OLD TIME- FAVOISTES
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II THE DAY 13 DONE.
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Tli4 day U il'iv, nn 1 t!;f ! aiknc-j
1' all-. lVi.ni the h iii nepii.,
1A u 1 ithcr i w.u!' '1 ! I'.vmvai J
l-'ioiii an fng!t! in In fie-pat.
1 fi e the i; lit a of tho village
li"ii) t)iriai-li ti'' rata iiii'l tin. mi.-,
And ii In line (if Kiilii'-'.-i come o'er mo
'ih.it my fci.ul cannot M'.sibt;
'A f f!;t".: of k.i !:k.-t n;ul lo.r;ing
J h.it h riot 'al i;i In ri ii,
IV a 1 from k ;uk' humbler pert,
lieu hon m (?ii-.ii'd Iim:i Iiih heart
As i liouin Inn. i the ehunU ot summer
Or ti'.ir.-i from tiiu cycmU start;
Who, through I0114 days of labor
All'l llrht-t devoid Ml IMH',
'tiil heard in hia said the luilsio
Of vvoi.dirfal mclwtlicM.
i ''"I'liiiiIcH sorn;
-i tuo Kiij-t re 'i-riL.c.i the. rain.
Cn'Tin, j cad to mo same pi"!n,
Some simple end In artf''!l ley,
Thut li;tll foot this iv -a!'." s icr'in"
Arid banish the t!ou.;hU of day.
JC"t from t ir jnn.l old ;naM a,
N'ot l'rnni the l.arj.s sublime,
y.'hixi' 1 1 -1 n t footsiCju c'f iin
Through the cu.vitloi j oi tunc.
i soar- have power to quiet
i. .-.tli'-JH jmiM' ot care
A id come like the In ni'diction
Thai iolio'.vs i.t'tcr jira(T.
Then re.-. 1 from the trca.-arcJ voh'.mo
The jiocin of t J i y choice.
And lend to thi' lhymo of the pott
The beauty of thy voice.
'Ami the ninlit shall lip tilh'd with music,
And the. carcM that infest the. (lav
Shall told their tents, like the Arab;-,
A'id as nkmtly btial away.
l'V-, lik' fclrains of martial r.uiie.
Their mighty thoughts unrest
Life's endless t'ul r.nd endeavor;
And to night 1 Ion;; for rest.
UGW POLLY SAVED
rn w" m tt? c? r
T CHEEK was a railroad'
C croeslug on tlio S. and C. C.
Ilailroad, about two ilIKs
G from the division terminal
ut Morcer. It was In the midst ol a
"f'crubby pine forest, -with a sandy road
croukins out from the trees on one
side and into the trees on the othtJr.
There were only two or three houses,
a little general store with a porch like
the visor of a military cap. and a
school house, all arranged lu a scraggy
row along the railroad track.
A dozen trains whirled through
Kane Creel: every day with only a
shriek of greeting and a whipping
wake of One sand. Only two of them
paid the slightest attention to the girl
in a blue gingham dress who stood In
the little observation window. One cf
them was the way freight which
stopped at Kane's every time It came
along while the conductor handed the
girl a bundle of yellow papers and
received another like it In return. The
other was the night express, westward
Taound from Stsrraulrajad running at
forty miles air hour. It was a splendid
train ten cars, with the finest engine
on theroad, big Number Six Hundred
Six.,' As its glaring eye Hashed around
. the-bend in the direction of Mercer the
girfin the gingham dress often thought
cf the great train, as a powerful and
ferocious beast snorting and roaring
Westward on a race with the sun. It
, was a beast, but it was well trained
and she knew the hand that trained
it. When the train was a mile away
there. were always two blasts on the
Whistle. Every ono . olso Jn Kane's
thought they' "meant simply'; "WaSc
jip, look . out!"Tfor that is what all
locomotives' say at every crossing
but the girl in the gingham dress heard
"Hello, Polly," and darted out on the
platform and waved her handkerchief.
As the great train thundered nearer a
hand was thrust from the engineer's
Window, 'and, although ic was "usually
'dark, she could see the flutter of jsomc
hing white, and oftentimes as the cii
gine'darted past the station she heard
the blurred sound of a voice and
rcaughl the glimpse of a grimy face and
a blue jean jacket. And then she went
.'back to her place in the little station
With a sigh of deep contentment.
For it was a moment of great joy to
Tolly Marshall when her father's en
gine, went through. Polly was the
station agent at Kane Creek any one
could have told that a woman pre
sided in the little depot, for was there
not always a bouquet in the window
and dainty pictures surrounding the
grimy time tables on the walls, and a
kitten curling upon the doorstep? At
seventeen Polly had gone in as assist
ant to learn telegraphy, and when
Clark, the agent, was called to Mercer
the company had left the independent
girl in charge. She and her father
lived in one of the wooden houses a
stone's throw back from the depot, and
since Polly's mother died they had
been everything to each other.
Engineer Marshall was a big, silent
man, ana ins companions, some o:
them, thought him gruff and ill-tem
pered, but to Polly he was always ten
der as a kitten. Often' when she was
a little girl he took her down with
him to Mercer on his engine, am
wline she sat on his black leather seat
pA the cab window, clinging on with
ityh hands, he e.-plaincd to her now
the big black creature under them was
started and stonped, what this brass
f . ' . , , ,
would Mnd 1'ir I'clp to Merer, y.ut
tpiart!y lu lioiit of the Huh. p ;,nt
the locomotive Ktepped ii'.ld the Mm U
hi l- Led i, rut -;ti!rr;, !Yo:u IN- c T.i
window ni:d darted :'.'T ,. . t! p' ,t
forui. Hiirdiy tlil'di".'.; what Hi" was
doing, IVilv van vat , !!:. tA. - ,..(
the lire man's sh'" '? t t tiv,i!'., :r,,l.
raising be-.-:;eif up. peered !nt the
call. She bad l'V.lf e-.peeled t' !'(
her father's dead Hdy l.vln : on tin;
Moor, for i:h" had Ir.'ir-d hnmh :i!-iut
the tendido (!oitt'.;. cr train m:i. !.. .
Thrn;;v,li tl'c cal window t-he co'.ild
see the vo'.,!:er s'.ttii"; ft her ,w:v
llttl desk In th" depot fiendin-; a
l'M-s-snge. It flashed over h-.", :il at
oik o that l'.i' wan wiring Me;vi r that
the ':ci'i':- was delayed, thci jr.'
vm.ili::', ray fd;uv:i. Th" robber had
pushed r.p his mask and thi yaw 1dm
What fliould the do? fdi dared
not ou'icr tiir (dllee, and she, a mco
girl, could be of no service wh'. re th
robbers were making their attaek on
tlK train. If only she had the lh;l
revolver that lay in the drawer of
her desk she set her teeth as she
thought what sli would do with it.
At that moment three shots rang
out. clear and dhdinet, from the de
tached train. The man at the trio
graph instrument sprung to his feet
and ran to a side window In the wait
ing room and looked up the track.
Now was her chance. Hardly think
ing what she did, Polly sprang to the
engineer's side of the cab, threw back
the reverse lever and opened 111
throttle steadily. The big steel wheels
began to turn, very slowly at tlrst.
Farther and farther the throttle open
ed and faster and faster turned the
wheels, and yet they did not go half
f ' VO'T.T !' VI HAT v
l'eitiltic tlio (trOiuri?.
Fertilise- the oiadiard -fertilize,
tili:;e. Do noi u-e much rianure.
stead wm por.r.d:- of ground bo;
phosphate rod; and "" i.ur.d:; o
riate of potash to t!
orchard In gotd heart.
IV Will l. V)
A llurdy I'. ii
The modest little snowdrop is the
first of the hardy bulbs to open In
Ihe siuin-j;. preceding the crueus by a
coriie of weeks. Once cstab!ish( d,
they may be left to care for them
selves, and it i.-; said of them that they
will stand more hard treatment than
anything except grass. The bulbs
hould be planted as early in autuiu.i
r.s they can be procured.
It was one night late in the fall that fast enough to suit Polly, who was
roily Marshall had need of all her
knowledge of engines. She was sitting
at her desk lu the little observation
window, a shaded light throwing Its
rays down cu her telegraph Instru
ments and the sounder clicking sleep
ily. Suddenly she was startled by the
sudden call of her number. Instantly
her fingers sought the keys, -and she
gave the answer that signified .hat Ehe
was all attention.
"Look out for " clicked the
sounder, and then it suddenly ceased,
and try as she would Polly could get
no further communication with the
station next to the eastward. What
could the trouble be? What was she
to look out for? Polly sprung to her
now glancing feariuliy over ucr
Suddenly the depot door was thrown
open and she saw the robber darting
up the track. lie had his pistol ia
his hand. He was pointing it at
her and shouting for her to stop. But
the engine was now going at good
speed, and, run as he would, the rob
ber could not catch It. Fut he stopped
and fired, the bullet ripping through
the cab over above Polly's head.
The engine was now tearing down
the track at full speed. Polly knew
that it must be fired or it would not
go far, aud so, leaving the throttle
open, she sprang to the coal pit, flung
open the fire hole, and with the heavy
feet, remembering that the night ex- shovel in her small white hands threw
press, of which her father was engi-1
neer, was the next train due. Could
anything be the matter? She ran out
on the dark platform to see that her j
lights were all in place and that the
In load after load of coal. When she
returned to her place she could see
the first signal light of Mercer already
blinking into view. She pulled down
on the whistle cord and the engine
switches were properly set, so that the shrieked its distress.
Manuro T'or tlio I'lanl,
The sooner tiie manure spread on the
land is decomposed the sooner ihe
plants can utilise It. When a large
mass of undeconiposcd straw or corn
stalks are hauled to the field they are
In a condition beyond the reach of the
plant routs. When the manure heap
is well managed and all the ingredients
well "rotted," one-half of the battle
is won. It is a saving of time, because
the farmer who desires a quick start
for his corn in the spring cannot afford
to wait for the manure to rot lu the
fields. Good management of the ma
nure means that it must be decom
posed in the heap, without losing any
of its advantages. Every farmer
knows how to do so, but the majority
allow large portions of the valuable
ammonia to slip away from them.
Savins tlie Fruit.
There never is a time, no mattei
how great may be the fruit crop as a
whole, when some of us do not need tc
exercise economy in our use of this
valuable addition to the food pro
ducts of the country. And even when
we have all done our best, many folk
will be compelled to go without fruit
for the ureal cr nart of the year. It
Ktan'ds all who are thus shortened to
make the most we can of the orchard
crop. Frequently we do not really
know what economy in this direction
is. On most of our farms many bush
els of apples go to waste every year.
If the people who have notfruit could
get a chance to use this surplus stock
how it would help them! In every
neighborhood there are some such
lterj imte - lirr'j.
livery f.;rm-r should hav
a smi'll tea U -f i lieep as i ;
Tin ie are so many thin;;a t ;. :
will eon-lime that tln-v are r.e.
lieces-'ary adji'iii (n to farmia :.
waste materials are to no utib.'.e.l. A
wer.-inai..".':e.i l. ie.; w.u paj a i-.i
(V. vidi t:d on the capital P;v d ti.
M miner nipnt of U'mdrt n.y.
Feme fanners appear P f- that
their land extents to the nfeV.l
roanwav. nal tnat iney mm
and duties In connection with the road-sid-s.
It Is common to find by ti."
wavside the lar-ci.t weed; in the neigh
borhood. They have had It all their
own way, and this has been to riperi
a large crop of seeds, i-'m h neglect
of the roadside is a great mistake, nud
1; not only gives a neglected appear
ance to the roadway, but a means of
propagating weeds that do much dam
age to the crops in the adjoining fiYlK
It does not matter ho v.- clean the culti
vated crop may be kept if weeds are
left to grow just over the fen.ee. It is
too late now to do more than collect
and burn these, but in doing this the
seeds should be lulled to make the
work of subduing these pests less bur
densome in the future, beside adding
to the attractiveness of the roadway.
express would slip past the station I
without an accident. Thou she went
back and called up Mercer.
"Can you get Pinckney?" she asked.
Pinckuey was the station which had
sent her the warning dispatch so mys
teriously interrupted. She knew the!
Five minutes later Toily strained at
the heavy reverse lever, turned hard
on the air brake and brought the
great iron horse to a sudden standstill.
How she ever managed to stammer the
story she never knew, but in a few
minutes the engine was headed back
operator at Pinckuey well every night with half a dozen armed men aboard
he told her of the approach of her of her. Uehind them came another
father's train, and whether or not it load of men cn a switch engine and
left his station on time.
"Pinckney quiet; can't get answer,'
was the report of the wires. "What's
"pry answered as well as she
could.'- ' .
Her father's train was now due. It
should be whistling cheerily at the
lower bend. Polly stepped out on the
platform and peered up the track. Yes,
there was the familiar Xtadlight she
would have known it asong a hun
dred. Jlhen came the whistle "Hello,
!o!y," and Tolly ran backinTd Tier
office much relieved and sat down to
warn Mercer. At that instant sin
heard a peculiar cracking sound that
sent her heart quivering deep in her
bosom. Then there Avas the shrill
scream of the locomotive whistle,' suel-
two men were racing up the street of
Mercer calling the alarm.
They heard firing before they reach
ed Kane Creeds, but it ceased soon
afterward. The robbers had gone.
They had taken with them much plun
der from the passengers, but they had
not been able to get into the express
safe, although they were at work
drilling it open when relief came.
From the time that the engine
stopped Tolly was missing. When the
rescued and excited passengers and
express ' messengers' began to crowd
around and iuquiro the Mercer men
remembered her. A party of them
went out to find the girl who had
brought help to the beleaguered train.
In a little clump of bushes they
heard a man moaning, and an In-
denly interrupted, as if the hand that stant later they saw Tolly kneeling in
families. Why should we
with thorn the fruit we cannot or do
not wish to use, rather than let it
rot. Then, too, the old fashhmed
"paring bee" had its virtues. They
enabled us to turn the surplus apples
which might otherwise rot into the
form of dried fruit, to be used later,
when the winds of winter howl and
fresh fruit is scarce. Again, in pick
ing out fruit for use to-day, why not
select such as will be spoiled to-morrow?
Sometimes we are inclined to
laugh at the man who. cuts out the
decayed spots in apples and uses them
to save them. There fs really same
thing commendable about this, when
we remember how glad seme one will
be to get the fruit we thus save, if
we ourselves are not when the season
grows old. E. Ii. Vincent, in New
York Tribune Farmer.
I'lowlns t'mler Green Crops.
While we advocate plowing und-1
green crops, when they are not worth
more for stock food than for manure,
we believe that there are more soP;
where this practice may do injury
rather than good. Ifthe'soil is light
and sandy, lackingitroger:, or win .
it is stiff and need I to be ma le more
porous, then almost any green crcp U
a good manure lor p. Where it is low
and wet, and . perhaps has too much
acid In it, a heavy crop of clover or
other greenmanure will usually be an
injury to' the succeeding crop, unless
it is giyen also a dressing of lime in
some form, and we would prefer to pay'
more for a good phosphate of lime or
fine ground phosphatlc rock, with an
addition of potash, than to use either
slaked lime or sulphate of lime. Yet
in a limestone soil we have seen green
manuring work wonders, and so it will
o:i land recently cleared, where 1.I12
bushes and brush had been burned on
the ground. Phosphates, potash and
wood ashes may be put on to grow
the green crop, and if used liberally
will benefit that and the succeeding
crops, .sowed on tne suriaee m:u nar
rowed in they do not waste or do any
harm if the amount is much more than
one crop needs The Cultivator.
IToa3e 'Witli Oilcloth Annex.
The poultry house addition shown in
the illustration is made entirely of oil
cloth. It is a temporary structure, in-,
tended as a run for chicks in earl
spring. It is very warm and admits
considerable sunlight. The frames are
made so that they can be easily taken
m Sit in l ife i!h-.-
had drawn the lever had been struck
from its place. Polly knew it was a
cry or distress, it seemed to say,
Help," m a long, tremulous wail. In
stantly Polly darted outside and few
up the Track. Already the express
should have thundered past the sta
tion, nut sue could see its iieauiignt a
hundred yards or more away. The
train had stopped.
With a hundred lerrifvinc: ouestlons
the sand, with her father's head in
her lap, crying bitterly. And they
gathered up the Ijrave engineer and his
daughter and carried them down to
the train, cheering allj.he way.
Engineer Marshall was not badly
hurt, and he was able to be in Mercer
when the general manager of the road
thanked Folly ofSeially and offered
a new and better position in Mercer.
And of course all the passengers and
flashing through her m ud, Polly ran express messengers heard about Polly's
on through the gloom. When she was
almost within range of the big head
light she saw a half a desrn armed men
swarming around the engine, she heard
fierce oaths, and then the engine start
ed up again. She saw in an instant
that it had been cut free from the
train. In the cab window, where
her father usually stood, there was
a big, unfamiliar figure managing the
lever and thro tile. Terrified, Polly
sprung to one tide into a clump of
bushes. As the locomotive passed
her on its way up the track she saw
that the man in the cab wore a black
mask on his fact1, and then she knew
what had happened. She understood
why Pinckney had tried to warn her
and failed. It obbers had held up th?
train and were preparing to rob the
brave deed and said a great many
pleasant things about her, but Polly,
being a sensible girl, only blushed and
said that the had to do it, and that
any other girl would have done the
same under like circumstances which
no one believed, of Course.
Later, when the robba'S .Averc
tnrcd. Tolly was able to iueuilfy ce.e
of them positively the one who had
run the engine and through him the
entire parly was convicted and sen
tenced to the penotentiary. Waverley
crank was for, and how, when the en- i express car.
gi:ie squeaked here and squealed t lie re,
y little o'.i was needed in this cup or in
that crevice. And Tolly had learned
,to know an engine as well as she knew
i the r.cat little vactrv ja the house at
homo. Indeed, she had mere than once
.! managed ;h lover--, r.nd the throttle.
For a moircnt Tolly was torn with
doubt and terror. Had they shot her
father? She knew that he never would
submit to have bis train captured
without a struggle. Should she go
o him? Then she remembered her
station and the telegraph, and with-
- -.:. -'"-lay she was firing
donations to the United States.
fomo good people give money to Un
cle Sam on general principles, and ail
such presents are recorded in the
Tr.easuiy Department as "Donations
to the United States." New York
Tlio Tcitcii Trre iforcr.
rrofessor Smith, entomologist cf the
New Jersey Experiment Station, says
he has had good results in shutting
off the peach tree borer by using hy
draulic cement mixed with skim
milk, applying once or twice in a year.
He removes the earth around the
crown of the root and examines to
see if any borers are already there.
If they are .found they are destroyed
by the use of the wire, then he mixes
the cement and milk to make a thick
wash, and applies it with a brush, from
two inches below the surface of the
ground nearly to the branches. Scarcely
any borers are found after the first
season, although neighboring trees
that have not been treated are badly I
infested. The milk makes a more
flexible covering than if the ce:"
were mixed with water, and doe:
crack as easily or split off. The trmsk
of the tree should be wet be;' th.
cement is put on, as the w.t ticks
bet tor. For large trees it is cx-
y.i r..-ivc th.r.1 newspaper c" "A
not so effective, but on .vrs
ii cosis but -little. Tlie , ...-: tree
borer differs from tl. e tree
j . ... , ,
ijorov. m tnae we nave v-wn
tiic latter to work lr.ne: t hu-e
of ihe ground, and for V ' . no."
peach growers cover 1 uv
a f . v feet arennd : e. v:l'a
tobf-tco fdc:v.r- ,: ' ! h 1 '
i i; i WhU l '. hh-hHiirp: i
at m ' V:l i a1 -'
' I 1 1 i I M. 1 ' 1 I : 1 . ' i t
' ''i ' 1 ' iMf iH I ''I 1 ' ' ' '
HOUSE, ANNEX AND TAF.D.
3 i.i i
apart and the gap may be !- -1 with.
a lath fence. The main, structure in
the illustration is 12xCxS feet high and;
the cloth run is 12x0x0 'fect. This floor,
of the main house is raised about two;
feet, allowing an extra rein underneath.
The oilcloth is the sameas that used,
for hotbeds; strong cotton 'cloth coated;
with oil. New England IIor.vwh
Strniv and Stains For reditinc.
Straw is much more .valuable t1 "
may be supposed. Tt 4ocS not
haul it to market, as Ihe lnh :
. is an
There are more than 5000 postmis
tresses in England, and the postofiiec
de p a r t m v v. t c m n Icy s
The armies and navies of Eurc
ibsDi'b twelve days' earnings yer
.,:;. . r one .
'into .- the ;:(.
row r'T" ;ion mh
t V j.T.shes 1
t; - exclude lb
. ., 'growth of bar:
of ess-i jmith's Ptatem. :
an exit rt. and Iheref.-
'.' be worth mare th
j?t refills from straw
1 P,r bedding and ma-Pc-
cut fine with an on-;
;;-;;; cutler. While the whole stravr
in the stalls answers the purpose wol
vet it dries not nosscss the power ot
absorbing the liquids until it is broken
i-n when r.a-esed throu'-'li the cutter
it is made fine instantly, and is then
almost equal to dry cm.
may be said of shredded
It is of more advantage t
through the shre
thm out to be trar
lie also used with t ke
pi ails. When the
manures are thrown
will be no coarse ph
v.-lie ' - mass will qt.
a p e. Ph less los- cf
. pv . "a than w ie
are v.y.e"-, '
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