a line, so that the stakes mark the
middle of each hill; with these as a cen
ter, holes are made, four feet in diameter
and twenty inches deep, and about a
[ bushel of fresh night-soil is thoroughly
i mingled with the earth of each as it is
! returned to the hole. In tilling in, keep
the best soil, the top soil, near the sur
| face, and replace the slakes in line. By
i preparing the hills a few mouths before
| the seed is planted, a small quantity of
I rich fevtizing material will be changed
into plant toed; if seeds are planted
above such a strong fertilizer while it is
uudecomposed, it would destroy the
young and tender roots, just as super
phosphate will burn up growing plants
when too large a quantity is applied to
the land. By pulverizing the seed-bed
uo a generous depth, the roots will readi
ly strike deep into the soil, and spread
out over a large area, and in hot and dry
weather, the growing vines will suffer
i bat little injury from drouth. Just be-
I fore the seed is planted, the ground
i should be spaded over again, sc as to
I increase its porosity and its capacity to
i retain moisture.—-S'. E. Fox in Am.
| Agriculturist.
Blow llir B’reamcrics Cal her lln-ir
• Cream.
Having had four years’ experience,
: says a writer to the Prairie Parmer, in
1 cream gathering, trying different
methods, none of which proved satisfac
tory to all concerned, we finally adopted
the following, which has proved most
i satisfactory: Buying all good, clean
I cream, no*difference whether in deep or
: shallow setting, whether twelve, twenty
! four or thirty-six hours’ setting, patrons
; doing the shimming. Our cream haul
ers are provided with a pail twelve and
one-fourth inches in diameter, a rule to
measure the cream, and a book to record
the same. They are further provided
with a case containing sixteen quart
jars aud dipper, for the purpose of
bringing samples of cream to the fac
tory to ne tested. Drivers arc instructed
to mix the cream thoroughly by pouring
from one vessel to another, as it cannot
: be mixed evenly by stirring; then fill a
jar, label, and bring to the factory. This
i jar holds, when tilled, exactly one-half
inch of our measure. This sample is
churned in a miniature churn, and the
butter is carefully washed and weighed.
The ratio of butter thus obtained gives
the per cent, by which the patron’s
cream is rated, until another test is
made, which may be the next time his
cream is taken, or the next week, or next
month. A patron never Knows when a
sample will lie required. Should a pat
ron be inclined to be dishonest, it will
very soon be noticed, and as he knows
' not the day nor the hour when the fatal
jar may be prosente.l for a sample, the
driver may ve;-y urn xpectedly pour the
milky cream mlo la’isjar. Thus he soon
learns that “ honep.ty is the best policy.”
By this method w< > can give each patron
wimt belongs to uiiu, and we get what
we pay for (sliglx t variations excepted).
Patrons having good Jersey or other
good Initter-pro* hieing cows, with high
feeding and careful handling of the milk,
will have- a lug? i per cent., and realir.e
accordingly. C>n the other hand, those
with poor cows, careless handling and
milk dippir'g, 'will have a low per cent.
By this met hoc i we send our teams three
times a week o ver each route in warm,
and twice in c 00l weather, thus saving
one-half the ec :peuee in warm and two
thirds in eooi weather, over the sclf
gkimniing yste m.
H apbt‘rritt.
Black raspU rrics may be planted
either in autuin. i or early spring, using
only tips of the fall’s growth, planting
no deeper than 1 hey grow; ana if set in
autumn cover w ell till spring. These
should be plante 1 about 3 feet apart,
and where plants are not too expensive,
it is better to put two plants in the same
“ hill,” or very usear, so as to secure a
stand. The same is true of red rasp
berry and blackberry piantu. Cultivate
well, as for com.. In spring the canes
should be short enet! to about two and u
half feet. Tills and ail trimming of
raspberries au*- : blackberry plants is
rapidly done tgr use of a corn-knife.
The growing cana should he shortened
or stopped at 2\ feet, and another
clipping given t)*r aftergrowth, also to
the side brauclie*. This trimming is
not absolutely nea iseary, but will be
found to pay in tho increased size and
quality of the fruißed raspberries
may be planted as closely as 2 feet in
tlae row to advanta je, or if 2 to 3 foot
they will close up he row the second
year. Cultivate for corn, and header
manure along the 'rows and among the
plants in the fall. The second year and
each year aftc-Twai and, the growing cures
should be slashed off’ at 3to 31 feet high
—one trimming being sufficient—r.nd in
no case trim any raspberries or black
berries later than, the first of August.
fßonsi IE inis.
Fkesii Lexio; is.— Lemons may be
kept fresh for a long time by putting
them iu cold water and placing them in
a cool place. The water should be
changed every two or three days.
Southern Biscuit.— Two cups of
self-rising flour, one spoonful of lard;
mix with warm miL'c; knead into sqft
dough and roll; ciu with biscuit-cutter
and prick each with a straw. Cook iu a
hot oven ten minutes
Breakfast Muffins.— For a small
family use one pint a milk, three gills
of wheat Hour, fhreo eggs and a pinch
ot salt. Beat the ftggs very light, add
the milk, and lastly stir iu the Hour.
Bake in rings or small pans and in a
quick oven. They ore very light.
Horse-Badish Sauce.— A piquant
horse-radish sauce is a good relish with
roast heel or with tisii. Take two tea
spoonfuls of made mustard, two of white
sugar, a little salt and vinegar enough to
make the sauce ol the proper quality;
pour this over a teaeupful of grated
Jrorse-radisii root.
Pigeons with Little Peas. —Truss
the pigeons, put them over the fire with
fat pork and butter, let them brown
slowly, and small green peas, and sea
son them with but little aalt and pepper.
Wet a very little Hour with some broth,
pouring it over the birds and stewing
them unfit tender.
Fish and Potatoes. —When baking a
fish that is not oily it in an addition to
the goodness of the dinner lo bake po
tatoes in the pan with it. Peel the po
tatoes and cut them in thick slices, and
serve them on the platter with the fish.
The gravy that accompanies the fish
should iu this case be sent to the table
in the gravy-bcat, and not be poured
over the fish. The potatoes, if perfectly
cooked, will be brown and crisp and ex
cellent.
Fro Cake.— For the cake take one cup
of butter, two cups of sugar, three and
one-hulf cups of flour, one-half cup of
sweet milk, whites of seven eggs, two
teaspoonfuls of baking powder. Bake
iu jelly tins. For the filling take one
pound of figs and chop them fine, and
put in a stew-pan on the stove; pour
over it a tea-cup of water and add one
haif cup of sugar. Cook all together
uutil sc ft and smooth. Spread lietween
the layers.
“ Johnny Applese^l.”
Apples form an important part .of
(Ohio’s annual products. The beginning
of the state’s immense growth of apple
trees was made as early as 1801, by Jo
nathan Chapman, who if he had lived m
these days, w ould have been called “ a
crank.” He was possessed by a mania
for planting apple seeds, whence arose
the name by which he was commonly
known “Johnny Appleseed.” The
Granger Visitor thus describes the man
and his mission: In 1801 he visited
Ohio with a horse-load of appleseeds
which be had gathered from the cider
presses of western Pennsylvania. He
planted his seeds on the fertile spots, on
the banks of the Licking Creek. In 1806
he was seen by a settler drifting down
llie Ohio Kiver in two canoes lashed to
gether, and loaded with appleseeds, des
tined for the western border of the
i white settlement. He often planted as
much as a bushel of seed in one locality,
and then enclosed the spot with a slight
fence, or guard of brush, when he would
leave the place till the trees had in a
measure grown. Planting one stock of
seed, he returned to Pennsylvania for
another, which he gathered from the
cider-presses in different places. He
tirst carried the seeds in linen bags, but
the dense underbrush, hostile with
thorns and biiers, made leathern bags
the only safe ones for hi 4 purpose.
Sometimes the bags found transporta
tion on the back of an old, broken-down
horse, but more often on his own sturdy
shoulders. He was a man ot vigorous
muscle, and great endurance, or he could
not have stood the long, weary journeys
j through the lonely and trackless wilder
ness for so many years, journeys in
which he was loaded like a mule ascend
ing the Andes. He always planted his
seeds in some remote picturesque spot,
and there let them grow to be claimed
by the settlers, whose homes sprang up
in the isolated clearings. In this way
the wilderness was made to blossom like
a rose. When the trees were large
enough for sale, Johnny either sold them
or left them to be sold by some settler
| for him. In this business he was as
methodical as a merchant. The really
I poor got trees for nothing, of others more
j able he took old clothing, some meal or
anything he could use in exchange. Of
those able to pay he demanded money,
which hf was seldom without. He usu
ally took notes payable at some indefi
nite period. Tnis done he paid no more
attention to the matter; quite often it
was the last time he ever saw the giver
of the note. His wants were few, and
he cared little about money. He used
what money he got in buying religious
books, wnich he gave to the settlers
where ha stayed, and very often helped
pom families in need of the necessaries
of life.
(harmed by a Snake.
(.from the Othens Banner.)
Several years ago a little child living
near High Shoals, in Oconee County,
had a habit of carrying its meals out into
i the yard, near an old clay root, to eat.
One day the mother followed and watch
ed the child, and judge her horror when
she saw a large highland moccasin glide
to it and help itself fiom the plate. Tne
| child handled the snake and it made no
; resistance. That evening the reptile was
killed, and shortly after the child sick
ened and died. The parents attributed
its death to the loss of its pet.
IF IS NIBHT.
Some l.islii Thrown on a l>ark Sub
ject.
[From the Detroit Free I'resfl.]
It is uigbt. A policeman awakes with
a sudden start and moves around the cor
ner, having a secret fear at Lis heart
that he had slept all through that night,
all next day, and far into to-morrow
night. It is night in a great city. The
poker and faro rooms are in full blast,
10,000 loafers are holding down street
corners, and here and there an intoxicat
ed alderman can be seen making his way
to a policy shop or a gathering of the
pavement ting. Under cover of darkness
tivst manufactured over 0,000 years ago,
the hotel beat lowers Lis duds from the
fourth story window; all who have dead
head tickets start for the opera houses;
hundreds of young men set out to spark;
reporters look forward to fires, robberies
and murders, and church choirs meet to
rehearse and wrangle and lay up clubs
for each other.
’ Tis night in the country. The stock
has been fed, the squeal of the pig has
been hushed, and the tired horse
munches at Ids corn and wonders why
his master throws in so many cobs with
out a kernel on them. The watch-dog
sits at the gate, perfectly willing to chew
up any of the neighbors for a cent, and
within the farm-house all is serene, or
would be if John Henry could find the
grease for his bools, Mary Aim could
tind her novel, the old man discover the
hiding place for the boofjaik, and the
mother solve the mystery of how some
of her neighbors managed to get a dress
costing two shillings per yard while she
bad nothing but calico.
Tis night on the ocean. The proud
steamer sails gallantly on and on, the
captain snoiing in hisb rtli, the mates
p’aying euchre, the lookouts asleep and
t-verything in readiness to swear, in case
ot collision, that it was all the other ves
sel’s fault. Nothing is heard but the
steady beat of the propeller, the groans
of the immigrants and the voices of
men and women declaring that anybody
who plans an ocean voyage for pleasure
ought to be shot to death with codfish
tails. The sportive dolphin gambols
away his ban earrings, the whale rolls
over for another nap, and the business
like shark folio as m the wake to pick
up any opportunities which may tumble
overboard.
Tis night on the prairie. The red
men gather about the camp fire to count
the sralps they have taken within the
last week, ard to grumble at the gov
ernment for not furnishing them poit
wine and repeating nfics. The white
hunter and trapper curls himself up to
wonder where he can find old bones tor
breakfast, and to realize what a lo 1 he
has made of him elf, and the gaunt wolf
shoulders bis empty stomach and stts
out in search of something to make lib.
worth living for.
Night grows apace. In the city the
weary life takes her place in the hall
with club in hand. In the country the
old folks fall into bed aweary with the
work of the day, and the young people
spark and chew popcorn. On the ocean
the sea-sickcrs continue to grow worse,
and the eongs of the mermaids fall flat.
On the prairie the Indians finally decide
to make w r ar in the spring, the hunter
fulls asleep lo dream ol eating his boots
for dinner, and the wolf meets a wild
cat and offers to toss up to see which
shall eat the other.
Don’t Monkey with the Thermometer.
[From the New York Herald.)
Superintendent Walling exclaimed, as j
he entered his offee yesterday: “It is!
awful hot in here, officer; open the win
dow.” An attendant obeyed the cider,
and turned to regulate the lire. After
ten minutes he glanced at be thermo
meter. It registvied over 90 . The mys
tified blue coat shivered as he threw
open the door, ,Five minutes later
the mercury indicated the most intense
heat. With an expression fully as warm
as the temperature, the patrolman open
ed an outside door with a bang. Amaze
ment gave way to anger when, on return
ing, he caught sight ot a Herald reporter
hastily withdrawing a burning cigar
from the bulb containing the mercury.
“ Ocb, quit, quit.” he cried; “do \cz
want me broke? Howthedivil can I cool
the room if ycz keep fooling wid the ther
mometer like that ? ”
Penetrated to the Bone.
Alderman John Baxter, Toronto, Can
ada, avers that St. Jacobs Oil will pene
trate to the bone to drive out pain. I
know if, for I have h ied i(; it liits the
mark every time.
A bright-eyed boy, upon hear
ing nis father read the story of Joan of
Arc, was greatly moved by her sad trials;
but when the part was reached where
she was about to be burned to death at
the stake, the poor little fellow e mid not
contain .himself any longer, but sob
bingly clutched his parent’s arm, and,
with big tears running down ins plump
little cheek, cried, “But pa-papa,
wh-e-re were the police.”
Send to James Morgan, Milwaukee,
the leading dealer in dry goods, millin
ery, and shoes, for catalogue of new pat
terns.
Fou dyspepsia, indigestion, depression of
spirits and general debility, in their various
forms;also as a preventive against fever and ague
and other intermittant fevers, the “ Ferro-Pnos
pherated Elixir of Calisaya,” made by Caswell,
Hazard A- Cos., New York, and sold by all drug
gists, is the lest tonic; and for patients recover
ing from fever or other sickness, it has no equal.
Murder will out, so will the fact that Carbo
hne, a deodorized extract of petroleum, the
natural hair renewer and restorer, is the best
preparation ever invented and excells all other
hair dressings, as thousands of genuine certifi
cates now in our possession abundantly prove.
One pair of boots saved every year by using
Lyon’s Patent Metallic Heel Stiffeners.
THOUGH SAI-T lilll l’U
Does not directly imperil tife.it is a distr ssful, vexa
tions and resolute complaint Patient enduiance o! its
numerous very small watery pimples, hot and smarting,
requires tni-fortitude. If the discharged matter sticks,
itches, and the scabs leave underneath a reddened sur
face, the disease has not departed, and lloil’>> Snr
sapnrilla, in moderate liomi, should be continued.
FAMOUS CASE l> BOSTON.
“ My little four-year-oid (rirl had a powerful eruption
on her face and head. Under her eyes it was regular
scalding red and sore, line a burn. Back of her left ear
we had to shave her hair close to her head. Five or six
physicians and two hospitals #rave np her case as incur
able, save that she might outprow it. When it began to
matnrate I became alarmed. In three weeks, with
Hood’s Sarsaparilla, the sores, began toheaUtwobo-tles
made her eyes as clear as ever. To-day she is as well as
lam ” JOHN CABEV. 164 D Street, South Boston.
ATTEST: I know John Carey, He is an honest, good
man, whose statements are worthy of entire credit. 1
believe what he says about his child's sickness.
GUSTOS H. COOK, Milt Street, Boston.
iiooirs sarsapauii.ua.
Sold by Druggists. sl. Six for * . Prepared only by
C. I. HOOP A: UP., Apothecaries, I-owell, Mass
A KeinarlialtleCnre of St-rofiila.
Wiliam S, Baker, of f.ewis. Vego county, Ind., writes
u follows: “M
when only two years o'd. He tried severe! physician ,
but the boy got no relief from their treatment, N tie
ing your ScoviU’s Sarsaparilla and Stillingia, or Blood
and l.iver Syrup, recommended so highly, I bought
some of it of you in tee year 1 SS2, and continued taking
it til! the sores finally he led up. He is now twenty-one
year® of ayre. and being satisfied that your medicine did
him so much good when he used it. we want to try it
again in another case, and now write to you to get some
more of it ”
Baker’s Pain Panacea cores pain in Man and Beast.
Use Eitemaliy and Internally.
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Personal !—To .Wen Only!
The Voltaic Bf.lt Cos., Marshall, Mich., will
send I>r. Dye’s Celebrated Electro-Voltaic Belts
and Electric Appliances on trial for thirty davs
to men (yonng or old 1 who are afflicted with
nervous debility, lost vitality and kindred
troubles, guaranteeing speedy and complete
restoration of health and manly vigor. Ad
dress as above. N. B. —So risk is incurred, as
thirty days’ trial is allowed.
Tai; Army and Navy Liniment takes the
soreness out of spavin, ringbone, splint or
curb, and arrests thgii growth. Cures colic,
scratches and all other diseases. For particu
lars call at J. M. Allcott & Cos.. Druggists.
American and European Doctors.
It is said by celebrated physicians in Europe and
America that German Hop Bitters is one of the Ix’st
remedies now in use.
Symptom, of Paraljmla.
A twitching of the eyes, numbness of hands and
feet, with more or less pain and throbbing at the
base of the bra’n, are some of the premonitory
symptoms of ties rapidly increasing dis.ase. Ger
man Hop Bitters should be taken when you are
warned by any of these symptoms.
•• Solid comfort "’ can be realized by those
suffering from all fomis of Scrofula, if they
will take Hood’s Sarsapar.lla and be cured.
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cases of dyspepsia, bilious disorders, iut rmittent
fever, nervous affections, general debility, constpa
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pccu'iar comidaints and disabilities to which the
feeble are so subject.
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ary, sent to any person for $1.60. Any person senc'ing? us three dollars
may have two copies of the Weekly Wisconsin one year and two copies
of the Standard Dictionary sent to any address, postpaid. Address,
CRAMER, AIKENS & CRAMER, Milwaukee. Wis.
ISTseTOOO GIVEN AWAY!
TIIF. PRACTICAL FARM Kit. OF Pill I. A nFI.PiIiA, frota an ir.t . •>
found there is a general desire to potjcttFitPi - f out Sul
mo i kRMs.
The most splendid offer yet S
an'l o&rr as Prerniums the steclP '*c
tv D''' ' • I <th I* " 11* •
B 1 SMI I .
\estel fr no some <.f these Farms last year. All of these lands are just as good
How y f obtain one of
the Farms. -
f. 00, .■ receipt and the current Bomber of the PARMER will be mailed to the
atrr.tiioi! list, and the paper continued for one year. As soon as we have ic.oco n. . •. • rs on our books,
or in ten days from date, we will award to each of them a premium, k d**** y *O, in such a manner that

urms and arc intended as premiums to otir Soi st r.t, r •} listribution of these is
entirely gratuitous noon our part, and is intended by us as a means of dividing •..u . - .j.g fibers the profits of ihr-
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WHO WILL RECEIVE THE
. tural Paper in t world I ive resclvcd I
m 5 SIO,OOO FARM?
/3B .f :be 1 n Farm 1 dcscripti' n . ? the nnurove- #
SSgS • ■ e free
I IIPI OATPC In order that your name and your friend-. - ■ mor.fr th.- r'r
\jf LvU It H I fc of xo.vy ‘ to whom the first f
£ mmediately. Cos to work at once.
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’FREE.
WkR
!fr *• %; tor losubsrr: ,rz four extra subscript!' - n, t r • er -%■ W v r ‘ -
SB soo, six extra sul
rr-ers ar §•. wc -ill give eight extra subscription*. The extra subscript j.- • . 'nt t • • * to-. m
Each of whom will have an equal oj By
this means you may get the 960 aerf* Farm, Let every rea-:-' t
Js&i
I ' ' 5* '5 ■ . free of every < 1
IMPORTANT! . *.:>• t•. rSu -cnV-r--. the IX-- 1 . \ f'i nV F^rms
en 1 • • • th* i nlon Trw-t < ompan* of Philadelphia. Pa-
St* Address PRACTICAL FARMER, XMiiladclpliia, Pa.
BSOGG MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN farmer!* Samp^e^opy’^fieJ,'' vl!u''may C g I
faBH yourself, -r parents, a fine Farm.
Phlfc. the" f|\/
uERMan reMED I
for.
CURES
Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Sciatica,
Lumbago. Backache. Headache. Toothache.
Nrfre Tli rout, Sm Hli hk*. Sprains. Urui‘,
Kiirnv Fro%l KlN**.
AND ALL OTHER DDDII.V IMINS AMI AUIES.
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teuo©Mors t:. A VO'<HL£K 1 liulliMurr, ’ .1.5.1,
fepE ‘-ije V, AjL A Loading London Phys-
yIS i ><ian -i:. -li-Ikm nu
||| OfHeei.! New York
iJ* Jl EP-LEPTfC FITS,
Dr. Ik. Met
r ’.al(y "f K| llepsy. bus ■• • ’it .. Tt.r .■•<■,4 n I cur
r."ro cusp. 1 hati any other Jivlr. physician. Ii -s surer •
l; simply l-wn mfmtahlns: vo bnvo heard of raaca 1
pr.-r 10 years’ standing su. ce,->fnlly curd by him. Mo
1 is |mbUh.il a. ri <>n this cli-ca- . a nlch In. sen i
u i'h u large Imttlo pf hla wonderful euro free to any Slit -
LivL" nv''";Vi''! r lr ' M>rc ' '■ 0 Addrca*' 1. ->
i't. AU. MtuLilOLli, ffo. MJ. I:.; St., New Y.n
$25 REWARD.
We will pay the above rewtrd for any c t-e of Khen
mutism or Neuralgia we rain t cure. It wtjl red, eam
cw of Diphtht ria or t'r mo iti“t rot'y. The Army -ina
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niovo ny unnatural gr< >th"f Dor.e r muscle in nnnn
or beast, Large bottles *1; ! bottles ;.i cents. We
refund the money fi ram failure. ililiV \M) \ VVV
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nl MB of th b->*lr. **: ; e the fi a,l tt tH
EBg truss 4g nr Exists Bin* nin immti
Etrnlm U held wcnrr'y t%, a i u*gtt. ' *n. ' cal to a**
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