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I 4 'A ; v .r during the dance at Lord Mount , TbBi-s kksinS ter again! How j (oMitls! Let us go back; let us go back: let . ns go back!" 6 ( bhe turned and composed herself to sleep. nd all night long she lay placidly. When the doctor came in the morning he found her much weaker, and said she mut have brandy every 'half-hour, for she was sinking fast S i if WOnld toke nothin: only slept away, c while hour by houtfhe beating pulse reported . tailing strength. Siphia, feeling the end was near, sent word to Car and Sibvl, and the three sisters watched tici,i hsr ii h. f tor. noon, while Egerton and Goldmore waited down stairs. The breath grew fainter; fixed lines came out on the mobile face; the three daughters stood round tlift hwt nnri tha 4 worldly little mother passed without a pang 1 away. CHAPTER IV. PERCIVAL BETURXS. It was about the middle of January. The funeral was over, and Sophia was sitting lone m me little morning room which had 4jtr mother's favorite spot. Car and ff jfnad gone home, and Goldmore was i tstairs in the library examining the old yiacjfs papers, the greater portion of which rhaifoonly Just now been obtained, as her iliciW had been from home. He had , rrived half an hour ago, and, together with j ioldmore, was going into the affairs. Sophia ! i at alone, full of foreboding and dreariness, t was after four o'clock; the sky was sullen d gray; a mist was rising all round the l xouse. Dreary, dreary world! Sophia's .eart went off as it had done a hundred lines every day for months past to Aus , ralia and Percival, and that odious Mrs. Lanigan. She had in her mind's eye quite a picture of her rival ; a tall, handsome woman, with free eyes, a high color, and dark eye brows and hair. How could Percival have liked such a creature? Then there was the I wonder which had haunted her now for i weeks. Would Percival come to see her when be arrived in England Would he : imagine she did not knowi Could she steel f her heart and repel him as she ought? i So constant had these reflections and ques ; tionings been of late that what followed was - a coincidence only in appearance. "Will ' Percival come to me?" was actually on' the " til) of that inward tongue with which we J AjjcKjuize when her maid came into the "S with an expressive face, saying: F , fmtlcman called to see you, miss," adding, i a kind of unofficial whisper: "ft Mr. Brent, miss!" She had heard all the gossip of the town; but her face and tone signified that if she ? were mistress and not maid, Percival should i bfl forgiven at once, and more than forgiven shortly. But Sophia was too agitated for r observation. Should she say: Not at homei J. Eigaged? Cannot see him? Her heart had almost stdpped beating: but, resolved not to lei her maid see anything, she said, in as qaet a voice as she could command; "fchov him up." PERCIVAL BREItT. fine gave one hasty glance in the mirror to tee that she was fit to be seen, as girls say. Let female seers prognosticate what they will from it, she did not care to meet Percival even that fickle and false Percival looking her worst. Then the door opened, and he was ushered in. The two stood looking at -each other in silence for a moment. He saw her pale, worn, and clad in black. She saw him bearded, weatherburnt, stronger looking, handsomer than ever. She was ready in her heart-sickness to cast herself in his arms and take her chance. But just then she saw the mark of a cut upon his forehead, and she remembered the accident with Mis. Lanigan. Why he had waited that moment I cannot tell. A man never should pause when the woman he loves shows the smallest sign of readiness for his embrace. Perhaps Percival only wished to give the maid time to go 'own stairs. It is certain that next moment k sprang forward, with his arms stretched tUT. to take Sophia to his breast; but that 12 space of waiting gave jealousy time to y 'tiit-ft a barrier before her heart. She would evtti then have given the world for his em brace, it but it had been honest; but per plexed, tortured, and at last fairly mad with jealousy, she turned deadly white, and, sob bing, she cast herself on the couch, where, ; grasping the satin cushion in her hands in a i passion of grief or disappointment ! "Oh, I can't, I can't, I can't!" she cried, in a f heartbroken voice. The room was half in darkness, and Per ' cival by no means understood the true cause of her agitation. He came to her side, and, i kneeling, took her in his arms without a j word. She felt his embrace winding about ' her, so full of strength ! She was nothing in his arms! In her wretchedness she felt thank ful that he had taken her so. It was not her doing! She was too frail to resist him. And so he drew her gently up until their eyes met again. Let me tell you a secret, reader. Some men and women not many are born In this world who are honest by nature. Earth sprung honesty I -should call theirs, to dis tinguish it from that which is the result of sound teaching and example. These people are never so awkward as when they are doing anything mean or underhand; and for vie rest of their lives their honesty is pro- aimed in their aspect. Such was Percival ITrent He was a simple, straightforward man, true by instinct, and the idea of having been seriously false to Sophia or that he could have been suspected of such an of fensehad never crossed his mind. And now, as ha looked down into her troubled eyes, his own, which were dark brown, and 1 very speaking in their way, beamed out steadfast rays of love and truth. There was a little surprise, a little sadness in the ex pression; but the clear, strong gaze could never have come from any but a true man. Sophia felt it Before he opened his lips she knew Bhe had misjudged him. Already she was beginning to hate herself, for her doubts. A moment longer he gazed at her, not, as it would seem, wishing to hurry her kiss; and she grew so impatient to expiate her fault that she was going to kiss bim first. He gently held her bock. "Sophia," he said, "do you remember the day we said good-by at tho Beeches?" She nodded her bead m answer. She could not speak. Her eyes were running over. "I could not say good-by. I was too broken r4-far too broken." f -"V She pressed his hand to till him how well "'""'he remembered alL "But," he continued, in his quiet voice, "while I held you to my heart I vowed a vow that when I took my lips awy from yours I would never touch a woman's lips again until ours met once more." ! ' He stopped. "I undeintand," Sophia said to herself, with a sudden flash of new interest in his words. "He is going to confess to me about Mrs. Lanigan! I daresay he only flirted with her a bit; and he must have been very lonely in Australia; and no doubt she was very for wardlike an actress:" All this ran through her mind, not only faster than it runs from my pen, but faster far, reader, than ynur eye travels along the line of words. Without a pause Fercival went on: "And I have kept that vow, Sophia. I wanted to tell you before I kissed you. You can take your good-by kiss back again; for the lips have been all your own since then." "Oh, wait wait one moment!" she cried. She wished to collect herself for the com ing joy. Besides, ought she to kiss him with her eyes wet with tears? So she made ready. Then she turned her warm and melting lip upward, and, as she drank his long kiss, she sighed a sigh of rapture too deep for words, almost too deep for thought. "I am his, and he is mine." Oh, how that pure embrace re warded her, in one great spell of bliss, for all her waiting and her pain ! She forgot every thing but her deep happiness. She was in t trance of joy, and all beside joy faded out of her consciousness. There was neither past nor present, neither hope nor fear, neither wish nor regret all was merged in the full and blessed NOW I I declare I will not have my lovers peeped at for the next few minutes. And I shall tell you nothing at all, but let your fancy paint what passed on that sofa. Glance back over your own lives. Have you ever had such a moment of love after years of pain? Just recall your own sensa tions, and leave Percival and Sophia to enjoy theirs undisturbed, as happy lovers should. Even when their first transports are over there they sit, exchanging at slow intervals one low spoken sentence for another. So at full tide on some quiet Coast a wave breaks with a low plash of music on the shore, and then there is silence, and then another wave answers in the same murmur ing note, as in its turn it lays ito head on the golden beach. Or so, deep in the woods at summer noon, when all beside is rest and stillness, one singing bird trills out a few deep notes of passion, and then the golden stillness recui-s, until the mate answers from another tree in notes as laden with music and tenderness. Break, shining sea, wave after wave of joy! King, Mrds of love, and let the voice of your passion go to and fro from breast to breast! Anil you two pure and faithful hearts, touch each other at last, and tell in what language you please that earthly paradise is here, within your clasped amis. "Hut, Fophia," Percival says at last, "for what possible reason did you behave yourself 1 ikv J SOPHIA TEMPLE. so very oddly when I first came into the room ? I really thought you were angry or fright ened. WThat could you mean by it?" He laughs, but when.he looks at her he sees her lower lips give a twitch, and she makes a little shivering noise, as if she were going to burst out crying. "I suppose you have had so much trouble lately," he says tenderly. "Think no more bout it, dear." She hated herself for her doubts. She would eonfess all to hiin. No, she would not. Yea, she would. Then at last she answered: "It was not my home troubles, Percy, It was it was " "What was it P It is so sweet to bend over her and question her in this low voice. "Well, you know, it was it was " He sees that twitch of the lip once more. He sees her eyes move round the room, as if losing for something, but she stops again. "What can it have beenf" he asks a third time. Then all at once she looks up, laughing like a shining April slower, though her voice trembles still. "It was nothing nothing in the world, but that I was so delighted to see you, dearest, dearest darling!" She seals that statement with a kiss. But, my moral young woman, we have caught you telling a decided fib. CHAPTER V. LADY RIVALS WITH THE SEAS BETWEEN THEM. After these first transports were over Sophia noticed that her lover spoke in a voice of sadness, and not with the exultation which so joyful a meeting might be supposed to inspire. Sophia at once remembered what she had been told of his ill fortune, and made no doubt that he was dejected by the thought of it She could not understand what dejec tion meant just then, being in so happy a mood that her spirits flew far above every vulgar care. bhe had a kind of feeling that all would be well somehow, but she asked her lover ten derly if any anxiety pressed upon him, and he at once told her the truth. "I have uot prospered," he said sadly. "Complaint always comes with a bad grace from one who is unsuccessful, but I assure you I have not had a fair chance. The1 man with whom I was working promised to take me into partnership, and all seemed to go well for a while, but we had a quarrel" "About what?" Sophia asked, with keen in terest "Was Bessie Warren in the quarrel?" she says to herself. She tosses her head with a little of the triumph of the woman who has won the man. Percival is as unconscious of it as Miss Bessie Warren herself can be. "Oh, as to what we quarreled about, that is not of any great importance," Percival re plied, with a little hesitation. "A short time after his daughter " "So!" Sophia thought, "I was rather ex pecting her to come in somewhere here" "His daughter," continued Percival, "got engaged to another man " "To another man! exclaimed Sophia. "Had she an affair with any one before? "How sharp you girls ore in love matters!" says plain Percival, not seeing her drift, how ever. "It was not exactly an affair; I think she took a liking to a man who would not take a liking to her." "Now just tell me," Sophia said, stopping him here, "was she pretty?" "How quick you girls are to ask about each tither's faces!" cries plain Percival again. "Slie is in Australia, and you here. Pretty or plain, what is it to you?" "I want to know," Sophia said, "and know I shall Was she pretty?" "Very pretty indeed," Percival answers. "And you say she took a liking to a man who did not take a liking to her" "Yes: he did not care for her." All through his life Percival never under stood why just at this moment Sophia got a Uttle closer to bim and pressed his hand so kindly. "Go on, Percy," she said: "tell me more." "Well, she engnged herself to another man, and h and I never got on; and then the old man became rather disagreeable, and nothing went right, and it ended in my throwing the thing up and here I am, Sophia, quite penni less. Indeed, dear, if it had not been for what you hid in that pocket I should not have been here to-day." He stopped and shook his head sadly. "Never mind, Percy!" Sophia said gayly. "You are here in safety. Something will turn up for you. Archibald will get you something, I am sure. Archibald makes a pet of me!" "No!" cries proud Percival, "I have got the promise of a situation in Sydney a capital situation too, and out there I shall go,- and work my way." At this Sophia's face fell, and she was about to speak with great ragemei-R, when the maid came in and announced that Gold more wished to see Sophia In the library. Percival was for going away, but she would not hear of it. "It is my house now," she said, with a sad smile; "you must stay with me a little longer. Wait until I come back." With a doubting and fearful heart she descended to the library. She was fully pre pared for the worst as regarded her motlier'f affairs, and. alas, money had never seemed so precious in her eyes before. Had she but a fortune now, how happy she and Percy might be! She braced herself, however, for the shock which she felt strre was coming, ar.d opened the library door. Seated at a table, all covered with papers, were hei brother-in-law and her mother's solicitor, and by the candlelight their faces, hall shaded and half seen, looked very ominous. To Sophia, at least, everything seemed gloomy. Goldmore rose from his seat sol emnly and set a chair for her at the table, and then with his usual three syllable cere mony began to speak. CHAPTER VL A SURPRISE. "We have been examining, my dear Sophia, your mother's papers, and we are now in e position to let you know exactly how you stand. I have waited before- calling yor. down, in order that I might be able to satisfy your mind in all particulars, and not merely read over documents to you which would deal in general terms without making th fact of the case clear. I think as youi mother has made a very special communica tion to you about her affairs a communica tion which she wished her executor to reac before showing it to you I think I may now read her letter, and thus it will bo she anc not I who will tell you how you are left Shall I read the letter, or will you read it foi yourself?" "Read it, please," Sophia replied, trembling with excitement. Goldmore drew the candle closer to him self, adjured his glasses on his nose anc began: " 'My Dear Sophia I have for a long tinn felt great anxiety about you and your future, when I shaft be taken from you. For Caro line and Sibyl I am not concerned ; they an happily married, and will never want eithei wealth or counsel. With you the case is verj different You must be aware that youi course in life has not been such as I approvec of. I regretted, and I shall always regret that you did not marry when you had i favorable opportunity, and you know wel that, in acting as you did, you cast aside al my precepts, and, indeed, disappointed al my hopes. But I am bound to say you nevei forgot yourself, and your behavior was ai mild and daughterly as possible under th circumstances; and I cannot but tell you that your affection for me at that time touchec me deeply, although I was angry. You gav me the idea of a girl who, though acting frort a mistaken principle, wai doing it in a high minded way. And since then, every day. 1 have had fresh tokens of your love and care. " 'You three girls will have at my death I thousand pounds apiece. The whole of mj remaining income goes back to the family ol my first husband. I hoped to have seen yet married and settled before I died; but, as thii was not to be, I could not think of your be ing left in so miserable a condition. For thii reason, while my income was still very larga I resolved, without telling any one, to redua my expenditure, and lay up a little monej for you. I have already aecumulated rathei more than eight thousand pounds, and be fore I die this sum will no doubt be in creased. You will be my residuary legatee and at my death the sum I have saved wil be yours absolutely. I must charge you tc be caution with it Submit yourself im plicitly to the guidance of our good Archi bald; and, as you love my memory, and re member the sacrifice I have made, you musl not, in any freak of affection, let the fortum slip away. It is meant for your comfort. You w ill ill repay me if you allow any othei person to squander it "'You have chosen your way in life; and, although it is not mine, I hope you will be happy. Of course I have no right to forct my views on you. You have got to live youi own life, and to get enjoyment in your owe way. The great thing in life is by sorm means to get enjoyment out of it, which 1 sincerely hope you may do. Try, anyway, to be a credit to your mother. Kemember, whatever else you do, always dress hand somely and keep up appearances, and think sometimes of your old worldly mother, " 'Barbara Temple.' " Goldmore laid the letter on the table, and then, with his most imposing air, took up another paper, on wtich were some column! of figures, set out with great care. He re adjusted his glasses, and began afresh: "The property you receive in this way," h said, "amounts to about twelve thousand pounds, and the manner in which, it is in vested is most satisfactory. I should like you to glance over this " "O, Archibald, not just yet," Sophia said, is great agitation. "To-morrow another tim will do. I fee) a little upset Will you givi me mamma's letter, and then excuse me for a while) I dont think I can speak very much just now." With an agitated bow to the man of law she got out of the room. "Miss Temple is a little moved," the solici tor remarked!. "By no means unnatural" "She is a tender-hearted girl" Ooldmort said, adding, in his testimonial style: "I hav a high opinion of her. And Sophia hurried away, not to hor lover, but to her mother's room. There she cost herself on Mrs. Temple's bed, and poured out mingled tears 'of gratitude, grief and joy, such as I hope, reader, may bedew your memory some day. The little worldly mother, who seemed and who, in a way, was so selfish, how kindly she bod acted at the last! Sophia thought of her frivolity, her obstinate refusal to make any preparation for death, her alsorbcd sp'eit of worldliness; and then this kind deed coming up like a flower out of her very gravel She was a tender-hearted girl, as Goldmore said; but, perhaps, most of us, one time or another, have felt something akin to the feeling which filled her breast, as, through her teai-s, she called out, although there was none to hear: "Mamma, mamma! Oh, if I could only tell you if I could only have you for ten minutes) to tell you!" ITo he Continued Powderly Denies Certain Unau thorized Reports, and Claims to be at Peace With All the World. Special to the Enquirer. sciiANTON, June 8. Grand Master Workman. Powderly relumed home to day from the Cleveland convention of the Knights of Labor. lie intends to remain in acranton despite reports to the elite; that he is about to establish headquarters in Philadelphia. He says mat iae sutement to the effect that the communistic element captured the convention is ridiculous for the reason that tie convention granted every request he made except mat or accepting his resignation, which the delegates absolutely refused to consent to. He wanted to resign because his health was breaking down under the heavy work which he was called upon to perform. He could not attend to one-tenth of it. A motion was made to increase his salary from $1,000 to $3,000 but he ruled it out of order. Or t!ie report to the effect that the radical element prevailed was due, he said to those newspaper representa tives who desired to misrepresent the kDlghts. None of his views were overruled, and all the resolutions he offered were adottid; the executive board, in fact, was not enlarged, but six men were merely appointed at his rt quest to act' as agents of the board, and under his order outside investigating and report ing upon difficulties. These men, he sas, will have no power in the organ! zttion whatever. Such a strike as that which occurred on the south-west wil not now be possible unless ordered by the entire board. Mr. Powderiy said further that he was authorized to appoint new organ izers right along, and hereafter he will appoint none who are addicted to diiok. There is no opposition to him, he says, in the Home Club. He de clares the assertions to the effect that the club will oppose him were set afloat by reporters who became indig Dai.t because he would not spend his time giving them news. He is in censed over the report sent out by t'lem to the effect fiat he was running the order on Koman Uathclic princi ples, and says that he interferes with n man's religious rights and does not want anybody to interfere with his. The Associated Press, he asserts, has list no opportunity to malign him. To prove thii statement he expects to ncive from a man in Cleveland a copy of instructions con cerning him (Mr. Powderly) sent out by the Associated Press. He declares that these instructions were sent out at the instance of Jay Gouli, and the agents were ordered to misrepresent bim. Mr. Powderly also says that he is not aspiring to any political posi tion, as has been asserted, but is will ing to remain with the Knights of Labor so long as they desire his ser vices. Washington, June 10.-jMr, Beck's resolution prohibiting members of Con gress from taking fees as attorneys from rallroay companies that have re ceived assistance from the government made Mr. Edmunds and several others writhe to-day. It was a painful thrust. They tried to parry it, but could not. Had they succeeded ia sending the resolution to the judienry committees, over which Mr. Ednunds presides, their hearts would have been made happy. What is known as the "rail road influence" is the scandal of this town. It is far-reaching and powerful, and uot a few of the best men in Con gress proclaim their despair of ever seeing the government come by its own in its dealing with the railroads The companies have grown so strong that the mining and sapping of a Con gress would appear to be one of the .easiest of their undertakings. Mr. Beck's resolution is not sufficient of itself to cure the evil, but it U hailed as a valuable step in that direction. The fate of the resolution in the house will be watched with Merest. Waiting for the Next Step. New York Herald. As will be seen by our cable dis patches and by the quotations which we print from the Brlti-ih and Ameri can press, the home rule debate and its result are universally recognized as among the very gravest incident ia Eaglish history. At this moment the public sentiment of Great Britian.in view of the collapse of Mr. Gladstone's bill on Monday Bight, cannot fairly 'be gauged. It will go on deepening in intensity and widening in influence. Now all are looking for the next move, and that, it Is confidently expected, will be an immediate dissolution and an appeal to the country, as has been foreshadowed in the Herald. There have been some evidences of excited feeling in Ireland, but not yet any seri ous outbreak. It is too soon, however, to predict bow far passion will gain sway as the full meaning of the de plorable action of Monday becomes ap preciated. Yankee Money Encouraging Seces sion In Nova Scotia. Ottowa, Ont., June 12. An Amer ican gentleman now in this city says that large sums of money are being sent-from Boston and other American cities to aid the secessionist party in Nova Scotia. He states that he Is per sonally aware of the fact that one Bos ton firm ha3 contributed $25,000, which was forwarded the day he left the city. He also states that the secession move ment is looked upon as a preliminary step towards annexation with the United States, which would give Araer leans the control of the whole Cana dian fishing grounds. Hon Breeding. Some of the moat remarkable animola in horse history have corns out of obscurity and hard work. We once knew a beg nner at farming commence operations wi.h a little 4-year-old mare, ot not' over JJG0 pounds weight, and a mate; the mate, though 100 pound the heaviest, proved in nowie to 1 her equal at the plow or before a load. The mare, named by her owner Queen, UfeJ up, in turn, several horsei that were bought and booked to the other end of the eveuer. Sue raised a family of Queons, male and female, and, in siiccest'in, two different farms were opened up -iraif. im proved by this mare and her progeny, surplus belns; sold at sundry time for foot prices. Never sick, never with swelled legs or ailing feet; always ready to eat and to work. Always wanted by buyers who want gool metal, anl can tell it when thfy we it A like hii-tory has occurred en many a farm, and coulJ occur on many olher farms if judgment were used In sekc.ing and n ancginst. In these days of progress in horse breeding it is not neces sary or wise to breed a jtock of light weights, for good weights are found, conjoined with good material and select breeding; and en terprise is fO universal that it permeates everywhere, and no farmer, except he be hid away among the hills of an inaccessible lo cality, need debar himself from that which men of enterprise brim to his own door. Rightly viewed, he can breed and raise at good as any man can raise, and, unlike the modern fattening bullock, if the horse be bandied with d.scretion, be can earn bis living at be goes along, until he has devel oped his form, and giving the farmer un mistakable pointers as to hit cash value. National Live Stock Journal. To Train Your Colts. Oscar R. Gleason, the professor of none education, is distributing more solid chunks of substantial good .throughout America than any professor of Latin and Greek in the country. - For this week we take from hit horse book two pictures, which our farmer friends will find greatly useful With two cord bridles of his own invention, Gleason performs wonders in the way of making horses obey his will. No cruelty is used, either, which is the best part ot his system. An important part ot his plan it to confuse with new and strange sensations a horse that has a bad habit, so that he will forget his habit. The bridle in the illustration is called the Eureka bridle. It is to make a horse stand still while he is being curried, harnessed and shod, or while having sores and wounds dressed. t EUREKA BRIDLK. We hope cur readers will follow carefully the directions which are copied from the book. If you do not bit it with them the first time try again, and Keep trying till you succeed. Tne directions are these: First, have a stron- cord one-eighth of an inch in diameter. Make the end of it into a slip noose and pass it around the horse's neck. IJa-s the rest of the cord throujth the mouth and over the tongue from the off side. Then take it back and pull it through the noose on the near side. Puil the end firmly forward, then take it up over the head just behind the ears from the near side, take It down along side the head upon the off side to the mouth, pass it under the upper lip, above the upper teeth, from the off side, bring it back upon the near side, pull it through the cord that passes around the head, back where the loop is, pull it firmly, as you see in the picture, and fasten it in a bow knot that will not come untied. There you have the horse and he cannot belp himself. The cord bridle makes him uncomfortable, without injuring him. When Gleason gave bis exhibitions in New York he had simply to put the Eureka bridle upon the most untamed horse, and in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred. It would follow bim all around the ring like a tame kitten. The reason probably was that It felt ill at ease, and wanted the thing taken off. To take it off pull the bow knot Try this with some colt or horse that is hard to catch, and see if it will not follow you around the stable yard. Give bim his commands in a strong, resolute voice, till he learns what you mean and obeys. doubli safety rope. The double safety rope is for throwing horses, for teaching them to stop at the word "whoa," and for stopping and break ing runaways and kickers. Put a strong strap or surcingle around the animal's body just behind the foreleg?. ' Buckle a hames strap with a ring in it around each foot, be tween the hoof and fetlock joint Have a rope 20 feet long, the thicknesi of a clothes line. Tie one end of it in the ring of the strap on the near foot Pass the rope up the leg and through the surcin gle, from the front, then down the off leg and through the ring In the strap in the off foot Then up again through surcingle from the front, and back, to hold the end in your hand. Stand on the near tide when using it It can be put upon a runaway horse with the harness and held in the left hand with the reins. When the horse starts to run or kick, a quick jerk on the safety rope will bring bim to bis knees in a mo ment Finally, if you ever have an opportunity to go and see Gleason, do so. You will get invaluable Information about the maaaga ment and breaking of horses. Cultivating Corn. He who tayt that shallow cultivation or deep cultivation is alwayt the best for corn, that tbe double diamond or the toothed culti vator should always be used, simply shows that while be may be able to give corn on Ills own land the proper cultivation he is not fit to Instruct his neighbors. Cultivation should vary with the soil, the season and the stafte of growth of the plant Further, while I am thoroughly convinced that in general the toothed or shovel cultivator should be used rather than the double diamonds, I am yet certain that in some tonsont the use of the httor is the better. Each person must exorcise his own jud?- ir.r-nt, and yet there are ti mo p : i ciplet to aid in reaching a dccb-it.n. -j;..,-H!jn heavy, i!., , - y soils tho a. , tion should he deeper than upon lu. in, wmily Ones, On the former deep en i.u tion is necessary because without it w ?, will not warm enough, and where cultiva tion does not reach the ground will be so solid that roots will har.lly penetrate. Deep cultivation in such soils is also essential to proper drainage, and stagnant water In tk soil is always hurtful But in light sandy sol li deep cultivation, instead of being bene ficial, will be hurtfuL For thme are liable to be too dry, and deep cultivation will break them up until the sun and air will take away too much of their moisture. Shal low cultivation is better, for !t Trill not reach the moisture drawn from below by cap illary attraction. For the same reason shallow cultivation it best suited to a dry season, and it should be frequent Per cen tra, deep cultivation is best in a wet season for it will tend to dry th; soil. But it mast be understood that deep cultivation Is mesa to be deepen on a heavy soil than on a light one, always. And always a heavy soil should be plowed deep, no matter what tha season may be. , Pruning the Ked Haspberry. Shortening tbe canes of the raspberry favors the stronger development of branches and the fruit they produce. At toon at the growth is two and one-half to three feet high, and not more, go through tbe field acd: pinch off the tips of all the canes. A week later go over again, nipping off all tbe tip overlooked, or those that were too small the first time. Fuller, in The Small Fruit Cul turist says: "Because no other pruning, ex cept cutting out tbe old canes, is generally practiced, it it no sufficient reason why it is not; necessary, or that it would not be beneficial. The bearing canes should be pruned in tbe spring by heading back the leading shootsv andshorteningthelateralones." Thomas, to American Fruit Culturist, has this in refer ence to pruning: "When the new cane have reached a sufficient height the follow ing summer, the tips should be pinched off, to prevent their growing taller, which will cause them to become stout and thick, and to tend out tide shoots, which in turn should also be pinched back when they have grown a foot or so in length, being shorter above and longer below. The Antwerp mt y be pinched back at three or. four fajt, but usually thii hr omitted, in which case they need stakes. w Thus, three courses are practised: First, no pruning; second, pinching back tbe growing; canes and their branches, and third, cutting bick, In the spring, the bearing canet and. their branches. Vickt Magazine. A Happy Small Farmer. Peter Rote is a farmer in a small way. He lives at tho edge of the city, and owns bnt . three acres of ground. He bat that well im proved, keeps a cow, raises a t-5 calf and tlOO worth of hogs every year, has a ryei pasture, 100 fruit trees, a nice little home-, and money loaned out all in four years. He loaned a farmer money last year to pay taxes on 160 acres which the borrower hatt "under cultivation." Peter it a worker. Ha makes and saves; cuts hit garments accord ing to his cloth; allows nothing to waste; feeds his stock and shelters it from stoma, and is getting rich. An ambition to own a great big farm has made many a man poor in this county. There Is more glory in oww ing a tbree-ncre lot unincumbered tban as who'e tection of land knee-deep under mort gage. Peter Rote's bead Is eminently level. Wish we had more Peter Rotes. Clay Cen ter Dispatch. To ltalse Peaches. The conditions of success in peach growing are: 1. An elevated location that is not subject to late fiostt in tbe spring or early frosts in tbe falL 2. A warm and moderately fertile soil that, is well drained by nature. Artificial drain age may prove successful 8. Thorough cultivation, without manure until the trees come into bearing; then com bine the two to as to supply all the depletion produced in the toll by growth ot trees and fruit 4. Never let a tree overbear. 5. Continue cultivation until the close of the dry season, every summer, even if it con tinues until September. Michigan Horti culturist When to Sell. Remember the progressive rule In farming now is that everything should go to market as soon as it is ready, and butter is one of the articles that is imperatively governed by this rule. If you have been making butter In summer to pack it for a fall market, now is a good time to make a change, for even with present low prices there is a fair profit with selling fresh goods, while looking for ward to a market in the fall is dealing fan "futures," and all the good people say that' it wrong. Try a few fresh tubs, and com pare the prices with what you get from that summer packed. American Dairyman, Give Water Before Feeding). At Alfort, France, some worthless" horse were killed for dissection in order to deter mine whether it it best to give the animala drink immediately before eating or in me diately afterwards. - It was found that lot those given water after feeding tome of tl grain which they bad eaten was undigested in the intestines twenty feet beyond the stomach. It was shown also that the undi gested grain bad caused considerable inflam mation of the mucous membrane. Tha. there was not only a waste of grain, but ts diseased condition might result Cabbage Reed. Do not plant the stumps of cabbage' te grow seed from. You may thereby get cab bage seed that costs nothing; but like most other things got without expense it will W worth even lest tban it costs. With a crop requiring so much labor at cabbage poor seed is a costly damage. The best seedsmen, are particular to select the choicest beod and leave them on tbe roots when growing:, teed. American Cultivator. Things to Do and to Know. American applet are shipped to Europe im such poor condition that it it a disgrace to the country. . Little chickens cannot tackle a full grows curculio beetle. It fattens its claws into tb chicks' throat or tongue, and cannot be dislodged. Thomas Stratton of Lincoln, Neb., planted, on Arbor day 11,000 trees with his own hands, but he did it with tree planter of hit own invention. It is possible to get old cows in good coav dition for ti,e butcher in the summer. Uive them the best of pasture and feed them on meal and soft feed, mixed with enough rough to digest Their teeth are worn away to that they cannot chew hard feed. An Indiana farmer rubbed kerosene fnfty the hair of a jennet, and then set it on Bra to remove lice. The man who did that ought to have keroseuo rubbed into tig own. hair and then have it touched off with a. match. Any kind of oil mixed with sulphur. and rubb3d into the skin will destroy this pest So will a mixture of Persian powder and Ecotcb. snuff, dusted thoroughly in,.ii!i over, Then keep your stablts clean, .