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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 5, 1878)
il thwt not llrr, lnur, of thl play t
Whst play I Why, Oil oM ply of InnlnR
Nay, bow, lift nol Ihlnr rye In tint Man!
TU H In vln-l know Uee, and lhln art.
lt u t frank, lur. I liTf rnlr
A MU'lyof Miwi and, while I ilmWr
Thr iwtlrcti klll "lib ' " r l'n "
I can liut womler If th ll not llrr.
Why. I tlrr rvrn of llsmUl ami MscMh'
Whtn nvrr long llir on nin, I find
Thoas mtr wnr of plmt, dlnnd, and
AfUr tlmr, do ptll upon my mind.
Dnat thmi not llrr of llfiln up ll.ln? rye
To tr d thf tory thmi IimI read mi oft -Of
ardfnl slanrrs, and drrp, qulmlng IkIi,
Of haughty face uddrnly grownuM!
I It not tUlr, O fry tlc, to Ihr,
The sit-ne lhat fnllowal Heart are murh
Ttirlotr of mn but rarle In ileftrr -Thry
(I ml tin ne w rsprrsalon for It fUmr.
Thm mut know nil Diet utlf r etc Ihfy V,
A 1 know lUmlM'a part, whoever pUyi
Oh' dor It not erm miinMlinrs flat, and
I think thou miulKrow weary of Ihrlrwaj.
I pity Hire, ltiral I would lm
Tho lititntOeat malilrn with hrr dream un
told, Itather than llrr a queen of Heart, like thro,
Anil (Imt Life' rarrat Irramrr Mali ami
I pity thee; for now let come what may,
Fame, glory, rlflirrf, yrl life will lark all,
Whrrr with ran att h sailed I Ami what wa)
Can llff lie aeaannM aflrr lore ilnth pall I
'nil AT IM TO IIIX.OMK OF HAMl"
It wan Ktninrnlly atimoa(i that Ham
wna what la turmVd 'lnllul)iit.' Aa to
hU own faintly, limy wnrn anro ol It; nt
nil avonta, thov Intatotl hint m If ho
wrro ao. Not that limy wuro unklml lo
him; on Iho cnnlrnry, limy worn nil
vury fond of 'poor old Sntn;1 Imt It
aiHinind lo l Inki'ti for grnttlod Hint
whntovor ho anld win not worth noil
clnr. rind that ttlnioul tnory llilui? ho did
waa lo I m ntndu fun of nioro or lea. I In
waa, In (not, (ho family Imtl. though
tho ahnfta wiirn, ru n ruin, no lipped
with good natnrti n not lo hurt hi fool
Of isiurac, I hero worn aimi putoiit run
aona for all thU. To lioln with, thoro
waa aomollilnc mnnlfoallv pomillitr or
backward In U ntoutnl tlovnloptnont.
llu novor ootttd loam llko tithur hoya,
mid all ntnatora had ahnkon their linndi
nt hint. Then tlioru waa a honvy voni
lenllty in Ida fnou nnd nit nwkwardnoaa
In hla gall, toptthor with n attiulod
jrj-ovsth, nil of wliloh tmlokouod nn ttlc
imritini I'ouiutiou 01 unittro, mm rum
lahnd aotntt niouau to hla hrothora and
alalora for ro(;ardlnK hint na nit oddity
In tholr ittldat. At t no oitmo (Into It wna
vol titoro oxL'iianliln 1n Sum hlmm)lf,.iud
far moro ntToiintnhln, thnl, doing Hum
HtTttatomod front hla childhood (nnd ho
wna now uImiiiI nlitotoon) to Im troutod
tm If ho woro llttlo liotlor lliittt n fool, ho
nolttod down moro nnd morn to Imlnj;
ono. Unrdly ovor did ho nttonipt to any
or do ntt) thing In aorlotta onruoal, aluco
nliuoat ovorj thing ho did or anld wna
trontod m n Mirt tifjoko.
Thoro wna ono vxcopllou lo thli.
Mothora nlwnva know hoat how lo donl
with tho wouk lu tho Hook, nnd Sttiu'a
niothor novor laughed nt httu.niid novor
(loapnlrcd of htin,
'What la to liooomo of Sam,' Ida father
would any, 'hoMI novor oitru hla own
HUngj' nnd hla mother would o.ttlotly
Htuwe.r, 'Wnlt a lilt, my dear: Ihoro la
ntor lu hint, porhavK, thmi wo think,
liut It w tula to ho drnwtt out, and I
ilouht If wtt nro noting wlaoly In laugh
log at him aa wo do.' She anld 'wo,'
good lottl, liut that wna only hor IU
crrot wny of putting It.
Now, Sam had n alator, Mary, of
whom tin wna oa owl ally fond, l'vrhap
It wna btionuao alio wa tho alator ttwar
vat to him lu ago, hut It wna moro llko
y iMHinttao alto pluotnl n llttlo moro eon
tldonoo In him than tho othora did; It
wasn't tnui'h, Imt It wna moro than ho
got front any of tho real. Ho would do
niiythlng for Mary, and when n certain
Mr. St. I.egor In tho iiolghtiorhixMl took
a fnnoy to hor It wnn nmualug to moo
Itow Sam rosontod tho ongajromont.
Tltla Mr. St. Logor had iatoly oonio
Into thn nolghliorluKid, no ouo know
whurnfrum; Tml ho had plonty of mon
ey and vory ngrooahle manuora, nnd
wna n gouornl favorlto with tho Froro
family. Sam, howovor, novor llkml
him from tho Ural, nnd when nt lougllf
ho hecntuo Mary Front's ncooplod anil
or, Sntn'a avoralou to him hoonmo In
tonao. It muat ho owned that Mr. St.
Logor look no pain to win him over to
h tuoro friendly at itto of mind. Ho had
fallen nt oueo Into tho hnlill of tunklnir
light of tho poor follow, which, n wo
liavo man, wna tho family cttatom, nnd
when ho Raw how Sam shrank from him,
lie had certainly gone eut of In wny to
poko fun ttl him. It wna nn nmuonunl
and ijulto In accordance with tho gen
Tho day waa fixed for the wedding,
and the Sunday had arrived when, lu
deforenco to Mary'a particular wlah,
though very much against Mr. St. l-v-ger'a
inclination, tho onnn woro to Ikj
puuuaneu in cnurcn.
Tho Frorca wens each in their place, a
frcat square pow In front of tho pulpit,
he natuea were readout in duo course.
Mary waa recoverlnz from tho olMtrio
ahoclc of staring thorn; tho villager
were lnlerchtuigtng glances, some oven
cautiously raising a llttlo to peep Into
the square pow, when a voice waa
hoard all over tho church, saying in
tho most ewpltatlo way, 'I forbid tho
Surprlae waa on every face, but it
aulckly gave way to a sense of the lu
Icrous as Sam was seen standing up
In the middle of tho pew, looking the
clercvruan steadllvln the face, as much
as to say, 'There now; get over that If
you cant' Tbe clergyman was so
amused that ho had to rush on with the
lo prevent an unseemly display,
lam's kindred In the square pow
vrn In nrrrv altitude of painfully re
strained amiisenienL Anil lbr ho
stood, unabashed ami dctlant. until hi
fallier plucked him by thn arm ami
made him alt down lint nnnn of them
for onn moment thought It wm any
thing mom than a very uncomfortable
freak of 'poor old Sam a.'
No sooner waa thn aorrlco itt tlin
hn wriw iunll('l n nil ltlf for nn )
tilnnnllon llownvnr, two only wiro
aorlona nlKiut It hi fnUwr ntnl Mnrv.
'Tlnt U llm inrinlii of tliU, alrr" anlil
hla fntlior. alrrnly; 'wlmt rmlil hnvn
jwaiaf!l yon lo iiiftkn yottraclf ao rl
tllcnlomr' .. .
ltd haa tfot t wlfn nlniiKly,' nillnil
m llm Kncrnl mcln
'Who told you sof
Tom Tylorl' Tom Tjlnr waa tho
village Inllor carrier.
Thorn waa a ahoul of laughter nt Ihla
piece of Information.
'How long ago did Tom T) lor tell) on
'Vcalorday. tin drought n Inttnr for
Mia. Ht. Irf'gnr.'
Anotlior alioul ol laugnior grooii
Ihla; hut Mary looked vory gravo.whl'.o
hor fnlhor remarked Hint, of courao,
tho Inllor waa for Si. I'gnr'a mothor.of
whom ho had moro than oncn apokon.
Ho Sam waa ahnrply rohuked for llaton
III)' lo audi hllo ttiloa, nnd ordered to
hold hla longtio.
'You'll Iiiivm Ht I.egor try hla horao
whip nrniaayottrahouldora, if you don't
mind,' orlod Ida nhleat lirothor.nudHioy
all Inttghed ngaln; hut Sam wna very
unlike hlmaolf, nnd did not J'dii lu tho
laugh, hut tiinlutnluoil n grave coiupo
auro (hoy had novor noticed In him Ini
foro, Nor wna It n laughing mutter aomo
where elao, Thn news of that morn
In'a Interruption How nonce, with vn-
rloua nddltlouanitd ituioudiuetiU. Thua
Improved npon, Ihov ronohed thn onra
of Mr, Nt. I.egor, who lived hut n few
mllea olT, nnd thny eronted n profound
actuation, ao much ao that luatond of
apomllng tho afternoon with tho Froro,
as expected, ho took hlmaolf off, nnd
waa novor noon by them again. It wna
discovered that Tom Tyler' voralon
had boon correct niter nil, flood rid
dnuco for Mary From; but n honrt tri
fled with nnd wronged can never quite
For n time Hum wna nlmoal reverent
ly Irented nt homo; they felt the force
of Ida al nplo explanation, why ho hud
ehoioii atioh n alugulnr wny of uttering
hla auaplclnu, that it wna 'became they
would only have laughed nt hint It ho
h.ul told thorn,' and were somewhat
aahnmod of tliemaolvca. Hut the old
habit revived nftor awhile, n old hab
it, both family and poraotuil, ao canity
do.nud Sam's brnlin woro hold naehonp
aa ever, except by Mary, who waa drawn
to him more than ovor.nud by hla heart,
na only mothora do, tho moaning of
that dlaulny of firm lutulligouce and nl
moal llerco udectlon.
'I'll toll you what It mnitua,' said her
brother to Mra. Froro ono day, when
alio wna talking to him about It ho
wna n lawyer In l.ouilou, old John
Qulckaott, of (Srny'a Inn, who could ace
n thing na ahrowilly ita moat pconlo
'It menu this, that Sain haa got a tiotirl
and n head, hut hla head la moro out of
tho way than tuuul, nnd can only bo got
nt through hla heart, llko an old-faah-lotied
hod-room Hint onn only bo ronoh
ed by going through nuutdor. hook
hero, alator, 1 llko num.lngly that story
of the batitiH It'a grand. Nol that
there wnn anything clever In what ho
Old, uat thoreverao, It might have been
a atupld inUtako; but Ihla la what taken
my fnnoy ao, tho llrmneaa of purpoao, n
fur hlghe' quality of mind than moro
clovoruc, Hint could make the poor
fellow face everything ho did for the
anke of the alitor ho loved. Thorn Miuat
ho something in one who could run the
gauntlet llko Hint, when hla heart wna
once fairly unlocked; nnd I think 1 have
'I alwaja thought no,' orlod Mra. Fro
ro, greatly delighted.
Well, lol me try. I'll run awny with
Sam, nnd mnko a lawyer of him, what
do ott sayP'
Tho gt Inning wna epidemic round tho
table after It wna known thnl Sntn wna
to ho n lawyer. His brother nnd sla
ters could hardly look nt first without
smiling; It did seem so droll, so absurd
ly contrary to every notion they outer
tnlned of him. Had Jie. sat before them
lu full naval eostuuio ns Admiral of tho
Channel Fleet, It would hnnlly hnvo
struck them na beliu: mom unlooked-
for and propoatorous. Uncle John's
itrrsoucu saved Sam from collective
bantering, though the old lawyer wna
too nvImi to mnko any fusa about the
mailer; but when Snn't wna alone with
Ida brothel n nnd staters ho had n hard
llmo of it, though nil was, tu ttauiil, In
perfect good humor.
At Ural Sam bad, of course, to go
through tho ttsunl tlnulgery of a law
vor's olllco, In which, tilt be invisible
tor nttv ono to shine, ho certainly did
not. llis blunders were nwful, nnd
provoked tho wrath or ridicule, as the
case might bo, of his follow clerks, who
wore all well-seasoned nnd sjutuwlint
ntiolout men. Hut his undo never found
fault with him. The moil ho said when
some frantic bungle wna brought to his
notice, wna, 'Sam, do this over ngaln;
vnu know von can do It a irroal deal
Miter mail tnni.'
Alio, sure enuugn.u
tho second time. In
was done bettor
short, his uncle began with, nnd in spite
of every dloourngciiioiit,. persevered In
me plan ol trusting mm. Ami uy ne
groes ho found thnl that tho mom ho
trusted him the bettor ho did. and tho
mom ho treated htm as If them was
loniethlng In him tho mom ho got out
of him. Had Sam nothing In him to
begin with, tho plan could not have
answered; but Ihla waa lust what hi
undo believed, namely, that thorn was
something in him, but It had boon sys
tematically laughed down and sat upon
trom superilclal considerations, anil
that It could only lie bmught about by
a total change of external inlluence and
treatment. And now Ida powers began
to show themselves nnd to expand, Just
as a shrub that has boon stunted and
blackened from want of room and un
congenial soil begins to throw out vig
orous shoots when transplanted to
ground that tutu It, and has space to
,wn shall all of us be away thn whole
a'ternoon, and must Wv you In charge
of the office. If that fellow Choker
should come, mind, yo're not to let him
see any thing.'
As the fat would have It, Choker
did come. lerhaiaMr.Qiilckaottknew
ho was oMiilnj;. l'osslbly Mr. Choker,
who was a sharp and no, very scrupu
lous profetalonai opponent of Ida, hail
made hlmaelf aware of thn unprotected
atalf of th" olllco In dray's Inn, ami he
brought with him a man that looked
even Inch a prize fighter.
'Is Mr. Qiilckaett In- NoP Well. If
of no consequence. I merely callrd to
Mt a a matter of form one or two doc
ii in en U In Smith vs. Jones.'
Thi'n I intiattrnublojoti to call air all)
when Mr. Qulcksetl I In.
'Quite right, young man,' said Cho
ker, npprovlngly; 'that's the right thing
lo say in ordinary cases; but you see,
this Is not an ordinary caao. e'vn got
an order of the court to Inspect these
Where Is UP' said Ham. bluntly.
You've got It wild you, haven't you P'
said Choker, carelessly turning to hla
companion. Thn young athlete fum
bled In hla pockets nnd declared, with
apparent lexatlon, that ho mint have
forgotten to bring It.
'I don't believe you've got Its to
bring.' said Ham,
We'll have t.o nonsense, sir,' cried
Choker lu a pnsalmi; 'at your peril re
fuau to show in what we want lo see,'
and the two men Advanced on Ham lu a
threatening way Hut, little as ho wna,
ho never budged nn Inch. 'I tell you
what It la,' ho said, with all the cool
neaa Imnlnahle, 'if )oii two don't leave
the olllco this minute I 'Uncoil for u con
atAhle.' There was no need lo attempt that
dlfllctilt operation, They were only try
ing It on, ni.d with an affectation of In
jured Innocence, Mr. Choker nnd his
On another occasion, after Sain bad
been some months In the oluec, his un
cle enmn out of Ida room one dny, nnd
bndo him go down nt once to Judge
Chambers' nnd look nfter somn case
Hint waa tocomoon there. It Is n thing
Hint requires you to hnvo your wits
alioul you, to do Hint, for you come
face to face with n shrewd Judge, who
cannot tolerate n fool. The old clerks
In Mr. Qulcksetl's olllco appeared par
alyzed with astonishment nt such nn
order; nnd ouo of them ventured, when
partially recovered, to suggest n mis
lake on Mr. Qulokaotl'spart. It'srnth
or iidlfltcullL'Aic, sir, If you remember,'
All right, MustAy,' was the cheery
reply; know what 1 am about. The
bes I way lo learn to swim Is to be pitch
ed neck-and-heola Into deep water.'
Tho suaoeiiao was grout aiuoii the
ancients while Sam wna uwny; but ho
came back In duo time, nnd reported
Hint the case had come on before the
Judge, and that hla lordship had made
an order In their client's favor.
'Did ho nk you any qtiestiouaP' In
'Oh, yea! anil I nuswored them, sntd
Sam; but ho did not mention, for he did
know It, nor will It bo mentioned lu tho
memoir of the learned Judge when It
comes out, Hint, accustomed as his hud
ship was to ready answers, It had no'u
ally oroaacd his mimd for a moment
Hint the funny llttlo bwjor's clerk
would make a capital witness ho was
so ready, and said neither more nor less
than was wauled
Whether n good witness would nlwit)
make a good law or wo need not do
eldo; but It la certain Hint, lu course of
time, Sam iniiilo a very good one, In
deed. Ills was one of thine not uncom
mon cases whore supposed 'dollclcncy'
Is stiperllolul only, nnd whore a far
more grave dollcleuoy is to bo found in
those who, by constantly loiiL'hlnir tt It
run the risk of making it n ronl life-long
Sam's relatives never laughed til dim
ngaln nftor Hie lirsl visit do paid tlioiti,
fof his droller) was Inexhaustible. Ho
novor married, but his sister Mary kept
house for him, nnd was perhaps a ureal
deal happier than she would have been
Tue I'rttly l'eUenrirkrr.
Not unfreqiiontly young Initios, whoso
fathers nnd brothers, or their Inborors,
happen to he bard pressed with work,
go Into tho Holds nnd lend a helping
hand. Among tho latter class is a lady
Hie Itfteen-yoar-old daughter of one of
tho oldest and most respected families
on Hie llrasos whom tho correspond
ent mot nt the mnusloii of Hor father,
The conversation nnturnllv turned to
cottou-ptcking. The young Texas girl,
blooming witli youth, hor dork liitlr
Hooting ovor her fair forehenil, match
ing hor large dark eyes, that Hashed nt
Intervals, proceeded In her girlish way,
toulvo him all tho information about
cotton-picking doi Ired.
"Tho most of mv father's hands pick
one hundred nnd filly lo two hundred
pounds a day," she said.
"That seems excellent work," replied
"Oh, not vory."
"t do think so."
She laughed, Jnud her eyes Hashed
"Why, l can do almost that well my
self, nnd l am not used lo It."
"I must doubt-"
"I have cone Into father's Held and
picked one hundred and titty pounds lu
"Didn't tho'sun burn your face to a
"Why, noyou am craxy." .
"How, then, did you manage, my
llttlo Southern girlP"
J"Oh, 1 just put on this long sun-bonnet
(exhibiting It) and a pair of gloves
with my lingers out at tho top." 7Vxiw
Ll(cr to QlotH'Dtmotnit,
l'aris l!a4erf raa.
To-day 1 have been journeying under
Parts, partly by rail, partly by boat. In
tho main sower. The traveling con
veniences am superior to many above
ground. Tho hand-cars for passengers
aw neatly made and furnished with
cane soata. You may sit as In an Irish
jaunting car, facing either side. Of tho
two other seats one faces front, the
other rear. Kach car or truck has four
lamps. Tho propelling power U man,
'Sam.' said Mr. UulokMtt. one
four to a truck. Thy rail directly
over thn sower, the rail being laid os
rltlmr side. The sewer In some places
equal a good aleM mining ditcn In ill
mentions with a pretty rapid current.
I cannot give the depth of water I had
no ambition to lake sounding. One
Investigating passenger tried ll with hi
cane, but found no tmtlom Alter that
I was afraid of his cane. The air
throughout averaged a good strong
rnnll. The men smoked, thn ladles
hold pcrfoiKcd handkerchiefs lo their
noses Many ladle vllt thn sewers
It I the Ihbig to do, Al the Place tie
la Concorde we left thn cars and took
the gondolas, Tho sewers and stream
am here much wider. Kach gomlola
will hold about twenty persons, Our
fleet tnimlcrod aboul five or sit gondo
las. Kach one carried a large globular
lantern. So we sailed along In the dark
passage. Save an occnalonAl stationary
light, U was dn.'k ahead, dark belilnil,
dark below, damp ami obsure above.
The barges rocked a llttlo, but not
agreeably. The motion was not excit
ing, It seemed that which might come
on a sea of mo, asses In slight agitation.
An hour and a quarter in tho sewers of
Paris Is enough. You can al wa s recol
lect the t in to and smell nfterwitril.
When we emerged from these artificial
bowels of Paris and the earth we
doubly appreciated air nnd sunlight.
Viris CorminHulmcc oj Hun t'runeuro
lluntlnr the Htiffslo.
When running hullalo the hunter gen
erally carries a long linn of cowhide
coiled up and tucked under hli bolt, one
end being fastened lo his horse's head.
Should a fall take place, as It frequently
does vliero badger holes nru numerous,
tho lino uncoils liself from the rider's
boll as ho quits tbu saddle, and trails
upon the ground, making it easy for
him to recover his horse.
Tho Ural object of tho hunter In ap
proaching a herd of bullitlo Is to gel m
near as poislblo before charging them.
Hiding some distance round, to avoid
giving them tho wind, nnd screened by
hinds nnd broken ground, ho approach
es ns near ns ho can unporcolved.
Then dismounting from Ida horse, ho
lightens tho girths on his runners, and,
remounting, prepares for tho chase.
Holding his gun At rest, ho rushes In,
his horse nt full speed,. Looking over
the herd nnd singling 'out his animal,
by n turn or twootilcklv made ho sepa
rates him from the rest, and riding
ulougildo to got n shot, endeavors to
strike him behind his shoulder. While
reloading, ho slackens his speed to a
hand gallop, keeping a sharp lookout
for badger holes the while.
Tho half-breed prefer tho single
barrelled llinl gun to any other in run
ning bulTalo, nnd the rapidity with
which they load and lire puis a breach
loader to the blush. Tholr general
method of loading Is to empty the
charge from the powder-horn "lung
round tho nock Into thu palm of the
hand, whence It can bo rosily poured
into tho band; than, as tho hunter goes
Into the chant with his cheeks mulled
with bullets, ho takes ouo wot from his
nn. ".tb and rolls it down upon the pow
der. Ho dispensea with ramrod and
percussion capi-inoit Inconvenient
things when riding fitt on horseback.
A better way still "s to carry the pow
der loom In the pocket of one's coat,
thoiebv having only to thriHt the hand
lu for It and empty It down the barrel
of the gun; accuracy of quantity at
such close quill tors being of llttlo con
sequence. The moist bullet adheres to
the pow tier long enough to lower the
mur.le, when Hie gun Is discharged
Immediately, without bringing it to (ho
'lite Skirmishing Fund.
"Viirluus." sold Loutulua, ouo day,
just before tho pnotor marched agoiint
Spatlactis, "Varlnui, did It never oc
cur to you that those little sigiii lu the
city parks, nil over tho ulvlll.ed world,
keep off tho grass,' ore instigated by
The pneetor could not see why Hrlt
lsh itttiuouce should trouble Itself to
preserve the grass lu the U. S. park,
and ho said so.
Well," said the consul, "It Is so. ll
Is only another exhibition of F.nglish
hatred against the Fenians, lo which
olhwr powers am thus induced to lend
tholr inlluence. You onn see no con
nection la'tween these signs and tho Fe
nlniis?" "None," replied Vnrinus, "unless the
signs nro llko the Fenians, becnuse no
body pays any attention to them."
"Not 'exactly that." ruspondil the
consul, cum soino asperity, "Although
that Isn't so bad."
Varlus respomlll non. sod Intimated
by slinking his caput, ut ho would give
"Well," snld tho consul, with a pity
iiur look at his comrade, "it is became
these things are put up hem lo keep
neonlo from trcrtrinci off the artm."
It was a long time before Vnrliiu
mode aiiv reply, when ho Hnnlly said
ho hwnod, If tho consul ovor said any
thing tike Hint again, Spartnctis might
give liini the nwfulest 1'hraclan n tto
inan over gol. And then he called out
the troops and wont over to see Vesu
vius, nnd gol one himself, just to soo
what it was llko.
A New Cure fur MraraUl.
In a town near Huston there lives a
good lady who suffers acutely frotu sci
atica. She has consulted physicians
far and near, but has been unsuccessful
In finding anv cum.
Not long since she heanl thai a man
living nol far away, was afflicted with
the same disease m an aggrayateil form
and It occurred to her that she would
call upon him and ask him whether ho
had ever found anything to lessen it
terrors. She did so. and having tntro
ducen herself, stated her errand.
"Do you find anything that affords
rou relief?" she asked.
' "Yes, marm; two things," ho re
piled. "Two things? Pray what am they?"
"Cursing and swearing," said tho in
valid. It It added that on her return homo
the good lady told her nutband that she
only regretted that she could not avail
herself of this remedy. "Not that I
have auy conscientious scruples; but I
don't know how," she said. Botton
PAKX, UAKUKM AMD HOUSEHOLD.
Iletr lo .Vfltbr lam iilvr .l(lk.
A writer In the Southern Farmer say
that hi cow give all Ho milk that is
wanted In a family of eight, and that
from it. after taking all thv' required
for other purjKM'a, 'HA) ounds of but
ter were made this ear ThU i, lu
part, hi treatment of the cow
If yoi: deaire to get a large leldof
rich milk, ghe jour cow every ilay wa
ter slightly warm and salted, in whb'h
bran has been stirred to the rate of one
quart to two gallon of water You
will find, if voti haio not tried ihla dal
ly practice, that your cow will give V.'j
per cent more milk immediately under
tho effects of It, and become o attached
to tho diet as t- refuse to drink clear
wAter unless ery inirsiy, nut wits
me. a she will drink almost any time,
xud Ask for more. The mouul of this
drink necessary I an ordinary water
pnllful at a time, morning, noon and
I'm rm I M . Home NmcIbik.
Kverylnidy in the county knows Mr
Joe Iluusaker, and knows nlo that he
is ono of the Intit farmer In tho county.
He own a fine farm somu three or four
miles south of town, and Is n thorough
agriculturist, taking great pride in his
crops, nnd nlwn) being a largo exhib
itor to the County Fair. Ho has also a
pechtl weakness for thoroughbred stock
particularly dorses and now own-,
as our readers are aware, tho Knight of
St. Loul. which, besides being a pure
blooded nulmal, Is also noted for his
speed. While conversing with some
gentleman ono day, ouo of them re
marked, 'Joe, oil have a fast horse,
ami you ought to run him; you can
mnke money with him.' Mr. Huma-
kor replied. 'Sir, 1 have the contract for
running a farm down Here in the coun
try, and I believe I can make more
money out of It than nt horse racing.'
The wisdom shown by Mr. Huusaker In
not permitting horso racing to coulllct
wilb his arm duties is commendable.
Jont.tlioro (III.) Unttltf.
Helping thr Apple 'free.
From fifteen to thirtv bushels of ap
ples added lo the growth of a good slr.ed
apple tree is n good deal lo take from a
piece of ground thirty-two or forty feel
square, and unless something beside the
loaves Is given hock, exhaustion ol soil
and consequent depredation of fruit
will ensue. The editor of the (leruian
town Telegraph spooks thus of manur
A top dressing of almost any thing ap
plied in tho spring or fall, works won
ders. For spring, lino dressing should
bo applied, either of oshes, woodpile or
road scrapings, washing from ditche.
pulverl.eii muck or commercial lertil
tors, In the fall compost or barn-yard
manures ore to bo preferred. Farmer
who licit ite to enrich their orchard
should inform themselves on tho suhjccl
from successful fruit growers, not only
as to tho mode of maturing their orch
ards, but us to the best varieties of
tipples for the locality , ns some vnt lo
ttos will do much belter in ouo locality
thou another, though tho distance iitay
bo only a few miles.
lull 110 Ink.
Many formnrs plow laud In tho fall
for spring wheat anil barley, and some
time oats, but for corn they defer it till
spring. Wo believe that on heavy clay
soil llm corn crop Is gieally benefited
by having the loud plowed lit the foil
One principal caiiso of poor orp of
this grain Is plowing the land wet in
tho spring, nnd thus locking up its fer
tility. Hy plowing In tho fall nny troub
le from this source is removed. Such
iaiiil, If plowed proper! , need not bo
plowed in Hie spring; thu weeds thai
stiirtiiil no enn lie imsilv ilestriived h
tho harrow while miltlnc tho land lit
order; the evils of late planting tire
removed Us loll plowing, for lithe land
s reads there Is not one season in twen
ty thnlthu corn cannot lie put in as soon
os it Is safe. Loud eon be harrowed
without injury when it would not do to
plow deep, and it can bo plowed wetter
lu tho fali than In tho spring, as thu
frosts of winter correct the injury Hint
would otherwise occur. In thu case of
corn stubble fall plowing is not so ad
visable or essential, nnd In most cases
not so practicable, but for everything
else, In tough clay soil, wo should trv
to plow in the fall; tho spring-tootli
harrow, recently introduced, is said to
bo a pwil implement for loosening up
fnll-plowcd land in the spring, as it can
bo sot te anv depth, and stirs thogroiind
evenly and thoroughly. A common
surface borrow or a cultivator should
go after to thoroughly cover up the
w ceils. Ohio Farmer.
Onrsan W heal.
If some of jour nriny readers, or
yourself, will inform many of u Kan
sas farmers what thoj know nlwntt
Odessa wheat,' it probable adaptabil
ity to our climate, whore we con eel it,
etc.. yo'i will much oblige S. K. Kan
as. "it Is too dry, o far, to make anv
headway, in fall seeding, nnd wo ask
whal jifu know, etc.. of the Odea.
Fl'I.I.KKTON, Kas. t K. II.
It is InijKissible to form n correct
opinion upon the adaptability of ntty
crops to certain localities except vn
general principles, Odessa wheat Is a
native of Southern KurorH. Upon its
introduction Into the west, some years
ago, ll was highly spoken of by many,
and particularly so by Mr. Dalrymple,
of Minncsota,the most prominent wheat
grower of that State. He said, as pub
lished In tho Prairie Farmer of April
13. 1873, that he could not afford to
raise Fife as against Odessa, except at
an advance In price over Odessa, of 15
to '-0 cent per bushel, and that the
Odessa brought in Milwaukee the -highest
market price; that tho wheat stood
up weli under protracted storms, and
that its weight ovor Fife and the other
varieties raised by him was from two to
three per bushel 'more. Since then Its
claims have been divided with other
varieties. We should like the experi
ence of those farmers who have tried it
in successive years. In the meantime
we advise our correspondent to test the
matter for himself tho only true plan
anywhere- The seed may be had cer
tainly of Messrs. Lxndreth, Philadel
phia" Pa. There would seem to be no
good reason why this wheat should not
be valuable In Kansas, since the climate
where It originated Is In some respect
similar to that of Southeast Kaa.
'rr si IMrw.
" I gathered forest leave lat fall,"
write a correspondent of the Vermont
t'anntr. "and umiI thrm a bedding for
dock I eiected a damp, misty dav
on which to gather them, and found I
could pick pixxl load In the wagon
I gathered principally from a pari of
my wood where the tree were scatter
ing, raked them together la pile, and
two of u hauled In and store! n
loads In a day, I had what 1 thought
wa an abundance, and I bedded my
hog altogether with them, they are
the best thing for this purpose that I
ever tried. The hogs would rot aad
work tbeniover. mixing them thorough
ly with their manure, and the conse
quences were the best lot of hog axa
nure I ever hail. Also bedded horse
and cattle until the leaves were used
up. Holleve them was a guln of teal
toads of manure a'toether, by using
the ten loads of leaves; not thai mien
in bulk, but in Increased value by ab
sorbing the liquid which woald have
escaped. Hut another advantage must
be mentioned The oen woods, cloared
of the leaves, were raked and scratch
ed over with an Iron rake, nnd timothy,
red-lop, blue-grass and orchard grass
sown. It happened lo catch well, and
afforded n good dual of pasture this
Ujon this subject another Verwont
"We have found it a very easy and
rapid way to gather leaves, to fasten
Hie hoy-rack on the frame sled, where,
of course, It will projt some distance
behind It, then, driving Into the woods
we can easily sol the sled where the
roar-end of tho hoy-rock con rest on or
nearly on tho ground, whom the leaves
can be raked In from the ground with
no handling in tho basket. Wo gather
ours os dry os wo ooii, and witli enough
sldo-boords (nnd four cnd-lioards, wo
draw a heap of litem At onco."
A Warning to Flirts.
Tho Pittsburg Kxposltlon is ovor for
thl year but thoro I ono thing connect
ed with it that will bo read with inter
terest here. Kathcr a good looking
couple from the country Itoonlcd a train
hero tho day before the F.xpositlon
closed, and with n number of others
went to Pittsburg. Arriving, tint girl
met an old acquaintance, with whom
sho soon became uncomfortably (for the
other chap) friendly. She and her
Pittsburg friend stuck together like wax
oil day, viewing tho sights, apparently
oblivious of thu foci thai her escort wa
around. When the hour came for start
ing homo she wont with hor Pittsburg
friend to tho depot, nnd hung upon his
orm until put Iniloro the trotn startesl,
her escort, the while, looking very much
displeased; they Ixiorded the train, sho
taking n soot right behind hlinjthe con
ductor topped her on tho shoulder for
"tickets." Sho loaned timidly forward
" Tickets. John."
"Tickets bo .' sold John, "(iot.
your tickets from tho follow you trollop-
ed around witli oil day."
This was followed by loud laughing
from o number .slttluir nuor, some ol
whom had been watching thu girl's
movements during the day. and sho had
to go down into her pocket for llionco
essary wealth to pay her faro te this
city " Yotinyitown (7'n.) ejnler.
The Sweet Hj-mid-Hy.
(!o where wo may wo nro sure to hear
tho pathetic melody of the Sweet Hy.
and Hv. Was thoro ever so much mu
sic in four simple monosyllables? There
is hope wrapped upinthoiii -on articu
late bent of the human hc.irt. Hy-and-Hy.
Wo hoord It as long ago as wo
can remember, when wo made brief
but perilous journeys from choir to ta
ble, and from table to chair again.
Wo heard it tho other day, when two
ported Hint had been "loving in their
lives" ono to the shadow of Loro
Mountain, and thu other to the gloom
of a desolate homo.
F.voryliody says It, some time or an
other. Tho llttlo lMy whispers it wl.on
ho thinks of exchanging the little stub
by boots for those of tho man. Thn
man murmurs it. when, in life's mid
dle watch, ho sees his plans half-finished,
nnd his hopes, yet in the bud, wav
ing in tho cold, late spring. The old
man says it when he thinks of putting
off thu mortal for tho Immortal to-day
The weary watch for the morning,
and while away tho dark hours with bv
nnil-by. Sometimes it sounds llke
song; sometime them I a sigh or a
sob in It. What wouldn't tho wor d
give to find it in almanacs? sot do n
somewhere, no matter if in tho dea of
December to know that it would t o
Hut, lalry-llke as it is Hitting '
startieam over tho dowoy shad'
years nobody can spare it, ar
upon the mini Vr of time the
liavo iM'guitPii u, the memnr
sliver by-and-by, as tho sunr
sian "pleasant, but mourn
A Chinese Insurance Hrokrr.
Surely and rapidly The Chinese am
intruding Into every line of business
heretofore followed exclusively by the
whites. Strange to say, they are en
couraged in the lntmfon by respecta
ble business men, who would be expect
ed to repel any contract with thorn.
The latest Instance occurred in the
board of underwriters a few days ago.
Tho boanl was electing a lot of insur
ance brokers. Parenthetically, it may
be stated that it is a rule of the bord
that no insurance company can pay
commissions to any person for businc
obtained, unless that person has been
regularly elected a broker by tho board.
There was a large number of appli
cant on the list, and among them were
fire Chinamen. To the great surprisV
of those who think that American citl
sens are to be preferred aa business
agents to "moon-eyed lepers," one of
the Chinamen was elected, while sever
al white men of good business stand
ing and character, were blackballed.
Tho Chlnamaa's name is Wah Kee. Tbe
affair has created much commotloon
the bovrd, and it Is not unlikely tbal
the action will be reconsidered." San
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