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TIE EEDJJLOTO CHIEF
A. C. HOSMEH, Publisher.
WHAT HE SAID.
Oh ys. I'll Ml you the story
The verv word- that wore said,
i nu vee the -upper w.ts cookin:.
And I was licinr some bread.
-And Iricbard came into the pantry:
His :ulv was exceeding red.
He opened hit half-hut tinkers.
And vave m- the j-hrapse of a riar;
And then oh ;i' I remember,
J i v kettle tit-can to -inir.
And rartij cHRi- in with her habv
The cuiiuiuxcBi bit of a thins.
-And the biscuits -were out in a minute
VV -U. vv hat came next Let me see
Oh runnj w a. there -with the luoy.
And we all sat down to ta.
Asid jrrundma luok-d over her frhv-sts
so queer at Uichard and me.
flat it K-isn't till after milUinjr
That he said w hat he liud to av.
Hoa was it- Oh. Fanny had taken
1 he bb and jrone aw av
The funniest rosiie o! a Ininn
Ue had a new tooth that daj.
e were standing under the phiin-tree.
And i:iehard said something low.
it. I a-- tiril ami tlu-tered.
And trembied. I almost knnw
Tor old Ked it- the hardest or milkers.
And Ilr.ndle's so humbly slow.
And that let me -ee lir" a I
h. the star- sreu taick overhead.
.Ed we two stood undor the pluui-tre
Tlli the chickens Hew up to tied
"Well, he loved nie. and we re to 1h? married
And that i about what he -aid.
i .Syracuse Herald.
Hr.XMKi:US DOW XF YLL.
TS-cideaofniaminirfor moner was
distasteful to Frank Henniker Lik
postmen, no matter how -last.'- he
liad looked forward in his inner heart
to a time in the mture when he should
iind a woman who tru! loved him and
ft" - "WmU uJ L. Lll IIMUI lll.il lllvl
suouiu seme uown mio a quiet lile and
be verv haonv: and this ideal the
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-UVMWfc. II ttlllltl 4.l w.iivijii;ci iiu l .
knew that lie w :ls more than tol
ood-looKiuir. a "ntlenian an
essed ot manners and beanuir that in-
surml him. at any rate anion"; the
younger mem imts o his acquaintance,
:i heaity w home herever he went.
Hut to marrv lor nmney 1 ive up all
his sentimeiita ideas oi lindinga dispo
sition that wirild be thorourhly con
genial to h s own to marry a jrirl who
in all proi:.bility would not have a
-inrrle thought or feeling in common
with him this was, indeed, a bitter
ti:il to swallow.
It was. However, no time for namby--patubv
sent ment. Iluin w.is star np:
iiim in the lace, and disgrace was not
so verv far behind but that he could see
the coming shadow.
bo d jtibt about it. he
There could be
must marrv for
-noner. Disagreeable as the physic
vras. it roust 1.' taken, and upon v. honi
-aould lu i lioice fall?
( oitating thus within himself, his
eve fell u j on a letter in a rack above
ttie chimney-piece, the address ot which
Iris written in a pretty feminine hand.
sm ly here was ttie very tiling' That
j same morn mr he had received an invi
tation trom an exceedingly wealthy cot
ton .spinner in Manchester, to whom he
.had recentiv had the ojiportunity of
bem jt of some erv ice m town, asking
him to sp"!id Whitsuntide with him.
Th cotton spinner was a widower, and
had an only hild. a daughter. Thouirht
,fully Henniker opened the letter and
'-eatl it througii. The contents ran
"The MmiANW. Disiirrjv.5Iayt4. is.
"IimuMi! iIt.Mk'ii rana. lorwhom I
aniHclinira- MH-retarj. wihes t know if you
wii oo tit- me plHsiire of spending VV'mt-un-
tide hen H unJ'-rsto h! I think. Irom what
.voii s.iid whn he - in town, that you were
!! : enir.ictsi for that -cison If you wil. let
us know wtie i and by what train we nu; ex
i"Ct ;, ou. the carr.aire stiill meet you at the
station l'ajiK sends ids kmd ixw ds and
hojes uu vvj.i cjmc Jlsiieie me jour verj
Z.U V. LlLTjlUI.aMl."
"Lily." mused Henniker. as he laid
down the letter "a pretty name' And
it I a nice lady like hand she writes. I
ivonder w hat she i like"- .7 list the ojv
s!te of the name, 1 dare say a short.
stout, awkward g rl with large red
Iands and tremendous feet, who blushes
' leartullv whenever she is addres-ed :md
lasu't a word
to sav for herself it is
to understand what the
daughter of an uncultivated eotton
pi'iner. brought up under th" extreme
ly it-lining influence of Manchester so--soriety.
will be like. )r perhaps she is
-one ot the loud" school, bold and mas
eeline. a jiertct boy in pett coats.
mere ssomeuimg rattier iree ami easy dl.r.hn.d wav. that to a mau ot culti
i abtT.l the letter, now I come to think vated tastes would be most obj.'ct.ona-
of it. though it is written so nice! v.
However, as I have decided that she is
to l.e my luture wife, it is .scarcely wise
iff pull her to pieces. I'm in for the
race now, and it would only be the act
ot a very foolish man to depreciate the
pnz " and, pulling a writing-case
towaids h in. he hastily wrote an ac
ceptance ot Mr. Mailland's kind invita
tion, promising to be in Maucnester on
the day but one afterwards.
It was with no -very pleasant feel--eel.ngs,
that F'rank Henniker traveled
down from Kuston ou the day appointed.
ilr Maitlsvtid was not at home, the
tiller vvh opened the door at the Mid
lands m.ornied n.m. not having yet re
turned irom business, but Miss Mait
land w-s m the drawing-room, if he
-vvou.il b- pleased to walk that way:
and th.thcr accord-ngly he directed his , spected him. he hd seen how coiisider
sieos. As he entered, "a tall, fair girl of ate and thoughttsl he was towards'
sibout twentv-tvvo rose Irom her seat at
ttie tar end of the room, where she had
iven reading, and advanced to meet
She was very tl fit-rent
from his an
tieipations. he thought
as he shook
hands wi.lt her. Tins was eertainh not
tue common, ins-gn-iicatit-lookmg girl
he had preparer him-ch to see. On
the coinra-v. she was jnhni e!y more
ladylike, botii in :.er :ippearaucu and
nf. mer. ti.-m manv or the aristocratic
f- 'etids in- iiad let. m London, ami she
-lad one of the swet'te t faces bethought
he had ever seen. With east grace she
ta!e h'ni we. o-ne to .- house, e-. n
..ng ner fat iers a s uce a a matter of
aeressity. and then sie r sumed l:er
ei ani t.'-ey cnteied into conversation.
Inst n. tr.ely duri g it a.l Henniker lelt
t-: her lear. ! rovvn eves were sjrutl
n..ng sum cl.-e!y . that she was, as it
"v .. jum.iing ii :n up and making a
tJiieij;', estimate o his value. He began
ic t ii an int-:est j;i tiie girl, ami the
so lx-causc he feit that ho had
its! lion- iier r.n in tistice.
The butler came in presently to show
nenuiKer to ins room, ami, vviieu me
young man went back, he found Mias
Maitlatid with her hat and jacket on.
"1 thought j oil would perhaps J ke
to look round the grouud? if you are
not too tired with your journey," she
He answered that he slioufd le onl"
? too pleased, and they at once ali.t d
doing along she gave him little de
scriptions of the neighborhood, .showed
him her canine pets, the hoises, et
cetera, and did her best to entertain
him. Henniker found himself listening
in a way that he could hardly ha', e be-
lieved possible. 'J'heirl hada wonder-
fully attractive manner. he was so
easy and una.'Iected. o thorousjhly un -
con'scijus tnat she was beautiful and
sty lish. bo liiflt-runt from the parrot-iprls
of soejotv whom he had previously met.
and yet o completely their e.jual in the
finer attributes of o d society, in irrace
and refinement, with tenfold more
depth ot character and cultivation, that
Henniker en. oyed his walk as he had
never en ovedanv walk belore He al-
most forgot that lus companion was
only an uncdtivated cotton-spinner's ,
It w:t about live o'clock when they
had finished their rounds and tea was
served in the drawing-room. Henniker
was surprised. It eeni"d that these
Manchester p-ople lived like other folk
and were as well-bred in their habits as
the fnends he iiad left in London. At t
dinner, too. there was none of that or
jjeoiis diajdav ol jdate that he had oeen
letl to expect. Everylhin; was con
ilncted tiinetly and unostentatious y.
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ild n' l ""J1""- '-, tJ, blot "P((.)n
lh "ct'n";, H,". terUin11 ,W:l5 ? smtk;
- ," 1 fiends lost si-ht ot
this in their warm appre -lation ot his,
"? oou-n-unr.-. n iH.-iier-iiu.iri-
eii, more enerous-numieu man u.an
Walter Maitland ev t lived Orirrin-vl-
. i ine salesman in a smau warenouse :n
I pnn Uardeu. he nad, lit dixit of
' steailt llHillstn
mil unw ean inr per-e-
' leraiice. raised hiuiselt
to h-s iiresent
POSItIon anions the most honored ot
Manchester nierehants but. ti'uike the
sa oritv ot men who have risen s0Ielv
l through their own exertions. h: sirv'S
j had not made him arrogant and Stdf
i assertive, nor was lie m the liabit of
i boasting of his achievement. He knew
! that, compamtivel. spear, ng. he was
1 an ignoiant man and he was not
j ashttuied to own a. bur he never did so
j obtrusively. Ivind to a lault. always
willing to ass.s any one in distress, in
nocent as a child in many of the world s
I ways, wear.ng his heart upon hi sleeve.
j and as unailected as the day on which
' he was born, Walter Maitland. to those
iwho knew him. was a man to respect,
to honor and to love,
i Infortunately Frank Henniker did
not know huu. and he was obliged to
iudge him by outward appearance. , He
felt strongly that this Old gentleman
who sat at the head of thrc table, who
laughed so loudly and so heartily at his
own 'okes. who of leu dropped his hV
and mispronounced his words, was a
, very vuigar being. Henniker had ben
brought up in an exclusive s-t, w th
whom faults of breeding were lnmiiities
that co'ild never be atned ' r. even oy
, the best qualities ot disposition. At
dinner, unconsciously to h nisclf. he
, could not help showing the d.rection in
which his thoughts lay. However, it
t passed on' very well, and Mr. Maitland
did not perceive tnat hN gu t was a
trilie oilended. not to say disgusted,
with his ways 15ut once or twice Hen
niker caught the daughter looking at
1 him with an epressin on her lace
which he could not understand. It pui-
! zled him
I Af;;r dinner. In the drawing-room,
i she sang songs for hini: and aga.n Hen
niker was thrown into a state of w.;n-
' derment. Mich a thrilling voice, so
touching iu :ts tender pathos, he Irid
never heard. It entranced nim. and in
1 remained lascinated by th- p.auo all the
time that she was singing. Uut when
he show-d symjitonis of the great de
light that he" felt M.-s Maitland at on-e
rose from her sUat, and ratner coldly
re'userl to smg anv ra re.
Henniker" s thoughts, as he sat in ids
bedroom mat night, were anything but
pleasant. Ah ive everything he ielt
thoioughly angry and dissatistied with
hinisell He had acted, it seemed to
him. very like a fool. He had come
from Loudon full of selt-conceit. com-
placenlly satisiied that the people he
was going to s.e were an inferior order
of creation to himself. :ii.te an iufer.or
race oi oeings. livm in a common u:i-
r l - .
ble. and here he found them every bit
aa relined in the.r habits as hiuiselt. and j
with none of that ostentatious ui-piay
which he had so conhdently expected.
It was really most mortify mg.
Then there was the daughter. He
had actually thought of this girl as if , went to church. Coming back the mer
he would he coulerring a favor on her chant joined a friend, ""and Henniker
by asking her to marry him' and Lily were perforce thrown to-
The fact was that Henniker was aa gether.
much ::i love w.th Lily Maitland as it He had seen very little of her since
is )ssiblc for a young fellow to be m the allair of the pievious evenin"-.
love with a girl after only eight hours' When they had met she was shv ami
ac ua!nUnee. coustrained. In church he had once or
So the nays passed until Whit-Sun- ' twice cast quiet glances at her indeed,
day was at :aml. Those days had en- his thoughts were far more oecunied
lightened Hrun.kcr very mtinh as to with the pretty figure dressed in black
Mr. Maitland'. true cnaracter. He had at his s.de than with the service- but
been among hi- work-people and had
seen how thev ll reverenced and re-
and he had hetrd from the w;o
pie :n the neigii.,orh.od ot the Mid
lands how good aud u.isliish he was.
Hut, more thai all. hehMbeen Drought
into close contact with t.n- .mil himself,
and he had had time and opportunity
to become acquainted with Ci s dispo
sition and to mark the many h'tle witta
in which his generosity and live nobili
ty of character .showed themselves.
The result was a tot i rcvuon -jt feel
ing towards Mr. Maitland ah-ust a
complete as that inwards ids daught -r.
It was the evening betore Whil-Sun-dav,
the time about 3i. Henu ker.
who had been out ruling, went to the
dr.ivvmg-io mi. not ejeet ngtotind :.uy
one theie. tor Ldv had dri.en into
town to make some pur.hasis and he
iyirdly taneied she could have returned
yet. He w.w m stal.eu. hovvevor. lor
she was -eaied h.-fore the lire and in -o
deep a revene t!i .t he iiad to spea'tt to
her before she became aware of h:.
"Vour thoughts seem to be nh'asant
ones. Miss Maitland, if one may '.idge
; from the expression of your lace," he
simL as he took a seat near her.
he started violently and a hot olor
stole into her cheeks. Henniker won
d"n I w y ?h" .should blush so much at
.-u mi apparently innocent word?.
It was but inoineiit-irv . however, ami
when tiie litish died aw.iv it .seemed to
le.i'.. iier face paler than .lsird.
Thoughts at Whitsuntide ought :
he p!e:L-ant. Mr. Ileutiik(.r," she .said;
but 1 don't know that mine wore par
ticularly happv. Did vo:i enjoy our
Vervmueh. Sam. as I think vou
call him, carried me splendidly, and I
had no idea the country about Man-
, cjiester wa.s so interesting. It is really
very pretty out beyond Cheadle."
! "1 am glad you liked it, you will, at
! any rate, have one pleasant reinem-
' brance of Manchester to carry away
, There was somcthius: in the tone in
which siie said this something half sad
and leproachf til that caused Henniker
' to lose his head.
j "Tnere is one remembrance that will
, alwavs be inepressibl deartojue," he
said, m a low voice.
The moment he had spoken he felt
that he had betrayed himself. There
was no turning back now; come what
might, he must go en. A choking sen
sat on rose in his throat, but he reso
lutely forced it back and steeled himself
for tfie coming ordeal.
The tliish again rose to her cheek. It
was impossible to mistake his iiieaninr.
For a moment what he would have con
strued as almost a happy look came
over her face; but it passed away
quickly, and her features grew hard ami
I hardly understand you,' she said,
nervou-ly; and he noticed that, despite
her eilorts to remain composed, the
hand nearest him was trembling vio
lent J v.
The dearest remembrance I shall
have when I leave Manchester will be
ot yourselt." he said. I scar ely in
tended to make tins avowal so soon.
Miss Maitland, but now that circum-
stanees have led up to it, it would
simply be cowardice if 1 did not speak
pla.nly. I love you' I know that this
i-irieat presumption on my part, and
that 1 am not half worth', of vou, hut.
indeed. I couldn't help mvself. It was
impossible to Ik in the same house with
you without loving vou. Oh. my dar
i.ug, if you only knew how much I love
you. how iias-ioiiateK, since 1 came
here. 1 h..ve hung upon every look and
every smile you have given me. surely
your heart would come out to me as
my heart has gone out to you! Will
y ou try to love me, Lily? Vill you be
He had tiling himself upon the ground
bes.de her as he spoiie and had clasped
her hand iu his. For a moment she
permitted it to remain there unresist
ingly, while her whole woman's nature
seemed to respond to his appeal, then,
with a sudden eil'ort, she drew herself
away ami roe to her leet.
3o. L w 11 ni.t be your wife'" she
said, with Hashing eyes and quivering
mouth. "Mr. Henniker, you came here
despis,ng us paor Munches er people
You thought we were half savages, de
void of all cultivation and lefmeineir.
From the height of your intellectual
super ority you looked down upon Us
aud rdieuled us. I sa.vit in your man
ner, in vour Iooks Among others you
tnought lit to despise w:is my father,
one of the best, the noblest of men.
Vou scorned his speech an J manners
be:'aue he d d not napneu to have been
so lortittiate as y our-elf in receiving a
good edu ation. but had worked his
wav upwards bv energy and industry
lioin a eouinarat ve'y low rank in hie.
x saw quite clearly what was pass ng m
your mind. And do yo i suppose I
would marry Mich a man .So a
t.iiMis.ind ti.nes no "'
Henniker lrid giown veiy pale.
id you listen to m- tor a moment.
M ss Maitland?' he said very quietly as
she t rued to leave :he room.
For w.i.it purpo e'J ' sh,. asked, the
ton o jia-si mute indigtiation still
thrilling her voice. "Di. you fancy you
could alter mv decision0 '.Never! I-Ven
the daughter of a Manchester merchant
has some 1-ttle respect lor hr-elt and
her relatives. I am asham d ot the
man who is ashamed of my lather. If
you would go down on your knees ami
oiler me all the riehes'the world con
tains J would not marry you' The
subject had belter be UiOiTeii between
In another minute she hail swifrly,
but none too steadily, ascended the
. . . i i
siairs, aim was iving on ner led, her
lace press m! into the bed-clothes, sob-
bing as if her heart would brea.
a woman a.ter all!
Whit-Sunday that year was a glorious
nay. Ail nature iecmed at her bright
est. Mr. Maitland. Henniker and Li!v
her eyes at such times were always
downcast, and her attention seemed
whohy riveted on he- praer-lxnk.
Henniker was terribly "tie e.-tcd, and
he Io iked quite pale ami haggard. He
felt that he could endure this torture no
longer. To be in the same houe with
this irjfi whom he loved with a'l the
strength and ardency of a particular v
strong nature, to feel the coustant
charm and attrac ion of her presence,
to know thai she w s not nor ever
co ild be his. aud to realize thai it was
ent re v through his own fault th it he
had misse I winning her. was more th n
he could bear. IL would go awav, but
oefore he went he wou d ex main mat
ters to her.
The walked alone in silence for some
distance. At h-nglh Henniker said,
with a s.ight ellurt
I am sorry, .mj,s Maitland. that I
should still si:;V to oih-ud yon bv niv
presence, relieve me. I woiihl williug
iy have gone away last eveumg could I
have d ne mi-indeed, it is miser, for
me now to remain iiete. j'.ut. as Mr.
Ma tiand expressly :isk ! me for Whit
Sunday, it e mrlf rude to rim away on
the very eve ot it. and iude-'d I could
t.iink oi no excuse that would lurlfy
! such a course without
1 u:un iitj the matter.
1 "1 h pe you won't
on my account." he
think of leaving
' "As this, however, is perhaps the last
'time I shall have the opj ortunily ol
sp-akiug toyon alone." he went on.
without noticing her remark. "I should
like, if you will bear w th me. to sat a
word in atiswtr to your charge of last
n ght. I will .speak fraukly to you. Mis
Maitland. I did come down to Man
chester with the views ou describe, and
1 was an ignorant mau in doing so-far
in ire ignorant than the von- people ' "m c"V",re' 011lU0 rooi-grower. oeiore
. whom f despised. I did not think vour . h1e;l.cmi;e3 fllf,u some tnb
i ...t... ii ,.i .i ii i. i ....... I illation to pass through. It is not so
i iamci mcii uiiueaieii oi .veil uieu: oui l
' see now how wrong I was to judge a
, man bv a tew external characteristics.
for I have d.sCOVernd that he possesses
a true nobdity ot disposition befor
which I. with my small narrow m ml.
ought io blush. "I am all the better lor
having known vour father. M-ss Mait-
land: and I have rece ved a much-needed
lesson that I hope I shall never for
get. But I will confess more than that
There shall be nothing but truth be
tween us now. After to-dav I shall
never see you again: but. at any rate, I
' shall have the consolation of think nu
that there was no decept on between us.
I When 1 came to Man hester. I d d so
, with a purpose I came to marry you."
1 "To marrv me"' she excla med, start
led out of her silence by surprise.
"Yes, to marry you."
"But you had never seen mo "
"I know that: but 1 had heard of you.
I knew that you were wealthy, or rathe
that your father was. I was poor ami
unfortunate ruin was staring me in the
face. 1 determined to come to Man
chester, and, if possible, to mirryyou.
to relieve my.selt from my debts. But
before 1 had been twenty-four hours in
th- house circumstances altered my
case. 1 was now reall h inestly in lovt
with you. I could only think" of the
mot ve with which I had come to Man
chester with horror. More than once 1
determined to run away to leave you
to get back to London, and. begin
ning a new- and better life, to face my
rum like a man, but the sight ot yoni
face chained me to the spot. I could
not 5 ear to part from yoii- I was p w-erlt-ss.
I date say. Miss Maitland. you
think all 1 have said the mere emotional
talk of a man ol th" world, accomplished
in such matters, but, fortunately loi
me. I have th- meaiisof convincing vou I "' h'"'u ui iue so,, ,s -;
.i... - :.. .... , i,.?;..: I dispensable. Larlv planting is required.
of the sinceritv of mv words. Bv this
morning's post I had a lctt-r announc
ing to me the death of an uncle, to
whose property I succeed. 1 am now a
richer man than vour father. Will vou
come to me. Lily just as you are, with
out a penny? If you like, we will hvt
in Manchester, and your father shall
stay wdh us I snail l.e proud to live
under the same rool with such a man.
Oh, niv darling, do have mercv on me
Don't be hard upon me
with vou. vou are the who.e world
hhe could not speaK she would have
burst out crying if she had attempted
to do so; bin somewhere from the lold
of her jacket there came a little hand,
ami it was held out in a half pemtent
fashion towards him. He took it m his,
and the compact was s-aled.
You were awfully severe on me last
night. Lily." ne ai"d later in the day
when they were aione iu the drawing
room. So I was; but I never said one
thing." she remarked, shyly.
What was that?"' he as'ked.
"That I did not care for you because
I did. you know." she added, with de
licious na veto.
Mich was Henniker' s downfall that
he. a man of family and high social po
sition, should marry the daughter ot a
Manchester cotton-merchant' There
are some people, how ever, who consider
it w.is no downfall at ali ami among
such most emphatically was Henniker
hinis .-If. Faintly livra'lil.
'Crowded Out." '
" I vhas treated in a shameful m-in-ner.
he began yesterday. a he halted
a pol reman on Gra'iot st eet. t
"Have the bovs been after vou
tier povs vhas ail r-giit. il
vaas a vouiig man wiio
ho makes a fool ol '
me. He comes into my blace two oi
three weeks ago und says he vhas a -o
e'ety reporter mil a baner. Dot vha
ail right. If anypody likes my sojuty
I do n" bounce h.m oudt."
" What did he want?''
'Vhell. py-nnd py he says to me
Mister Onderdunker. how you like me
to say in der baper dot your daughter
Katie gif a bany last vheek und eatery
tings vhas lovely like Boston stvler
Vhell. I feels tickled dot my Katie vhas
to be iu der baper?, und I set oop det
jNopouv sees. Alter nwnue tier re-
porter conies aroundt und tells me dot
it vhas grovvde 1 out. tie lee s very
sori'i, but he can t help it. und pv-und-
pvhesavs Mr Onderdunker. how you
like me sav in der baper dot vour vliife
vhas in Toledo on a visit nut friends?'
Vhell. I like dot. Mv vhife vhas honi"
mil tier kitchen, but :"t looks vhed iuder
baper dot she goes oil on a visit."
" And vou set up the beer?" '
"Yes. I like him to make a fine
notice, but it uoan come omit in tic
baper. He conies aroundt in a few
davs und says it vhas .growded oudt.
but he vhas sorry und can't help it. I
vhas matlt. hut py uud-py he says: Mr.
Onderdunker how you like me to say
dot you gii a co lee mil your palat a!
residence, und dot it vhas tier most
lecherche allair of der season3' Vhell,
I a. ways have some eoilee for preak
fast. und if d-r vhas some recherche
around here 1 like some in my family.
I bays taxes und vhas as good as any
po lv. I tells him to go aheadt mit hi:
item, und he fills oop mit peer und goes
"And it didn't conic out?"
"Not an oudt! He vhas a shwindler
I found oudt he vhas a house painter, j
You see how v ou -an fool a man vhen
vo.i tickles hiiii saust ri; ht." ,
"Well, he's so much ahead "' i
-M ne he vhas. hut n a dav or twe i
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he vhill come pack for some more p'er.
Den I shaii h an item like dis "0::.
fellow -townsman, Mr Onderdunker,
who vhas in Detioit ten years und bay?
h s taxes, ean mop suim-pody all oafei
tier t'oor, und preak his bones, und
black h'S eye-, und step on him in such
recherche style a Leats Boston all tr
pieces in der middle of last v heek!"'
Lelroil ir'n-t, i'res.
- : . . I
! Those farmers who never grow a crop
f of roots have missed valuable experi
ence. A good stock of roots in the cel
lar at the" outset of wnter Aery much
sininlilies the business of feeding. It
, matters verv little what kinds of roots I
irn rritn nvnrt inimnl uttnTi t!ir firni i
(is contented and happv with anv of.' A correspondent of the Ohio Farm
them. And certain! v the farmer "who v "nks an inverted sod produces by
,-...;,..... ri.A; .-..i., .;ii ....,. I far the lanrest and best crop of Lima
x U.II.U VAiruiICULtl bllUil T.klll ill iii.-
i ly alter oe wiuioui a siock oi tnem. uut
as one can not enjoy perfect happiness
p. t r.. . .t. t.
, ... .i:. ":..i:
"""" picp-uatoiy niuu. unuimm
easv to grow roots as to grow corn -at
tie first' start of the crop because of
' .. . . , " , .r ' 7 . ' ; . I
ll"' "" -" vuuugpiauu, auu
the r trail hold upon the soil. Kougn A verv n;ce wa to cook vcal-cut-culture
will kill them before it will hurt iets ;s to (jp them 'into a well-beaten
the weeds: while corn, being strongly , etT?t then cover them with line eracker
diid deeply rooted, can be hoed, and crmnbs: melt some butter and lard in
even harrowed, while it is small, with- I tfie frv,ncr-pan. and cook the cutlets
out injury, it is necessary, therefore, J slonrlv" in' it: season with pepper and
ttiat Hie iana SUOUIU Oe Clean ami riCtl
for roots: clean, that the crop may not
be smothered by weeds or disturbed by
their removal, and rich, that the plants
,..,- h ,,T..i l, .h.i h. .i r,f th.
earlv weak condition.
The roots chietly grown are turnips,
rutabagas, mangels and sugar beets. A
gr at deal is said and written about
growing carrots and parsnips by per
' sons who never grew one, but practi-
callv these are garden crops rather than
I held crous tor the farm. Thev are the
' most difficult of
ill roots to "tow and
the most laborious to harvest, becaoae
j of their length and slenderness and tho
' readiness with which they are broken.
' Nor are they any more nutritious thau
' other roots, notwithstanding the oft-rn
I Ti..tter! wtMtnrntiTitc ti tlir innlrts- Of
all tiie roots sugar-beets contain tho
largest quautitv of nutritious substance.
i rutabagas next, then mangels, parsnips
1 and carrots, and turnips last of alL
I Sugar beets and mangels are the most
easily grown, because they are not fiiib-
ject to the attacks of the flea-beetle,
! wiiieh often ruins the young turnips be
fore they are bey ml their lirst leaves,
I and the most easily harvested, because
they grow mostly out of the ground.
' The soil tor roofs should be well pre
' pared. Fall manuring and plowing are
required for the best results, and tho
manure should be decomposed, and
.1 . t 1 :..: .i ti r- r
ind the lirst week in Mav is a good sea-
son to get the seed in. We have grown
excellent mangels and sugar beets from
thine planting, but as the roots are ten
der and are inmreil bv p.irlv- frnsfs it is
well to have the crop dug and out of
the wav before there is danger of freez-
ing. and to run no more risk than can
I be helped. This seeding is advisable.
f ...7- .,.... I " "-ui "v7. auu an ctuu sl;uul 4 uusira
j. tan l p.irt i , , . . ., ., ., ljt
"ie. io nave iue rows wen mien up. it
' is not worth wliilf tn trv to mnnlfint
roots into vacant spaces: it is a great
dea. of labor, and generally the work is
thrown away, because thetransplanted
roots make but a weak growth. It is
far cheaper to use two pounds more of
, seeu to me acre than to have manv
. vacant snaces in the rows, as the cost
of the seed is one dollar, while the loss
in the crop may easily amount to several
tons through imperfect seed. Six
pounds of beet or mangel seed to the
! acre, with rows thirty inches apart: two
i pounds of rutabagas or turnips, and five
l pounds of carrots or parsnips are suffi
cients The seed -should be covered at
least one inch, and the ground over the
seed should be rolled. A small seed
drill is generally t$ed for sowing the
seeds, and it covers them at the same
time. By the help of the drill four
acres Can be sown iu one day bv a man
or bov. The dr 11 leaves the seed sown '
iu rows that are marked by the roller,
so . hat the spaces can be worked vvith
, out delay by the horse-hoe, which is
j necessary to be doi.e soon to prevent
t the growth of weeds. A week afier
planting is long enough to de'er this
lirst cult.vation. Win n the plants ap
pear in the rows they are to be
hoed out to ten inches apart After
this the whole work consists in
keeping the crop clear of weeds up to
the time when the growth of the leaves
I shades the ground sutlicientlv. In thin-
ning out the rows the work is done
very conveniently by running a hand
cultivator across the rows, by which thu
ten-inch spaces are cut out' very much
more quickly than by the hoe. A 11
While transplanting can be success
ful with nearly every "tree or plant, the
farmers are mostly "interested in a few
plant? of quite a leafy growth, such as
cabbage, turnips, beets and tomatoes.
With these there is often a saving of
labor in cultivation and weeding bv
growing them in beds or hills and when
" proper size scl inem ai proper uis-
tances in freshly plowed and cultivated
earth, where by their larger size they
arc ahead of the inevitable weed
growth, thus making their care much
ls than it would be if sown where
tiev were to grow. Ihe season can al-
so be prolonged as either hot-beds or
cold-frames can be brought through the
hist cold days of early spring by slight
The success is surer if the
plants are grown with enough room to
give them considerable substance in the
root and stalk. It is often the best
practice, for crops that ate grown
wholly in the summer, to sow the seed
where each plant is to stand and have
the best plavi in the hill.
' Beets recover soon from transplant
ing if their roots are beginning to take
on the bulbus form aud are even half
an inch in diameter. It is not always
best to wait for a cloudy or a rainy day
if the plants of any kind are big enough
to set. If water is poured into each
hole made with the. dibble the plant
't soon recovers, but it is a little better to
. put some fresh cow-manure in an old
Pan an P"t m enough water to thin it
niud hut not enough to cause water
to riae on top. then with a stick press
the roots into this and a ball of mautire
adheres to the fibrous root that will
:... 1 .-.. - 1 t rr. 1 ?.l
pvu iue piam. a goou senu-oii, anu wiu
keep the root damp better than clear
water. Thf earth should be pressed
very closely about the root of the plant.
If the soil has recently been plowed or
dug mellow there is little 'danger of
making r. fine soil too compact about
the plant. The soil is seldom made to
rich, or cultivated, or hoed too much.
Z. E, Jameson.
H02IE, FARM T) GARDEN.
Onion tops are an excellent jrreea
food for poultry. Cleveland Lewicr.
""p.rits of hartshorn will cure bee
stints. If ou haenone, tr Lakin";
j powder. Camphor is good. A. 1".
, r .
Deans. A very rich garden soil pro
tuces a rank growth of vines and a lato
A New York gardener raises twenty-one
hundred dollars worth of horse
radish on an acre of ground. He grows
the root, grates anil bottles it. auu put
! on the market. The roots return him
I , i
cwen:y-one cents per pounu.
. .,lr inr' i.nv with ettaim or enrmnt.
b(ltt &4 k'W v -fcj , fJ - -ftH
jelly. -V. J. Post.
"Children's pocket cakes" are msde
. oi one pint oi nour mixeu wun tne yeix
' of one tiZ sweeten with a cup of j.oft
brown sugar, flavor with anv favorite
season mg." mace, or nutmeg, or cinna
mon. Ko!l out quite thin and cut iu
fancy shapes. Bake quickly. Boston
If a pasture-field is covered with
sticks and stones, as is frequently the
im-e. they should not be allowed to oc-
i. i i. i : z
eupy me grouuu simpiy oeeuuse il is u
pasture. It payr. to keep the pasture
land clean as well as it does other fields.
Could the dumb animals speak they
would concur in the above.
Hoe often and deep, is the motto of
tiie successful gardener: but retrain
from watering, except in extreme cases
where it is necessary to keep the plants
alive. Instead of watering a little and
often, water only in extreme cases of
dry weather, and then give them a soak
ing every week or ten days in the even
ing, with rain or pond water. Troy
In most farmers' gardens tomato
plants are on sod so rich that they grow
an unwieldly mass of vines, and the
fruit ripens slowly and rots easily.
Where they are grown for market it
has been found advisable to plant on
rather poor soil, and if the plants niako
too much growth pinch the shoots
to produce ruitfulness. Cincinnati
I. H. Bailev savs a vigorous mul
lein will produce 61.0.01X) seeds, enough
I to -sto 'k a wl,ole farra'
. sPare for the neighbors
and some to
The plant is
biennial, one year a rosette of woolly
leaves, next year a rigid nower-stalk,
which dies with the rest of the plant.
At any time before the production of
seeds a single clip with the hoe prevents
further mischief. Bolon Herald.
Sponge Pudding: Three eg&i. on
cup of sugar, one cup of Hour, two
table-spoons ot water,one-half tea-spoon
of soda and one and one-half tea-spoons
' of cream tartar. Beat the eggs thor-
oughlv, mix cream tartar with the hour
and dissolve the soda in the cold water,
adding it last. Bake in & Hrge roast
ing pan, spread the batter thinly and
bake ten minutes. When done spread
with currant jelly, roll while warm and
lay in a clean towel in the warming
oven till leady to serve. Exchange.
Raising Corn -Fodder.
"'here are some important points in
raising corn-fodder which have never
been sufficiently settled by accurate ex
periment, but" which are worthy ol
careful trial by farmers who are willing
to give the necessary attention, as well
as by experiment stations.
Among other practical question!, il
l whether the fodder should be sown sc
thickly in the furrow as to prevent the
i formation of ears, giving all the
strength of the land to the stalks; or
' whether more valuable feed may be ol
taiued from an acre by a thinner
growth with well-formed ears. In the
' latter case, there might be enough
grain niKed wth the chopped stalks to
obviate anv addition of meal; it being
understood that whether cut for the
soil or fid dry. the stalks shall be cut
not more than half an inch long, by
which their value is more than doubled.
Iu connection with this question, is the
fact that by preventing the formation
of grain, the land would be rather en
riched than otherwise from the mass of
roots left in the ground: and. also, tho
fact, proved by trial, that with a very
thick growth "of stalks in the furrow
(say four bushels of seed to the acre),
more tons per acre were obtained than
from thinner sowing, although the lat
ter was taller, and to a superficial ob
server appeared heavier. This result
was obtained from the small Northern
corn. With the larger Southern varie
ties the result might be different; and
with a wet season, or with deep soil or
subsoilcd land, a thick growth would
do better than otherwise.
It would therefore be well to try the
following e.xperiments.continuing them
through three or four unlike seasons:
Sow tho fodder in strips four or five
rows together, and extending across the
field first with small Northern corn at
the rate of one bushel, two bushels,
three bushels and four bushels per acre,
which will be about ten stalks to the
running foot, and twenty, thirty, and
forty stalks. Repeat this trial on well
siibsoiled land: aud also on heavily ma
nured land, and observe oy weighing if
the subsoiling and manuring are paid
for by the increase of product.
Try the result of cultivating frequent
ly, say every five days, harrowing
broadcast as long as the crop will bear
it; and compare this treatment with the
common practice of harrowing but two
or t.iree times in the season.
Repeat the above experiments with
large Southern corn, but in quantities
of seed one-half and two-thirds a
great as with the small corn.
Various modifications of these ex
periments will be suggested to those
who undertake them: and the results
can not fail to afford valuable informa
iion. which may in future and ill ex
tensive raising" of fodder save largfl
suras. It is quite important that every
thing be submitted to accurate weigh
ing and measuring, for mere guess
work would be ot little avail, if no
lead to erroneous conclusions. CourUrj
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