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A frtc!i of meaJow-land,
Ht patches gr7 anj brown betweaa, where long intervening field Arc brightened, by the) tender green, Of earl wheat a rippling stream, 1 l ronh aedgy banks, flow swift and fair, nd Klimpee of a titlaa dim, In distance, make a picture fair. Here, on the edjje, a My pond, Neath crowded foiine, lithe aa "palms, And daisies coy, liko country maid, Peeping to catch reflected clmrina In the Mue mirror, flecked with white; And there the Imtroua lilies lie. In reft drowse, and dreaming hide Their hearta vt gold from curions eye. Sweet fhrlsUbel, with innocent brow, My little maid, but twelre yeara old, SfunJs fciniliuif. I would fain, aha sa-s, "Find eome one with a heart of gold I.Jke the-se yure, frngrant lily-bud, J hat bathe at will in air and dew; If I could reach their garden-bed, I'd mnke a wreath of them for yon," I break a aletider alder stem, The waxen boautlca draw to shore, A regal cluster, dripping pearls, And Mill my darling asks for more; Then plating awift the shining crown, She lifts it to my tresis, fold, And cries with sudden tenderneu. Yw, mother, is a heart of gold." 31 ADO LINE'S FATE. . IJY K. T. CHAPTLU IV.C'oNTIM'F.I). lie bent, down to make tomo reply, but before he could .speak the attention of both became arrested by a sudden blaze that leapt tip through the dark ness amid a cloud of smoke and sparks. The mill is on tire," Madeline said quite calmly; tor what was the des truction of those old moss-grown beams next to the thought of Itonald's danger? Not many days ago, the sight of those spreading Haines would have sent a wild panic to her heart; now h was no more moved by the scene than if she had been gazing on a heap of dry leaves burning on one of the cottager's hearth. It seemed as though she had no room for any feeling save fear for Konald. A shout echoing from the distance warned them that the lire had been seen by others, and Madolino knew in a few moments the mill would be surrounded. 'The light will betray us," she said, as the horror of how this night might end rushed upon her face. "You must make for the woods now, or- Ah, it is too late! They are already in sight. Stoop down; perhaps in the confusion you may bo able to steal away unseen." Once more they concealed them selves in the thick brambles, while llonald Castleton's pursuers passed within a few feet of them. Madoline dared not raise her head to seo what was going on. She could hear the sound of voices and footsteps running hither and thither; then above the din her father's stern tones came distinctly to her. Let it burn!" he said with a stolid contempt; 'it will save the trouble of pulling it down. I have no desire to keep open a refuge for every thief and vagabond who comes this way." "Of which there arc; not many, I am glad to say," a younger voice replied a voice Madeline recognl.ed as Lu cien I)e Oourcy's. "Uesidcs, my dear uncle, are we to believe every rumour we hear'.' My great fear was that Madoline might Ixive been tip In the mill. This was always a favourite haunt of hers. 1 remember often (hid ing her. as a child, perched on those steps, cither trying her baud at sketch ing, or amusing herself w ith some tame pigeons that had made their loo-jt there. What can have become of her? It Is unlike Madoline to keep away while so much excitement and panic is going on." It is easy enough to guess what has become of her!" Clyde answered in a tone of rnullled fury, "Since she has bee:: so false, I can believe her capa ble of the vilest deceit. A week ago 1 would have put faith in her as in an angel, and she has all the time been laughing in secret at my blindness. It 'dawns upon me now the meaning of her words of her craving for solitude. She has fled with Konald Castleton!" "I can not believe that, uncle, Mad oline wai so confiding, so lrank, so loving; she would not have left her home in so heartless a fashion. So:nc accident may have befallen her." it Is hard to force the truth upon you Lucien. If accident be the cause of her disappearance, how do you ac count for those daily visits to the mill, i-ecret journeys taken under cover of the evening, with provisions from my own table? She acted her part very cleverly; but my eyes have been opened, and I never want to look on her fale face again. The worst I can think ii f her is not bad enough; she has robbed me of my daughter!" An intense bitterness overcame the hatred with which the first words were uttered; and In the silence that follow ed, I'uthbcrt Clyde seemed to put Madoline out of his life and to close hi? heart for ever against her. They bad stepped quite near to xvhere she was crouching on the damp ;r.s, with drooped head and throb bing pulse, bravely enduring torture, and taking strength from the tighten ing cl.np of Konald'n hand. lie had manned to slip off his coat, ri torn the it K I covered her thin white drr j, and sheltered her from the mist creeping up from the damp earth. The men succeeded Id getting the lire under; but they were still working in the smoke, and the two who should have been most interceded in the fate of the mill stood apart, one heaping his anger against a daughter he had lost, one defending the girl he would have chosen from all others to bo his wife. Not a syllable had escaped Konald; once or twice ho clinched his teeth In silent .struggle against the chain of events th?.t held? him down, when every nerve thrilled with the longing to spring up and declare Madeline's truth. The falling of Rome of tho blacken ed timbers made I.ucien rush forward to ascertain if any one was injured, and ns Clyde continued to pace to and fro, llonald suddenly faced him, hold ing Madoline by the hand. The coat had fallen from her shoulders, and with the glow of the burning mill lighting up her blanched features, she looked like some pale spirit drawn from out the gathering mists. In the surprise of the moment, Clyde scarcely recognized her. Since he had last gazed upon her, she seem ed to have changed from life to death, and ber long hair floating round her in the breeze, brought to his mind some uncanny spirt. Putting out his arm ho caught her wrist in a tierce grip, jerking her to wards him with a violence that made her sway ni though she would fall. "Where is the man?" he exclaimed hoarsely "the man for whom you have duped and deceived me?" Konald stepped forward, his face as stem as his enemy's. You mean Konald Castleton?" he said, meeting Clyde's gaze steadfastly through the gloom. "Ho is here; but we can speak of him afterwards. First Jet me clear your daughter from reproach; for your words, uttered against such innocence as hers, are in famy. It is true that she was touched to pity at sight of a fellow creature's su tiering; trim that when he craved drink, she held water to his famished lips; true that she saved him from the faintness of death. She Is guilty of nothing, except a woman's sweet act of charity; the man she saved never breathed to Jut his name, and had lie not exacted a promise of secrecy from her, she would Iiave gone straight to you with news of the sick stranger." There was a slight pause in Ids voice; then, with the same stern gravi ty, lie added: "You owe your daughter an apolo gy, Cuthbert Clyde, for the harsh thoughts you Jiave encouraged against Jicr. She is a dove of spotless plume; guard her tenderly, and let no shadow of reproach disturb the peace of her life. One day," and his voice grew softer, "l may ask you for this poor white angel, but that will be when I shall have proved mvself worthy her faith." ' Again there was silence between them silence broken by the shouts of the men conflicting with tlie bursting flames, and by the w hirr of the sparks showering up from the smoke. Konald gazed at the drooping form, with its veil of loose golden hair, and then the ir eves met in a mute fare well. Madoline strctclied out her arms to wards him, the wondering terror that had startled him before showing on Jier wan face. "Not yet --not yet," she moaned, and then with a deep sob she sank on to his breast, and clasped Jier cold bands about his neck. l'or one brief instant Konald strain ed her to his heart; yet as lie put her from liim something in that strange fathomlcsj gaze seemed to draw his soul into his eye. Ho drew her to him again, and in silence ho kissed Jier quivering lips. He felt Jier tremble like a bird with broken wings, and with a suffering greater than her own he gently freed himself from her clinging hold, and turned away. With a shudder of despair Madoline dropped on her kneej at her father's feel, her white dress trailing on the chill turf, her face unlifted in forlorn supplication. "Dad, save him! I lovo him I love 1dm!" Clyde laughed savagely through his closed teeth. 1 I told you what sort of mercy I would show Konald Castleton!" lie mutterod, trying to Iree himself from her desperate clutch. "Kbo Madoline! Let go your hold! Io you hear? I)o you want me to strike you? (Jreat Heaven! that I should have lived to sco such a sight as this!" His rage nearly rise above control; lie glared down on the bending figure as though lie would have hurled it out of his path, and he did not heed that he was trampling the soft dishevelled hair ruthlessly beneath Ids feet. Madoline clung to 1dm with almost supernatural strength. You shall not hunt him down!" she exclaimed passionately. "Do what you like with mo--kill me--drive me where you will! but leave him --leave him to go his way!" With a fierce movement ho flung her from him, and plunged forward into the darkness, uttering as he went a hoarse cry to the men, now barely visible in the drtnse smoke. Quick,'- lads quid;! Tl: outlaw is here!" They needed no cc.:rel signal. With a confuted . h titthey follow ed swiftly in his track, all but one .uclen De Courey. In the first rush lie had stumbled against Madoline lying unconscious on the wet grass, and very gently he rais ed her face, and did what he could to restore Jier to animation. "Poor Madoline!" he murmured. "How changed and yet how beauti ful she is! What if " she does love Konald Castleton? Ho is gone, and I am here to win her from that fancy." lO UK continued.) A Urate (lrl llerolr lret. We learn by a recent dispatch from CJrafton, this territory, that n young society lady of Uiat place named Miss Olive Sanborn is the heroine of n dar ing act. It seems she was standing in front of the postoillce, when sud denly a runaway team hitched to a buggy came dashing dowu the avenue at a terrific rate. The moment Miss Sanborn saw tliem she leaped to the middle of the street at a single bound, and to quote from the dlspatch,"selr.ed the maddened team by the bits." Planting her feet firmly on the ground, with her toes turned slightly out, she. in the words of the dispatch, "threw the team high in the air." As they came down she again seized them by the bridles, one in each hand, and swinging the heavy half-crazsd beasts around at each side of her, liko the arms of a w ind irdll.she brought them down on the ground at each revolu tion, (one striking on its side while the other was above her head in the air) with a hollow thud like the sound of two pile-drivers at work to gether and striking alternately. Some five or ten minutes of this kind of treatment served to bring the fright ened and infuriated animals to a halt and calmed them so much that they both lay flat on their backs, gasping for breath. Miss Sanborn then step ped back to the postoflice and inquired lor her mail in a calm tone of voice and with a captivating smile. Pieces of the wagon, which broke loose when tho young lady jerked the horses into the air for the llrst time, continued to fall for three-quarters of an hour. Dakota Jitll. Tnunrlltiz the Itorky Mountain. One of the most prodigious engi neering projects now on the tapis Is that for tunneling the Kocky Moun tains under Tray's Peak, which rises no less than 11,111 feet above the lev el of tho sea. It is stated that at 4,141 feet below tho peak, by tunnel ing from east to west for 25,003 feet, direct communication could be opened between the valleys on the Atlantic slope and those on the Pacific side. This would shorten the distance, be tween Denver in Colorado and Salt Ijike City in Utah, and consequently the distance between the Missouri riv er, say at St. Ix)tiis, and San Francis co nearly 1100 miles, and there would be little more required in the way of ascending or descending or tunneling mountains. Part of the work has al ready been accomplished. Tho coun try from the Missouri to tho foot of the Kockies rises gradually in rolling prairie until an elevation is" reached of V200 feet above tho sea level. The llockies themselves rise at various places to a Jielght exceeding 11,000 feet. Of the twenty most famous passes, only seven are below 10,000 feet, while live are upward of 1:1,000, and one is 1:1,000 feet. The point from which it is proposed to tunnel Is sixty miles west of Denver, and al though one of the highest peaks it is by far the narrowest in the great back bone of tho American continent. .ltr. I.lalnr Ahroatt. A IVankfort dispatch says: Mr. Maine and family arrived here late to-night after an unsatisfactory tour of the Khine. Tliey journeyed from IJrussels to Cologne Wednesday, reach ing tho cele orated city of the four kings in the darkness. Without mak ing any elTort to view the historical or architectural wonders there they board ed a llhlne excursion boat at an early hour this morning, preferring to in- si ect tlie dismantled and decayed castles of the ancient highwaymen in ! midstream to craning tJieir necks J through car windows for glimpses, ' which latter quicker method of sight seeing most Americans adopt Un happily, it clouded soon after the boat p issed the upper bridge and all day long the black canopy remained, ren dering tlie passage miserable. Mr. Maine is disappointed and is apt tc take an excursion as far back a Coblenz, at least, before long. He is pointed for Hamburg, where it is ex pected lie will abide a couple ol weeks. An Kastern Texas paper remark? that it does not feel called upon tc answer every hissing reptile thai "crawls his silmo across our pathway." J This was in answer to an esteemed i contemporary which had called him a ! slab-sided, ra.or-backed.lopped-eared. sag-bcllled, corned-toed wolf-wlielp." ! i A Main street motlier was whip t ping her boy the other day, and as she ; applied the rod she shouted: "Will ! you behave!" "Y(j," blubbered th ! throbbing boy, ! will if you will." Nt'ir Lot i' ton Paj. j count;: v un; a:u wo:;:. - MinsuMMr.it .oi.; - not ; lliJi't Uiott tb summer ha v i The CcKU n.t tllUUcn fhrten i W lib rar'v tnowCake fallm. Miiifuuitner SoUo rod. 1 WoidJ'ft lnUh trlmrto cloier, Th Mac-kbirA ind th plover, ! WhllVtltiou broad fir Ida itf.'aorcr With golden rod. ' Like anhlne 1 thy fare; i Mxlift and Mfi I by Rracc; i Yet tbou and til thy race i Weird ribald am. j j Tbou trU'at of wind and flood, Trrnrt and thunder load, Dark forma of demon prond, Dread winter' away. Delay till yet whll; ! Hon cot on ua tby uuile, J Ho wrrt, ao full of galU 1 j Tboa golden rod. T.t we'll w)ron0 thee, j W'ben from each abrub aud trae, ISo moro cornea forth the gU Of feativv aong I When anmmer akk grow ptle, When autumn breeze wall, I Tien siadly tbe we'll ball, 1 Drlgbt golden rod. K. J. CAnrKXTrn In th Tllot j TUP. hi: A SON CHANOINO. i It it quite evident that tho reasons ire changing somewhat in thU partlcu- ar; that m far a .4 relate to funning op jratioiH they ean emmenee n early md are more lengthened out in tho Fall. As a general ride it was expected that ill hoed crops would reecho full atten Jon and be, m to ppcak, out of the way before haying commenced. Hut inthe-o .hnc.H it i not au unusual thing for hay ng to commence' after tho lir.t hoeing, mil frequently Is preying even at that time. Kvcn now, with haying at hand jnd some pieces cut, wo know of corn iield only prepared for hoeing. Tho reaxin seems to be that work cannot .'ommcuce, at Spring as cartas for aicrly, and at tho samo time the growth 5f grass remains, in season, about the same time. This condition of things mjrirests the advantage of underdrain- I ng, thereby the soil is lit ted for much ) larlier working than in tho cae if left j lo the removal of surface water by the j mere- natural method of surface evapor ! ttlon. Kvchange. , cuai f r.oi: i i:ki. In the old times when threshing was I ilone altogether with the flail much account was made of the chafl'as feed. Possibly some light grain was , retained In the chair, which made it better, but even without this addition 1 think thero Is a larger proportion of nutritive value In tin? chalV surrounding the grain than in other parts of the straw. As nsually tlrreshcd tho chatf is often wasted. It settles in a mass just Ihj. hind tho carrier from the thresher, and tho men making the stack using forks, find it much caier to handle the coar ser straw. It is better to keep one J extra hand on the stack with a liner i fork or scoot) to spread the chafl through the straw as tho stack is made. In this way all will come out together evenly mixed, and the stack will eat a larger amount of straw. Tho stack will v.Uo settle more evenly, aud the straw will keep better. The chaff left just under the carrrier will In; .soaked through by the first rain and spoiled. It is well worth putting into the barn for Winter feed, u-ing two or three hours the next day after threshing, if pONdble,"for this purH)sc. ITnlcs the chaff is got away before rain it will rot and spoil the stack. SWr.KT IIKKADS IN CKKAM SM'CT.. All sweetbreads should be blanched, that is thrust into boiling w ater, boiled lift cen minutes, then put in ice-cold water, when nil the pipes, superfluous membranes and fleshy fibre should be removed. They can now be cooked in aeyvav. They are always excellent fried. After thoroughly cleaning them wah and sprinkle lightly with salt and season with pepper, roll in the beaten yolk of an egg and then in line bread crumbs and drop in a kettle of smoking hot fat, hot enough to cook doughnuts. Try till a light brown, about three or four minutes, lb-move the sweet breads front the fat and lay on piece of coarse brown paper for an instant to absorb any fat on the outside, and serve on a platter in a circle with cream sauce poured in the centre and around them, not over them. Tin: in:rK im:in". Nocrtiso ti check-rein upon a horse it work, it iK'ing calculated to worry tnd injure the animal more than the work. If a man has a heavy load to Iraw he lowers his head by bendingfor tvard and throwing tho whole weight of his body against it. So does a horse, f ho is permitted to do so. lint if Uie man's head were so tied back that lie could not bend forward, he would loo the advantage of his weight; ju-t o with tho horse. 15 y taking off or looening tho check-rein on a horso at work, y ou not only increase his niuseti larjMiwcr, but abandon a f.ihion w hich is lKth cruel and foolish. -1 III It KM roi.t.s. lleet nth we have had two or three in quiries as ti the merits of lied Polls for the dairy, says the Western Kural. We have usually replied that thoe who are mo-t familiar with the breed give the lied Polled cow high pi ie n a dairy 1. ' I..;e I Ay - state: ' . .t an Kuglidi bn ' led I v.'.'. : . ..irms that a care? " ' account with his herd shows cows average N04 gallons :! : .1 i-0 pounds of butter a year. ! a good report and would t C possibilities of the breed. TU' A:.:..i can Importers and breeders have ale. ;:y s claimed for these cows a high degree of excellence. (.Jen. Iloss, of Iowa City, Iowa, a careful and intelligent man, place them very high as dairy cows.' HKtTSL'Ci Alt. Mr. W. A. Henry, of Madison, Wk, says: Agriculturists have only just learned that the sugar beet is a safe and profitable crop, and it Is unfortu nate that those engaged in such pro duction should bo forced to other crops for want of a sugar factory. The pre judice against beet sugar has been overcome, and consumers now recog nize tho facts that sugar produced from beets has merits equal to that of cano sugar. With those advantages gained, it mav very properly be re garded as a misfortune to tho state if anything should now interfere with the development of this industry," INSKCTICIDK. Professor Cook being asked why ho did not recommend white arsenic as an insecticide instead of Paris green and London purple, replied that tlie arsenic w as equally fatal and cheaper, but was more dangerous to human life. Men aud women did not get poisoning from the material sprayed on fruit or sprinkled on potato vines. They did get poisoned sometimes in tho house by mistaking arsenic for something else. Tho color of Paris green and London purple carried their own warning. No one ever mistook them for soda or salt or anything else than what they were. Hence, they were safer than white arsenic. I'KOFIT IN FF.F.I)1N(3. Tho profits In feeding animal- ar graduated by age. Thero is more growth in proportion to tho food con sumed tho first year than the second; more tho second than the third; more tho third than tho fourth. When an animal gets its growth, profit In foo l ing ceases, except to fill it up. ThU is limited and only takes a short time. After this period food only repairs waste, and there is no profit in this unless an animal is at work. The re pair of waste, or restoring It in its kind, is repaid only in the fertilizing material it affords. When there is growth with food, thero is double profit. This is the fanner's placer. Farm Journal. sntr.AM T1IK ASIIKS. I ii farmers1 families that use wood for fuel, there is a constant accuiiula tion of ashes that iosscss a high fer tilizing value and should bo spread from time to time, so as to get tho benefit of their virtues, lather than allow them to accumulate and deterio rate in quantity by lcing stored in tho cellar or other places. They nro espec ially valuable for spreading about fruit trees of all kinds or small-fi nits, and their use for this purpose is probably as valuable as any that they can m put to. Do not waste the ashes, even if thev are coal ashes. "' ' TUKATMKNT KOU A KICKKU. The CalMogian gives this prescrip tion it warmest indorsement: If vou have a hoire that Is iu tho habit of kicking, put him iu a narrow stall that has lnt?i sides thickly padded. SusjKMida sack li 1 11 with hay or straw so tliatit will strike his heels, jmil let horse and sack fight it out. llo sure to have things arranged so that tho horso cannot hurt himself. Tin sack will le victorious every time, and iu the end the horse will absolutely refuse to kick the sack or any thing else. 11ANDOM note. They aro holding institutes to prepare gentlemen for expert judge on swino at Fairs. A meeting of this kind was held at Warsaw lud. :i few d avs ago. The Secretary of tho Illinois State Hoard of Agriculture estimates tho corn crop of Illinois at (J." per cent. This will give tho aggregate crop of 1 'J l.ooo, ooo ou. against 'JJ 0,000,000 bu. lat year. What cattle are allowed to shrink during short pasture, has to be made up again. Keep up tho flesh of stock by green corn food. It is cheap in com parison with tlie dry corn, by which flesh and fat will hate to be returned, if lot now. When we seo a lot of stunted calves,' we don't need to ask what kind of a farmer lives there. Nature puts up a sign board which says a poor fanner lives here, a man who don't read and don't think, and don't understand his bu-ines. Capt. 1'icrre. Tho sugar trade i only fair, and prices an weak Advice, ns K crops from all cane . producing ' countries while rather cany, are favorable. Late cable advices, received' by llrail-trcet's, from Ignition indicate that the drought in the i'.uiopean "producing dUtuYt still continues. The London market at last advice, hovvoer, was quiet.'