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THE BULtLlNtfTON, VT , FREE PRESS, FRIDAT. JANUARY
I SMC TW ML VIS AGIOS.
FARM AND (JAR DEN.
Annlo L. Jnck writes: "It lifts often been
a matter of stirprho to mo that thu lilack
currant is wen so oldnm in American gar
dens, and, as a conserve, h littlo known.
Many people, object to t ho llavor, lint thu
tasto for It prows by indulgence, and tho
jolly made, from It is especially valuablo for
soro throats, nnd is nlso tho proservo which
many use for puddings and tarts. 'J ho ber
rios aro tonic, slightly diuretic and sudorific,
and of tome valllo to thoso Hirocted with
bronchial troubles. AVhllo so littlo culti
vated here, thero is hardly a pardon in Scot
land where It Is not grown and prized, w hits
in Franco largo tracts of lnnd aro planted
with black currants, to furnish a sort ot
wlno callod liqueur do cassis, which is ex
tenslvely used for its tonic properties.
IlLACK CIIAltPIOK crnnANT.
Tho most popular variety of this fruit is
tho black Xaplos. Tho llural 'ew Yorker
farmer lms, however, been experimenting
with a variety, tho lilack Champion, which
is very ironiisiug. Wo illustrate it here
with: Tho muky tasto of this fruit disappears
when it is cooked. It is excellent for jams,
jellies, pies and puddings, and for canning.
It is nlso good sugared down nnd dried. In
this state it is lirst-class for fruit and rnlsiu
Tho black currant wants a very rich foil.
Sot tho bushes 11 vo feet apart, in rows six
feet apart. Cut tho old w nod out from year
to year, so that tho growth w ill not bo too
thickct-liko. l'iiicli tho heads back in tho
fcummer if they aro disposed to grow too
long. Tho black currant is not so good us
tho huckleberry, which it somewhat resem
bles. Mill, it gives variety.
An Kvcr-IIearlnK ltasplierry.
Somo of our readers have in their gardens,
ns n curiosity, a pcrpetunl-lienring rasp
berry 'iheso usually drihblo along with a
few berries on each im-h from summer till
fall. Hut they aro such scant producers as
to Ik! of little practical value. Halo llrothcrs,
South Glastonbury, Conn., claim, however,
that at last thuy havo a variety that is
really wrath something, giving a full crop
late in tlio fall. It is tho Karhurt ever
KAitiiAUT i:vrn-nBiiiNt r.Asrnmtr.Y.
It was tr .nil-! growing wi'd on a farm in
Mu ii' u.itv, Illinois. '1 he berry is shiny
I Iik'I. ii Ivtrygood. Tlie cluster of fruit ill
tlii' i it mo shows it to bo as abimdnut a
ben cr a, tli" one-crop kind.
it i' moie ornamental -lirub than tho
ci 'tn i" i-i D'H'i-ry, as will bo seen from tho
sec i 'i ii1 1'. 'I ho leaves aro very much
r d a hi w rmkled.
tip or r.AM'iiniir.Y fta t.k.
Ka-p!iir i I'ltiiru is much tho Minions
that .i tin- 1,1a. Ubcrry. except that tho rows
pf plants niiy bo set closer. Thu ground
should be well cmichud,
There uiu threo varieties of rnspberrios
red, black and yellow.
In general tlio red kind . good to eat at
homo, but tender when it comes to shipping.
The fiiviritc inarkut berry is tho Uregg, u
blank t rui t of great sizo. Perhaps tho best
ilav 'i' .l of nil is, liowovor, thu yellow. Tho
Cur'il.ii" is tho most nppiov-od yellow rasp
berry, v. hilo tho Hansell and Cuthbert aro
nni'ing tli') best led kinds. Tho raspberry
fniits fi"i i now wood every year, and tho
old sli'.ulil be cut away when tho bearing
pea i i- In tho colder parts of tho
Uni' n ni'i'ds to bo layered down and cov
ereJ i'ic in.; u inter, l'ut oil' this us long as
possibi 1 t" Keep the c.inoi from freezing,
Lav tli. i '1 iu I'urefully, so as not to break
them or 'l'ir roots, and eoor with throo to
blx ill' I' i'f corn stalk ;, loaves or litter
mix I wii'i ' nrtU.
Something to tho Advantage of runners.
Ot coins", at the tipisinning of every year
it is the proper thins i urge, fanners to look
over thr ir ii'-cnuuU and maku an inventory
of receipt and expaiidit 'ires, etc. Hut wo
wish ih 'in this January to tako tho matter
seriously in hand. A merchant or other
business uiaii could not coniinuo in trado
two years without taking account of stock
nt regular intervals and balancing incomes
and outgoings, to soo whether ho i... not losing
His just ns Important for tho fanner to do
likewise. It liecomos oipccH ly vital ginco
tho condition' of successful farming bo
como mom dllllcult every year. January
Is tho dull month of tho year, tin luck now
over your work for 18SS. Tako every crop,
Held by Held, count up how much it cost
you nnd what you cot for it. If you havo
not cleaiol a f'llr per cent, on it, then some
thing Is wrong. 1'erhips It win low prices
received for it, perhaps you paid out too
much money to ralsi it, perhaps tho crop
was so poor, ow ing to lack of manuring or
other bad cultivation, Hint it did not yield
well. Whatever tlio causes, remedy it an
other year. Do tho samo for your live; stock.
Count up how ninch it cost to ralsa that
steer you sold In December. Did tho prlco
you got for him leturn fair business or
cent, on his costl Hun through tho samo for
sheep, pigs, horses, cows, mules nnd chickens
How much richer or poorer aro you than
you wero last yearl If poorer, how much
of it is duo to your own carolossness or bad
Cast up accounts in this way, nnd you
will know oxnetly whero you stand. So,
nnother year, you will ho ablo to avoid tho
mistakes mado"in 1SS3. Don't thus tako no
count of stock ono January, became this
reminds you of it, and then drop it. Do tho
samo every yenr ns long ns you live.. So
shall you proiper.
Next thing, keep a journal. "VVo know of
families where tho wlfo or daughters niako
the entries in tlio journal day by day, and
nt tho end of tho year tho book is as enter
taining as a novel to read back over. Sot
down regularly tho days on which yon
began plowing such n Held, whon you sold a
load of hay or contracted for your tobacco
crop. Make u note when tho new calves,
colts or lambs may bo looked for. If ono of
tho animals is taken sick set down its dis
ease, its symptoms, nnd how you doctored
it. If you hear nny farm or housekeeping
hints that will bo useful write them in your
journal. Note the date when you plant each
kind of seed nnd when it comes up. .Make n
regular weather record, too. It will bo of
uso to you, No farmer on our list is with
out a good thermometer, we hope. It can In
put to n varioty of purpo.es
In brief, mako a record of all important
events on the farm and in tho household.
Ho pirticulir ns to dates. Ho btisinesliko
and systematic in all you do. Don't bo a
We havo been pasturing lind a number of
years and we find we cannot have n per
petual piuturo any more than wo can havo
perpetual motion. I'usturo as well as all
other vegetation must rest at least four
months in tho year, and moro if wo put on
inoro than one cow to mi acre and n half. If
wo let our pasture bo eaten short it w ill dio
when hot weather nnd drouth set in. If
sheep are on such a pnstttio they will paw
tho roots of tho grnss out of tho ground to
satisfy hunger, and cattlo and sheep will get
lestless and niako paths through tho pas
ture. When it rains hard tho water will run
down the-o paths nnd niako washes, and it
tnkes somo work nnd years of time to get
such a pasture in good condition again. And
another consideration is in pasturing this
way we don't havo any fat beef cittlo or
nny fat sheep for sale, and wo don't have
much milk either. Such stock is more apt
to tako disea-es than fat ones. And another
thing is to be remembered: Cattle don't do
any good in the samo pasture with sheep,
Tho grass w hero sheep run is very distaste
ful to cattle. It ruins ground toletcattl)
tramp over it much in tho wint-T, when the
ground is ott It will not produce well
again for some years. Wo take our cattle
oil' the pastille in tho fall in time for tho
gra-s to grow a littlo before tho w inter sets
in, so there will bo an aftermath to pro
tect tho young grass. In early spring don't
turn the cattle on until tho grass gets a good
start. Then you will havo a goo 1 past tiro
all summer. 31ns. J. W. A.
Ni;w Kichmo.vi), O.
iilt-l!ciiring Trees Again.
Nut-bearing trees can be niado to live as
easily as tho apple or peach,
'lake butternut, black walnut, chestnut
nnd shngbark hickory; plant in the fall, in
nursery rows. Let them grow ono year, or
rather when ono year old tako a sharp
butcher's knife or bread knife, go through
the rows and cut oil' all tho tup roots. They
will then fill up with fibrous roots. Or lait
until two years old and tlmi cut oil' the tap
roots, letting them grow until three or four
year-old; then plant in orchard rows. Under
such treatment thero is no more trouble in
making them live than (hero is with apple
A few years sinco I planted out thirty
fivo chestnuts, four years old, not ono of
which died. I havo fifty-live, black walnuts,
mostly bearing, which havo been set out
twelve years 'I ho nut-benriiig tree, taken
from tli" fon-st are dllllcult to make live.
have M'le.'tel a largo number of tree-, in
years gono by, dug down and cut their t ip
root', letting them stand one year and then
removing then to tho orchard 1 had no
trouble in making theso live.
To propagate the shaghark hickory is the
most dilllcult task 1 have had. Tho tap root
should be cut the llrst venr, and it should lie
set in orchard rows at two years old, or in
no cu'e later than three years old. Tho-o
who aro willing to follow' theso instructions
will havo no trouble to raise nut-bearing
Mow Ii; ict Kill of Kats.
Chloiido of lime, placed in their holes nnd
run ways, will drive rats from tho premises,
tho odor being offensive) to them. Caustic
potash placed in their run ways, it is also
claimed, will drive them uwny; It sticks to
their feet, eating into tlio He.sli; they lick
tho itching places, getting it into thoir
mouths, which makes it still moro uncom
fortable. Both aro cheap and can bo got nt
any drug store. A barrel trap has been
Tilings to Do uml to Know.
Vegetables, of nil farm pro luce, hold their
prices best this year in tlio New York mar
kets. Tor six weeks of November mid December
1&,"US barrels of upplts havo been shipped
from I!oton to Knglund.
Wo havo wept nnd prayed nnd begged and
protested, dono everything but indulge in
profanity, yet the infernal lioheuuun oats
swindle is still gathering in its victims.
Corn cobs dipped in coal tar nnd plncod
nmoug squa-h vinos havo again proved un
questionably bcnollcial in preventing any in
jury from tho squash vino borer linelittm
A stable of one of tho street railway com
panies in New York holds i!,-tuO horses. Each
horso i eceives about eight pounds of hay u
day, which is chopped up line by cutters run
by mi eighty-hoiso power engine.
In Iowa tliey aro experimenting with
peaches f i om northern Chln i. Tho plucky
persistoneo of thu groat northwest in pursuit
of fruit w ill certainly have its roward. Noth
ing like it was oer known biforo.
Tho old laborious methol of planting
celery m trenches is now altogether dis
carded. It is set simply nt tho turfuco of
tho ground, Tho Whito Humo is n self
blanchiug variety, and does not noed even
OUK NEW HOUSE.
Wo spoko of it as our now houso simply
because wo thought of it as such, uml not
from any claim to tho title, for it was just
nbout ns old and as lickety ns a houso sup
Hisel to bo hnbltablo could well lie. It wa.s
only new to us. Indeed, witli tho excep
tion of tho house, there was nothing now
nbout us. Neither my wlfo nor myself was,
In nny senso of tho word, old, ami wo wero
still, comparatively speaking, now to each
It hnd lieen my habit, for the few yours, I
had lieen in Somersot house, to tako my holi
days at I.lttlehampton, partly liocnuso I
liked the place, and partly nnd chiclly, lx
eauso it was cheap. I used to havo lodgings
in the houso of n widow, Mrs. Compton, in n.
quiet rtrect oil tho sou t rontngo. I had this
year, on my summer holiday, met thero my
fate in tho jicrson of Mrs. Compton's
daughter Mary, just homo from school. I
returned to London engaged, Thero was no
reason why we should wait, for I luul fow
frionds uml no near relutlves living, and
Mary had tho consent of her mother. I was
told that her father who was a merchant
captain, had gone to sea shortly after her
birth, but hail never been heard of since,
and had consequently lieen loilg ago reck
oned as "with tho majority." I neer met
nny of my now relatives; indeed thero was
not the family opportunity afforded by mar
riage under conventional social conditions.
Wo wero marrii-d in tho early morning at
thu church at Littlehampton, and, without
any formal we(l(''ng breakfast, came straight
away in the train. As I had to attend to
my duties at Somerset house, tho prelimi
liiu ies were all arranged by Mrs. Compton
at Littlehampton, and Mary gave the re
quired notice of residency. Wo wero nil in
a hurry to bo off, ns wo feared missing tho
train; indeed, whilst Mary was signing tho
registry I was settling tho fees and tipping
When wo began to look nbout for a house,
wo settled on ono which was vacant in a
small street near Sloano square. Thero was
absolutely nothing to recommend tho place
except the smnllness of the rent but this
was everything to us. Tho landlord, Mr.
(tiadder, was tho very hardest man I ever
came aero-s. Ho did not even go through
the form of civilty in 1 lis dealing.
"There is tho house," ho said, "and you can
either take it or leave it. I have painted tho
outside, and you must mint tho inside. Or,
it you like it as it is, jou can havo it so;
only you must paint and pajKT it before you
give it up to mo again bo it ono year or
I was pretty much of u handy mm, nnd
felt equal to doing the work myself; so, hav
ing looked over t lie place caretully, wo de
termined to tnko it. It was, however, in
such a terribly neglected condition that I
could not help asking my iron-clad lessor us
to who had been the former tenant, nnd
w hat kitnl of a person ho had been to havo
been content with such adwelling.
His answer was vaguo. "Who ho was I
don't know. 1 never knew moro than his
name. He was a regular oddity. Had this
house and another of mino near here, and
used to live in them both, and all by himself.
Think he was afraid of being murdered or
robbed. Nnver knew which ho was in.
Dead lately- Had to bury him worse. luck.
Expenses swallowed up value of all he'd
We signed an agreement to take out n
lease, and when, in a few days, I had put in
order two rooms and a kitchen, my wife and
I moved in. I worked hard every morning
before I went to my olli -o and every evening
after I got home, so I got the place in a
couple of weeks m a state of comparative
order. We had, in fact, arrived so far on
our way to perfection that wu had seriously
begun to consider dispensing w itli the serv
ices of our charwoman and getting a regular
One evening my landlord called on me. It
was about '. o'clock, and, as our temporary
servant had gone home, I 0iened the door
myself, I was somewhat astonished at
recognising my visitor, and not a littlo
alarmed, for ho was so brutally simple in
dealing with me that I rather dreaded nny
kind of interview. To my astonishment bo
began to speak in what ho evidently meant
for a hearty manner.
"Well, how are you gotting on with your
"Pretty well," I answered, "but 'touching
up' is rather u queer uamo for it. Why, tho
place was like an old ash heap. Tho very
walls seenusl pulled nbout."
"Indeed!" lie said quickly.
I went on. "It is getting into . something
like order, however. There is only one moro
room to do, and then we shall be all right."
"Do you know,'' he said, "that I have lieen
thinking it is hardly fair that you should
have to do all this yourself."
I must say that 1 was astonished as well
as pleased, and found myself forming a reso
lution not to condemn ever again any one for
hardii"ss until I had come to know some
thing about his real nature. I felt some
what guilty as t answered "You aro very
kind, .Mi.9rad.lcr, 1 shall let you know
what it alljjgts me, and then ym can repay
me n purt-ftiiim think fair."
C1, I !p9 mean that at all." This was
said very ijuickly.
"Then what do you mean." I asked.
"That I should do somo of it in my own
way, at my own cost."
I did not feel at all inclined to have either
Mr. (iradder or strange workmen ill tho
house. Moreover, my prido rcliolleil nt tho
thought that I should be seen by real work
men doing laborers' work I suppose thero is
something of the spirit of snobliery in all of
us. So 1 told him I could not think of such
a thing; that all was going on very well,
and more to tho samo effect. Ho seemed
more in itnted than tho occasion warranted.
Inderd, it struck nio as mid that a nian
should lie annoyed at his generous impulso
being thwarted. He tried, with a struggle
for raininess, to pursuado mo, but I ilid not
like the controversy, and stood to my ri
fusal of assistance. Ho went away in u pos
itive fury of suppressed rage.
Tho next evening ho called in to sou me.
Mary had, after he had gone, asked mo not
to allow him to assist, as sho did not like
him. So when ho came, I refused again
with what urbanity I could. Mary kept
nudging mu to bo tlriu, nnd he could not help
noticing it. Ho said: "Of course, if your
wifo olij cts" and stopjvsl. He spoko tho
words ery nnl' ly. an t Mary ss)ke out:
"She din's obje, t. M" I iradder. Wo uro
nil right, tli'ink you, -i . In not mod help
from a v , one."
Kurri ply Mr. Gladder put mi his hut,
knocked it down on his head lirmly and
iciousiv, nnd wallosl out, banging thu door
"There is a ni e svcimeu of a philanthrop
ist," said Man, anil wo both laughed,
The next day, while I was in my oillco,
Mr. Grndder called to see mo. Hn was in a
very umiablo mood, and commenced by
apologising for what ho called "his unruly
exit." "I am afraid you must havo thought
mo rudo," ho said.
As tho nearest approach to mendacity I
could allow myself was tho supprevsio vori,
I was silent.
"You see," ho went on, "your wife dislikes
ma, and that annoys mo; so I just called to
aeo you alono, anil try if we could arrange
this matUir wo men nlone."
"What matterl" I asked.
"You know about tho doing up those
I began to get annoyed myself, for there
was evidently some underlying niotivo of
udvautngo to himself in his-persistence. Any
shndowy lielief I had ever entertained as to a
bencvolont idea had long ago vanished nnd
left not awnickliehlnd. Hold him promptly
nnd brielly that I would not do as ho desired,
and thnt I did not euro to enter nny further
Uon tho matter. Ho ngaln mndo an "un
ruly exit," Tills time ho nearly swept away
in his violence a young man who was enter
ing through tho swing door to get some
pnjiers stnniiied. Tho youth remonstrated
with that satirical force which is cluirncteris
tic of t lie lawyer's clerk. Mr, Gradder was
too enraged to stop and listen, and tho young
man entered the room grumbling and look
ing back at him.
"Old brute!" he said. "I know him. Next
time I see him I'll ndviso him to buy some
manners witli his new fortune."
"His new fortuneP I asked, naturally in
terested ulwut him. "How do you mean,
"Lucky old brute! I wish I had a shnro of
it. I heard all about it at Doctors commons
"Why, is it anything strange!"
"Strangel Why, it's no name for it. What
do you think of an old Hint Uko that having
a miser for a tenant who goes and dies and
leaves him nil he's got 10,01 KJ or JC.VI.OOO
in a will, providing a child of liis own doesn't
turn up to claim it.
"Ho died recently, thenP
"About three or four weeks ago. Old Grnd
der only found tho will a fuw days ago. Ho
had been (hiding pots of gold and bundles
of notes all over the house, and it w as liko
drawing a tooth from him to mnko mi in
ventory, us he had to do under n clnuso of
tho will. The old thief would havo pocketed
all tho coin without a word, only for tho
will, uml ho was afraid he'd risk everything
if he did not do it legally."
"You know all nbout it." I remarked,
wishing to hear more.
"I should think I did. I asked Cripps, of
Hogg it Snngley, nbout it this morning.
They're working for him, and Cripps says
that if they hail not threatened him with the
public prosecutor ho would not havo given
even a list of tho money ho found."
I began now to understand tho motive of
Mr. U rodder's, anxiety to aid in working at
my house. 1 said to Wigley:
"This is very interesting. Do you know
that he is my landlord!"
"Your landlord! Well, I wish joujoyto
him. I must bo off now. I havo to go
down to Doctors) commons before 1 o'clock.
Would you mind getting these stamped for
me, and keeping them till I como back!"
"With pleasure," I said, "and look herel
Would you niiiid looking out that will of
Gradder's, and make u mem. of it for me,
if it isn't too long! I'll go 1 shilling on it." 1
And I handed him the coin.
Later in tho day ho camu back nnd
handed me a paper.
"It isn't long," ho said. "Wo might put
up tho shutters if men made wills like that.
That is an exact copy, ltisduly witnessed,
and all regular."
I took the paper and put it in iny pocket,
for I was very busy at the time.
After supper that evening I got a note
from (iradder, saying that he had got an
offer from nnother person who had been in
treaty with him before I had taken tho
house, wanting to havo it, and offering to
pay a premium. "Ho is an old friend,"
wrote Gnvlder, "and I would like to obligo
him; so if you chooso I will tako back tho
lease ami hand over what ho offers to pay."
This was .t!i"i, altered from '.'0.
I then told .Mary of his having called on
me in the olllce, and of the subsequent reve
lation of tho will. Sho w as much impressed.
"Oh, Hob," she said, "it is a real romance."
With a woman's quickness of perception,
sho guessed at once our landlord's reason for
wishing to help us.
"Why, ho thinks tho old miser has hidden
money here, and wants to look for it. Hob,"
this excitedly, this house may bo full of
money; tho walls round us may hold a fort
une. Let us liegin to look nt once!"
I was as much excited as she was, but I
folt that some ono must keep cool, so I said:
"Mary, dear, thero may be nothing; but
even if there is, it does, not belong to us."
"Why not;" she asked.
"Hecause it is all arranged in the will," I
answered; "and, by and by, I havo a mem.
of it here," and I took from my pocket tho
pajier which Wigley had given me.
Willi lllti'lisii in!, .rest, ue ri'.-nl II. lino.t), nr
I Mnrv In ili 111 l !r mo tltrhtlv bv tho arm. It
certainly was short. It ran as follows:
"7, Little Hutler street, S. W., Ixmdon I
hereby lcavo to my child or children, if I
have any living, all I own, and in default of
such everj thing is to go to John Gradder,
my laiidlnid, who is to niako an inventory
ot idl he can tlud in the two houses occupied
by me, this house and Lampeter street, S.
1 W, Lindon, and to lodge all money and se
curities in Coutts' bank. If my children or
any of them do not claim in writing by an
application b 'foro a justice of tho js'aco
I within one calendar mouth from my de
j ceas.., they .ue to forfeit all riir'nls. Iguor
j anco of my dath or their relationship to bo
J no reason tor noncompliance, ist there bo
I any doubt of my intentions, I hereby declare j
' that I wish in such default of my natural
I heirs John (iradder aforesaid to havo my
proju'ity. !m"uusu ho is the hardest-hearted
man I ever knew, and will not fool it away '
in chanties or otherwise, but keep it to
i getlier. If any fooling is to be done, it will
' bo by my own.
"(Slgnedl GILK.S Ahmeu, Master Mariner,
formerly of Whitby." 1
When 1 came neartho end, Mnrv, who had 1
been looking down the injier in advance of'
my rending, cried out: "Giles Armer! Why,
that was my father!"
"Good Gull" I cried out, as I juuiisl to
"Yes," sho said, excitedly : "didn't you sou
mo sign Mary Armer ut tho registry! Wo
never sike of the name, liueaiis" In had a 1
quarrel with mother and desi rt d her, and I
after seven year.i sho married my stepfather,
nnd I was always called by his name."
"And was he from Whitby," I ask.sb I i
was nearly wild with excitement. '
"Yes," said Mary. "Mother was married I
there, and I was born there."
I was reading over th will again. My ;
hands were trembling so that I could hardly j
read. An awful thought struck nut. What !
day il.'l !: die; l'erliaps ii was too late I
I it was ii"W the ,",l)th ol October. However,
I we v ere det-nilllled to bo on the safe side, 1
1 nml th mi and there Mary and I put our
hats mid w nqw uml went to tho maio: pu-
I lice station.
There we learned the address of a magis-
I trate, alter we had explained to the inspector
, the urgency of the ciise. i
u went to tlio aUilross given, and after
some d "lay wero admitted to an iuterv low.
The magi-trato was at ilrst sopr what
crusty at Ik ing disturlnsl ut such an hour,
for by this tnuo it was pretty late in tho
r.. it i .i.... i i..i i
evening. iium-iui, mien mi nun c. juai Ills i
matters to him ho was greatly interested, j
and wo went through llio necessary foruiali- ,
ties. When it was dono ho ordered n enko
'-i-ic. riv1. "-hlici li3 beth IvcU, "Jlut
remember," ho snid to Mary, "that as yet) '
your jiossiblo fortuuo is a long way off. j
There may Iw moro Giles Armei- than ono.
and moreover there may be some I t'l tilt ,
in proving legally that tit" u ad man was
the same iieivon as your father. Tin a vou
will til-.ii ha . to prove, ii u lortii'il way,
your inoih i s in irriage and jour own birth.
This will probably involve h -uvj i-xiciwn,
for luwyi is light hard when lhy are well
p ild. llowevi'i', 1 do not visli to (liseotirago
jou, but only to prevent false Iioh: at any
rate, you have dono well In making your
declaration at once. So far you are on the
high roml to success." So ho sent us away
filled with hopes as well as fears.
When tin got homo wo set to work to look
for hidden treasures in tlio uuHnislusl room.
I knew too well that thero was nothing hid
den in tlio rooms which wero finished, for I
luul done thu work myself, mid had even
stripped the walls and uncovered the Hoors.
It took us a couple of hours to niuko an
accurate search, but there was absolutely no
result. Thu Into master mariner hail niado
Ids treasury in the other houso.
Next morning I went to find out from tho
parish register tho date of tho death of Giles
Armor, and, to my intense relief and joy,
learned that it hnd occurred on Sept. 30, so
thnt, by our prompt nction in going at once
to tho magistrate's, wo had, If not secured a
fortune, at least not forfeited our rights nor
allowed them to lnpso.
Tho incident was a sort of good omen, and
cheered us up; and wo needed a littlo cheer
ing, for, despite tho possible good fortuno,
wo feared we might havo to contest a lavv
buit, a luxury which wo could not afford.
Wo determined to keep our own counsel
for a little, nnd did not mention tho matter
to n soul,
That evening Mr. Gradder called again,
nnd renew ed his offer of taking tlio houso off
my hands. I still refusal, for I did not wish
him to sen any difference in my demeanor.
Ho evidently camo determined to effect n
surrender of tho lease, and kept bidding
higher nnd higher, till nt last I thought it
best to let him havo Ills way; and so wo
agreed for no less a sum than i!100 that I
should give him iinmcdiato possession and
cancel the agreement. I told him wo would
clear out within ono hour after tho money
was handed to me.
Next morning nt 'J:"0 o'clock ho camo with
the money. 1 had all our effects they wero
not many packed up nnd taken to a new
lodging, and before 10 o'clock Mr. Gradder
was in possession of tho premises.
Wliilo ho was tearing down my new wall
papers, and pulling out the grutes, nnd stick
ing his head up tho chimneys and down tho
water tnnks in the search of moro treasures.
Mary ami I wero consulting, tho eminent
solicitor, Mr. George, as to our method of
procedure. He said ho would not lose nn
hour, but go by tho first train to Littlehoinn
ton himselt to examine Mrs. Compton as to
date and places.
Mnrv and I went witlrhim. In thecourso
of the next '.!-l hours ho had, by various doc
uments nnd tho recollections of my mother-in-law,
made out a clear case, tho details of
which only wanted formal verification.
Wo all came back to London jubilant, and
wero engaged on a high tea w hen there camo
a loud knocking nt the door. There was a
iiois? and scullle in tho passage, and into tho
room rushed Mr. Gradder, covered with soot
and lime dust, with hair disheveled and eyes
wild with anger, nnd haggard with want of
sleep. He burst out at me in a torrent of
"Give mo back my money, you thief! You
rnusa-ked tho house yourself, and havo
taken it all away! My money, do you hear!
my linney!" Ho grew positively sieechles.s
with luge, uml almost lonnusl at the mouth,
I took Mary by the hand and h-d her up to
"Mr. (trndder," I said, "let us both thank
vou. Only for your hurry and persistency
we might have let tho time lapse, and havo
omitted the deluratiou which, oil theeveuing
.before list, we, or rather she, made."
He started ns though struck.
"What declaration.' What do you mean!"
"The d"claration made by my wife, only
daughter of Giles Armer, master mariner,
"ate of Whitby. ''Dram Stokes in The
Origin of the "I'atent Outside."
Mr. K"llogg tells an interesting story about
how ho conceived tho "patent outside"
scheme. He was a country new'spaiier pub
lisher in an Illinois town somo twenty-live
years ago, and was in tho habit of printing
one side ol his paper in tlio middle of the
week and ihe other half on publication day.
On one occasion utter his paper had lieen
printi il Ins press broke down. He was not
in a central position, and it was no easy
thing to get the inachmo in shaiw in time to
print tho other side. As it became more and
more apparent that ho could not get his
pajnir out on time if he depended on his own
press, he made Ins forms ready and wcure,
and drove over to a neighboring tmvj -nun
do.en mil"s away, where ho finally got them
on nnother editor's press.
His own press could not ba ready for use
for several vicks, as ono accident followed
another. He tiiereforo made an arrange
ment witli hi.-, esteemed contemporary by
which he si t up tho typo for the local side ot
his iap.'i' and sent his forms over every
week. His friend supplied the goner ii and
misci llaueoiis matter fi out his ow n columns,
uml as the papers circulated among entirely
different constituencies, tho plan worked to
a charm, and nobody was a bit the wiser for
the fact that the two papers except in their
local departments were entirely alike. It
then occurred to -Mr. Kellogg that a great
business could bo built up from the idea sug
gested by his misfortune. Tho "patent out
side" was the result, and though it was never
patented, that broken-down press made
its owner a millionaire. Cor. Now York
flrape sui;nrfioin I.lnen I'llier.
If h quantity of lint or nny linen or cotton
ihk (.lireddcd sin.ill is placed in a t;l:iss ves
sel nnd tv ice its in lht of sulphuric acid is
(ii'ndu.illv added to it with cuiu-tniit tritura
tion, the fibers slowly swellup nnd disappear
without diser.k'.uiiiK nny nnd a tena
cious mu "ilntre if formed. This contains a
Inrfce itinntit v of dextrin, nnd if it is diluted
nnd 'muled f mr or live hours it becomes con
verted intoi;riipeui;..r. Chalk Is now added
to it and it is thoroughly Altered mid then
eviiporat"d by a p'litlo hent to the cousUt
cuck of sirup. After standing a few days
this will become u linn, candied mass. It' it
is now pas.i i lietvveen tho folds of porous
juiper linen, dissolved in water, then cluri
llcd with animal charcoal, it crystalies
aKiiiu into perfectly whito urnpo stipir, or
ulii'H-". Hemp,. linen or cotton treated in
thin vi.ij will nive 1 per cent, of it w ihtiu
t;niiesuir.ir Inter Ocean.
Mil,.' of the Dreentl le .11. in.
The eecentri -'nan has always line huir,
nnd vim never vet saw a man of erratic
tend, in i s, who at the same time had a sound
mini, that was nut refined in hn tastes.
Fine hair indicates refinement. Ymi may
have nut iced thnt men ciijjiiKcd in intellectual
or esa.-ially in u'sthotio pursuits, vvheie del
icacy is reiiuired, havo invariably line, lux
uriant hair and heard. Tlio same men, as a
class, particularly painters, nre always re
markable for their iicrsonal jieculiaritles.
Kvrry man, at somo period of tilUlto, is an
I'SreKioiis fool; but by a wiso disionsatiou of
providence no man knows exactly when that
time is, Detroit Freo Fret
results from that true contentment which
Indicates perfect health ot body nnd mind.
You may possess It, If j on will purify and
Invigorate yimr blood with Aycr'.s Sarsa
parllla. K. M. Howard, Newport, N, II.,
writes : "I suffered for years with Scrof
ulous humors. After using two bottles of
Ayor's Sarsnparilb, I
great relief. It has entirely restored mo to
health." .lames French, Atchison, Kans.,
writes: "To nil persons Miffcrlng from
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mend Ayer's Harsaparllla. I was aHllctcd
with adlseaso of tho liver for nearly two
years, when n friend advised mo to tako
this mcdlclno. It gavo prompt relief, and
has cured me." Mrs. II. M. Kidder, 41
Dwlght fit., Boston, Mass., writes: "For
Fcvcral years I have used Ayer's Sarsa
parllla in my family. I never feel tafc,
wilhout It. As a liver mcdleino and
general purifier of tho blood, it has no
tqual." Mrs. A. 11. Allen, Wlntcrpock,
Va., writes: "My youngest child, two
years of age, was taken with liowcl Com
plaint, which wo could not cure. Wo tried
many remedies, hut ho continued to grow
worse, uml finally became so reduced In
flesh that wo could only movo him upon
u pillow. It was suggested by ono of tho
doctors that Scrofula might ho tho causo
of tho trouble. We procured a hottlo of
ami commenced giving it to Iciii. It suicly
worked wonders, for, in ; sholt tlnie, ho
Was completely cured."
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