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R. T. PAYNE, Editor and Manager. IJKKNAHA, MISSISSIPPI THE LIGHT IN THE CROCK. Each from his years of ctulJhood bring* some tale That clings and grows the more with lapse of time; One .lory haunt* me, 1 must needs avail Myself of mystic spell that Hearn rhyme. There were two sisters onoe who dwelt alone In hamlet on the rugged mountain side; Cato their rest, the parents both were gone, The roving brothers crossed the ocean wld*. Oh 1 when the household baud Is broken quite* Few links of all the shining ones remain, Shall these not then with Urmer clasp unite To form again love's old encirollng chaint Alas! with years wc drift so far apart, n these two, how great a distance lay! Vet •e they shared each childish Joy aud in And feared the separation of a day. The elder had of gold a portion small. That kept aloof the fear that haunts the poor; The younger knew each day wan pledge far all That feeble hands might toilsomely secure. When night appeared, the elder woman t And sidewise laid upon the table down An earthen crock, from which the candle throws Its light on her, all else in gloomy frown. •!. A rut in the gloom, the y and se' nger s Anti pricked her finger's oft, anti strained her sight: What arvel when the east with sunrise glowed, She laughed to think light I crock could hold this Sh*' sang a song of greeting to the morn. that shines with equal splendor aye To those who praise and those who uroudly The And in its beams she reveled all the day. Then fell a sense of guiltiness and fear Upon us children as we heard the tale; And still rny Nathan. Conscience, bids me hear. Against his charge of guilt who can prevail? The light within the crock is sy To me of all the forms of seltlshuess, twilight dim, t to give amt bless. Wh< And lose the godlike poi -Idi A. A hi' end is that s.t in in Inter-Oct "STOKE CLOS. W Tho Trouble Which tho Doacon Had with tho Purchase. "Whoa!" and 1) ;acon Smith brought the old roan to a stand under the pop lar tree in the backyard. "S' prony: Landy lin ute. "Yes, Josier, i a cakes, Marier, stop heatin' the and run them bundles. t an' help your pa with all didn't expect him 'Pears .as if back for two hull hours. he'd bought out half of Prodville, too. * By this time she was at tho door, carefully holding her floury hands, pnims upward. "What hev you bought, Josicr?" "Wal, I thought I d better lay in a stock of groceries to-day. We've got so much ter do, 1 calkorlated we wouldn't none of us git ter town fer a week agin, 'twan't likely;" and the deacon having assisted Maria with the numerous packages, now entered with one which he Jaid down with such an embarrassed air as to awaken his wife's curiosity. "What hev you got there, Josier?" bestowing a curious glance upon the package. Tho reply not being given # by the deacon who was industriously arm himself, she dusted her hands vigorously over the wood box. wiped them upon her apron and punched a hole in the parcel for a glimpse of the contents, "What's this. clo'>?" trying t "Why,you sec. S'prony, "stammered the deacon, nervously rubbing his bands together over the stove, "you see, i thought my old black pnnta as gettin' a leetle shiny, and Smart, down at the store, had some loons new ones just from the city, and t thought as he said they was a bar gain, I'd just get me a pair," and the old man untied the package and tin ] rolled the articles to tho full view of anxious to have the : ffair over, as ho felt sure there would his helpmate be one. "Ben a-btiyiu' store pants, was iter sole ejaculation, but there eh!" as a world of concentration in it. a d tho deacon hastened to add, apolo getically: "They was real cheap, b prony, only two an' a half for the pair, because they was tho last of the lot, and lie said they were all wool sure." "All fiddlesticks! They're half cot ton. Josier Smith, and S nart knew it H just knew he could bamboozle straightened herself up from the examination with an expres sion of countenance which set the deacon to fidgeting. "But, S'prony," he mildly urged, "they're cheap any way, only two an' B half, s'pose they he half cotton, an' you must 'low 1 needed 'em." "No, I don't 'low you needed any ready-made clo's. You'd a sight bet ter brought somo downright good woolen stuff and brought S'manthy Perkins homo with you to hev cut and mado'em. Slic'd 'a' done it in a day, and they'd done you some good." • But you was all so busy," ho re plied, deprecating! y. "Never mind, Josier; If you aint sick enough of them ready-made gar ments 'fore you're a week older, I'll ndss my guess," and with this con solatory prophesy, Mrs. Smith turned to her baking, leaving tiio package open on the lounge. Tho deacon, re lieved that tho "affair" had not been worse, escaped at this juncture to un harness the horse. "You pa'll be sorry enuff he bought them tilings 'fore lie's through, Marier," she remarked to her (laughter a* she gave tho pies an energetic shove into the oven. you," and si "Why, w hat are you going to do, inaf" queried Maria,'Innocently. • Me! Do?" exclaimed her mother with a sharp glance at her daughter. "D i? Well, I don't intend to do any thing; I'm a-thinkin' thorn pantaloons 'll do enough. As sure as preachin', your pa'll wish he'd never set eyes on 'em 'fore lie's worn 'em no lime't all," tiud she began to manipulate another pie cover, as Jerusha, the deacon's sister, a middle- aged spinster, entered the room. "What's there, S'prony?" One of Jerushu's self-imuosed (asks was to inspect and pass judgment on all family purchases, so the open parcel was the first thing inviting her atten tion. "Them? O them's some clo*s Josicr thought he needed and wouldn't hev time to hev made 'fore Thursday." The tone and toss of the head were so suggestive that tho matter called for immediate investigation on Jerti sha's part; so applying her eye glasses to her nose, site set about it with an alacrity and cheerfulness that foreboded ill to the poor deacon's purchase. "Well, I never! 'Pears ns if Jester's getting sort of daft, clo's, all' shoddy't that! A v course, you might expect they'd be shoddy. S'prony, you hadn't orter let hint do the buy in' if lie's goin* to let himself be took in like that—yc orter. Shoddy, sure's the world!" Replacing her glasses which had dropped from her nose, she proceeded to a second inspection. • Look as though they'd rip awful easy, too; and my! I'm sure they'll bag all out at the knees the first near in'!'' and the unfortunate pants were 8pnc<\ and. as an other idea struck her, she finally held them lip before her own person. "Goodness gracious! they're ns long as the moral law. Josier can't never wear them things'thout lie gethers 'em up with a string armin' the bot tom an' ties 'em roim' his ankles," with which sarcastic spooch she dropped the subject of her comments and betook herself to her work with a huh." The deacon had been besot bv mis R i ;td v-mado really n ad n't dangled out intc pt iious con to i ing his bargain, all the way home; but they wero chiefly about the length, struck a bat II i thought he had in, only, as lie expressed it: "They are a leetle long in the legs. >f the wiHindu folks can fix but that all right. They could if they would. It was this question which he was turning iml as lie came from the ff his boots outside the door. Would they do it? As lie opened the door ho heard Jerusha*s last remark, and the wily deacon determined on a piece of diplomacy. * J rusher allers liked to be the first to diskiver things, so's she's diskiver ed the length of them air 'pants, she'll be jest the one to ask to shorten 'em," mused the scheming deacon as he pulled off his overcoat, hung i' up and drew up a chair to the stove, "Ahem! Jerushor, think we'll hev snow'miff fer sleighin' when D'rius Then without waiting for an answer: "B n a-look in' at my clo's hev you? Av course you seen they're a leetle long; now could you shorten 'em up a trifle, sny a matter of two inciios? I 'lowed, bringin' 'em home, you'd he a master hand to do it, you're so bandy with your needle. There aim nothing about but what you can do with it, so 1 told Squire Perkins cornin' along." a master-stroke, for an admirer < f •<T iii his bam and stopped to sweej an' the rest •ome? ' This last vns had been the squire Jerusha for some time, said she was not at all averse to him. milted himself. "That'll get her sure," thought the wily deacon, but lie was mistaken. "Josi er Smith, I shan't do nothin' of tlie kind. If you're sech an ijit at your time of life as to go to buy in' store clo's why you'll hev to take the consequences, that's all," and Jerusha loftilv left the room. ly he had never co "Wal, them pants 's got to ho short ened up some way. They're a power ful sight too long to hitch up high enough," mused the deacon, might j'-st as well ask S'prony and hev done with it." S i the poor man waylaid his wife ns site w as enjoying an extra cup "f Hy son in tlie pantry—a very propitious time lie thought He broached the subject with due humility. "S'prony. tiio t"n long, it's a fact, but you can take "ff a couple inches as well as not, can't you? You soe they're all I've got as is ■tides air a leetle decent.'' The good woman became suddenly rigid. "Josier. I sod you'd bo sorry you'd ever seen them pants, trouble's begun a'ready. 1 liaint got a minuteM time to spare for myself, much loss for lixin' over store clo's," and once more the poor deacon was adrift. your He was really becoming miserable over tlie matter whon he thought of his daughter. "Marler'll do It, I guess. She mayn't know much about it, but 1 guess I can show Iter what's w anted." That afternoon he found his daugh ter alone and enlisted her sympathies especially ns she felt that her mother and aunt meant to make him suffer for tlie purchase. "But I don't know how to go to work, pn," was her only objection. "Wal, you Jest take 'em up stairs with you and cut off a couple inches straight around tlie bottom, and Item 'em tip' like any tiling clse's li "mined, that's all; you can use the shears and hem 1 know," pleaded her father. "Yes." replied Marla, a little mo 'That'll a good gUl," and her fully. father's brightened countenance de cided her to shorten them somehow, so she carried them off with her. needing her father's suggestion as she slipped upstairs! "You won't need to say nothin' about it, Marier." rather mean to say 1 wouldn't fix them air pantaloons yes terday, Jerusha the science-stricken us her brother re turned from an errand ho had olieer ••lie's allers net "'Twas murmured 1 do s' pose, ' ' •xt morning, a little run fully performed for her. 1 guess I'd better look the rants doin' to obligiu'. tilings up, an' see what 'em; an* I may as \> The garments were found in the cio-et, and taken to her room. • Well, I never seen »ech a fraud seneu 1 was born. Jest hemmed up an* the edgo turned under, too, no facin's neither, an' such stitches! Well, off comes that bungle of a hem, tho bottoms as straight's you please, no tailor ever made these things— some body jest learnin' done it, it's rediculus!" and her shears unflinch ingly took oft tho offending hem with a goodly margin beyond. A good forenoon was spent when Jerusha re stored the "things," to the closet with tho remark: "Now them's finished up in a Christian manner. I don't believe in skimpiu work, though'taint wor.h it." roll do it now." That night was the last before the expected arrival of the deacon's son, D.iiious, and other company. Long after tho deacon was snoring soundly, his wife took her shears with tho pel iicnt remark: "'Twon't do fer Josier to go with them punts ns they air, and all of I)'l ius' wife's folks a-comin', too, so 1 may as well fix 'em," and she sea ed herself to tho task. ••Thoy're fixed mighty nice about the bottoms any how—fer all the world like hum-mad) ones. Praps they won't give out so quick after nil," mid she cooly sheared off a good ' iches. They wero fixed after a u by midnight, and tho tired woman crept to bod. The next morning was a busy one so that no one thought of the dea con's pantaloons—no ono except the deacon and his daughter, who, in an swer to his inquiring look, whispered; "I fixed them, pa." *•1 know you'd help your old f ithor out," lie returned with a relieved look and went off to tlie barn to do the chores. The company came before the deacon could find time to "spruce up," so lie slipped in :tt tho back-door and beckoned to Maria. t' fashi< "F tell them clo's out to the sitlin - room bedroom and I'll fix up there fore I see tho folks, these I got on an' hang 'em up out in tho wootlshel." Maria did as she was told; as she handed him the garments he gave her his morning wear, and she escaped to the kitchen just as Darius and the com pany sought tho sunny sitting-room, deciding it a more pleasant and com fortable place to stay than the "par lor" which had been opened for the you tak •casion. J lie deacon hastily donned his gar ments but the surprising change ill his nether apparel frightened him into out! •xclamation, h "J — hit-tl-kerl L ml o' goodness! what does it mean? It beats the dickens, and they 1 v all sot down out there, too!" Rumination couldn't solve i', ami his timely care had deprived him of his other apparel, so there was nothing to do but present himself as lie was, and lie did so, grimly. "Why, father, how do"— but Darius got no farth er. Ilis fastidious eye scanning bis parent quickly from head to foot, caught sight of his pantaloons. Hi: one which had spied the abbreviated as not tiio only ■ye Before he could bring his garments. J r us ha caught lit of the doacon, and ns a sup ■ssed titter was heard, she ex question to a c; : c l,rm "I: ■hat on nii'l li possessed you, Josiali Smith, to say them thii too long?" and her eye-glass up astride of tier nose, while a look of vehement disgust showed itself in her face as site continued: "There I went and took off that abominable lunu the hull of two inches if I did a peek, ami and spent all yesterday forenoon n-doln' it." 'Tom did!'' cried out Marla, who at first gli that she must have made some dread "Why, I shortens l them for pa myself day before yesterday." that hem's accounted for ■•Why. was flew pse of her father concluded ful mistake. "Well, yrata," retorted the spinster. ■ You don't mean to sav both of you two took "li two inches, maiuled tho deacon's wife before the last w ids were out of Jerusha's "Wity, 1 set up till twelve ith. o'c'oek lust night a-lixin' 'em mvself." "I did jus as you told murmur'd Marin, li mid 1 v. t, to. pa." all right, cliil I. I ain' g it complain of, only I reckon ■ Yon'n no bin' l s to tins 1 thought S prony aid J.rnshn ' to hev any thing to du wi lt'em. I'm mighty rcliovod tho' to know how it happened, they was a sight too long at first; hut the wiinmitt folks w as so dow n and 'lowed you couldn't depend on store clo's, that I didn't know hut tho things had shrunk 0.1 ag in . " lforo tho pent-up mirth of the com pany broke forth In a burst of laugh ter in w hich tiio dear. . joined. "And, now D'rius, I guess niy pant s hev been party well interduced, you'd better make mo a"i|uaintod witii the folks," and lie was soon on easy terms despite bis unusual attire. • I told him. D'rius, lin'd hoy trouble bout tbom clo's," his wife sail in an aside to her sun. and with a lone of bee. 1 knew cm -11 mingled apology and triumph, told him •a.'* And Jerusha—well, she gnied in horr,;.- it the deacon and his jollity, and sniffed nut audibly! I ■ Hull, only needs some bagpipes . an' he'd look fer all the world ; Huh!"—Sarai C. now, like a Highland chief, an' lie a deacon in the church, too. B. Scarborough, in Youth's Compan ion. NEW MEXICAN WITCHES. The Terror of » SuperRlItloiiR and Igno rant Kace of Teople. Our witchoiojjy is full, detailed and graphic. Every paisauo can tell you iheir strange habits, their marvelous powers and their baleful deeds. They never injure the dumb animals, but woo to the human being who In cur# their displeasure! Few, indeed, are hold enough to bravo their wrath. If a witch asks for food, wood, cloth ing or any thing else, none dare #ay her nay. Nor dare any one eat what a witch proffers; for, if ho do, some annual, alive and gnawing, will form in his stomach. By day the witches wear their familiar form, but at night, dressed in strange animal shapes, thoy fly abroad to hold witch mootings in the mountains or to wreak their evil wills. In a dark night you may aec tJioui flying through the sky like so many balls of fire, and there are com paratively few Mexicans in tho Terri tory who have not seen this weird sight. For theso nocturnal sallies the witches wear their own bodies, hut take tho logs and eyes of a cayote or other animal, leaving their own at homo. Juan Perea, a male witch, who died here in San Mateo somo months ago, met with a strange misfortune in this wise; He had gouo off with tho eyes of a cat, and during his absence .a dog knocked over tho table and ate up Juan's eyes; so the unfortunate witch had to wear cat's eyes all tho rest, of his life. Before tiiey can fly, witches ar« obliged to cry out; "Sin Dios, sin Santa Maria!" ("Without God and without tho Holy Virgin.") Where* upon they mount up into the air with out difficulty. If you are on good terms with a witch you may persuade her to carry you on her back from hero to Now York in a second. She blindfolds you and enjoins strict silence. If you utter s word you find yourself alone In some vast wilderness, and if you cry • G »d save me!" you fall from a fear ful height to tho ground—but arc luckily never killed by tho fall. There are several courageous people in the Territory who have ma le journey? thus upon the backs of tho witches. A' least they are ready to swear so, and they find 10.000 believers to one skeptic. One striking peculiarity about New Mexico witches ;is that any one named Juan or Juana (John m Jane) can catch thorn, and that no one else can except a priest with holy water. To ca cli a witch, Juan draws a nine-foot circle on tho ground, turns his shirt inside out, and cries: "Vedga, burial'' ("come, witch' ) whereupon the witch itas to fall inside the circle, and Juan has her completely in hh power. Till- ability to catch witches, however, is seldom exercised, for let Juan unco catch a witch and all tin other witches in the country join hands and whip him to death.—.Vett Mexico Cor. St. Louis Globe •Democrat. CLIMATEOF^ KANSAS. Her People Like IT, Hence No One EIh Huh a Kiglit to Grumble. Kansans like their climate, have incidentally noticed already sonic of the facts I hat help to consti tute climate. O.ie or two more claim some attention. Thu division of the Slate hy tho great water-shod marks climatic districts. It is, on the Wei \V« whole, cooler north of that ii ie. lington, in the Arkansas Valley, has e menu annual temperature one-fifth ol a degree higher than Fort R loy, whose elevation is about the same in the K iw Valley. S null of the divide, peaches are more rarely injured by frost. Along the water-shed ami to the north I lie wheat is at its best. The rainfall decreases westerly. As fai west as Iho 90 It meridian iho precipi tation is about the same as in E t gland. West of the 100:h meridian there is less Ilian twenty inches per annum. More than half llie rain falls in the lire months April to August. The autumn and winter are therefore sunny and dry. It is. how ever, fully believed that the culture of thirty years lias modified the climate, mainly in the distribution of the rain and the forcoof the winds. There are fewer storms and ll 'oils, ami more rainy days. This modification of rain fall is noticed throughout tho d.ute, us much in the west ns tho cast. In the Wost now the J inc uplands are glorious with wheat, the August val leys licit with sorghum and com. Thu tempering of the winds is remark Tuo gales u.'com i brers is in tiie n 'igliborhood of numerous or chards, the planted groves, tho grow ing c iru. |Tlie "American Desert" of i lie old >i Kitisaus "all beyond the Sihlt meridian, lias been pushed bodily from the S ate. Aon tut inoentiis. Ono thing more: tho spirit of the people. That has made the S ate. All new-comers become Kansans. As soon ns they Imvu been here a year they snv: V B. U. 8 ., in Ilarier's Magazine. The Stylish Domestic. able. ill s. and w hich early iglit be found •Mils did IL' Itobert Bag, Wife—I'm not going to take the now servant girl along with me any more when I go to market, Hushnnd—Why not? "Because sho puts on so many a In that peoplo who don't know me think that 1 am the servant end sue thi mistress.' — Lexus S'ftings,. ELECTRICAL MUSIC. a* lulls* Isvsntlou Which Pussies Mm Hcleiitliti of England* Edison, the famous inventor. Is at last fairly outrivaold. and in a depart mont hitherto considered peculiarly his own. Carlo Bnzza, an Italian, has just perfected n series of inventions for the application of electrical power, by moans of which he telegraphs, or produces at any distance, the con certed orchestra music of the great composers, or, indeed, any nittaio. Unaided, save by a powerful battery, he plays all the instruments of a brass band to the number of thirty or forty, with tho usual accompaniments of drums, enstanets, triangle, cymbals, etc., and the music is produced at any required distance from tho operator. It is, to say the least, an extraordinary performance that one man ahould be able to play tho most difficult music usually tho work of twenty, thirty, or forty trained professional musicians, with a power and perfection of ren dering equal to that of a full band. Hut this is not all. The peculiarity which gives to the performances a woird-like effect is the fact that tho Instruments are suspend ed in mid-air at. a distance from the former, and separated from each other by as many feet or yards as tho dimen sions of a hail will ponnit of. Signor Bnzza is at present giving rehearsal illustrations of his marvelous combina tion of inventions In Liverpool, and has made application to the managers of tho Italian Exhibition to bo held in London to give his performances there. As an Italian, lie doubtless regards this as the most fitting of plncos to bring prominently before the public of all nnlions his wonderful achiov mont. Electrical exports who may be more or less skilled in instrumental music will doubtless, on seeing the in struments and hearing thorn played upon, make shrewd guesses at the modus operandi. The boating of drums, gongs, bells, etc., and percussion effects upon them by electricity, are by no means now, having been exhibited at various times for many years, but the playing of wind instruments has never been at tempted, and most certainly never be fore accomplished, and Signor Bnzza has wisely protected the results of his long and patient study by patent. Those who have hoard his perform ances agree that the effect of one sot of instruments played in mid-air in ono part of the hall, ami others at various distances and at different sides and ends of tlie building, is a charm and cadence unknown to the ordinary rendering by a number ol musicians assembled close to each other. In addition to playing tho whole ol the instruments of a brass band. Signor B >zza plays tho sweetest airs upon a harmonium also suspended in mid-air at a distance from him, and likewise upon a number of clar ionets, piccolos ami flutes. By means of switches lie plays upon any number or upon all of those various instru ment' together by single touches upon his marvelously clever kov-board. if a board < f about twenty inches .-qunro supported upon a pillar of about six inches in dia notor can ho so termed Signor B >zza has also in vented a new musical instrument, playable only by electricity; it is made of porcelain, ami from it lie produces music quite unique in sweet ness and penetration. N. Y. Tribune. GENERAL IGNORANCE. n«l« tli. Ur,.*! A U.iler YVtin Cum Army Ever In 111. FI. hi. 1 notice some of tho newspapers art making no end of fun of a Harvard graduate who could not tell who dis covered America. Oil, well, my son, that is ono of tho things you don't learn in collogo. I am like the Har vard graduate. Ido not know who discovered America. If yon know, or think you know a man who docs know. I wish you would toll me. 1 would give some money to learn jus t that much. I am also a way down in the spelling-class. I can not spell Shaikspoare as Shakspcro himself spelled it. I wish you would tell mo tho proper way of spelling that great man's name. I do not know why t here are horses and no not know whether the ogg bogan with tiio lien or tiio hen sturted with tiio egg. I can't understand why we can't find the North Foie whon wc know right where it is. I don't know why a matinee should come lu the afternoon. 1 don't know why a man wenrs buttons on Iho tail of bis coat. I can't son what earthly use an ele phant's tail is to him. I don't under stand why peoplo in town are always wild to go to the country, and peoplo in the country are crazy to como to i Why don't they change places many gray col ts. gray I do so town. at otico and bo dona with itf I do wish 1 could some where hear o| a wise man who would devote n few hours every country to leaching me a few simple things ilia' every body ought to know, and tlint every body, except myself; seems to know nlroitdy.— Hubert J. Burdette. An Every-Day Idyl. "Sir," said the landlady, "look at tho advantages I off r. Uso of piano, bath and gas. Think of the view from your window, and tho good air!" "But, madnmo, will you fm-nlsli hot (nod with nil those luxuries?" "Sirt" answered the landlady, frigidly, "I keep n hoarding-house." "And I can not subsist on iiho of piano, gas, or hath, view and air. 1 am a boarder." Thu b.irgaiu is oSL—Detroit Free l'rt n MOTS FOR FARMERS. —The quicker vegetables are grows the more tender and delicious they »r«. —An animal Is never at a standstill It is eithor increasing or deoreaalng. The rule should be to never allow an animal to fall off A pound gained and then lost Is simply doubling the work and food to reproduce It, which •ot only increases the cost but lessena Iho profit. —In multiplying very scarce and dear varieties of potatoes, gardettera plant the eyes in hotbeds early, plac ing In rich soil and from each eye wilt got several plants. These may bo set out in the open ground, and cultivated the same as potatoes plant ed in tho usual way. —Sometimes farmers lose sight of the fact that those in other pursuits of life are using up noarly ail of their Income In living. Ninety-five per cenl. of tho mechanics use up all they make in tho year, while seventy-five per cent, of tho renting farmers are laying away small sums yearly. —A Western farmer bought hog* and fed out 100 bushels of wlioat, and it returned him 91.63 per bushel for the wheat. Others report that they thus secure $1 25 per bushel for their wheat whon foil to hogs with pork at •5 per 100 pounds. Tho wheat should be ground and moistened, and not fod whole. —Tho staggers are tho result of con gestion of the brain, due to overfeed ing. Pigs nro more often overfed than pny other animals, and it Is tho source of nearly all tho diseases to which they are subject, centers In tho brain and spinal cord. Give tho pigs no food at nil. for forty eight hours, but only water; then be gin feeding very lightly, and give the feed in a shallow trough, so that it can be taken up only slowly. —Tho old-fashioned open ditch is an expensive uuisanoa. Every spring it is partly filled with sediment, leave* of trees and soil washed down from its. bunks. There is. beside, a waste of time in plowing, cultivating and every other teamwork in afield thus divided. Tim sooner tho open ditch is made into an undordrain the better it will be for the farmer's purso. It may cost at first, but it will pay every way. —A farmer in Western N'wYnrk, whose land is level or only slightly draws manure in winter as fast ns made, anil broadcasts it upon bare groiiud, or not more than six inches of snow, in fi Ids intended for hood crops next sonson. Hi lias per lilted in this practice for years, and makes tho remarkable si element in Farm Life tlmt "one load so spread is equal in iff cl. to throe, at least, spread in tho spring." Moreover, he fe s Just so much work out of the way luring a comparatively slack time. —Sheep are close feeders and can gel a bite earlier than any ollior do mestic animal. But ewes stickling lamb will need grain early to keep them in flesh, while tho succulent jrnss stimulates milk production. iter In the season the lamb demands more milk just as the tailing pasture makes less It is then that an arm ful of cut clover in bloom to each fight Of ten sheep makes n rnluuhlo addition to the pasture teed. It may be varied with occasional cuttings of grfen oats, which, jest before ihoy head out are very rich and succulent feed It affects the nerve rolling, —Tho avorago ago for fruit trees and plants in the best condition for transplanting is about ns follows: Apple, three yo»r£ from bud; poach, one year fran b"*; plum, two years from bill; cherry, two years from bud; quince, three years from cutting or root graft; grnpe, one year No. 1, or two years No. 2, from cuttings or lnyors; currant, two years from cut. tings; gooseberries, two years front cuttings; raspberries and blackberries, one year from suckers or root cuttings; strawberries only new runners of last season's growth should be used, tho old plants having black roots, with the feeding surfaces so far from tho crown that whon they are dug nearly all of thorn are destroyed. ROTATION OF CROPS. now t« Grow a I.nrgs quantity of fee. on a Siunll Field. Unite a largo quantity of feed can bo grown on a small lot. Cut oats when just ripe, bind in small sheaves, allow to stand in small shocks until the straw is cured, then store away in the hay mow to be f d out in the bundle during the winter mouths. Thoy form an agroeablo variety, and a horse will oat them, straw ami all, with a relish. After tho oats, early potatoes and other vegetables are liar veiled, the ground may be sown to millet, which, in a fair Buoson, will make a large quantity of groon feed. It should all lie cut and fed or conrortud into liajr befnre seed forms. After the millet is harvested the ground may be plowed! and sown to rye, which will be ready to cut for green feed in the' spring long before any thing else. If the land is not needed for other crops, follow the rye with eats and the oats, with millet. If tiio soil Is kept mod erately rich, a good crop of each is al most a certainty. With this rotation an imnionse quantity of greon and dry horse-food can be cheaply grown on a small patch of laud, and there will be no chance for weeds. How ever small the lot somo carrots should bo grown, to bo stored in the collar for feeding In winter and early spring. F ,r this purposo tiio II all-long Slump rnotud is bast, as it grows to a good size, yields heavily, mid is not difficult to harvest. It rarely pays to grow corn lor horse feed on a small lot. Immature corn, oithor green or cured, Is not good food for horses.— Fred Urn wig, in American Agriculturist.