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Between Two fires
Cy AMTIIO.it HOPE
"A wise man will make tnoro opportunities
than he rinds." Francis Hacon.
OIAPTKlt W. -(iVn!i;ml.l
Tim far l!u' Sign u-itm. 1 must l"-g to-c-nll
special n : i -nl in lii tho dosing lui.-s
of hoi narrative, lint before I r.-!.i
the very startl.ng occurrence to which
sin' refers, vv in 11 return to l In bar
r."ik. when. It will ho rouie-mbered. mil
! vre in n rath'-r critical con. lit ion.
W'hon tho otfieors s.nv their UN room
suddenly filled with nrtn-d tn.-n. and
heard the nhii-mini: nr.ltT issu.-d !y tho
Colonel, their attention was effectually
divertoj from me. They crowded !o;;e;h
or on one si.l. of (In t:iV facing tho
Colono' mill li i im'ii on t!i other. As
siste'.l by tin two iiii-n si'llt to my aid. I
se-izod tho opportunity to push my way
ihr.mirb thi'in nnil ranee myself by the
side of my loader. A ft or a moment's
pause tho Colonel began :
"Th last thins wo should .Wire, gen
tlemen." In said, "is to resort to force.
I'.ut tae tinio for explanation is short.
Tin people of Aureataland havo nt last
lison against tho tyranny thoy havo sii
lout oi.luro.J. (Sonera! Whittinsham has
lirov -ii a traitor to tl-.o cause of froi-.loui ;
ho w, i his position in tho name of lib
erty: ho has us,-,l i; to destroy liberty.
Th voice of tho people Ins ,l..!aro,l li: n
to ha-o forfeited his huh oihVo. The
nplf hav, il;il in my hand tho sword
of votigoaii.-o. Armo.l with this muhty
siiu-tiin. 1 havo appealed to tho army.
Tho army has proved truo to its tradi
tions truo to its character of tho pro
tector, not tho oppressor, of tho people.
tJvntlemen. will you who load the army
takt your pro;er place?"
Thor was no rop!y to this moving ap
peal. He adv. need closer to thoin, and
wont an :
"Thtre is no miiMlo way. You aro pat
riots or traitors friotiils of lihorty or
friends of tyranny. I stand here to off or
you either a traitor's doath. or. if you
v ill. llfo, honor and tho satisfaction of all
your just claims. p you mistrust tho
people? I. as their reprosentat iv.. hero
off.r you every jn-t duo tho p.-opl. owe
you j.dits which had lone boon paid but
for tho greed of that sr.-it traitor."
As ho said this h. took from his mon
sonio bass of tno'vy. and threw them an
tho tab!- wi-h a 1 id chink.
Maj.ir D.-Chnir s!ap..d at th- bass, and
platn-ed at his oenrad-s. and s.iid :
"Hi tho cans. of liVrty. hoav.-n forbid
we siouhl be behind '. Down with the
An1 nil tlio p:ick yelped in chorus!
"Then. entlem-n. to the head of your
men." said the Colonel, and going to the
v -"low. he criod to the throns:
"Men. your noble officers are with us."
A cheer answered him. I wiped my
forehead, and said to myself, "That's well
T will not weary the reader with our
further proeeedinss. Suffice to say we
marshaled our host and marched d wn to
tho Piazza. The news had spread by
row. and in the dimly breakinz mornins
luht we saw the Squire full of people
men. women and children. As we march
ed in there was a cheer, nit very hearty
a cheer propitiatory, for they did not
know what we meant to do. The Colonel
mede them a brief sp.-ei-h. promisiris
peace, security, liberty, plenty and all
the goods of heaven. In a few stern
v, ords ho cautioned them asainst "treach
ery," and announced that any rebellion
nsiinst the Provisional government would
meet with swift punishment. Then he
posted his army in companies, to keep
watch till all was quiet. And at last he
"Now, Martin, come back to the Golden
House, and lot's put that fellow in a safe
"Yes." said I, 'and have a look for the
money." For really in the excitement it
seemed as if there was a danger of the
most important thins of a" being for
gotten. The dawn was now far advanced, ar.d
as we left the Piazza, we could see the
Golden House at the other end of the
avenue. All looked cpiiet. and the sen
tries were pacing to and fro. Draw-ins
nearer, we saw two or three of the Presi
dent's servants busied about their ordi
nary tasks. One woman was already re
moving Johnny Carr's life-blood with a
mop and a pail of water; and a carpenter
was at work repairing the front door.
Standing by it was a doctor's brougham.
"Come to see Can-, I suppose," said I.
Leaving our hors-s to the care of the
men who were with us, we entered the
house. Just inside we met the doctor him
self. He was a shrewd little fellow, nam
ed Anderson, generally popular, and, al
though a personal friend of the Presi
dent's, not openly identified with either
"I have a request to make to you, sir"
lie said to McGregor, 'about Mr. Carr."
"Well, is he deudV" said the Colonel.
"If hJ is, he's got himself to thank for
The doctor wisely declined to discuss
this question, and confined himself to
mating that he was not dead. On the
contrary he was. going on nicely.
"Hut" he went on, "quiet is essential,
and I want to take him to my house, out
of the racket. No doubt it is pretty
quiet here now, but "
The Colonel interrupted :
"Will he give his parole not to es
cape?" "My dear sir," aaid the doctor, "the
man couldn't move to aave his life and
lie's asleep now."
"You must wake him up to move him, I
suppose," said the Colonel. "Hut you
may take him. Let me know when he's
veil enough to see me. Meanwhile, I hold
you responsible for his good behavior."
"Certainly," said the doctor. "I am
content to be responsible for Mr. Carr."
"All right; take him and get out. Now
for Whlttingham !"
"Hadn't we better get tho money first?"
"I must have a bit of food. I've tasted
nothing for twelve hours."
One of the servants, hearing him, said :
"lireakfast can bo served in a moment,
lit And h ushered us Into the lfe
dinins room, where we soon had nn ox-.-.'!!.
-tit meal. When we hid got throiuh
iinx' W it. 1 broke tho silen.v by siskins:
"What are j on coing to do w.th ' i i ' u ': "
"I should i;k. to shoot him," said tho
"On what charge':"
"Treao!ery." ho replied.
"That would h.ir.lly do, would it?"
"Well, then, I'tuhozlemeiu of public
Wo hid a little talk about tho Presi
dent's destiny, and I tried to persuade
the Colonel to milder measures. In fiet.
I was determined to prevent sneh a mur
der if I could without ruin to myself.
"Well, we'll consider it when we've seen
him." said the Colonel, risins. "We've
w asted an hour breakfast ing - it's seven
I followed him aj ns the p.-rh. and we
entered the little room wli-re we hid !'''
the President. Tho sentries wore still
there, each seated in an armchair. They
were not asleep, but looked a little
"All risht':" said tho Colonel.
"Yes. e.-e!le:iey." said one of them.
"Ho is there in bed."
Ho went into the inner room and began
to undo th- shuti.-rs. !e-rins in the early
sun. We passed threish the half opened
do-if and saw a peaceful tisur. lying in
tho bod. whence proe.s-de.l a tenth snore.
"Good nerve, hasn't he?" said the Colo
nel. "Yes; but what a queer nightcap." I
said, for the President's head was swath
ed in white linen.
Tho Colonel str.Me quickly up to the
"Pone I" he cried. "It's Johnny Carr 1"
It was truo; there lay Johnny. His
excellency was nowhere to be seen. The
Colonel shook Johnny roughly by the
arm. Tho latter oix-nod his eyes and said,
"Steady there! Kindly remember I'm
a tri:h fragile."
"What's this plot? Where's Whitt ins
"Ah. i:'s .McGregor." said Johnny wi'h
a bland smile, "and Martin. How are you.
old fellow? Some beast's hit me oti the
"Where's Whittinshnm?" reiterated th-Colon.-!
savagely shaking Johnny's arm.
"G n:ly !" said I : "after all, he's a sick
The Colonel dropped the arm, and
Johnny sai 1 sweetly :
"Quits, isn't it. Colonel?"
Tho Colonel turned from him, athj said
to his m"n sternly :
"Have you had any hand in this?"
They protested vehemently that they
were as astonished as we wore; and so
they were, unless they acted consummate
ly. They denied that anyone had entered
the outer room or that any sound had
proceeded from tho inner. They had kept
ligilant watch, and must have seen any
intruder. I'.oih the men inside were the
Colonel's personal servants, and he believ
ed in their honesty, but what of their
vigilance? Carr heard him sternly ques
tioning them, and said:
"Those chaps aren't to blame. Colonel.
I didn't coin" in that way. If you'll take
a look b"hii . the lied you'll see another
door. They Lrought me in there. I was
rather queer and only half knew what
We looked and saw a door where he
said. Pushing the bed aside, we opened
it, and found ourselves on the back stair
case of the premises. Clearly the Presi
dent had noiselessly opened this door nn.l
go out. Hut how had Carr got in with
out noise? The sentry came up. saying:
"Kvery five minutes, sir, I looked and
aw him on the bed. l" lay for the first
hour in his clothes. The next look, he
was undressed. It struck me he'd Ix-en
pretty quick and quiet about it, but I
thought no more."
"Iiepend on it, the dressed man was the
President, the undressed man Carr
When was that?"
"About half-past two, sir; just after
the doctor came."
"The doctor !" we cried.
"Yes, sir; Pr. Anderson."
"You never told me he had been here."
"lie never went into the President's
into General Whittinsham's room, sir;
but he came in here for five minutes, to
get some water, and stood talking with us
for a time. Half an hour after he came
in for some more."
We began to see how it was done. That
wretched little doctor was in the plot.
Somehow (it other he had communicated
with the President; probably he knew of
the door. Then, I fancied, they must
have worked something in this way. The
doctor comes in to distract the sentries,
while his excellency moves the bed. Find
ing that they took a look every five min
utes, he told the President. Then he
went and got Johnny Carr ready. Re
turning, he takes the President's place
on the bed, and in that character under
goes an inspection. The moment this is
over he leaps up and goes out. Hot ween
them they bring in Carr, put him into
bed, und slip out through the narrow
space of open door behind the bedstead.
When all was done, the doctor had come
back to see if any suspicion had been
"I have it now !" cried the Colonel.
"That doctor's done us both. He couldn't
get Whittiughain out of the house with
out leave, so he's taken him as Carr!
Swindled me into giving my leave. Ah,
look out if we meet, Mr. Doctor!"
We rushed out of the house and found
this conjecture was true. The man who
purported to be Carr had been carried
out, enveloped in blankets, just as we sat
down to breakfast; the doctor had put
him Into the carriage, followed himself,
and driven rapidly away.
"Which way did they go?"
"Toward the harbor, sir," the sentry re
plied. The harbor could be reached In twenty
minutes' fast driving. Without a word
the Colonel sprang on his horse ; I Imi
tated him, and we galloped as hard as
wo could, everyone making way -before our
furious charge. Alas ! we were too late.
As we drow rein on the quay we saw,
half mile out to sea, and sailing bei"
a itiff hi-vr-re, Johnny Carr's little yacht,
with tho Anreiilaland llag lloating dell
nntly nt her mast head.
Wo gared nt it blankly, with never fl
word to say, and turned our horses' heads.
Pur attetiiiott was attracted by n small
group of men standing round I ho storm
signal post. As wo rode up, they hastily
scattered, and wo saw pinned to the post
a sheet of note piper. Thereon was writ
ten in a well know u hand :
"I, Marcus W. Whitt inghain. Presi
dent of the llepiiblic of Aiiieatahuid.
hereby offer n reward of live thoiisind dol
lars anj a free pardon to any person or
persons assisting in the capture, dead or
n live, of George McGregor (late Colonel
Ir the Auivat.ilan.l army I and John Mar
l.!t. bank manager, and I d further pro
j claim the slid George Givgo- and John
' Martin t !e traitors nn.l rebels against
the K.-public. and do pronounce their lives
f 'i feited. Which sentence lot every loyal
citi.-n obs.-rve til his peril.
"MAlJCl'S W. Will I I'INGIIAM.
Truly his was pleasant !
CII U'THK XVII.
The habit of reading h iv.ng peuetrit
ed, as We are told, to all classes of the
community, I am not without hope that
some who peruse ihis chronicle will bo
able, from personal experience, to under
stand tlio f.s'lings ,.f n man when ho lirst
tin Is a rew ard offered for his apprehen
sion. It is true lh.it o:ir police are not
in the l.abtt of imitating the Pres. den : s
naked brutality by expressly ad !;ng
"alive or dead." but 1 am informed that
the law, in ease of v. 1. leaves the alter
native open to the servants of justice. I
am not ashamed to confess that my spirits
were rather dash". I by his excellency's
Pirthi-in sift, and I could see that th'
'loti.-l hiii. self w as no l. ss po rt ii rhed.
The escape ,.f rie.ince seen'..-1 to M lo
be:!! to render his whole p.s.lioti iinsaf-,
au.1 no one who knew General Whining
ham will doubt that he was a more dan
gerous opponent than I'leance. We botl
felt, in fact, as soon as we saw the whitt
sail of The Songstress bearing our enemy
out of our reach, thit the revolut lot:
could not yet be regarded as safely aoeom
plished. Hut the uncertainty of our ten
uro of power did not paralyze our oner
gios ; on the contrary, we determined t
make hay while the sun shone, and, i
Aureatahind was doomed to succumb onci
more to the tyranny, I, for one, was very
clear that her temporary omauoip.it ior
tnlsht be turned to good account.
Accordingly, on arriving again at the
Golden House, we lost no time in insti
tu'itts a th irough inqu.r.v into the staN
of the pu'.lio tin.itf-es. We ransacked ta
house fr :ti top to bottom and found noth
ing ! Was it po,,;Me th.it the pro-id n
had carried otT wi'li him ail the tr.-as
ire that hid inspired oar patriotic f
forts'- Th" thought was too horrible. Tho
drawers of his eseritoiro and the -if" that
-to..d ,n his library reve.de.l nothing to
our eager eyes. A foraging party, dis
patched to tie- mini-try of ;i:ianee (where,
by the way. they di-l li 't I'md Poti An'o
nio or his fair diughteri, returned with
th- disoour igitig in-w s that nothing w-in
visible but lodgers and bills. In deep
dejection I threw IUV-elf iu'o his excel
lency's chair with th" d .leful rolleeti .rj
that this pleasure seemed all I was likely
tO g''t out of tho business. The C'l-pllel
st. od moo. lily with his back to the fire
place, looking at mo as if I wore respon
sible for the stale of things.
At this point in came the Signorina.
Wo greeted her gloomily, and -he was in
startled as ourselves at the news of the
President's escape; at the same time I
thought I detected an undercurrent of re
lief. Yh-n, however, we went on to
break to her the nakedness of the land,
she stopped its at once.
"Oh, you supid men, you haven't look
ed in the right place. 1 suppose y ( I ex
pected to find it laid out for you on the
dining room table. Come with me."
We followed her into the room where
Carr lay. II- was awake, ami the Sig
norina went and asked him how he was.
Then she oont inued :
"We shall have to disturb you for a
few minutes, Mf. Carr."
( To be oont inued.)
"So you tire the gent leinti n who runs
'Hints to tin- Hotnc la nh'uer":" stibl
tlio fair caller In tin newspaper oHioe.
"Po you obtain your material from
ex'M-niiM'iits in your own gai-ib-n?"
"Oh. I haven't any garden." replied
the sallow young man with tin- pen be
hind bis ear. "I live In n tl.it."
"You don't say. Well, perhaps the
gi'iitb-iii.-in vvbo writes 'Hints on Kent
ing Fiats' couhl give me sonic good nd
vioe from lils c.x'MTh'iioc: in apartment
"Oil, lie doesn't live lii nn iip.irtiiieut
house. He lives in the country."
Hurt- 'I' real.
"Some groat physician tells us," mibl
the woman in the green waist, "tli.it
eating beef puts a person ill a bad hu
mor. Does it put your husband In u
"I should say Pot." sighed the littlo
woman with tin typewriter ink on her
lingers. "My hiisbtiml Is a poet ainl
be is so tickled when we can afford
real beef that lie Is In u good humor
for a whole week."
I III' I UK I tlil.
"At last the time came," mi I1 the
Arctic explorer, "when our Hole Mip
ply of food consisted ot n few ciinned
ox tullH and pickled pigs' feet."
"Then," mild his lienrer, "you were
Indeed reduced to extremities." Hos
Mow They Don't lipruk,
Clnra Don't be surprised If Wllllo
Saplelgh proposes to you to-ninht.
Maude Gruclous! Do you think he
Clara Sure I do. When I refuned
hi in lust night he mild he didn't core
wliut became of him. Chicago News.
Two of Kind.
"Don't you think thnt the bent fruits
of romance tiro the wedding date and
tho bridal pair?" Haltlmore Amerlcuu.
.'o Mot her-lii-I.atv.
Singleton Ko you don't believe In a
monarchical form of government, eh?
Wedderly I should nay not! Tlufi
why I uiurrled uii orphan.
fol'll Itiiot t.otite.
Time spent In killing Insect posts
must usually be set down as so lunch
linn lo-t lioiii tin const met Iv i work
ot Improving the tilth of (lie -oil, and
attending In tin' other needs of tin
crops. Occasionally, however, an Im
proved system of cllltlvilllou gels lid
of our Ill-col enemies nt the same lime.
Tills Is coii-plcunii-lv the c.i-c III tin
method recently proposed by Plot'.
Forbes, of Illinois, for destroying th"
i-orii root louse.
I'bi post works havoc to both sweet
nn. I Held corn. Tin small brown ant
attends the nii-e and Is responsible
lor carrying It about the Held. Pro
fessor Forbes found that by using a
ill-U barrow one to three times early
In the spring, before tin corn Is plant
ed. from SCI ,i Jt;, j,,,,- j of the HUM
and corn roof lice nre ib st t oy ed, and
no further treat nt Is icipilred dur
ing tin season. -,. peculiar virtues
of this remedy arc that It Is simple,
effective and good for the corn, since
the -oil Is thereby put In a better stale
It litis been proven by statistics that
the raising of chickens Is the greatest
Industry In the Fulled States. Of
course tills Inclines
these vv bo are In
this business on a
large scale for prof
It. and also those
who probably keep
a half dozen fowl
In the back yard.
Nevertheless, v both
cr for business or
plea sure, c Ii I c k e n
raising Is an Inter
esting pastime i.'i. it
l II 1 1 KIN 1 " ' 0-
appeals to every
body. It Is claimed that chickens
-lioiild have as much .-tire .is a human
being to Insure the best results, and
modern methods certainly tend in that
direction. The chicken coop sh .wu here
is ii g 1 example. It N simp!.-, elll-
cieiit and durable. As shown here It Is
rectangular In form, being made "f
sheet metal. The top and sides a re
bent to shape, with Manges at the bot
tom which connect with the Mooring.
At each side are supports which boll
the co-'p slightly above the ground,
tending to keep the coop moisture
proof and preventing; rain or other
water from entering. At each end ar"
perforated doors, which art very easi
ly held In position. At the bottom of
each door Is an extension, through
which pusses a roil, the bitter extend
ing through the top f the coop and
also Into the ground, preventing the
coop from being displaced. In this way
the ifow 1 are rendered safe against tin
uttacks of animals.
ShMi the MnrUi-t Df-mntMla.
Says a Western writer mi sheep:
The market calls for dieep with a da-i:
face .icid legs, and n close l!re"t Is a l
itclv itiit.igc. There never has been a
I line v. ben ii fair pre tit could not le
obtained from the keeping of Hlieep.
Tuen tire in the world to-day tM i.t m i. i.i i. h i
fewer smep than twelve years ng ), I
the consumption of mutton and wool Is
rapidly Increasing, hence It Is safe to
conclude that sheep to the farmer Is a
safe proposition. Do not start on a
large scale; begin low and work up.
The Western farmer does not like to do
this, and you ant no exception. You
have never planted the? apple because
yoi; did not expect to stay to eat the
f.-pit. You must rush on and do big
things. Do you not know that In the
luiimal as well as the vegetable world
rapid growth means rapid decay? Plant
till" live stock business and then give
it time to strike Its roots deep down,
ami after It Is fairly rooted allow the
top to grow.
In packing apples for market first as
sort them, so that they will run uni
form In size and ipiallty. Pack in sound,
clean barrels barrels with Mat hoops
preferred. Turn the upper head down,
take cut the; lower head and place a
large sheet of while paper next the
head, then pack the Mrst lay er of apples
with the stem end.s upon the head.
Pack the second tier, but reverse the
apples; then fill tin apples without
bruising the fruit. Shake down thor
oughly and fill so full that the' head
must be pressed in with a lever or bar
rel press; then fasten tho head, turn
the barrel over and mark plainly the
name of the Variety contained. Fxtra
care and labor In packing enhances tho
value when Belling.
Grow Feed on the Farm,
The MuHsaehusetta State crop report
contains an article by Prof. F. 8. Coo ley
on "Homo Causes Affecting the Profits
of Dairying." On the subject of feed
ing dairy cattle the professor urges
that feeds bo produced on the farm aa
far as possible. Usually the best prac
tice Is to purchase only feeds rich In
protein and raise the coarse fodders
on the farm. Cows fed on starvation
rations yield no profit, and those over
fed with expensive feeds nre also kept
at a loss. The point of highest profit
In feed must be determined by experi
ment and calculation, and varies with
the locality and circumstances of the
The Campbell system of dry farm
ing, which was Mrst tried In (he senil
arid portions of North Dakota and
about which much has appeared li
newspapers and niaga.lnes within the
past ear or t w o, Is doing great things
lor ninny portions of Hie Wcsloiu
Slates, where with a rainfall of bill
leu or Ivvclve Inches per annum bumper
crops of corn, wheat, heels and other
crops c.in be grown. This system of
crop culture Is based ell the coiiserva
tion of practically all of the moMmc
In the soli through a dust or siirl'.iee
mulch, and nuclei- It as high as folly
bushels of coin to the acre have be
grown In North Dakota. Ill'ty bushels
of wheal per acre In western Nebraska,
while better than twenty tons ef beets
have been produced In Colorado. While
Ibis nictlioil of crop culture has Utile
value In those portions of Hie country
j w here there Is nn abundant rainfall. It
clues have a tremendous Import in an
territory where there Is fertility In
the sell, but an annual rainfall of less
than twenty Inches.
What to do wllh the windfall apples
Is a prol b-lil tllilt gives the ow lief of
every i..ige orchard considerable con
cern ;.s the time for picking apples up
prone In-. W here one Is provided with
n. I vviiporator or Is so Mxcd that be
can convert Ibis defective fruit Into
vinegar, the problem Is eomp natively
simple. Hut vv here neither method of
cl'sposing of this product of tb" ore I til I
is p. --l!de It I a cpie-lboi what Is the
be-t thing to do. An elle. live liielbol
of ill-posing of -u. h apple- and one
which gives a certain return Is I i (urn
droves of bogs or sheep Into ill.' or
chard periodically and allow then (o
clean (belli up. This not c iily dispose.
of the apples, but Hie worms as 'veil,
as such apples are usually wormy. In
any case It Is he-t to remove Hie vv ind
falls from beneath the trees, mid If
they cannot be disposed of III any of
the methods suggested It Is best to put
them "il the plow land with the ui.-liiliv
and turn tlieiu under.
I'nrmt-r cincl liullr I 'n iii-ler.
The fanner bis n real grievance
again-! the poultry fancier. In that he
l-.i- d .iio all of bis cio-slns and in
bree litis ..f fathers, daughters, uncles
.aid aiiiits with oil any r.-ginl to pr.ie
thai ii!:!. I, says Fanning, whether the
l-.elis ( r- on wlli.il he h.ls l.t-ell breeding
vv i'I'i pi ...lo. -1ns s,ty eggs a year or
'.'''I' lii. lib- Ho dl.'f.-l .10 e. Ills Whole
: i in. lias ,e, -ii I i brood out a foiil Might
feather or iwo, i r to c reate a Lotier
i .Oiib. c r eyes ..f a bet t.-r lint n I i
s:ieritle of every thing ol-e. The result
Is thai when a fanner goes Inl o He
market I" buy thoroughbreds with his
iii.'.iev In bl- M.o,.t ready and willing
to pay for the be-t stock, be not '-ily
often pays for ciialllles be does
imt need. but actually pays
a -premium for something that
has been obtained at a saerlMeo
of the very cll.il:tles which be does
I I. Tln re nre a few men, however.
rnl-iiig thoroughbred stock tin! I
"bred to lay." or to meet certain market
(Ionian.!-, and Hi. so nre the men that
slim-Id he patroliled.
I nrr of Orcliiirtl I'nya.
Frill', growers about Sauguttlek,
Mich., have I u busy trimming tbeir
iipple trees, says Country lent Ionian.
Tin years ago they were thinking of
cutting them clown find selling out
peach trees. To clay every half dead
tree Is trimmed, und If there Is n u
enough manure, fertilizer Is bought for
these half dead trees. Six years ago
one of Saiigaiuck's young farmers mar
ried a Chicago girl who used to spend
lur vacation there. She loved country
life, ami was a subscriber to agricul
tural magazines. cr husband's or
chard was Just like the rest, lint rfuimcil
and had never been sprayed. She made
him buy manure, trim the trees, plow
and spray. Two years ago he began
to hire his neighbor's orchards. Fast
year he was the only one who had ap
ple., to sell, and cleared Jfl'.iMM).
Itoiilliiir ( riili I. runs tvllh ( lover.
Crab grass Is like Hie dog In the
manger, It kills out every other stem
of green grass and then turns brown
Itself. It makes a coarse und ugly
cover In the lawn and the Individual
who attempts to eradicate It by dig
ging and cultivation may be entirely
without a lawn for two or three years.
If anything can get the best of i-r.-ib
grass In a fair contest, it Is white
clover. In a number of lawns In Wash
ington and elsewhere white clover has
furnished the means for a final vic
tory over crab grass. The white clov
er gradually Invades the area of crab
grass, replacing the latter with u close,
Itnuy Wily lit lie! Kiel of Ntiimiia,
A method of getting rid of stumps
which lias been highly recommended
and which, to bo effective, should bo
done now, Is as follows : Horn a hole
ono or two Inches In diameter and
alsiut eighteen Inches deep Into tho
center of tho stump. Then put Into
this hole ono or two ounces of salt
peter. Fill the hole with water and
plug It up. In the spring tako out
tho pliiR, iour In about one-half gal
lon of keroseno oil and light It. Tho
stump will smolder away to tho very
extremities of tho roots, leaving noth
ing but the ashes. Farming.
Improvlnir the Herd.
Select us far as possible females
which conform to the standard of ex
cellence of tho breed. If this is accom
plished it will Insure a uniformity In
typo that is highly desirable. If In ad
dition to thlH It Is possible to select
cows and heifers that are similarly
bred they will be more likely to pro
duce uniformity in their offsurluir.
cV- rv.; ti ,
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Willl.llll the Colier..r l-e-.le lie. I 111"
e-oa-l ..f lliiglaii'l on leit mo i '
FJIcl lliigniiil St. Paul's Cathedral hi
I.M.'t Fall ef Touniay. Helsmi'i.
Icic'.l piit.-h nn.l Sw.-.lisl loni.-s "'tl
polaw.ero Hay Hurreudei id to Hid
ICS? . net i. ins under Moro-ini bom
ITl'.f' tlui iiel riolt lii Fond oi suppressed.
1777 ;. moral Amlo'iiy Wayne -uipn-ed
nn.l ,, t, al.-d bv the Hi H. -h. . Hnti-'l
III. led P
177 Hi iti h o.i.tiiic-. Ann ri'-an fiis ttn
t T 1 t French Assembly cliioK.d.
17!I.V Count All. -s, audi o. li Ciglioslro,
Whom C.lllvlo el.-sel'lhcel !M t lie lll'-l
peif.-.l H.oiitidi.l in the world's his
17'.''. IJouie -iirreiob r.-d to the Hr:tUh..
Fi. n.h e-iipiuted .oi i. li, Switzerland.
lsiHi Treaty ..f .eit.mo, by wlm-li
Spain ceded l.oiii-iaiia to France-.
sci:; First C.uholie Church in Host. ell
W ar ee, I. n iv.l between liusni i mi l
I tie : I.- of Hai.
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ii. ii.-1 by P.ri'ish itnl
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Fl I lc i i. t o 1 ' I !! I ill I ,
p. ! isle- I. .F'.ii.-d Si il.
ee l. I.'i
.p ..f w ar
Aib et.V - elh-l fro:
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H. O le i - r lllofe h'.ll . 1 of.
IselJ I in . u g irris 'ii al Angus' i, Ky.,
-urreiid. r.-I .after sill ml defense..
I. Vneral N'.-l-oii sh.ebv C.-ioTii! ..-!f
C. pni- ill I , eiisv ill.-, l v .
IM',1 I 'o Ul .-del lies lltlder i -" t i f . 1 Pli'l
1S71 Ibieral .los-ph IF Clinton shot
and killed by Colon.-I p. M. N.liou,
ill KlloXVllle, Tellll.
S7''- Cliurb-s T. Verk.-s, convicted of
eiiib.-zz.llng funds of Philadelphia,
lssl First time Indies of th" Canadian
Pacific I! i :! v ay is-u.-d.
IS'.mi M. Kiiilej tariff m l vve-iit into e f-
ISPS pen 111 cif 1,1 Il Fonise of pel-
nrirk . . American and Spanish p.-acn
e ouiinis-ioii. rs in.-t in I 'a ris . . It.-piih-li.-aiis
of N.-w York iioininaled Tie-odor.
Hoosev.lt for Hoveinor.
1 s; '. I p. wey iiiriv.-d in N'e-vv York on thl
I lly mpia.
r.Hi.'l Hinting at S.'iull Ste. Marie- by dis
ehargod e-mploy.-s of ( 'ou-olidate-d
Fake Siipeuior Compnny.
l'.MI Hilllleshlp Colllioel b'llt I.'I II II' lied II t
N.-w York navy yard.
Tilt- Nern e.eii.i-r llnlilt A mmn I Inl.
Prof. F. peii-r-oii ed Columbia iiuive-r-
ulty has ii'lvnnoed the tl ry that tlm
habit of daily new sp.ip.-r rending lends to
menial iliterioi'iil ion. lb' siys thai tlio
man who habitually s.-nns the newspapi-r,
rending a bit he-re ami there and gilher-
I ing a disorderly array of unstable' impres
sions, is nffeoting his brum by wearing
out "the faculty f the tissues for p'-rma-neiit
registration," mid that In Is cultivat
ing the nrt of forgetting. At the samei
time. pr. Criehtoii P. row no, the London
physician, dealing with the same subject,
ays Ihnt the newspaper Is the aiilldoln
to corrosive' egotism, and slves tin world
wide horion in lln- purblind and short
sighted, lie adds that if in-vv sp,iM-rs word
Hilppressi-d we should have to enlarge our
Tent itt lliiiiiillf shell.
A torpedo shell loaded with loll pound-
of dunnile was exploded at the Sandy
Hook proving grounds in lln- pn-sonesi
of iiiemleers of the iiriny board of ord
iiiinoo and fort ilicat ion, with the result
that a sl'-el caisson re-present ing a sec
tion of the underwater body of a mod
ern battleship, was sunk. This test may
revolut ionize naval construction, ns rad
ical chaoses in the plans of ha 1 1 leshi ps
w ill Is' in ssary to enable I hem to with
stand the force of this in-vv explosive.
The Iii-hio was pliicvd nt a depth of 15
feet d, stance from the caisson. It was
12 inches In diameter and tl feet in length,
so hung that lis nose pointed downward
at an angle of lo degrees, to simulate!
Ih.) pnlli of a shell fired from tho mouth
of a mortar or cnnuoii,
1 ret) ll rut I run llellulon.
Paring tho bicentennial of Christ
church at Oyster Hay President House,
velt said hu could not understand why
any American citizen falls to appreciate
tho essential need of religion for tho wel
fare of his country. He thought thnt tho
different creeds were coming closer to
gether all tho time.
f'hlMirn'a Hummer Outing.
The Chicago bureau of charities, In Its
weekly Journnl, Co-Operntlon, report
that 12,.TJ3 country outings have been
given to tho poor of tho city's congested
district. Tho transportation lines by rail
and boftt rendered effective assistance,
and country committees aroused local In.
terest by providing temporary homes for
tho "shut-ins." Tho total was nearly
4,000 more than last yenr. Tho ono-week
camp outings numbered 1'102, and the
one-day outings enmo to 7.07S. Hesldcit
this ninny settlements maintained their
own summer camps-
. M m a.
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