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Of all the men whom l admire There's not a one who mav aspire lo stand as high, and none who can. As does the truly "quiet man." If any being on the earth Gets credit far beyond his worth, That one can bo none other than This unobtrusive, "quiet man." No matter what's within his head His silence Is interpreted To be a sign that wisdom lies Behind his inexpressive eyes. tf so he drops a word or two, His friends will search 'em through and through To meanings deeper in Intent Than e'er the speaker thought or meant. If so by chance, he takes a stand, Assumes position of command, Surprised approval greets him then. And you shall hear from other men: "Some weighty reason lay behind An act so foreign to his kind." "When things go wrong his moveless state Is credited to scorn of fate. Bo softly to himself he swears; 'Tis thought he murmurs pious prayers. He's so misjudged his flaws at length Are twisted Into points of strength. T?oor humankind awaits command From all It doesn't understand. And he may work his own sweet will Who has the an of keeping still. ?Chicago Journal. I gainst m ?itk. | - ? JS BY ALFRED R. CALHOUN. $ (1) a ATO, sir, no fashionable, watering Jpj place for me; ? -want rest and comfort during my holidays," said Aliek Freeman to his friend, Casper Burns, with whom he was discussing the place where they should spend the two weeks' vacation allowed them by the bank in which they were both clerks, and of which their respective fathers were directors. "Wc had a good time at Saratoga last year,*' said Casper Burns, adding, with a sly laugh, "but you are afraid of meet? ing Miss Julia Fletcher there again; well, I don't blame you;"?he is as rich and pretty and heartless as you find them?" ".\'o, confound it, Casper, Miss Fletch? er is nil right, it is I who was the fool, and n ? presumptuous one at that, for thinking she looked more favorably on me than she diet on the score of fellows who danced her like midges in the sun. I hate fashion. Why, only the strongest constitution can stand the dressing, the driving, the dining and dancing of fhose fashionable watering places. We want rest, or, rather, change. Now what do you say to White's Inlet?" "White'9 Inlet? Never heard of such n place," replied Casper. "Then I'll enlighten you," 6aid Alick Freeman, stopping in the midst of packing his trunk and turning to his friend. ''White's Inlet is near Barne gat?" "Down on the Jersey coast?" "Certainly; the fishing is good, the shooting tip-top, and there is no such piaeo fcr boatiug and bathing. Ami then it is pretty well out of the world, and the chances are we'll be the only visitors within miles?" "And we can wear out our old clothes," interrupted Casper Burns. "Of course, no or.e would think of wearing anything but old' clothes down at White's Inlet. Oh. we'll have a splendid times free as> the winds, and almoFt like being in a state of nature?" "I know. Alick, but people in. a state of nature eat and sleep; bow are we to obtain those necessary comforts?" "The point is well taken." said Alick, slammir.gdown the lid-of his trunk and facing his friend. "Bight near the mouth of the inlet there lives a fisher? man named White?" "The inlet takes its name from him?" "Just^so; and he has all necommo dntions-necessary. I sent him word we'd be down next week, and! he's ex? pecting us." -"dot any pretty daughters?" : "No; that's the beauty of it; has no one. bui his wife, and' the only neigh? bor is a mile and half away across the inlet. Oh, we'll have peace end- no end. ?of a good time," said Alick Freeman, rubbing his hands in anticipation of the pleasure in store for them. The result of this interview was that the young men found themselves at White's Inlet within a week. After leaving the cars they had to go in a wagon some 20 miles over a sandy road' that ran through a forest of funereal pines and distorted scrub oaks, on which the sun beat with tropical in? tensity and along which the mosquitoes prowled in fierce, bloodthirsty bands. The fisherman's house w as perched on a verdurcless bluff of white sand, with a swamp in the back-ground and a glori? ous expanse of blue ocean in front. If the structure did not promise comfort it was certainly picturesque, and told of wrecks and dangers along that treach? erous coast. Ona end of the cabin was the stern ncction of a wrecked schooner, with the name "Eliza J?te" still visible; the chimney of rusty iron had once done duty on a tugboat, and the Gothic door? way was the under,jaw of a whale which ?am White had killed on the bar, about 0 mile from bis cabin. ? "It doesn't look promising, I must Confess," said Alick Freeman, as they got out of the wagon which they had hired at a round price to fetch them over, "but it looks as if we might have all the quiet here tjpat heart could wish for." This was Alick's first visit to the place, which had been recommended to him by a bachelor friend, nnd though he pretended to like it he felt in his heart that,it was not all he desired. "It must be a splendid place for fish," paid Casper, with n grim smile. 1 "Oh, it is! Why, there's no end of psh our. there," said Aliek, waving his hands at the water. "If it isn't a pood place for fish," con? tinued Alick, "then It's about the most worthless place I ever set e}-es on." ?am White, a weather-beaten man of SO, came out of the cabin to welcome his guests, and help them in with their "traps," a* he called the goodly array of baggage they had brought with them. Mrs. White looked enough like her fcutband to be a twin, but she was a ^lean, wholesome, heartj- woman, as unconventional as the most ardent ad? mirer of nature could wish. The j-oung men were given a room? there were only four apartments in the house?in the annex made of the section of the wrecked "Eliza Jane." Tfhe win? dows had once admitted light to the cap? tain's cabin, and it required no stretch pf the imagination to picture themselves pn shipboard. The very decorations of the chamber bad a strongly marine as? pect, from the highly colored print of *}> naval battle to theshell that answered for a soap cup. The j-oung men were hungry and dusty and in no good humor; so that while washing and changing their trav? eling, dress for natty sailor costumes they did not exchange many words, ^though Alick ventured to say: ' "I'm *ure, old fellow, we'll like it hugely after we get used to it." j "People like whisky and opium after fhey get used to them, but is it wortn while acquiring- the habit?" said Cas? per Bums, with a shade of sarcasm in his Toice. A lick was about to respond at-n ven? ture, but at that moment Mrs. White, without the formality of knocking, put I in her head to say that dinner was ready, aivd to add that in her opinion they "was purty nig-h starved." There was roast duck, two or throe kinds of fish, potatoes like snowballs, hot biscuit and yellow butter, and a pot of steaming- coffee, all served on a clean crash tablecloth. Sam White asked a long-, old-fashioned blessing, to the great amazement of the young men, who expec ted to find him n profane old sea dog, and then he said: "You must make a long arm, boys, and help yourselves." "Well," said Casper, as they strolled down to the beach after dinner, "I must confess I haven't enjoyed a meal bo much for years. 1 was hungry, and it went to the right spot." "Oh, this is just the place for an appetite. You can find one here sooner than in any other part of the country," said Alick, handing Casper a cigar, and feeling that there was something to re? deem the place in the eyes of his friend. As they stood on the shore the sun was setting, and the blue expanse took on a crimson tinge. They Bat down on the white sand, and .they could see away up the shore, and across the inlet two figures?females. One of them had a white scarf about her head and the oth? er a scarlet one, but beyond this the young men could not make them out. "Ah! it is a comfort to know we are not wholly shut out from the world," said Casper, blowing a whiff of smoke In the direction of the figures. "I am willing to worship at a distance," replied Alick. "I'm glad the inlet sepa? rates us, but I've no doubt they arc ?ie wives or daughters of some of the fish? ermen up the beach." "Them?" said Sam White, when one of the young men asked him who his fair neighbors were, "them's some folks from the city as have taken the ole Ben? per place for the summer. It's more lonelier over there than it is here, but when ole Cap'n Be*ner he was a-livin', there was no end of company over there, but that's years and years ago." "I suppose there's no danger of nny of the strangers coming over here?" asked Alick Freeman, with the slight hope that the old fisherman would say" there was a great deal of danger. "Xot the least <bit," replied Sam White, "but as there's two young ladies over there and two young men over here, why, the chances is that some? how they'll get together afore long." "That's human nature," said Mrs. White, looking up from the potatoes she was peeling; "the boys'll seek out the gals just as ducks goes barefooted to the water." Alick hinted that he was an excep? tion, and that while he did not positive? ly hate thp other sex, their [presence was essential to his misery, and much more to the same effect, all of which Mrs. White heard with a strange twin? kle in her gray eyes that plainly told she had her doubts, not of the young man's sincerity, but of his reasoning. The friends slept in the cabin that night, a* they had not slept for years. Thron"h the little windows the cool sea breeze poured in, laden with health and the balmy odor that brings sleep. When they awoke the sun was flash? ing on the sea and transforming into a snow bank the bar about two miles out. where a great, black buoy rose and fell on the waves. They had a dip in the ocean that sharpened their appetites, and after breakfast they started off-with Sam White to fish outside the bar over a spot known to the fishermen of that coast as the "wreck." though there was nothing on the surface to indicate that ever a wreck had taken place there. The fishing was all that it had been represented?indeed, the fish bit so fast as to change the sport into hard work and rob it of much of its pleasure. On their return they caught a glimpse of the two female figures beyond the inlet and far up the beach, and Casper Burns waved his hat to them and the two white handkerchiefs were waved back |n reply. The friends soon grew to like this 'strange life, and they began to feel that the ea&h had lots much less desirable than that of a fisherman?but so far: they had on]y played with the ocean in its sleep. They frequently saw tiie ladies up the beach, and they made an effort to learn who they were, but Sam White either could not or would not gratify them. Three days before the expiration of their leave of absence Sam White pro? posed to take them up the shore to a point from which they could get a good -'iew of the New York yacht '?egattn, which was to have a race. Alick ""Freeman, st ill declaring he wanted to see nothing that might re? mind him of the world he had left un til he returned to it, decided to remain back. Alick did not long enjoy the part of hermit which he volunteered to play. He strolled along the shore with his fishing pole on his shoulder and cast many an anxious glance in the direc? tion where be had often seen the young ladies, but they did not gladden his sight. Xo doubt they had gone off tp look at the regatta. About three o'clock in the afteruooc Alick Freeman put on his bathing dress and went down to the beach. lie was a gocd swimmer, though until this sum? mer all his practice had been in tide less, fresh-water lakes or streams. He boldly plunged through the rim of surf and swam out for a hundred yards, rising and falling on the swells that rolled in and broke on the white shingle. "I'll lie. on my back and let the waves wash me in." Suiting the action to the though';, Alick threw himself on his back?he could 1'oat without moving a muscle?and, closing his eyes, he was rocked by the swells, which he imagined were bearing him nearer and nearer to the shore. Five, ten, fifteen minutes passed, and, wondering why he was not thrown among the breakers, as he expected, Alick Freeman turned over on his face and rubbed the water from his eyes. Instead of being near the shore he was a half mile out, and the tide, on which he had not counted, was bearing him rapidly to the sea. He took in the situation in an instant, and, though realizing the danger, he did not lose his presence of mind. His saf ety depended on his coolness. He struck out for the shore, half throwing himself from the water by his powerful strokes, but all in vain. The tide still dragged, him out farther and farther toward, the foaming bar. on whose white crest tossed the black buoy. ne took off hisi wide-brimmed straw bathing hat and waved it in the hope that some one might see him; then, anx? ious to reserve his strength, he again threw himself on his back and drifted with the tide in the line of the buoy. "If I can reach that," he thought, J can cling to the chains till help comes ?if it ever does." Before entering the line of breakers that marked the bar, be again waved his hat, then threw it away. He reached the bnoy, but the chains "Merit talks" the intrinsic value of Hood's Sarsaparilla. Merit in mcdicino means the power to cure, Hood'a Sarsaparilla possesses actual and unequalled curative power arid there? fore it has true merit. When you buy Hood's Sarsaparilla,and take it according to directions, to purify your blood, or cure any of the many blood diseases, you aro morally certain to receive benefit. The power to cure is there. You are not trying an experiment. It will make your blood pure, rich and nourishing, and thus drive out the germs of disease, strengthen the nerves and build up the wholesystem. Sarsaparilla Isthe best, in fact?the One True Blood Purifier. Pre pared only by C I. Hood & Co., Lowell, Mass. Hood's Pills ^1^^ mat Kept u anchored were slimy and covered with seaweed, yet he so placed his body across the chains as to keep from drifting farther to sea, and there he hung for what seeancd an age. The sun was setting, and he was los? ing all heart, as well as all strength, when he heard a shrill voice above the thunder of the breakers. He tried to reply. The next instant a boat with a single occupant?a girl?at the oars, shot past him and turned toward the buoy. "Where are vou?'' she shouted. "Here! Here!" Alick let go his hold, and, with a new strength, made for the beat. The young heroine caught him and helped him on boanh and the moment he was safe he falntedi When ho came to he was back on the shore, and Sam White and Casper Burns, who had come up, were chafing him with the aid of a gentleman whom Alick recognized as Julia Fletcher's father. "Take him up to the house," said Mr. Fletcher, "and then go to your cabin for his clothes. Poor fellow, he had a hard tussle for his life!" But the heroine? Well, as the fates would have It, Mr. Fletcher, Iiis wife and his niece, Dora Weldon, 'had gone off to sec the regatta, and Julia, acting under a whim, as the others supposed, remained at home. She saw the swim? mer in distress, and interpreted his sig? nals, though she knew not at the time who he w as. She ran, to the inlet, got a boat and boldly started out with the result already shown. Next day Alick was himself, and be sent word to the bank about his acci? dent, the result being that heancl Cas? per had an extension of another week. How the time was spent we need not say. Alick owed it to his fair preserver to become her servant, and so he was with her nearly all the time, strolling on the sandy roads and.salt-marshy by? ways. "Never had such a pleasant summer in my life as nt White's Inlet," said Alick to a friend some years after. "It's so nice and quiet there. Casper and I were unmarried and clerks then, but we roughed it and enjoyed it, eh, Casper?" "We met our wives, or, rather, we be? came engaged there," laughed Casper. "So you see It'd have to be a rough place that wouldn't seem pleasant un? der such circumslances."?N.Y\ Ledger. A LAWN GAME. Entertaining Sport lor a Limited Space? A game which requires much skill and practice in order to win a satisfac? tory score is played with acue>balisand a ring fastened in the ground. The game is a favorite and one easily possible, even if the space at one's com? mand is limited. A circular space is chalked off of any dimensions desirJd. In the center of the circle is a revolving ring made of iron or brass. It has a shank, and when it is to be used a large wooden peg is driven into the ground, with the top b little below the surface, and into it .a hole is bored large enough to receive the shank of the ring and to let it re? volve freely. Half the fun of the game consists in having a ring only just large enough to let the ball pass through, and the ring vnu?l be so neatly poised as to revolve with a touch. The best plan for securing this is to haven metal socket let into the wooden peg. If so. care (must be t^ken that the socket be brass, if the ring is iron, and the re? verse. Both shank and socket shou'd he kept well oiled. The cues have wooden handles- and a metal tip, w hich is rin? shaped and fixed at an angle with the handle. This formation enables the ball to be better played than if the cue and tip were in line. The balls, about one foot in circumference, are of rubber and are very hard; each one is painted with a rim around the center of a dif? ferent color. Each player has her own cue and ball. The object of the game is to pass the'ball through the revolving ring, and the player scores a point every time she succeeds. There is in this game more pla}' than- et first appears. If, for ex? ample, a player in sending her ball through the ring strikes another ball, cither before or after, she adds two to her score. If a player finds the ring turned edgewise toward her she can either place her own ball so as to ob? struct the next stroke of the enemy or by dextrous play at the ring turn it edgewise to the enemy next in suc? cession. The clever player will strike a ball belonging to her own team so as to put it into position or will s*trikc away thetoallof an opponent whoseem> likely 1o make a successful stroke. A really good player will cften con? trive to pass the ring, even though i: be almost edgeways to her. If the ring be turned in the least to one side or the other she will p'ay at it with a pe? culiar push of her cue and strike it a little on one side. If this is properly done and with moderate force the ring spins round and catches the ball in ils progress. The effect of this sudden shock is that the ball vibrates back? wards and forwards for a moment, and finally settles on the opposite side. It must be borne in mind that the ball cannot be pushed through the ring with the cue touching it, neither may it be thrown through. ? American Queen. MAKE YOUR OWN HAT TRUNK. Only n Little Patience, Dedtlcl:tnir. and Curled Hair Xccded. Theproblem of carrying the innumer? able flower and feather trimmed hats without injurj- to them when one is go? ing away for the summer, has been solved by that new invention, the hat trunk; but rnany homo mothers may feel that, after the necessities are pro? vided for, the money is notforthcoming for these much-desired trunks. A common packing trunk without a tray may be brought inito service by providing it withcushions, thus mai.ing a very desirable receptacle for holding and transporting trimmed bats and bonnets. The cushions are supplied by making a required numDea' 01 nags or pockets of drilling* cretonne, or some thick material nn<l stuffing them very full of curled hair. Tack these filled pockets to the inside of the trunk, finishing the edge and covering the nails by taclung on cotton gimp around each cushion, using upholsterers'tacks, thus giving the interior a neater and more finished appearance. A smnll trunk may bo made to accom? modate at least eight hats by putting a cushion at each end of the trunk, two upon the bottom, two on the cover, and one upon each side. Supply each cush? ion with two long hatpins for fnslon ing the hats securely in place. Such a trunk may be made not only useful when one is trnveling, but also while one is at home, particularly where closet room is much needed, by fitting a thick pad over the top of the trunk. Cover this with pretty cretonne and have a plaited valance that reaches to the floor. Supplied with a couple of sofa pillows, this piece of furniture will prove desirable and convenient.?N. Y. Sun._;_ HE WAS PERPLEXED. BUDDING FRUIT TREES. Mont Successfully Done In Moderately Dry Weather. The usual season for budding is frcin the first of July until the latter partol September. The season varies, how? ever, with the locality, the proper time being when the tree is in active growth and the bark parts readily from the wood'. It is also necessary to delay the work until the buds are well matured, and it can be continued as long as the sap moves. It is not safe to begin too early, as the tree may heal over the in? cision made by the insertion of the bud, and therefore prevent growth. If left until quite late, imperfect union may be the result from drought or from early frost. The fnuds arc taken from matured lat JameH Felt l;ne?inal to Ills Inline Tank. The directors of a bank had engaged the services of a watchman, who came wcli recommended, but did not Iseem over-experienced. The chairman, says an exchange, therefore, sent for him to post up a bit, and began: "James, this is your first job of this kind, isn't it?" "Yes, sir." "Your duty must be to exercise vig? ilance." "Yes, sir." "Be careful how strangers approach you." "I will, sir." "No stranger must be allowed to en? ter the bank at night under any pre? text whatever." ".No, sir." "And our manager?he is a good man, honest, reliable and trustworthy; but it will be your duty to keep your eye on him." "But it will be hard to watch two men and the bank at the same time." "Two men?how?" "Why; sir, it was only yesterday that the manager tailed ma in for a talk, and he said you were one of the best men in London, but it would be just as well to keep both eyes on you and let the directors know if you hung j around after hours." PUTTING IX THE BCD. 1. Stock slit vertically and across. 2. The same with l.arlc raised. 3. The same with bud Inserted. 4. The samo tied up. crals of a thrifty young tree. The twigs from wl?chthey are cutshould he about the size of a goose quill. In removing the bud from the branch, begin hall' an inch above it, cut down through the bark and take up a small bit of wood, having the knife come out one inch he low the bud. Leave a small part of the leaf stem attached by which to handle it. Buds can be kept for a week or ten days after removal, provided' they are packed in a box and surrounded with slightly moistened moss. It would be best not to cut off anj'wood when the bud is removed, but it is difficult to do Decreasing Hlxtli Rate's in America. French economists are consoling themselves for the gradual depopula? tion of their country, pointing'out that j many of the American states, includ? ing the whole of New England, arc still worse off, says the St. Louis Glcije Demccrat. The birth rate in Frcyiec has fallen from 33 per 1,000 ait the he ginning of the century to 22 per 1.000, and is less than the death rate, so that, if the present conditions continue, in about 2C0 years the French race will have become extinct. In many cf the L'nited States, however, matters arc even more serious. The birth rate in Nevada is 10.30 per 1,000, so that, even if no more people should emigrate from I REMOVING THE BUD. 1. A Rood bed; a. root of bud; b, root of leaf. 2. Bud badly taken, with hollow In center. 3. Branch showing knife hi posi? tion for removing bud. this without injury to the root of the bud. Trees are budded v. hen from one to five years old, preferably at the earlier date. Choose a smooth portion between leaves, make a horizontal incision through the bark and at the upper end oi.c at right angles to it, the two cuts forming u capital T. Raise the bark thnt state, its population would die out on each side of the horizontal cut slight pompletely in less than 100 years. Molne comes next with a birth rate of 1>'M per 3,000, which gives its race tbout a century longer to exist. New haiuoshire is third, with 18.4 per 1,000. Vermont is fourth, with 1S.5, and grasp the bud by the leaf slum left on for that purpose and slip it into i his incision. With a strip of bass bark or old muslin bind the bud in place, ar.el the operation is completed. Be sure that the knife used in budding is perfectly sirange to say, California, which comes sharp, for smooth cuts must always be next, has a birth rate of J9.4 per secured One cf the chief difficulties 1,000, or nearlj- 12 per cent, less than js to remove the bud properly from the thnt of France. Stays for Men. In 1C14 stays were introduced into the costumes of gentlemen, to keep the doublet straight and confine the waist. ?ot lixac?y LpKal. Little Willie?What does a lawyer mean by "leading questions" tending to incriminate a man? Tapa?Well, for example, I asked your mother a question! once about leading her to the ahar, and the conse? quences .von can see for yourself.- ** "v j original stem, but Ibis can be ac ; complished after a little practice. The budding is most successful in moderately dry weather, as the sap is in the best condition to form a union, i When rows of trees run north and south,put the buds on the westside, and ?when they run ea:;t and west put them on the north side. This v.i'l enable them to resist the north and west winds, as they arc capable of much greater re? sistance when the pressure is toward the stem than away from it. In very young trees insert the bud about two inches afjo.ve the ground. If much work Harry Hunt, Manager of the Bridgeport Morn? ing Union, and Composer of "Soldier Boy in Blue," Made Well by Nervura. Hajirv I. Ilu.vr, 'niK Famous Coju'oseii. When people arc sick, ailing or out of order, they desire to take a remedy highly recom incaded, one which is sure to do them good; hence the magnificent testimonials and recom? mendations of Dr. Greene's Nervura blood and nerve remedy by our most prominent and well known people in public and private life, in? fluence everybody to use this acknowledged greatest and, grandest of medicines. Vc now add to the list of well-known people cured by Dr. Greene's Nervura, tli8 famous composer of that most popular national gong, "The Soldier 13oy in JJlue," Harry I. Hunt, who has appropriately dedicated his song of the American 6oldier to Gen. Nelson A. Miles, Commander or the U. S. Army. Mr. Hunt is manager of the newspaper " Bridgeport Morning Union." He says: " Regarding the good effects of Dr. Greene's Nervura blood and nerve remedy, I cannptsay enough. I had been working* a good, many hours a day and I was so run down that I felt something should be done ar once. I Lad read so ranch of Nervura that I tried a pottle, to find its effect so wonOroiisly nenenciol ana strengthening that I tried a second bottle, with the result that I am fully restored to health, my nervousness has disappeared and I feel a hundred per cent tetter in every way. I can recommend Dr. Greene's Nervura without hesitation." * If you need a spring medicine, if yon are run down, weak, nervous, dispirited,"tire easily, wake mornings fatigued, have rheumatism, neuralgia or headache, in fact, if you are oat of order and lack your old time vim, energy and power, tako this 6ure restorative, Dr. Greent's Nervura blood and nerve remedy. IJ is :ustwliat yonr system requires, atthissea> son, for it makes strong and vigorous nerves, pure, rich blood, gives' sound sleep, good digestion and perfect action of liver and kidneys. In this way It thoroughly cleanses the system of all impurities, purifies the blood and makes you strong and well. Use Dr. Greene's Nervura now. It is not a patent medicine, but a physician's prescription, the discovery of the most successful physician, in curing diseases, Dr. Greene pf 33 Wjjst St., New York Pity, and hence must of ne? cessity l)e * perfectly adapted to cure. Dr. Greene can be cotisulted free, personally or by letter, ia regard to any case. Nothim; to pay for consultation, examination or advico, and the low price of fiU wonderful health-giving medicines places a sure cure in reach of every? body. Call upon or write Dr. Greene if yon are sick. Dr. Greene's Cathartic Pills are the sure cure for biliousness and constipation, the perfected result of Dr. Greene's long years of practical experience, small, sugar coated, easy to take, certain and pleasant to act. - is to be done, it is udvisableto get a reg? ular budding knife, which will not b? expensive, and is almost essential tc first-class work.?Orange Judd Farmer mending broken trees. l'cciillar Ue?al(s of Half-Uirdllna with Wire llandn. In going through an old orchard where the great gakg of the fall ol 1394 blew over many trees, cutting and splitting off half the tops of others, I was struck, says J. H. Hale, in the Connecticut Courant, with theainounl of abuse a peach tree will stand and yet recover. In clearing up the w reck? age some of the sp'.it trees were bolted together, others had wire bands pul on, and still others had the broken hall cut away entirely, the split trunks smoothed up with a drawing knife-and the onesided head shortened In to bal? ance it a little better. Trees treated in the latter method, while having a scarred trunk, with bark only on one side, .have full rounded-out heads, as good as though no harm had been done, while 'he wiring process has girdled many limbs and left pretty poor trees. The bolted! trees look fairly well, but none are so good as those that were thoroughly pruned, with no attempt to save broken limbs. This experience covered about 1,000 trees, and in any future breaking or splitting down I shall cut everything away, confident that however lopsided a tree may be. two years' new growth will put it in better shape than by any other method. A peculiar result of half-girdHng some trees with wire 'band?, was that the fruit borne on them has been larger and of brighter color, ripening from ten da3-s to trwo weeks earlier than the same varieties of trees without wire bands. This might be an advantage in some ?seasons with certain varieties, and if only a portion of a tree were girdled.at one time, no serious harm would come of it. o r cJh?rd cult i vat ion. Fruit Unat Iteeclvc n.s Good Care as All Other Crops. Good tillage increases the available food supply of the soil; it also con? serves its moisture. Trees should be made to send their roots deep into the soil, in order to for? tify themselves against drought. This i3 done by draining the soil and by plowing the orchard rather deep. This deep plowing should begin tho very year the trees arc set, and it should be continued every spring until the habit of the tree is established. Moisture is retained in the upper soil by very frequent but shallow tillage, by means cf which the surface of the land becomes a mulch for the soil beneath. Tillage should be begun just as soon as the ground is dry enough in spring. This tillage should be repeated as j often as once in ten days through grow I ing season?from spring until July or j August. j Tillage should not exist for the pur 1 pose of killing weeds, j Late cultivation may be injurious by ; inducing a late growth. At all events it can be of small utility when the tree begins to mature and rains become fre? quent. This season of respite gives the grower the opportunity of raising a green manure, and of adding fertility to his land at trifling expense and with no harm to his trees. Fall plowing may be advisable fgr farm crops, but not for orchards. Only cultivated crops should be at* lowed in orchards early in the season. Grain and hay should never be grown. In general level culture is best. The modern cultivators and harrows make such cultivation easy. Trees, especially apples, are often trained too high, because of difficulty of working close; but modern tools per? mit the heads to be made low. Harnesses with no projecting hames nor metal turrets should he used in bearing orchards. Those requiring no whiflJctrees are also useful. Potash is the chief fertilizer for fruit trees, particularly after bearing. Potash may be had in wood ashes and muriate of potash. An annual ap? plication of potash should be made upon bearing orchards. Of tho muriate from ."iOO to 700 pounds to the acre. Barn manures can be used with good results, particularly on old orchards. Cultivation may be stopped late In the season, and a crop then be sown upon the land. This crop may serve as a cover or protection to the soil, and as a green manure.?Prof. L. IT. Bailey, in Stark Bros.' Orchard Bulletin. bagging grapes. Xcw Method Devised by a North Caro? lina Grower, Mr. B. H, Beeves, Buncombe county, N. C, has for several years practiced successfully a new method of bagging grapes, as shown in the accompanying sketch. The bag is made of the cheap? est kind of white cotton cloth of two sizes to hold grapes having small or large clusters. Two clusters are put in each bag, which is pulled up over the vine, then turned over and pinned, as shown. Uirds cannot pick through such bags; water will not stand in them, nor can wind or driving rain beat them to pieces, as is the case with paper bags. A hundred cloth bags can be "run up" on a sewing machine in half an hour and they will then lastfor years. There are a few varieties of grapes thatdo not need bagging; and a few that will not bear this confinement, but most of the grapes now grown can only be raised in perfection by some protection of this sort.?American Agriculturist. orchard and garden. Young orchards often need addition? al fertility. ( Be on the lookout for the leaf-eating caterpillar. In pruning cut out all weak and crowded branches. There is little danger of injuring an orchard by manuring. AH pruning cuts made at this time should be covered with oil or wax. Keep a gcodilookoutfor texut caterpil? lars during the summer. Weeds and suckers should be kept down between the rows of raspberries and blackberries. You can crowd fruit trees and plants only at "the risk of getting reduced crops of inferior fruit. The secret of growing extra fine strawberries is to cut off the runners as fast as they appear. Fruit trees that have been grafted need to be looked1 after to see that the stock does not make shoots. 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