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"aid a thomand time, as il that morsel of paper were hi living spokesman. Truly, the girl was very much in love, anil absence made her heart grow fonder, which is not usual with either male or female hearts, un lets I see the world wrongly altogether. About this time Sophia and not Bophia only, but all of us began to notice that Mr. Brent looked paler than usual, walked with a light drag of the right foot, and sometimes missed a word out of a sentence without being aware of it Again, he would observe the mistake, and correct it with an appear ance of irritation. "Brain mischief going on," old Bparker whispered. And he wag right; for one Sunday. evening, after preach ing, tie rector suddenly became speechless in the vestry, and lost his power of motion. He never spoke a syllable again; and even when he opened his eyes there was no reason in them. A dreadful storm of wind and rain came on that night, and blew the golden cock from off thejchtiroh steeple, and some of the masonry with it. The tempest raged round the rectory garden, and uprooted two great . lm Irees, and cast them across the lawn in i gigantic ruin. Meanwhile the rector lay as r"niiint ax if a summer breeze was blowine. There was no storm that could roar loud enough to disturb hisf sleep. And in the morning, when we awoke to see what the wind had done in our gardens and parks, we heard our kind-hearted little rector had de parted from us forever, just while the storm was uttering its fiercest blast. We said that we could have better spared a better man, looked grave a moment, re marked how uncertain life is, and then talked of the stcrm, and forgot the. rector. But to Sophia his death was a terrible sor row. Somehow Fercival seemed gone; she would hear no more about him, nor ha ve the remote but still very actual comfort of talk ing with his father and seeing his old haunts. Bhe had borne trials already, and other trials awaited her; but this was, after all, one of the sorest she ever felt. She grew lonely, sad, doubting; began to think Percy would forget her; tried valiantly to battle with her fears; cried many hours when she was alone, then wiped her eves and went downstairs I smilingly; but it was an aching heart that f beat in her breast And the body of the rec- I tor was laid to sleep in the churchyard, and f hjg successor came. The king was dead, and -V' the cry was, "Long live the king!" for we 'were all plea?edwith our new parson. He I preached sermons shorter by five minutes than those of Mr. Brent. He kept two curates, good-looking bachelors. He worked the parish well. So we confessed every one that the loss of poor Brent was gain to us; especially these last few years, we said, when trouble overcame him, and this brain mis chief had been stealthily making its way nearer to his vital part. Very soon the old rector's name was forgotten; but day by day and week by week we noticed that over the grave where his mortal part lay fresh flow ers were strewn by some tender aud unfor gettuig hand. CHAPTER V. THE LIVES OF OCR CHARACTERS ADVANCE. Five years had passed away since Sophia and Percival were parted, and time had left its marks upon other personages of our story beside its heroine. Without any question, Sibyl had greatly increased in personal at tractiveness. Her dark superb style was de veloped and heightened as she drew nearer to the meridian of life. No doubt the early bloom of youth was gone; but her form had become more finely rounded, and her carriage bad become more "stately. She was a beauti ful woman of the world; no man ever looked at her once only. But her manner had be come more retii ent than ever. She relied on her beauty for a place among her sex, and was at no pains to cultivate conversation, letters or any branch of the art o pleasing, except the setting forth of personal charms. Had her manner and her talk been what she might easily have made them, she would have shone out as a beauty, indeed, in the prime of her womanhood. For Sibyl had no lack of sense nor of education either; but proudly reposing on her incontestible loveliness, she rather withdrew than put forward her other attractions. Still she could display herself when she pleased; one occasion I well remem ber, when she met in company a vivacious Italian, who was extremely struck with her appearance, and paid her a profusion of gay compliments. At last, his English failing, he tried to enhance his polite speeches by some poetical quotation in his own language, adding that he was afraid she would hardly under stand what be had said. On the instant Sibyl answered him back with a return quotation, as I understood, from the same uuthor. Not knowing Italian, I could not appreciate her readiness; but that the retort was lively and happy was sufficiently proved by the foreign ers delight His eyes sparkled with pleasure. "You know more than I do," he exclaimed, ' clapping his hands. "You are a wonder a wonder, my dear lady!" But Sibyl relapsed into silence, and treated her success with a sincerity ot nulinereiico which showed how lightly she regardud any mental achievement. Car had meanwhile changed in a way the very opposite. She had grown thinner; and her frame, which wus a large one, was more prominent Car had gone in for intellectual ideas, and was improving her mind diligently, and was last obtaining in our little town the reputation of being what is now called a woman's rights woman. She had become rather too fond of talking in mixed companies on high subjects, and so fell into the very error her lively little mother had foreseen ten years before, . ' "As to Car," Mrs. Barbara suid one day, "she is tin ning schoolmistress. She talks lec tures. I wonder she dots not get a few les sons in action," the littlo satirist said; "it would become her drawing room and dinner table finely. Any actor or popular preacher could tell how to arrange her elbows when she is discoursing. I can't; for my education, dears, was neglected in that particular de partment We only danced and sang and flirted when I was a girl. Why, I remember once meeting a man who talked of Peru, and, I assure you, dears, I thought it was some where in Germany! But what matter? The world was ours, andwe had only to live and enjoy and make others enjoy. And we did it, girls; we did it! 0, that I was youn,; again!" Caroline Doolittle, however, was not very popular in Kettlewell; and this was undoubt edly owing, not to her sound mental cultiva tionwhich was as genuine as it was laud ablebut to the mischievous habit she had of hrintrinff her attainments into prominence. I suppose she did it to manifest her Miperiority over the rest of the women; but, unfortu nately, the result was that, while she vexed the women, which she did not mind, she re pelled the men, which she did mind very much. One man, however, paid her the tribute of a homage which was as unceasing as the voice of a waterfall. Morning, noon and night Egerton Rounded the praises of his wife. He had grown stout and healthy looking, and ho was as great a simpleton as ever. Indeed, his giggle had got new notes of imbecility in .it. aud was now a perfoct wonder of vacuity in unarticuluted sound. He hud a slight drop in his lower lip, too, and a fixed smile, which might have made his very dog understand what menial weakness is in mankind. But E&erton adored his wife. They had thret children now, and from lnfaucy he pointed these children to their mamma as tht sole model of excellence and strength. Egerton wa very fond of nursing his children, and would wnlV up and down with th'.m by tha hour, telling mem at brief intervals to look at their mamma. "Tremendously gifted woman," he would sometimes say to his friends. Then, dropping his voice like Guy Fawkes in the conspirators' room: "Sometimes I see her reading for two hour at a ftretch. I have timed her by my chronometer. What would have become of mi if I had not married that weman I dont like to say. I think," Egerton would add, solemnly, "I think, with my disposition and my way of looking at things, you know, I should have gone to the bad." Egerton had also given himself up greatly to the study of cooking, and had a little room fitted up with a stove, and hung round with pots and pans. I think this must have been about the time when the great Soyer was teaching us English people how to work won ders with soup and fish and fowl. In this room Egerton would concoct rare dishes, generally coming out with a very red face, and now and then wrpsetting a boiling sauce pan down his thighs; on which occasions he would rush from the room shrieking; and de clare that it was really too bad, and he would give the whole thing up. Egerton had an idea of working a reform in the present way of cooking red mullet. "A delicious fish , " he would say ; "but under the present system it is sent up in paper; treated, in fact, as if it were a package. It is intolerable that a delicious fish should be treated as if it were a package." Time, which was writing its record on our younger people, had not forgot to pencil deeper lines on Archibald Goldmore. Visible signs of advancing years were upon him, and the elephantine firmness of his tread was going. He stooped; his hair was not so gray as once it had been. Goldmore, the wie, th sensible, the millionaire, was dyeing his hair to keep up the appearance of youth beside his lovely wife. Ah, lovely young women, what fools you make of us withering, elderly men! And even the little mother, so long undying in her energy, began to show symptoms of decline. The light step was falling into a slower movement; the quick motions of the frame were seldom seen; she was growing a little deaf, and every one observed it, though, with characteristic vivacity, she tried to hide the failing. She began to like quiet bodily quiet and would sit in her chair hour after hour; but ber mind was as active and her tongue as pungent as ever; and often Sophia i , i .A, v- i? "i i ii. frill.. I wouiu mugn nil sue was ureu at tue mue woman's quaint remarks or droll stories of days gone by. She commented on everybody and everything with the same satire, sense and absorbed worldliness as of old Her two sons-in-law furnished her with abundant material for criticism; and Sophia often blushed to think how heartily she enjoyed her mother's caustic comments on Goldmore und Egerton. Both vrere favorites with the ld woman; but Goldmore's mercantile stiff ness and Egerton's feebleness of mind were too tempting for her to resist "I can hardly keep my countenance, Sophy," she used to say, "when these two men come in together. One I can stand; but both is more than mortal can." (They generally looked in after church.) " 'Mrs. Temple, how do' you find yourself this morningf Pretty welli'" She hit off Goldmore's voice to the note. And then: "'0, how are you Tremendously warm day, isn't it? I do dislike a tremen dously warm day!'" delivered exactly as Egerton would. Thereupon the little satirist would fall back in her chair luughing, and pleased to see Sophia laughing. "Now, really, manuna, you are too bad l" Sophia would say. "Not a bit, Sophy. You like it, or you would not laugh. And, beside, why need the old man be a bore and the young man a block head? O, may the day never dawn when I do anything but laugh at a stupid or a fool!" Still Sophia was kept in wonder and feat by her mother's growing turn for economy. In some things she was becoming almost penurious, nnd the question: "What will it cost?" whic h once she disdained to ask of any thing that pleased her, was now never off her lips. There was a positive alarm about her manner, too, when any new expense wns in view, which wus full of grave suggestions; and Sophia quite tried to reconcile henwlf to Goldmore's opinion that her mother had lived beyond her means, and was now trying to eke out her means. Beside, the old woman would sometimes, in a covert way, try to sound Sophia as to what she would do when left alone in the world, and once she actually asked her if she had any idea of ever making money for herself. This uneasy question pointed only loo plainly in the direction of the practical Goldmore's observation, that Mrs. Temp'e was living on an income that would perish with her, and that Sophia would be left in poverty. But beyond conjecture no one could go, for the old woman kept her secret, and would not suffer any interroga tions. To Sophia she eonfidtd that she felt a little alteration in strength; but even to her ghe would nut admit that the cause- was old "ge. "I am a little exhausted, Sophy," she said one day. "You see, 1 have worked hard nt enjoyment lor a great many years. I shall do just what Johnson used to make our peach trees and vines do at the Beeches. Ix't mo rtst for a few months, and next year I shall recruit, regain strength, ftophy, and be us lively as ever. O, Sophy, Sophy," she cried, clapping her withered hands together with a sprightlines which, whether real or feigned, was equally amazing. "I shall enjoy tho world, relish it, smack my lips over it, girl, for years and years to come!" CHAPTER VI. IH WHICH LADY BEAUrY IIAS HER PORTRAIT PAINTED IN FUIXTER'S INK. Shall I tell you why I have written this story? It was because I met Sophia Temple, then styled "Lady Beauty," in her fifty-third year; and her power to charm (at an age when charms are commonly supposed to be dead and gone) led me to ask, What is this woman's secret? And having searched into her life and character, and noted her ways, I venture to offer this imperfect record of her life, and this still more imperfect picture of herself, for the study of her sex geuerally. I wish to convince women that it is ft great mistake on their part to suppose that their power to please departs with youth. At all times I have noticed that men of sense seldom admire or, if you like, grow enamored of women for beauty alone, but for character, manner, taste and conversation. Now, while beauty (we must admit) lessens with tune, character, manner, taste and conversation may each be refined and enriched; aud these, I believe, by their jmprovemeut cau quite compensate for the loss of personal charms. Mere beauty is but one bright, unchanging beam it will grow even wearisome; but wit, sense, courtesy and humanity are forever casting forth new and unexpected rays, aud enlivening intercourse with agreeable sur prises. And so the story of Lady Beauty is written as a humble attempt to encourage women to try to be charming to their latest day. For they can do it if they try. Sophia was without question far inferior in physical beauty to Sibyl, and I think most people would have said that she was not so handsome as Caroline. Her features were regular, her nose straight and fine, her com plexion delicate and rosy; but still, in her face sho was no model of womanhood. Her expression and what is expression but char acter fixed in the countenance? made Sophia what she was. Her delicate upper lip, with the bint of firmness in its fine line, told of resolution; the soft bawl eyes, with their up ward glance, had a look of a-piiutiou; tho nouth was full of tenderness, ready to mold tself to every affectionate feeling. But what was this after all? Sophia's nature in So phia's face! She was the best dresser I ever knew. Of jolor, either by study or natural gift, she was a perfect mistress. Accordingly her ap pearance pleased numbers of people before they saw her face; and inuny a time as she went down the street the curiosity ot those who walked behind was aroused to see what might be the face of the woman whose gown nd mantle were so striking by the harmony or the contrast of their hue. Flowers, rib bons, brooches, all that sets off dress, she used with the most unerring taste. And she man aged through all the changes of fashion to re spect herself and her own figure and face; in the fashion she always would be, but still she modulated it so as to be the queen and not the slave. No doubt Sophia must have paid great attention to her dress, but I scarcely think she could have achieved such constant success, or so complete, had she not been a dresser born. Then her manners in society were cap tivating. Here I think the little mother's homilieR were useful, indeed. With what a graceful attention she heard what you had to say! How modestly she gave her own opinion! She was well read, and could take her part in most conversations with ease; and now and then she could deal out a witty stroke. Indeed, Sophia had a great deal of humor, but seldom gave it the rein in society. Night was her time, with Car and Sibyl; and often the two more brilliant girls, as they laughed at her comical reminiscences of the day would feel how easily Scphia could out shine them if she tried. She loved the world. Here again the ir. fiuence of her mother was perceptible, wifift this difference, that the world in her mother'! language signified society, and nothing morn, while Sophia would have included in it the whole of nature and life. 1 do not think I ever saw any one who had such a simple and unaffected enjoyment in living as she. A walk in the woods was enchantment to her; and, on the other hand, I have seen her on the tiptoe of pleasurable excitement for a ball. She was no poetic recluse; she never shunned society or it pleasures, but rather sought them. There was not a particle of affectation about her; indeed, she retained her glrltshness and her love of girlish amuse ments for an unusually long time. And she certainly remembered her mother's teaching in another particular; she tried to please. She knew that a woman ought to be an object of admiration and affection, and she ruled her vhole life with this fact in view. But Sophia understood the art of charming, which, with all their grace fulness, few English women entirely do. Perhaps Nature feels that she has given our English women enough already, and, mindful of tho limitation which ought to mark all mortal things, has withheld that one gift which would make them irresistible. Sophia knew that face and figure are not everything. She understood that it is the woman a man admires, not her eyes or nose or lips or waist; the whole woman pereon, dress, manner, talents and character. Frenchwomen are in this respect more far- sighted than our English ladies, but even Frenchwomen do not fully realize this great social truth. A woman who knows that her dress is tasteful and her expression agreeable and her conversation lively will be little dis mayed to hear of crows' feet round her eye lids or gray hail's on her temples. Her bet ter part is blooming amidst the gentle decay of more material charms. You will laugh i hen I tell you before the story ends how Sophia Temple, Lady Beauty, at the age of fifty-three, had a new lover, nnd what a lover he was. One touch I must add to this picture. Sophia was in the best sense of tho word a religious woman. "Without love," cries a great novelist, "I can fancy no gentleman." A little diffidently I should add, without re ligion I can fancy no lady. Sophia's piety vas in no way obtrusive, never puritnnical, never ascetic, but gentle, animated and humane. It quite saved her from her moth er's narrow and heartless and merely spark ling worldliness. Sophia loved the world, but had a hope beyond it, and her religion gave a richness, a sweetness, a seriousness to all her charms. I must admit, however, that many of Lady Beauty's own sex declared her to be nothing particular. That men admired her was not to bo denied, but women would often ask dryly what it was for. When I knew her well enough to take such a liberty, I ventured to say to her one day that, greutly as she was praised by our sex, her own appeared to de cline to accept her as by any means repre sentative. She laughed with much gayety. "Some cf us," she replied, "admire in our selves what is forcible and striking. I believe you said to me yourself one day that Lady Maclieth and some other eminent ladies of the imagination, whom we remember, made a suf ficiently vivid impression to satisfy both sexes. You added something like this: I somewhat dcubt if Lady Macbeth would lie altogether a success in W:e drawing room." "What, then, is your idea of a woman?" I asked. "I have drawn up a set of beauty rules," she replied, rising and going to her desk. "They will I e the best answer to your ques tion." She laughed with great sportiveness, so that I could not tell whether she was jest ing or in earnest So she gave me her beauty rules there and then. But these I rfserve for the last chap ter of this storv, when, in parting with my readers and my heroine, I shall narrate two curious illustrations of her power to please. I repeat, this story Ih written for the in struction of the tens of thousands of Eng' lishwomen who can lie like Sophia Temple if they try. Whoever of my fair readers will follow this amiable example shall be relieved of the anxiety of glancing over her shoulder for ever to see .what brighter beauty of later date and fresher charms may be coming up behind. 'Youth and the attractions of youth need not be despised by such a woman; neither need they be envied. Her knowledge of society, her ways of the world, her fam iliarity with character these, together with taste, refinement, Virtue, and the desire to please, will give her the victory over time. Like our dear Lady Beauty, she, too, shall be charming to her latest day. CHAPTER VII. A BOXING MATCH. Prendergast, who resided not far from Ket tlewell, had occasional opportunities of meet ing the Temples; and it had been the little mother's expectation that he might renew his suit, and, perhaps, after a time, draw Sophia's affections to himself. He made no sign, however; and for long enough it seemed as if our heroine was to have no further trouble from mankind. But at last at the end of the five years after Percival's depart ure for Australia a new lover came upon the scene. His name was Done. He was the only son of oneMi John Done, a retired merchant of great wealth, whose antecedents were gener ally described in this way, that he had some thing to do with leather. The Dones were plain people, but not vulgar; and having re sided in Kettlewell for twenty years, and being charitable and religious, they had grad ually made their way into our town society. In fact, they were now received in companiei where, at their first coming, they dared not have set foot Still, it was never forgotten hat ilr. Done was not ait"g"uu-r one of us. A'ban any stranger would make inquiry con jerning him, the reply would generally be in his form: "Done is a worthy old fellow, and rives capital dinners. If you want a sub icription for any good cause, go to Done. Be is modest unaffected, and not the least jurse-proud. In early hfe he had mmething 'o do with bather." This last clause was a Formula repeated as faithfully as if it was a in of "God Save the Queen." I To be Continued A Mysterious Package Received by a Bank. Cincinnati, June 5. The Van Wort, Ohio, National Bank received yesterday by United States express from the Union National Bank of this city, a package purporting; to con t tin f iu iha), but when opened was round to be tilled with cctton, pasteboards and railroad advertising bills. The package should have reached Van wort on Wednesday. The money clerk who received it here says he set' led It with green wax. The way Dili tor the run of Tuesday night bad the package marked "short." When received the package was sealed with red wax, the delay of twenty-four hours in transit is not yet explained, but will doubtless give a clue to the robbers. No thorough investigation of the method of substitution can be made here. Superintendent Conex, of Toledo, is looking into the matter. The package could pass over three roads, and through the bands of three messengers between here and Van Wort. This could easily explain the twentj -four hours delay. The package was not sealed by the money clerk here, having been previously stated by the bank. The Maxwell Case. Sr. Louis, June 4 When the crim inal court this morning continued tie hearing of the case of the State vs. II Brooks, alias H. L. Maxwell, John J. Martin, counsel for the defense, con tinued his plea for the prisoner. It is expected that he will have concluded bis argument by the time recess is taken. He will be followed by Mr. Clover, who will make the closing argument for the prosecution, which will probably occupy the remainder of tc-day and part of tc-morrow,when tbe case will go to the jury. A verdict will probably not be returned before late to-morrow afternoon. The Pan Mall Gazette on Blaine's Correction. London, June 4. The Pall Mall Ga-Z'M- commenting on Mr. Blaine's cor rection of tbe report of his Portland spetcb says: "It is quite in accordance with Mr. Blaine's character to hurl in sults and retract them. Mr. Blaine is a public man, whose support is almost a discredit. He is now posing to sain tne next nomination of the Kepublicin party to the presidency, and if he suc ceeds it is pretty safe ti say that America will repeat the rebuff it gave hi'u two years ago." Business Failures. New Yokk, J une 4. The business failures occurring throughout the country during the last seven days as reported to U. G. Dun & Co., number for the Udttd States 160, and for Canada 27, or a tcttl of 188 as com pared with a total of 181 last week, and 167 for the week previous to the last. More than one half of the casual ties are reported from the Western and Pacific States. A Fight Expected Between Troops and Indians. New York, June 4. A Tombstone special to the Herald says: A courier arrived from Dragon Mountain, fifteen miles north of this place early yester day morning, bringing the news that the soldiers have driven fifteen Indians Uo a natural fortification known as the Cochise stronghold. A company of troops are behind the hostiles, and two other companies are t-ying to head them off. It was expected that a fight would take place between the troops and Indians before dark, and it seemed to be prcbable that the sc fliers would be able to kill or ctpture the red skins. There is a great many wood choppers in these mountains and it is feared the Indians will kill some of them before being driven out. A New Association to be Formed. Toronto, June 4. At a meeting of the oarsmen of the Hanlon regatta last night, it was announced that Teemer and lioss would not be present. Lots were drawn for the arrangement of scullers in heats. In one heat Ilaiil in, McKay, Stanton, Ilosraer and liirz wi 1 row; in tbe other Gaudier, filiated, Hauim, Lee and Conley. A resolution to form an association of professional oarsmen was carried unanimously and Hanlon, Gaudier and Hosmer were ap pointed a committee U draft by-laws for the organization. The President to Visit New Hamp shire. Nkw York, June 4. A Herald Ply mouth special says: "The president and Mrs. Cleveland will visit New Hamp shire during the summer. The presi dent will spend a portion of his Au gust vacation in the White mountains, making a tour of the principal resorts. No public notice has been given of tbe intended visit because of an injunction placed by the president upon the hotel keepers, who are to entertain him. He will come to New Hampshire from the Adirondack by special train." Martin Irons' Tool Chest to ba Sold for Debt. Sedalia, Mo., June 5. Martin Irons' tool chest, which has been at the Missouri Pacific shops, since the in auguration of the strike, was to-day advertised to be sold on Monday next to satisfy a debt of seven dollars and fifty cents due Patrick O'Conner for rent. The chest was seizid last even ing, and is now in the custody of Con stable Cams. O'Conner Is the Individ ual who attached a poition of Irons household goods a few days ago. A iwarm of teoj in May Is worth a stack of hny; A arm of beet in June Is worth a silver spoon; A swarm of bees in July Is not worth a fly. Old Saw. Tha Old and New Jersey Cow. What breeding will do for animals is teen in the following interesting picture!. They sLc.'j ihst change thai, has taken pinoe during the development of the Jersey. Since hun dreds of yean the little cows from the Chan nel islands have been famous butter makers. The main islands are Jersey, Guernsey, Al derney and Bark. When the breed was In troduced into this country some thirty-five yean ago it was the fashion to call them "Alderneya Now it is the fashion to call them "Jerseys." They had teen favorites on gentlemen's farms in England previous to 1834. Then it was decided by the Royal Jersey Agricul tural society to begin to breed them for beauty. Most organisations must have the word "royai" tacked to them in Great Brit ain, it seems, or they won't go. The lords and gentlemen farmers resolved to recon struct the Jersey on ornamental principles, so that she would be a decoration on high priced lawns and pastures. They undertook to give her a more graceful, deer-like shape, and to have her of solid color, which means all of one color. Previously the breed had been spotted and pied, like ordinary cattle. JERSEY COW OF THEN AND NOW. The fashionable colors were solid fawn. silver gray and pale lemon fawn. In 1S34 two typical cows were selected to breed from, as showing nearest perfection of that shape and color desired to be reproduced. Paint ings were made ot the two animals. One of them was the cow whose picture is here given. The other animal is the most famous fashionable butter maker of these days, Mary Anne, of St Lambert The longer body, straight line of the back and more dearlike head are some of the points of differ ence. Since 1834 the fashion has been to breed for color and shape. The recent but ter making exploits of the breed, however, have knocked the breath out of the color and shape boom. The craze is now for butter makers, be form and color what they will Bo possibly the next generation will revert to the white spots and rough frame. OLD AND NEW JERSEY BULL. The greatest difference has been made In the bull by the half century of breeding for form and color. The butchers of our time use bad words over the visible admixture of Jersey blood in beef cattle. This is because the Jerseys are small and slim. The por trait of the bull of fifty years ago shows that he was a better beef animal than his alim hanked successor of to-day. Observe the depth of brisket and shoulder. The fashion able developers have been breeding tbe meat off instead of on the Jerseys. Now that the current is setting another way, perhaps these favorite cattle may increase in weight and return to their beef-making qualities, so they will indeed be the breed ot the mil lenium. Why not breed for siza, tool Then we can say: This is the cow I long have sought Crritimi Kainit. In the south and New England especially, where commercial fertilizers must be so gen erally used, anything that will give the much needed potash will be of unusual value. Quite a number kuow that German kainit is the desideratum, but this knowledge is not possessed by the great mass who stand in need of it German kainit is a natural product dug from the earth in Germany, as its name in dicates. It can be easily and cheaply mined and prepared for market, and those in a po sition to know say that it can be put in our Atlantic seaports at a cost of not above $8 per ton. The supply is considered inex haustible. The chemical composition of loinit is: Sulphate of potash, 'ii; sulphate of magnesia, 15; chloride of magnesia, 12) chloride of sodium, 88; moisture, 14; insolu ble, 3. It is at once apparent that kainit would be a most valuable constituent of a mixture ot fertilizers for many of our farm and garden crops. It is an established fact that while clover contains a larger amount of nitrogen than almost any other, crop grown on the farm, it does not seen) to need nitrogeneous manures. Potash ana linn are the elements it most needs. It is we 1 known that the best way in which to supp'.y the lime is by applying gypjum; and can there be any doubt that the most feasible means of pro viding the potash is afforded by German kainitl Potatoes' are another crop frequently greatly benefited by a provision of potash; and where commercial fertilizers only are used on this crop, it is reasonably certain that kainit should be one of them. The composition of a complete economical manure for cotton is an important problem, at commercial manures must at present, at leait, be relied on altogether to make pro&t- I ! ' gen (tne hint turned In it): t . tU?gU d. to m I I i t L Ml quantities wa economy. Ku lliSj-KS'i...-, Co.!-;-.' ht W -i :iit, however, n;ves Luih ii lie a, con s 1 1 1 i ti f i- 1 potash and inns fertilizer for cotion. It is almost neeula to tiKfrwt tha u of kainit upon tobacco. This crop needs potsi!i so Ufgnutly largely that kainit is tlie very fertilizer for it Glrdllng Fruit Trees. Professor J. I Budd, of tbe low Agri- cultural college, writes: Mr. J. B. Spalding, of Springfield. Ills., hat practiced ringing for fruit for a number of yoars past His plan at first was to girdle every other tree in thickly planted young orchards, but he now rings alt the trees. He rings the trees in the latter part of April, which time with us in the central district of Iowa would be from the 10th to the 15th of May. He takes off a ring of bark from the stem one half inch in width entirely around the tree, taking care not to injure the cambium layer uniier the bark. He says: "If hard winters will kill the trees, to much tbe more necessity for getting them to bear when young, bunce I begin to girdle when the trees are but six years old. 6o far I have found no harm re sulting from the process It sets them to bearing at once, and they bear full, too. With thickly planted orchards, where the alternate trees will soon have to be removed, Mr. Spalding's plan may be safely tried. To illustrate its working on thrifty young trees; Two yearj ago, on the 10th of May, I wa, looking at some vigorous Tetofsky trees, m rich toil, which had not yet borne a dozeu apples, though over four inches in diameter of stem. I recommended ringing, and at once the owner pulled out his knife and went . at them, taking off a ring of bark nearly an inch in width. Of course this did not check the ascent of water and nutriment from the roots in the newer wood, and it did not prevent the perfect assimilation of the sop in the leaves. Yet it prevented measurably the formation of new deposits of wood growth below the ringing. Hence the tendency in the top to that ripened state of wood which favors blossoming and fruiting. The next spring these trees were wmte with blossoms, and thay held a fine crop of fruit ' Rough Feed Wanted. All domestic animals need rough feed or "etover" mixed along with the tine food, hogs as well as tbe rest In the case of the ruminating animals, it is doubtful if grain or meal fed alone goes to the first stomach at alL A large majority of the experiments made to determine this point clearly show that fine foods do not, to any material extent, go to the first stomach when fed to cattle alone; and if food does not go to the first tomach it can be only very imperfectly digested, since it escapes the macerating process of the rumen, and being remasticated and mixed with the saliva. How true this is every large feeder of cattle, in ' the west at least, must know. A large proportion of the kerne's of corn eaten - by the animals is found in their droppings, some whole, others broken, ' but all indigested. If they had passed into the first stomach they would have been raised and remasticated, aud certainly would not have escaped this process scarcely broken. So it is when meal is fed. It passes into the third and fourth stomachs, a mass of dough into which the gastric juices can not penetrate. It is true that the muscular contractions of the stomach will give a gentle motion to the dough; but this will make it more compact rather than of a char acter that the gastrlo juice can operate freely upon it If, however, we mix this meal with cut straw or hay the mixture will go to the first stomach, and wi 1, of course, be remasticated; while the bits of straw or hay will allow the gastric juice to circulate through the mass and insure complete digestion. ' In June, Those who have orchard grass and clover fn tome fields will be glad that they may be- ?;!n the bay harvest by cutting these long lefore timothy and red top meadows are ready for the mowing machine. This saves a great deal of worry, and when the timothy Is ripe it may be cut at once if proper calcu lations have been made. As to the age when timothy should be cut, it is well to bear in mind that for one s own use it can hardly be cut too green after the heads are well out, " but for sale for city feeding it is preferred as old si it can be without the teed shelling off from the heads. It is used not so much as nutriment as for bulky food with oats or ground feed. ' Watch for the currant worm, andas soon at the leaves appear ragged apply white hellebore a tablespoonful to the pail ot water by means of a syringe. Bepeat in about a week. Market chickens may be pushed to advan tage by frequent feeding, besides having a free run, if possible, while they are growing and before they are put up to fatten. After ducks have passed the delicate stage, and have their feathers, they may be given fre quent feeds of food to give them rapid growth nnd sizi Tbe earlier they are sold afler they become marketable tha greater will be the profit ' The curculio attacks the plums loon after the fruit is set Jarring the trees and catch ing the fallen Insects upon sheets spread upon the ground is the only effective remedy. It one bud on a graft takes the start of all the others stop it by pinching. If shoots ap pear upon grapevines where they are not wanted remove them. American Agricul turist - - Things to Do and to Know. Dont cut the lawn grass too short Mow the roadsides and keep down the nasty weeds, - Plant celery from the middle of June to the middle of July. Sow cucumbers for pickles in June. Make the plants rather close together in the rows. The United States crop report shows w to bo in excellent condition at the end ot May. , ; - .... Hat anybody ever tried spraying with Paris green or Londoa purple for the plum curculio? Encourage toadt in yous hotbed and gar den and they will destroy more than their weight in insect pests. Dust melon vines with Paris green or Lon don purple to keep off the bug. Dust with one part of ths powder to twenty-five parts flour. Sweet lemons are a favorite Mexican dainty. They are the shape, color and size of tbe lemons ot commerce, but are sweeter than the banana. Thousands of acres of the best cotton and rice lands in South Carolina have been devas tated by the flood there. Hundreds of head of live stock were drowned. On re more we permit oursnlrm to remark that Persian powder will destroy the cab bage worm. Dust it on with the ppwr-hox like can that is provided to go with ib.