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Rhc could not bellere It. This man
rwho hnil atood Similar after Similar In
the little white church, ami had talked
iw earnestly of the after life In relation
(o the Inflnltclr amaller questions of thin
life! this man who had first Riven her
ao lofty a perception of the character anil
person of his principal, by rercallng a
surprising breadth and depth In hlmselfl
It could not be that ho could- slink
away from all of them for the base pur
toe of perfecting a Tillalnous scheme to
rob tho people amonc whom ho had lived
continuously for uearlr half a rear; and
whose klndlr acta of confident, trustful
hospitality had fallen about htm like the
ilcwa of heaven, as he had aald.
It had been said that she had become
Ma onlr defender. Hut she could do no
leas than believe that the assistant and
confidante of Prof. Huntley could be
nothing loss than a sincere and honorable
man In all hla dealing.
But why! whyl could he not come to
licr and tell her all? He had shown, and
had spoken In hundreds of ways an ad-
lulratlon and fondness for her that had
Klvcn Sandtown the undoubted right to
say that he waa "head-over-heds In lore
She had been Jestingly cnial to him In
that respect, it la truel nut he knew that
was because of her lore for the man who
was his master and employer. How could
the slaTe and the hireling expect more
Dut at last It was daylight, and Mrs.
Xtedden was calling tham to breakfast.
"Coonrod et hlsn a good spell ago,"
Mrs. Itedden said in explanation of the
absence of the head of the house from
the head of the table. "H-yur, Miss
Weekly! you act right down In this chur
closte to the store. Hit's kine uh damp
tin chilly this mornun. LUiy, you aet
down thar. Yonre young un hearty, un
kin slan' the damp better'n your mammy.
How did you aleep? I was certain at
you wouldn't haTt enough klrTcra on
yur bed las' night. Hit's been so aweltry
fur the last three-four weeks. You take
cream un sugar both, don't yuh? I do!
1 don't wawn't no coffy less hlt'a gut
Rood fralsh cream un augar, both. Hep
yursef to the fry, LUiy, un pass It to
yur mammy. That aalt-rlsun bread halnt
ns fralsh us hit ort to be! When did you
fust nodus anytheng outen the way with
John Miss Weekly?"
"Never till yesterday morning, after
we had heard the news of the bank
lireaklug," aald Mrs. Wlckly, who waa
sitting at the right of her friend and
neighbor, trying very hard to show her
appreciation of the friendly offices of the
kind-hearted old Hoosler woman, by nib
bling a rerr little at almost erery bit of
delicacy that was heaped In almost un
limited Tariety and profusion upon her
"Well, well, I do say! Why. I sea to
Coonrod two weeks ago. Miss Weekly,
"They's some-h'n the matter with Squar
Weekly. He a a do-un work at bed
ortn't to do,' s'xL 'I nnrrer see a man
a do-un ur weemun'a work, but some-h'n
wrong.' Why, I'd git down un crawl
on my han'a un knees, Miss Weekly,
'fore I'd urrcr thenk a lettnn Coonrod
CO out un milk one uh ar cows. He
halnt nuTTcr done no weemun'a work
fcenst him un me went togyuther, so he
halnt. Why, when Lura thar was a
'Now, mother," aald Columbus Red
den, warnlngly, "please don't say any
thing about that interesting period of
my existence, on this occasion, will you?
I don't care for those reminiscences my
self, hsving beard them twice a 'k
for, say fifteen years."
Columbus glanced a little confusedly
at Lizzy Wlckly. His mother paused In
the n-ry act of cutting her fried bam,
aud sat ominously still with both arms
extended and the kulfe and fork held
nsdj to resume operations so soon as
she could get sufficient command of her
self to turn her bead away from the di
rection of Columbus Heddcn's chair to
ward her own plate.
"You don't k-yur! Huh! Well. I
reckon you don't k-yur. Hit halnt ben
no trouble to you, cf hit has ben to me,
uh! Hlt'a mighty fine to hare some
body to work fur yuh! un sen' you to
collige, un pay fur your alge-catlon so
jour kin set rouu' un make fun ut the
way your mother un your father talks.
iAt'a about whus alge-cation'a good fur,
Miss Weokly! Hit's a good tbeug you
ain't gut no boy to raise un afge-cate!
A. g'yurl halnt a go-un to set up un meek
fun a thur mother's way a talkun right
to thur falst."
"You don't happen to hare any girls,
mother," retorted Columbus Redden,
amlllng in a very self-possessed and ex
"I wush to tbuh Ian' I had g-yurls,
Instld a the kine ur a boy Pre gut. So
I do! Whur did you stay ao lato las'
wight, tay larkey? I wawnt to know
Komo-h'n 'bout whur you pot in much
time. Bo I do!" broke iu Mrs. Redden,
in a fury.
Mr. Columbus Redden smiled, and
winked deliberately at Miss Mazy Wlckly
before proceeding in a calm aud pleas
autly mischievous manner:
"Oh, these secrete of oura are not at
alt to be Intrusted to the keeping of
women, mother. There never was a
woman who could keep a secret, you
know. And, of course, I couldn't for a
moment entertain the Idea. Indeed, I
couldn't. I'd do anything to oblige you.
Rut really "
And Mr. Columbus Redden smiled
again aud winked at Lizzy Wlckly, with
quiet, enjoyable humor,
"Yes, you'd do lota to uhbleege me,"
retorted his mother with great scorn, and
going on to cut and eat her fried ham
with great rigor.
In aplte of a downpour of rain, cool
and eren chilling In the mero suddenness
of ita fall of temperaturo from ninety de
gree to aixty-elght degrees, there waa al
most a contlnuoua procession of two
horse farm wagons along the Overcoat
road In the direction of Saudtown.
Little troops of horsemonvwent scurry
ing round these wagons at erery point,
going this wjr and that, aud looking not
unpleturesque, and eren cavalierly, drap
ed as they were, lit variously colored
lioreo blankets and llney counterpanes,
whoso variegated colors and cunningly
wovcu ornamentations are marvels of the
ancient housewifely skill In many In
diana homes. And very ctnclcnt "water
proofs" they were, too; the fine long
wool of which they were closely woven
"shedding" the water of an ordinary rain
and tho coldest wind of any winter day
In a maimer that secured the wearer
from these Inclemencies of the weather
to a very satisfactory decree Indeed
considering all things.
Directly after breakfast Columbus
Redden donned his own long-caped over
coat, and with an umbrella In hi hand
and his pantaloons turned up at the bot
toms until his neat fitting calfskin boots
showed to advantage, had gone cautious
ly out of the front yanl Into the side
lane, and stepping on bunches of grass
and chunks of firewood and large chips
aa a sort of disconnected pontoon, he
passed scatheless over the waters that
had spread about tho level of tho fields
of corn and the narrow lane and so
joined the procession of wayfarers goiug
Conrad Reddon did not come home to
dinner, and supper was upon the table
and waiting at that, when he Busily
made his appearance.
"Whut In the wurl's kep yuh this
way, Coonrod? Why, I 'lowedy some-h'n
must a happened to yuh, relse yon'd ben
home to dinner, shorely." Mrs. Redden
said as Coonrod hurriedly jerked his
chair up, and nodded to his two guests,
who were already seated In obedience
to the urgent request of their kind-hearted
"I spose you give I.um a purty good
rake-un, did yoh?" he said, winking sly
ly at his two guests and beginning to pile
eatable upon hla plate, and to hurry
the dishes around In a way that Indicated
the extreme pangs of hunger. "Hit don't
do no good, ole womern. Jls s'well let
the boy 'lone. I'll git him a plaint en the
bank when hits fixed so hit kin open
agin, ur when a new un starts. He don't
wawnt to farm ut. t'n I don't blame
him. He's gut a alge-catlon soce he kin
meek a limn without work. Un uv
course no feller's a go-un to work ef he
kin hep ut. Rut I've gut to eat, un hurry
back to town to-night. I'm needed up
"Whut fur, Coonrod?" said his wife,
pausing again with her arms extended,
the points of knife and fork resting om
inously upon her plate, while her face
was turned with fixed scrutiny towanl
that of the head of the house. "What
you needed up thar fur? You halnt a
go-un a step to town, ef they's go-un
to be a ruku up thar now."
"They halnt a go-on to be no rukus up
town if I kin hep ut. 1 don't know
whnrrer I ken or nut. Rut I've kine a
kept ut down all day. Rut they's a lot
a the Dlkeses un the Sparksea un the
Elleta un the Shipley, un I don't know
who offun Rig Rattlesnake Crlk, jist
come en, this erennn. Un they're fur
hossun that feller Mason np. Un he'll be
boast up, too, ef I calnt keep up down."
"Is Mr. Mason In town?" Llxzy asked.
She did not know what It was to be
"host up," but she knew enough about
the impetuous people upon the Rig Rat
tlesnake Creek to know that he was men
aced with a real danger. And the very
uncertainty of Ita nature made It perhaps
more threatening more to be dreaded.
"I don't know JUt whur he is at. He's
some'rs up awn your Ian' I theak. Camp
ed ap thVre, so I h-yearn. They's two
companies ur railroad fellers up thar
watehun one unuther, I low. iou see
they both wawnt your Ian,' Lite! Un this
feller Mason's gut some-h'n to do with
ut some-way nrruther. Un one com
pany' tryun to sk.year the other'n off;
un hits a tryun to ak-year tham. Un so
they hare ut."
There was perhaps as much of 111 omen
In "Coonrod" Hedden's Information as
to make Mrs. Redden visibly uneasy, and
ao, by natural and obvious processes, to
communicate her nneaslness to one of
her to guests, at least.
Mrs. Wlckly, perhaps, having no other
sorrow pressing upon her sure the one
involved In her husband' enforced ab
sence on account of bis dreadful malady,
had, eren in that, some return of satis
faction. "Your father would never hare dreamt
of such a thing a mortgaging your land
without your permission, Llrzy. if he had
not been actually Insane then," she said,
a the two undressed for bed, tearing
Mrs. Redden trying tho front door to see
If It bad unlocked Itself within the last
ten minutes. "What a great pity such
a dreadful disease cannot be known In
time to prevent It. like other disease,"
"You remember that be was wakeful,
mother. He slept very badly for weeks,"
Lizzy said, thinking of her own wakeful
night of late.
"Yes, but we thought be was only
studying about the fortune that we have
been making-fun of him about. Poor
man! I weaker how be hi faring? I
wonder If thtty are kind to him? Mr.
Redden assured me that they would treat
him very kindly. Rut I'm afraid they
won't understand him."
HImple and unemotional as were her
mother's words and gesture-, Lizzy knew
that Uiey indicated a depth of feeling
that no one else would suspect Ho she
set about the task of reassuring her
mother, with all that Mr. Redden had
said to her on the subject.
They talked together In low tones for
a long time while the wind and rain
beat upon the reaoundlug weatherboards
aud shook tho window sashea ti the win
dows, and pattered drops of rain against
the panes', with a sound that might have
been made If the Overcoat road had
thrown Ita coarsest aanda In shower
against the farm house, in a burst of
anger at the Innovation that put a new
and painted bujldlng In the place of the
old log cabin that now leaned lonely and
dejected against a bunch of dreary, sob
bing, soughing pines a quarter of a mile
Finally Mrs. Wlckly sank into a deep
and restful sleep; and Lizzy; feeling thut
her only hope of aleep lay In tiring her
aelf thoroughly by walking, arose, dress
ed herself, and slipped noiselessly down
stairs, Intending to go through a side
hall and let herself out on the long shel
tered south porch where she might walk
and walk until she waa tired enough,
without disturbing any one.
In fact, there was very little danger
of being heard, once she succeeded In
reaching the long, wide-roofed and lat
ticed porch, cut off a It waa from all
the sleeping apartments, so far ns she
knew. Rut scarcely had she reached the
foot of the atalrway, when the "front
door" opened, dUcliwIng Mrs. Redden
also dressed and holding a candle In her
"Is that you. Ll.ry? Kf I'd a ben
shore you was uwake. I'd a ben upstairs'
after you to go with me. 1 ealnt staiinut
any longer. Somc-h'it must a happened,
ur Coonrod wouldn't a staid out this
away. I wush you'd put awn this big
shawl over yur head, and come along.
Is yur shoes all right? I've gut a pair
a good uns h'yur ef yourn wont keep
the worter out."
"Mine are proof against any moder
ate amount of water. Mrs. Hodden. And
besides, It doesn't hurt me In the least
to get my feet wet."
"Oh, dear! I dasn't to get mine the
least bit wet. Las' Nil I gut one foot
wet en a puddle, out en the cow yanl,
en hit thode me onto a chill un I bad
the fever fur three-four weeks. Retter
slip thf IJti-tey ak'yurt over your whit
drest. White shows teo much after
night. There, lenimy pin ut good un
tight, soce you kin climb rouu en ut ef
you wawnt to, thout ut drappun offun
LUiy had not had time to offer any ob
jection. If she had really thought of
objecting to this short and usually safe
walk to (own. For In those day the
women ot Indiana were safe anywhere,
for many and cogent reasons. There
were no tramps. And beside, women
were strong and courageous by reason of
the hard work they did with their hands;
and so were able to make a good defense
of themaelve If needs be.
This endowed them with a courage
that women lack In later days. For, af
ter all, what we call courage Is simply
confidence In ons'i own powers, physical
The man who knows or deems him
self deficient In such physical or mental
powers as are to be called Into action
Iu any emergency. Is necessarily a cow
ard. The man who Is confident Is also
"What If mother should wake whit
we are awny. Mr. Redden? Oughtn't
I to wake her and tell her?" LUiy said
a the two stood at the front door.
"Oh, we won't be gone no time at all.
Rut mebby you better write a little not
un leave ut by the can'le h-yur awn the
stan'. She'll be shore to see ut ef sb
gits up. I'd hate to wake 'er outen sich
a good sleep as she's a haven JUt now.
Cut a pencil? H-yur's some paer."
The ever ready and capable old
Hoosler woman had found a scrap of
foolscap psper where she had put it
among the leaves of a large history of
the world, that, along with aora
almanacs and a book on "The Horse,"
constituted the whole library of the Red
den family, save the big. brown-harked
leather Rible out of which Coonrod Red
den "loved to read out loud" on a Sun
day afternoon when he had tired himself
with a walk around the farm to see If
the "army worm" and the "lly" were
making their annual incursions In their
LUzy rapidly wrote a few lines, ex
plaining their temporary absence by say
ing that she had gone with Mr. Redden
at II o'clock, to avrrtsln what had de
tallied Mr. Conrad Redden so long, ind
that she would be back very soon.
(To ! continued. I
A LIBRARY 8,004 YEARS OLD.
Tablet Taken from One at Nlppnr Data
Hack 7,000 II. C.
The oldest city public lllirary In the
United State la that of Hotton, which
wuh founded In ISM, aaya the Xw
York Mali. That makea It very old.
n ceo nil tig to our standards. Rut I'rof.
Angelo Hllprvcht of the Fnlveralty of
Pennaylvanla hna l-'ii examining a
library, nnd n public library of aoino
sort, which la a little older than t hat
It consists of a mnxM of documents, In
acribod Iu (Minoiforiii letter on tile.
In n wing of the teinplo of Hani nt
Xlppnr, the ancient Rabylonlan rlty
which lies Iwtwevn the Tlgrla nnd the
I'rof. Hllprecht liad already dug out
of tho nilns of this teinpln atmit 80,
(XX) commercial, lejcnl anil literary ta,!
let, and this Inst summer bo hna
found 4,000 moro. The tablets whlcU
ho ha dlscovpTud this year nro the old
eat over, ao to nsik, for ho devlnrea
thnt they (Into back aa far at 7,000
year Ix-foro Christ.
This illacovery la startling In more
senM-H than one. If the familiar ruiil
ao-called biblical chronology I right
tho Is'lppur jioople had u library of doo
umilH nnd atorie. probably fre to
tlMJMj who could rend tliem, aomo !,
880 yenra before Attain waa created
or. aerordlnj; to Arcliblahop Uaahiir'a
chronology', 1,102 year before It; for
this leiirix-d iiihii supposed thnt exact
ly -1,001 year had elapsed from the
urvntlon of Aduiu to the birth of
Chriat, nnd 1WM year arc aupiwiicd to
bare ehipHed niwe that date.
Tills chronology luta Ihk Muncrrlmt
discredited alnco Archbishop Uwalwr
made hla compiitntloiiH, nnd illHoredlt
wl largely ns tho roault of aiu-h dls
coverlc na those made by Prof. Hll
precht In Rubylonla. It li to be aald,
however, thut tho more the old Assy
rian or Rabylonlan record are looked
Into the more they Increiwo tho re
apect of Btudenu for the Ilebrow
acrlpturett, Itavcraico nnd authority
muat always go with tho record which
survives In men'a Uvea nnd thoughts.
Ages after the temple of Rnal and IU
great library had beon "n KMneswIon
for the bittern, and pools of water,"
and after tho vry duet of tho Iaat sur
vivor of the old librarians had van
ished from tho Interior of Ita tomb,
the storiea of OciiohIs weru atlll tojd
by tho living aucceasors of the prlasts
who compiled them.
'- j ' win" n?u t'i u . tTs
A llotocinudo ItimilHcisptr,
a n n re 11x12x8 feet long, bottom
edge hoveled wllli Ita lion of stwl
Vixl In., bolted on cutting edge a
shown ut g. Tho orosaplocos, c, ', 'r
lilted with Inch bulla In mortises 1x8,
J IneliM from tho top of u n, nud nro
uimlo out of lxIx.tiMm'h Iron, which
has holes In front ends to fasten dmft
cliiiln to, also n holo In ' at tho rlcht
linnil end to bolt bmeo. f. on. which
la also bolted to Hie rear n at li. Tho
giihler. f, Is 1x2 Inches and tl fret
lotijr. wllli holes In buck end ho tho
roar a can bp changed nt any time so
It will properly follow front a. A amit
Inmrtl. Is. Is bolted In n a at I I when
team Is hitched nt I) for ditching, mid
at J J when smoothing up the roadbed.
Tho rlglitliand ends of a a are sloped
back -15 degrees to prevent cntclilug
itouEviAtir. r.oAD sniAiTii.
In the Dank of aide ditch. If properly
made of good material, this la very
durable, and does almost as good work
aa a coitly grader. W. A. Sharp In
Farm and Home.
Coat of Making reef.
That tho cattlj feeder has not been
netting the cost of the beef he has
marketed lately I an assertion not
opened to. dispute. It waa the theme
of L. 11. Kerrlck of Rloomlngton. III.,
one of the most extensive and success
ful feeders In the country, at the
dinner given by (leneral Manager
Leonard of the Chicago Stock Yards,
to Illinois editor. Mr. Kerrlck. who
never speaks without preliminary
thinking, guvo as his unqualified -opinion
that the beef" supply of the United
States during the next twenty-five
years would uot be made aa cheaply or
marketed at audi low prices as have
prevailed during the last quarter of a
century. Among the reasons assigned
for reaching this conclusion were:
Appreciations In land values; Increase
In acreage devoted to dairying and oth
er lines of extenslre agriculture. A
growing commercial demand for corn
haa furnished the beef maker with In
expensive raw material In the put
Live Stock World.
The Ohio Farmer gave this plan
twenty year ago fo'r a hog hanger:
The post (A) should set 4 feet In the
ground, and the height above ground
about 5 feet, tl Inches to the cross
arm (B). Arm ore of 2x1 stuff, 48
to .VI Inches long. Top post Is 1M
Inches above upper arms. The bole for
rod R Is drilled 1H In-lies deep from
top of post. The lever C Is of any de
sirable length, but the short end. 0,
must extend nut beyond the end of the
anus. I) la the stay chain of a wagon,
faatened by n clevis to the lever, and
slips back ami forth In the cut-out at
II. The end of the lever ((1) I low.
ered, the lower hook of I) la hooked
onto a gambrel stick, the carcass raised
up until gambrel Is a little higher than
the arm, when It Is easy to slide It
over onto the arm.
We aee farm after farm without a
good pasture. The pasture Is one
fundamental feature of th farm. It
does not pay to uso grain and hay
when grass Is bettor and cheaper. For
the necessary food supply of the farm
stock twouty neros of good pasture la
worth more than twenty acre Iu rice,
allowing for the difference lu labor.
I am uot much of n believer lu speci
fic rules, except ouo rule, nud thnt I
for every farmer to study his farm
and see If hu cannot make more nut
of It than hn has been doing; keep a
bettor book account of each crop and
dotermlue whero tho gain ar loss
comes In, Investigate the nluo of
grasses, forage crops and legumes.
Dr. S. A. Knapp, lu Gulf Coast Farm
er. IluyliiK Cuttle I'ced,
In comparing the prices of feeds,
Professor Taylor of tho Now Hamp
shire station finds that with cotton
seed and linseed at $30 per ton and
gluten nt $20 per ton. cottonseed was
cheapest to buy for wlntor feed with
hay and silage. Tho dlstlllerors' dried
grains, be states, have a feeding valuo
isilv count Iu gliiton feeds ami rela
tholy cheaper. Tho corn and oat
feeds, lie thinks, nro overrated, being
really worth, on the linal of digestive
matter, not mora than fmiMlfllw H
value of bran, Oat feed were still
poorer. Hominy feeds were practical
ly as vnltuiblu as corn meal.
Hook to the Form,
Things on tho fiirm are changing,
and wo already observe. If we watch
the bimnui'ter of soda! life, that there
la a tendency to get back to the conn
try. Fifteen years ago. for Instance,
lea than fit) per cent of the population
wwo moving couuto ward; lu HKK) Hi"
statistics show that 70 per cent were
socking homes In rural districts, and
It la likely that the proportion now go
ing away from the city reaches 7o per
cent, saya Opportunity. At last, with
Solomon, they are discovering that "all
Is vanity" Iu the cities; that friend
ships are difficult, that neighbor don't
know the name one of the other, thnt
noise, dirt, confusion are there, and tlm
struggle to live Is nt tlm desperate
stage all the tlijie. The telephone, tlm
tndley line, free rural mall delUery -these
are mitigating the unsocial side
of rural life, and the beauty of nature
Is doing the rest. Intelligent men and
women, seeking the health of their
families, physical, moral and spiritual,
are taking up homes where neros
abound, and are giving to rural life
something It ha tacked before. The
practical farmer llnds In these addi
tions to tils neighborhood circle stimu
lus and cheer, and the children of th
farm aud of the families from the city
find mutual pleasure In association.
Tho movement I an all-around ginxl
one. It marks a new era In rural life
and a change of Inestimable value to
those with courage enough to pull up
stake ami leave the town. It I nun
of the mot encouraging lgns of the
A (IihmI for ii Crlli.
The accompanying Illustration
show a neat crib for corn, one that
can bo constructed cheaply ami any
size to meet the need of the farmer.
A good site or one tint Is commonly
built Is .10 feet long by 7 feet high.
The timber should be well seasoned,
ami dressed ami planed ImiIIi Iu mid
outside. The roof Is tlrst toardcd, then
shingled. A cheaper covering would
nrAT max rati
be rooting felt paper, tarred; but
shingle roof looks better, awl In th
long mil I as cheap ns the jmper. Thn
Illustration gtvea a correct bleu of the
building, so that a detailed descrip
tion Is unnecessary. Obtain your lum
ber and tools, ami If you posses ordi
nary atdllty at carpenter work, you
will find m trouble In erecting the
rrlb. The expense will be ttwderate,
the size, of course, regulating th
l'ar Orchards Destroyed.
California pear gntwurt ar greatly
alarmed over the ravage of the pear
blight, which has already destroyed
many tree ami can Mil some grower
to cut down their orchard. It aeemi
that the mining pear crop will be a
short one. probably not more than nuc
half to two-third a normal yield. The
subject Is of Intercut to Kaatern pear
grower, a the competition of Califor
nia Rartletts ha Imh-ii a tery marked
feature of the peiir market the pvtst
ten yoars. American Cultlwitor.
Cot er Crop.
Somo recent experiments with or
chard cover crops Indicated that the
time of maturity of tree growth I af
fected by the kind of crop grown. In
the case of peaches It Is found that
clover plowed under la likely to en
courage growth too Into In the season,
causing tenderness of the wood. The
difference In this particular, however,
Is not serious In regard to such fruit
as apples and peara,
Vuliie of Inferior Wlieut.
Damaged wheat, shrunken, shlveled
wheat and screening are all good for
feeding purpose. Probably Iambi
utllle them to a little hotter advant
age than other animals, although w,H
grorlnd they mako good food for plgi
America' Oalrjr liiiliuirj,
Tho development of the dairy Indus
try In the United Stales I scarcely
roalUcd by business men. In 18US tho
butter hauled over tho Minneapolis A
Ht. Louis rallrond was -IOO.ihM) pounds.
Last year It was nearly 11,000,000.
Note I'rooi the Orchurd,
Pruning may be done on mild days,
Study spray pump catalogues, ()r.
dor tlm necessary outfit quickly,
Rind cloth around young trees to a
safe distance above the snow line and
savo them from tho rabbits.
Does the orchard need fertilizing?
Queer If It doesn't. Something conuot
continually coino from nothing.
Look to the dralnaga of the or
chard. Seo that all tllo drain outlets
aro open and In working order,
Now Is a good time to scrape tho
loose bnrk from fruit trees aud white
wash tho trunks. A llttlo sulphur add
cd to tho wash It au Improvement
tUii nmm w urai
Kv. . iuUJti
Ono llundrrd Vonr A(jo.
Napoleon declaird tho marriage of
his brother. Jerome, to KUsabotli !(.
tersou of llaltluioro annulled
An epidemic of typhoid fever caused
hundreds or death among French prls.
oners III ICliglaml.
Ilouaparo assumed the title of king
The sudden rising f the waters of
the River Kibe Inundated ninety vll
Teciimseh. tlm groat Indian chief of
the Northwest, had Iwguii to show
hi Jealousy of the Hhlle man a prog
Admiral Nelson began hi pursuit of
the French ami Spanish fleets
The Cisalpine republic was mergeii
Into the kingdom of Italy.
ScvontyfIv Ycm Ago.
The Russian ship St, Nicholas was
blown up at Ismail.
The population of the United State
(leneral Orvalle wa elected- Prrs.
dent of Chile.
A violent hurricane caused treat
damage to life and property In Wash
ington County, Ohio.
Tho United State government bad
spent but l-S.Ooo en Internal Impiuve.
meats In th State ef Illinois III 2,1
There were III Illinois four tribes of
Indians, the Menominee. Kaskasklss,
Pottawatomie and Chlppewas, num
bering lu all about tl.000.
Tho province of CoHcetwtan declared
Itself freo ami Independent of Chile
Mfty Ycant Ago.
French and Russians contended
fiercely for the rifle pits which thn 1st
ter hadestaultshed between the French
advance aud Ma melon.
Recruiting statlens for enlisting
men In the lltitlsh army were discov
ered lu New York and Philadelphia
The President Issued a proclamation
declaring In force the reciprocity
treaty between this country and Oreat
A rirn works manufactory at Her
gen Point. N. J., exploded, killing aev
An explosion took place In thn Midlo
thian coal mine In Virginia. Of th
Cn'i person In tho mine ut the time 33
Torty Yean Ago.
The Confederate Congress at Hlca
iitoud adjourned sine die.
A heavy trm arcompanled by
freshets swept aver New York and
Pennsylvania, doing great damage
New reached the north that Sherl
dan on the proven day arrived at
White House on James River
That Jeff Hart had resigned In th
Interest of (leneral Lee wa reorlrd
III tho north and denied.
President UiH'oln isaued a procla
mation ordering the arrest and punish
ment by court martial of alt person
supplying arm and ; Munition to th
A breach had oertirrcd Imtween Km
peror Maximilian of Mexk'o a-nl In
Roman Catholic Clmreh.
i A week of panic In ike New York
markets had resulted In decline ot
28 polnta In gold, $1 a Imrrol In pork,
M cents a barrel In flour, aud IS to 18
cents lu wheat.
Ihlrty Years Ago,
The Hawaiian treaty was ratified by
thn United Stales Senate.
Port Jervls, N. Y., waa Inundated by
tho breaking of an lre gorge. Wilkes
barro, Pa , nud other place were
John Mltchel, the Irish champion,
whoso olcctlou to tho House of Com
mons was set aside, died.
Miss Resale Turner, girl witness
against Theodore Tllton, told her story
nt tho Tlltoii-Ileochor trial In llrook
lyu. Coventor Tlldon of New York sent a
message to the Legislature declaring
tho State canals to bo mismanaged and
tho fund looted by contractors.
The mills of tho Austin Powder Com
pany, near Cleveland, ()., blow up, an
nihilating three persons mid fatally lu
Tlburclo Vnsquej!, noted California
origami, was exceiiled at Ban Francis
co, Twenty Year Ago,
A fierce engagement took ploce be
tween tha Rritlsh and Arabs under
Osumn Dlgnm at Ilasbccn,
Tha Rritlsh under Ooncral Oraham
wero ambushed by Osman Dlgna'a
men near Hasbren, who later attacked
Saukin, tho English base.
General Grant was nblo to sleep only
through tho use of opiates and tho In
flammation In his throat became
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