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THE BED CLOUD CHIEF,
A. C. HOSMER, Publlshor.
Oh -wrayln nest. i summer whuls
Ulo rustic coii-er ilvhlly flwutitr.
JIow hlijint ihy ti,. ti,al i.yhtiy hin.H
Thy wcij!it the pviniii Inni-tn axnon;
A Uny home. -olt !ie.terel iie.itli the envoi
"The emerald corniee.s of llutlerlnx leave.
Foil lihi! notes brnrxl ulrovc tliy pleop
Warm ne-tled nealh a downy breast,
A ml twinVUny Man their vijil keep
-Al.m the callow ldntlmV it
iSrighl llt.ivcrs bclutr, Mtie summer klc
Furrouni! iln-swiniu nes: with peace and
I lifinl aliorc with Invln? T'."'
To in.'1-p into the i!wiiy home,
A nil with a -ry of -sil Biirpri-
Set oil actors tin; Held to roam;
Wlioo-uhiMjp: 'J here am u near as can
be .''' !,
l'our lninrir,i thousand hornets in that
It. J. llHul'ltr. in tin-Mutt Kii'jlc
-ALMOST A 3IUKDERER.
How n. Countorfoitor "Was Pre
vented from Bocoming Ono.
I -liall never forget the i:.th of De
cember, 17!'. The streets of the great
ci'.v of Maiichc-tcr had irrown dc-
pre-singly desolate, and a den-e, black
1 "g prevailed ;iu o -i hm; iwnii. tin-
. .. ...-I .1 ..II l... ........ I'.. ' -s
iiiimbeil with cold, 1 found, to my
gxeat joy, a cheerful fire blaing in my
room, which, thanks to my comrade,
who had retired for the night, waseon
ideratcly prepared for me. I took
oil" my great coat and mutller, drew a
rhair Hom: to the fender, and began
thinking o the incidents of :i case I
had thai afternoon brought to a .suc
CMslill issue, when, with the Mlddcli
nes, of a night-bird's startled scream,
I heard a piteous and prolonged
shriek i-suing from beneath the un
.dnilteivd window. I .sprang to m
feet, and. gazing in the direction of
4he Miiimi. saw a wild, white face, with
h.ng, disheveled hair hanging over an
ill-cbtd l"rm. gc.-ticulating in a be
seeching manner close to the lire-lit
"This is very strange,"' I involun
tarily exclaimed, "and puzzles me not
a little. What can it mean?"
Then Mriding toward the door 1
Hung it wide open; but there a noth
iu,r before me onlv the bl.ick. choking
fog and the dead silence of the street.
rii-hmr back the door 1 turned to iv
enter the room, wh"ii iny eyes caught
-.ight of a piece of white paper that lay
upon the wide .sill of the window. This
is what it aid:
It you wuiiM slop inoreer'nie. pcrh.ipN ninr
Iir. eoliu- :lt unee lo No ).' 'IViaion s comt
.in loilou.-.l. Il;in sin- me aiiil iiiychiM!
hut shall I lo.' He-e:ii; n. ami ! liless
3 tut! I.izy.u: TiioitM.i..
IJc caret ill. ("onreiU yoursolf Watch. Top
iii.iiii at l ii'l,.
Thorn ley Thornley! The name ap
peared tamiliar ti inc. I put out the
olliee light-. f,r the bell of St. Peter's
bad just rung out the hour of one. I
had derided, whatever might be the
consequence., to my unknown is:tor.
to "o home and sleep over the matter
and then report the circumstances
to the inspector mi as to receive
his sanction to the tcp before putting
mv plan.- into execution. L.itc in the
ion-noon of the same day I returned to
the olliee and duly reported m cpe
xience of the pre ions night.
This looks like a .serious job for
you, l.oinax," sa'ul Inspector .Jones, as
soon as I haillini-hed my report. ".Just
turn to the album tJieie an I lti!; ::t i
ami T f. r a portrait of Springer. or
a.lcv,' or -Thorndyke." He has done
-even ears, but has not accounted for
,iiinell lor :i long uui- pasi. is ni.o .
it? Ah. good! Take it with you. and j
if vou get a chance of coinp.ui:ig it j
. .- , . .t I tl
with the original ami you nmi ttiey
agree, nab him. that .- all. ould you
like Scholield with you?"
-No." I answered.
Well, in any cae. be quite pre
pared to face rough work, for if your
man should turn out to be the one I
Jii.-pect. look .-harp 1 advise you."
After these ami other timely hints
I retired to the wardrobe adjoining
Jones rooii. I wul in a clean
shaven, good-looking m:" of tvvcn-tv-evcii,
and in half an hour
afterward came out again in the char
acter of a middle-aged woman, dre-sed
in a rather Medy -uit f black. 1 must
not forget to mention, though, that I
took with ine :i small wallet of pius.
needles and tape, under the pretext of
having these for sale. My get-up was
-perfect; I looked all tin world like one
who had seen better day.-, but was re
duced now to 4i state of genteel pov
erty. It was close upon three o'clock in
the afternoon when I sallied out of Al
bert street, and a drizzling rain was
snaking matters most uncheerful. 1
hail mf difficulty- in finding Tomson's
court Proceeding along the dark and
narrow yard, I passed into Xo. 1 un
seen bv any one. The room was sit
uated at the end of a long, dark and
winding lobby, and thestench that met
me w:ii almost overpowering. 1 paused
:i moment listening, but not a sound
did 1 hear. Then I knocked at the
door, vory feebly at first, then louder
and louder, and yet there came no re
sponse to jnc.
"Surely I am the victim of a hoax!"
1 thought to myself. "The room is
evidently tenant less."
Stooping down. 1 peered through the
key-hefle. and. by the very dim light
that shone within, saw what 1 thought
-was a chair upset. 1 knocked again
.-so as to be certain there was no one in
the room, and still received no answer.
My curiosity was now aroused. 1 took
.from my pocket a small bunch of
skeleton keys 1 never went out wilh--out
them and noiselessly opened the
door. As soon as 1 entered I stood
aghast at the sight that met my eyes.
In one comer of the room, stretched
upon a heap of straw, 1 saw the form
of a woman, half naked and motion
Jess, with her eyes closed as if iu death.
I .staggered toward her, tun.e I her
fare li the light. :nnl. merciful 1i:ic:i-;!
ivcog:i: d in Hit tin mysterious mid
night vi-hor wIni- wild look hail so
pe-s.c-ed me. I tiiniil her head more
to the light. :in! v:ii horrified to see a
thin -tre-im of blooil oozing from hr
snow-white brow down upon tin fair
hand- of a Httlts babe that notlcd to ;
I knelt h(.-itl(! them, and, placing mv
car to tin heart of the woman, found it
was sti'l beating. In an in.sta.nt I req
uisitioned my brandy lla.sk, and after
considerable difficulty succeeded in
pouring a few drops of the liquid down
her throat, and wus .soon rewarded bv
perceiving signs of rcluriiingconscious
ncss. Hit eyes opened and her lips
bean a xiurvoua twitching at the cor
ner. "I 'ray, do not for the moment agitate
yourself," I explained, in a w.-ll-as-.sumed
female voice. "You will foci
better presently, and then we will -.peak
An object which arrested mv atten
tion was a strong, capacious wardrobe,
in the opposite corner, facing the
bench. Its folding doors Mood a little
ajar, and I grew curious to know the
character' of its contents-. I was just
rising from my .seat with the intention
of making a clo-er inspection, when
the woman opened her eyes and beck
oned xne to her side. Then, in a
Vo.",f! J"-1 r:""1 :i""vtJ :i whi.,per, she
"Who are you that have found
your way into this miserable dwell-ing.-1
I am a woman peddling a few sim
ple wares,' 1 answered, but how I
manaL'ed to find my.self here is more
than I can tell; vt I am thankful I
have i-eached yon, if iti.souly that I may
be. of .sunn; .simple service to ou, for I
.sec ou need a helping hand.1
"Aii, 'tis true, 'tis true,"" she replied,
"but ( fear your kind as-i-tance has
come loo late yes, too late!"
'1 hope not. Tell me, though, how
you have conic by that wound in your
temple. Is it the result of a fall?'
" Xo, no: it was done by him my
husband. II struck me with a ham
mer beeau.se I would not cou.-cnt lo his
taking away iny child."
"Merciful Heavens! can .such things
be? Where is he now .-" 1 .somewhat
" I I can not tell." she answered:
and she appeared to be growing fainter
by the exertion. "Last night a little
before twelve he came home in a terri
ble temper. 1 saw murder lurking in
his eves, and after listening to his fear
ful oalh I ran to the police .station
pursued by him. I could not attract
attention. He overtook me ju-t as I
re-entered this room, and hark!
What is that?"
Instantly we were as silent as the
dead, and listened. The faculty of
hearing is remarkably keen with me,
and 1 soon came to the conclusion that
some one was crouching behind the
door. I motioned to the woman to be
.silent, while I crept noisclcs.ly into the
open wardrobe. 1 closed the folding
doors from within, ami. as good fort
une would have it. discovered a large
crevice through which I could .see the
movements of any one who might
choo-c to enter the apartment. The
poor woman's head sank on the pallet
of straw, apparently in a swoon, and
all was stillness again.
Tin minutes tint elapsed seemed
hours to me, and I was beginning to
think that after all 'iny ears had de
ceived me. when. er slowly and with
out the faintest sound, the door opened,
and the figure of a short, .stout biishy
hcarded man crept in. lie -tole to
where Lizzie Thornley lav; he b.-nt
over her as if to assure himelf that
. . .. e i
s.ie was unaware o: in.- presence.
"I'm! She itiu-t have been muttering
j,. h -r .-1 -ep. I reckon. I could have
.worn, fhougl:. I hear I two oiee
Curse her! And you would have .-plit
on r.i". tvould you?" he growled be
tween his ct teeth. "1 won lcr if
1ie'll croak this time?"
The ray- of the .- "tting -tin were just
"liiitinr through the latticed oane: his
face wa straight before me. but 1 did
not recognize it. To my unspeakable
surprise, however, he proceeded to di
vot himself of his llovving b.ard and
wig. and then I beheld in him the long-looke.l-for
coiner. Hill Thornley. My
lirt impul.se at that moment was t
spring upon him. but his next move
ment deprived me of any -ueh inten
tion. Slipping his ling-rs in his vv.ii.-t-coat
pocket he drew forth a .small key.
With this he opened a secret panel iu
the wainscot of the wall, and there I
saw great piles of glittering coins,
w hieh my practiced ey es told me were
spurious. One by one he plac d them
in a big bag beside him. then relockcd
the panel, and. after closely examining
his pistol, laid that on the bench pre
paratory to res immg his hir.-utJ dis
guise. With the rapidity of a panthc
springing upon ils prey I thing open
the wardrobe doors and sprang on him
The suddenness of my appearanc
struck him motionless and dumo. He
could but glare at me. while 1 held him
in a vise-like rip. and his lips trembled
and grew :v-hy pale. At such a lini
ment a thi a detective neds all the
coolnessand determination he can com
mand, for then it is that his victim is
almost powerless of resistance. At
leas: sueh was the case wi'h the ruffian
Thornlev. I made short w ork of him.
As for his wife and child, for -ueh they
proved to be. 1 had them tenderly con
veyed to the Koyal infirmary, where
for i en long d-iys and nights of suffer
ing she and her baby lay. and then
their .-pit its crossed the confines of a
Thornley was found guilty, and I
had the satisfaction of hearing him sen
tenced to a long term of penal ervi
UuIe. niHadslphtii Sacs.
Two inebriattd Indians at Mani-
towaning. Can., recently collamd
another intoxicated red man and
marched him to the jail, where tiuiv
had him tiued seven dollar.
DL-.CAY Or IMPERIALISM.
f'mtlfylii-- ':rrlXi of orr-.tlc IdrM
.tin ns IIih Villon. . I'.impi.
Notwithstanding the p.-i-pcrity of
Gel many under Ui-marek, sniil the
seeming jica'i! of otli'T ICtifipeau
countries, which arc ruled by King;s
aim Kmoeror. there i- abundant cvi-
deuce of the -t:r- ami raciusil deeav of
imperiuli.sm. There is a practical com
mon sens- in the spirit of the century
tern. There i. 3o to .-peak, a pathetic '
.1 l -. .1:1....
lil'-'KlliluV t'l tlllUJt- f
ii.isl .iii'.i lilt; in .sciil, ill
royal head attached to a republican
which hj has never written, and
the .sentiments in which are by no
means always entirely to her liking,
and in that trying moment her eminent
respectability of career and character
does not wholly exclude the .suggestion
a malroniv automaton acting m
obedience to mechanical appliances '
that dilTu-cs itself like light, and . iill the -oil 2nd they can only ilravr , plinth b.h-vitl to W prowlnig an'txnd . J1 ' u,a4 KJk" " "- ."'-"
as it bring- into lold relief the forms of friu it a- mrivh and no more than they ,jder the bridge looking fur it m-.te. vnnronmnit-. r -rrrira.bng rirpinn
ruler claiming authority bv inherit- arc able to get by direct contact with , The frequenter.- of th w;-r front - Tho -tndy f t.V V.nictar t
ancc and Divine right "it caricatures I the plant food in the oiI. there 1 at have a theorv that -hark- travel in l-ng.ge -how., It, age atrf it- Ufgrr.
,1 lii .!. .. ..f ;,. !., I -.vnvs needed a lar-'e Mirnlu-of fooJ .,rv ,n,) .hv. v.l,...i ;.- ., .s...Ki. the ' ' lt,n-Kt.m.'Ut .prch ia l-i!iMrl
1111 hi iirt; tiiu .iuiLi ibtk, iMi- i - -- r f - - - - . - --- -
idated royalty musing over the pa,t i impor.auce in rcganl to the quc-tion Captain U aI-h.whocomman.Uone of j 3"' " i .' ...". .-
and bewailing the pnTgres- of liberal of manuring and fendizmg crop., and ' the tramp ti-hmg --hfi.er- that fchnvr tounlM'n of Hngtxage In nctj- t a!
ideas. Evcn'"in Kugland, where the I desenv.- can-ful stndy by farmers and the school of mackrrv 1 and blurtL-h. j L-'lln!,.,-l,mU expr-sv. o x-au-(lovernnient
represnts a ort of union gardener-, the mon so becau-e a sy-- ,atil to a reporter: "People ilu"tJ-n'- NuW al1 --nin-St m : ir oar
i. i........ i .t S...,. r..rtirein.r I.... b.i.n t:mirlif hv s. i i.-,i nmutM....i "et Kagei. uiu!iMibbfiIv ue.f Mev-
I....I.. ih.. 1.vir...'u.il nn ...t- .i;..:tv. . (:im ha x't-n oatented bv which the tit.. .Mim..r, ! i-nnxinnallv churn iu . " n,ul '. "lul "" I
couiiten:mce s.metime- become- rath r actual reouirement. of any crop, a , tlu. waters, sharks would b.- in the rit- , lu'. -""TVing a UHirn-n. par i t-rrrly on g
.l.lr..t.. .....l ...;rfl.....i,.L;i..r Tt.;. ' shown bv ana! si-of the mature nlant. 'r. -tt -.It rot. ilnrim- .mnmi-r. Hut. I "I'1"4,1- ht" l tm ca"" M ,1,1 ' ! ta gHtl omdi
is particuiarlv yo when .she" makes being Mi'ppUed in a fertilizer, thi.- is ' the -hark L- a eowardfv fellow, and the ' rhm' "" fa" J-'" ''-' ,5l! 'n"' n',IlltVl-' I by morr bulky
...,..,...!. f.r,, tl... iVr,.B " stmrmseil to be sulHcietlt to inert all t r-.tlie of the r.ver fn.'ht.n, him aw .iv. " ". " ." . "' ..- -VWiI
b CW' ilWilt &. IUIWII' 1
quite beyond its own control. 15ut j Manure remains in the -oil tor a long Coney I-land to b -tartletl by the aj
there are other incidents in modern , period and, gradually decaying, fur- ! pearance of a big -hark among them.
i... .i. .. ..tr - .i... .: i i:..i.. ' ni.lu; -i emit ititmii 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 V of fnod for lint ii.imiIIi- .Iimi-V. tlftr inm. t?i smiin
rovanv uiai Miner in me .-a in c -;u nni (
of U.J present-the groups of Princes '
and Prince-se.s with" their follies and j
vices, drawing salaries from reluctant
.... ...." .: , ..r
ia-pa- eis nn- st mi lining .i.i-iii iiiins in
the Czar of all the Ktis-ia-re-neclin" ,
the love and devotion of his peopic. j roots, wi.icn. a.s we ii.nr aii. aim xmi
when there is hardly a moment of his otniou-, oc.upy only a cry small jm
life that is .safe and peaceful: the elo- , port on of the w bob- soil. Thu-. whin
quent manifestoes of French Princes a farm, r gives his corn the snpj.o-.Ml
whose, claims to consideration are Miflieieni allowance of fertilizer at the
based wholly on the memory of an outset of the .season, a large portion of
anecstor. and the serin comic lament i- ti-" escapes from the crop, and while it
tit.n.. of i t.en'.l.. ..ver the sin -ii!e of i - iiiav not be entirely lost, it is certainly
i : ,
mad and vicious King. Tiie.se thing.-,
ami the .spectacles elsewhere isible
of sundry .-mall Kings- kept in
place by foreign bayonet-. all
help to .stimulate the influence,
now allecti'ig the itals ot im
perialism. When an element in
go eminent become-grotesque in the
ccs of the pi ople it.s fading awav is
onlv a .mestion of time, and in Kngiaud
and Continental Kuiope, at present '
the lampions, epigrams ami caricature-
contiuiiarv ciiculating on things roval trateil m tlie plant al liu.s penou. ami . rhermeu hae hail their iiamt- laccr
and roval peionages indicate the ap- the nitrogen especially being nio-t :ited by them while handling the net-.
proa,hin' disappearance of these inter-1
c.-tiii" relies of bv-'one times. Th"
propo.-itioii as the basis of representa
tive government is quite ind .sputable,
and not even a people mildewed by
antique notions and associations can
resist its fascinating ami convincing
power. Where il does not entirely
convert, it al least iiupre e -dillu-e-it-elf
a.s a spirit of coinpari-on and
crit'cisin that, once introduced, ran
never be expelled and tnat never rests
Hut the decay of aristocratic and
autocratic idea- is not merely aided by
the influence- suggested, it is al.-o now
great Iv accelerated bv the direi t
teaching of promim-iil .-tate-men am
political leader-. The whole drift ot
political literature and of the public
-pcerhc- that amount to any thing
now is all in one direction. The
:ipolo'ists of mi-
withiu the iiiri-dictioii of it
re-cntatives the interest of civ-
I ;iw..ti..i, i. renllv -ilive i.nlv to the new
' . - .- .-
go-pel of democracy. Mr. ('lad-ton '.-
power and influence are ha-cd on the
fact that he is in accord with the lib-J
era! impulses of the people he is II t
the represrntitive of a cla-s. a!.d least
of all of old imperialistic notion,
The same is ir.reof all existing political
leaders w ho-e influence mav be sad to
be re.illv strong and growing.
ind commanding a.s is the power of
the ma ivr mind that now direct- the
affair-of the Oerinan Kmpire. public
acquiescence in the principle- he repre
sents is already restive and uncertain.
Xothiti'- em ontrol the democratic
idea- working among the bodv of the
people and inevitably leading to new
political condition-. The present is an
era of change, and chief among the
new and quiet revolutions in progress
i that re-tilting from the diffusion of
new ideas of government among all
peoples representing civilization and
the consequent tendency toward demo
cratic institutions. .. Louis (Jlobc
The Last Straw.
Adolphus You know that beastly
Algernon Ya-as. I know the chap.
Aiiolohus He slanders vou. bah
Jove! he do.-s. Sav.s your fa'thavv u-cd probably about Keven tons of cured, al
to be a low fellah. a teatntah. lowing for the evaporation of two
Algernon Aw. weallv! thirds of the moi-ture contained iu the
Adolphus-Ya-a-. and that voui P-- This may b. considered a a
mothaw kept a small groeerwy stoah. vr' ?- --bowing, as the usual crrp
Algernon The deuce! harvested in California, when the
Ad)lphus Aud that you nevah pay g'round i- thoroughly irrigated, is about
i-ni- i.ill .iM.1 i two tons of hav to the acie. or in four
Algernon Well. aw. what of it?
Adolphus And that you don't look
the least bit like an Kuglt-hman.
Algernon Hold ou ther. chappie!
Hob! on. ye know! That's going a lit-
ti.. ...s t.,u i.... : .'; f... 1.11, 3 111
tind him and. if there.- no othah wav
. e .- 1 i-ii : "
to get satisfaction, darnit 1 11 nave him
" . 1 . . 1 1 m t 1- t
arwested. Not look .ike :m Kngh-h-
a writer in SiUnrc
thinks the de-
sign of a black skin is to protect the
delicate tissues beneath. Flesh is very
iransiucciu to a strong iigiu. anc mere
n-in eh' The blxw- e duff-ih I'll mentoned of a root being traced for j GO ur wowing ncn u -aie aim .otci -nrocrack aon i mom -o on:
show' him what I look like.-'tAi i thirteen fee-. In California it is noth- jrUl count. Don't say Goat I-land nor of plac- after all. .lo it? Well. Wt;.r
n.imllcr. lins nuuu:il for alfalfa Pcts to ins jHors -ahoclalb nor Und.il ail to no jw-nd thetn tao amount. I never like to
I found twentv thirl v and even fortr lTtn couI until we find o.:t whether fciek on, a small um." Ksldhnc (D.
ts no doubt that the rays ol a tropical j ..-.v for ti.e ,,ant sending out sear-h-.-un
would light up a white man's con- j eJ 5uch a abtauce for water.Oi.
jidcrablv. wher.:is black skin would 1 --. 'r:n,
! stop out the solar energy of light, heat j
and chemical raws effectually. Skin
heat is of no importance, as pcrspir
tioa can always, keep that down.
THt CORN CROP.
Why IX jtlif.nl'1 It- lVrtUJ"! at llir !lotl i
( ritldil t't of l.rowt'i.
The vigorous and mp'd growth of a ,
corn id int rxnst xieccMr.iy draw a
large .pia:itit of nntrirornt from the
soil" during the mo-t activ. -e3on of
ito growth. The plant as it increase I of j,-., M) -tJ,i tm.n ,f:U.d their legs coust.tut.on. ami ai.o:ewer iiuiopcnn
in mzc iit'til.. an abundant Mipply t f overlhe 'whane. adj.tc..: to Kultua 'nt of hl' w:l1 Pn: while the onr o.
nutriment for the formation of it- .-ub- tf,, market, waitm" wit.S hr.,. and a ' Ja-caage ilcl U uxvjwtlonWy -l-
tancc and a- the root- do not wholly
e.xisiing in the oil in an available con-
. . .
irJlif.n f.r t,i. 'His fact , of .Teat
-" .. - ..... ...... . - rm.
prominent profe.s.-or of agricu.turt
the needs of it and enable the farmer
to produce the maximum yield. Thu
is a dangerous fallacy, becau-e for ono .
reason it a-uuic a certainty in a ca-e
where evcrv thing i.s uncertain, and
depends uimn cmtingeneies. and for
I .. ....!... .-. .r.... -...! t. I.'..fl llitlklll- I
anoiuei 11. is oopus-u iu ..w .-
lion of a growing crop. I
' - - t --ii -- -- ,
growing plant-. Hut when extremely !
soluble fertilizers are ued the-c .-ooa
become dilhised in the -oil by the cir-
eolation of moisture and arc carried in'
" part beyond the reach of tha ;
. , t .. t : i i .. :
' lost for the soaon, because the corn
can not reach the whole of it.
As a plant approaches maturity and
the ino-t exacting and exhausting per- i
iod of its growth the formation of i
the seed occur-, the ti lies become
stored with a large amount of nu
triment, which is drawn upon to fur-
ni-h the .-iib-tance for the seed, and
-In; roots are most actively engage.i in
adding to the .store. The nitrogen and
phosphoric acid are mostly concen-
easily lost in the .soil, w Inle the pho ;
phorie acid easily "revert-.' as it is ,
' terinetl. ami necome-in-oiiiine, u is m- ,
dispensable for a maximum yield of
an v crop w hieh grows and matures in
the .short .summer .season and which
can be ronvciavntly managed in this
way, that the fertilizer- should be
given out, in rations as it were, ac
cording to the periodic necessities of
the growth. Thus at the .season, when
the corn is at its most critical stage of
growth, and a large amount of food is
necessary to develop the full possibili
ties of the crop, an additional allow
ance of fertilizer is exceedingly desira
ble, and .-hould be given at the List
working of the -oil. One hundred
pound- per acre of any active and solu
ble fertilizer, .such as the special corn
fertilizer, which contains the requisite
plant fooil for the full development of
i the grain, will be given with mucl:
benefit ami proht, ami as tins -tippiy
dioiild be withheld at the first inanur-
""J tlu crop, no additional expense
I . ..
i- nieiirrctl in -cciinxig mis auvaiuage.
A". 1. 'Jim:.
ALFALFA IN THE EAST.
. ..ratify-In; lnr.irm.iti.ni r.r Farmrr-In tlift
) ""-' "'" '"'"" M-iIr-
j Kver since the intniduction of alfalfa
j " -'..-iforuM it has been regarded aJ
' adapt, d to localities when aco.n-
paratively high temperature was ui.uii-
tained. and where fn.-t- were -eldoin j
seen and snow almost unknown. Tor
this reason many have been deterred
from planting il in the mountain val
leys and elevated plateaus, where the
I winter weather was of a seventy a
j proaching that at the Kat. They will
! be gratified to learn, however, that n -
cent experiments matt? in .orinern
New York deinoii-tr.ite the f.iet that
alfalfa will thrive and bear good cr-qis
where the .-oil is cold and the thermom
eter drops a low in winter as fifteen to
twenty degrees below zero. At Ccne
va. N. Y.. alfalfa of three years" growth
has yielded four cuttings in a .-ea.on.
the respective date- of harvest. ng being
July -'. July 17. Sept. .'. and Oct. ' At
the lir-t cutting the yield wa- ten toni
p r acre of green fodder; at the next,
only fifteen day later, the yield wah
ix tons; the iwc subsequent cuttings
yielded three tons each. This is a to
tal of tvventv-two tons of green hav. or
cuttings a difference of only about a
ton in favor of Califo-nia. In New
York the plant- attain a height of two
feet to two feet and nine inches. In
j " engia : rooi eiu u.wn a n-.n
I difference i-seen. It i.s xvxnarked as
l., .. r . . .
i . .t
r .. . ...a.. .. i- i k. .. &i TTan m
. ... --. j w .,.-.. ..--- ...M.. . ...... ...v-.. ...
womlertol mat aiiaita rooi were :or.nu . -.... ?. .. .... . . .....,
t'fie-e wlieh Ind one to the deoth of'"" If we ve bin footed we dor. t
.ae.i w i.icn nat. gout 10 .in 01 pm 01. .,..,, .
fAiir f. . while in ex! ruin' ntn rise
tour ic .. w nut an .raon.in.i.y ea-,
, foet in)llx w aninl plant in search of
ci.ipt..ti mntstnre This is exolained 1t
tj,e fact that where summer rr.in pre-
y jn tw eu thcre is no nece j- !
When driving, treat your Inorscsai
tltptgh they were sensible bcing.
I i 4
SHARKS AND DOG-FISH.
, 1tirrmi t Ant Mtm- of tti ,
ini..i..ijui. X .. 'o: ler-
p t. ex :::
if a ten-foot -hark of
j, ihm--.tt n tnt-. has cr. nlel e-
Cjtt.j aR1- . ti .d s:k bmngcr.-. and
the ollnr inunimg mv than a rore !
big iron hook for tbi -hart: that - iai-
. ... . .
0hcr will haunt the sp.: wlu-tv iLscoa. t
:.... -li ....... -1
tn t.w York bay.
If it v.--re not f.ir
The,e man-eater, and all other vam- l
tie that traxel above the torrid oim (
follow the arnt wat'-r of the ,ilf i
Mream. When it -ts in clo-er to the i
Coa-t the luk. run in. 0:1' .san.tv
Hook big sharks often com. a-hore in ,
. . . I I : I. -., - ...... ........
:i gaie, ar.o u i uui au uihi.-ijului.
thing for bathers at Long l.ranrh and
mji..... ..-. .. ...... - . i ..Ij,., . I
the bathers have been dibbled m a -'. l'u -" " ".'V 'J
light or are sick and an- unable lo,"' "lf,U,V"?!" T .l"1' Uio' in
r,.,M the curr.-nt. Unless the bather u 'g--P's "' -
tr;u..sM.,n.t !.,. tl,.i iw n.,i at-' n,,,ch l!''s ld arr PX'
... ,."-- - .... - ,
l;u:k him. Ucca-tonallv. howo.-r. .
. . . . . . i i .u .:
balher- have b-en injured tv the n-h. '
We lish'Tiiien h.ie a contempt for i
tin. wit.it-l' M. .tr.Ti! l....irt 1t i'nttl t,riri.
.,.'.". ., ... , ,. ,
with hia tir.st CJUsiu. the little dig-ti.-h.
for voracity. 1 would rather fall oer- '
board among ten man-eaters than into ,
a school of dog-ti-h. 1 might fright. mi
the shark-, oft' by sphi-hing. diving ami
making a great noi-e. Hut the dog- ,
ttlt t l i t rrt t-j ill . I'tii.r.t 'IPii ft T. !1l
. ', " .".. .... ", ,
maiiv of them oiit-tde now. I h.v fol-
lowed the mackerel in. and -tay there
now.fccdiusou menhaden. The dog-li-h
"o in .-ehool-of one thousand or two
thousand. They travel clo-e together,
and woe betide the Iu klcss ll-hermau
who drop- overboard. They cha-e the
mackerel into the nets and cut them
a lo piece. I have had a thousand
f,.,.t ,,f net ruined in one night by them.
an, j-i summer one of the
ployed in the mackerel li-hmg fell
oerboarI am! was literally ilrowueii
before the eyes of hi companion- A
man has no chance with dog-li-h. Hundred.-
of them will attack him. tearing
pieces of lle-h away, ami he -inks in a
A couple of year ago a
fisherman off Nantucket wa- -wamped
a quarter of a mile from .diore He
.ii'.im liitl tu-f ir tliree ..fruLe.. i lien
. . i i i i
he was -ecu to throw hi-hands up and
,. ... . . . i ti
disappcar. 1 lie water wa-churncd all
. . . , , . t i .
around him and dog-fish jumped into
the air. He was never seen again.
The dog-!ish oil" thi harbor are about
two or thicc feel long." -A. I. l'uL
An Ac'! couple wim int Utiow j them -and to indicate those vvhiidi are
Whet iirr Th.y ii.ir-rfiiih.in..r N..t. coiiteinporaric- iu origin, and those de
There was an old couple at the Third ' ,;v.,j fIOui other. There are not less
street depot the other day who had j ,ian j.,.M.ral thoti-and diflerent Inn-
been to Niagara Tall- and were wait
iii"' for a tram to their home in the m
trrior of the Mate. They ju-t f.-H that
thi'V had accompli-hed a big fimg.
and were consequently quit elated.
Thev had --arcelv tak'-n -eats iu the
waiting-iooni before the old
turned to a stranger and said:
"We've jist got back frum Niagrv
PoMj Pttiverftt: si.rl.t tl.ni f.,Ii, r.. i
- -'- ...-,- -..-.-. ...........
Hin't nuthin' like them fall-in this
"Never heard of
'cin." giufllv re-
plied the man.
"You didn't! Lor bless me. but
that's astonihing! Never heard of ,
"Never. What i- it anvhow?"
"Whv. it the biggest lot of water
vou ever saw. falling over the awful- ! other five dollars to that figure. "A
le-t precipice vou ever heard of. Whv. I !,' friend, who had recently rut
it make folk--driver to look at it." " i M'' :i lW '-:"'" " NVxv York an
sin.-nl.r that none of the ,,-,.'. 'nnada. brought m-thi-Urt of cigar-
have evvr mentioned it"
Thee li'ivon't' Whv them fnll;
has bin'there for thousand of years." ,
"Wasn't it a frehet or a dain broke !
loose, or something of that ort?" j
"No. sircc! That water keep a
pouring and roaring and humming al!
"Mu-t have been ?ome t.-ick about
it" carelessly ob.en'ed theevnic "If
i ex- i
it was a real thing there d be -m
. .... i . i i
iteinent about it. ou don t drink? i
,,,.,,,. , ,
"Me drink? I vc never drunk a
drop in my life!"
Well, it" too bad.
Anv one who
will swiniilc an old man like you I
ought to be horsewhipped." !
"Swindled? Do you purtend there'
hain't no Niagry Kails?" '
"Never heard of any st,ch thing.",
replied the man, a- he got up and left ,
-Say. Hanner." n-pH-d theold xnan.
a h turned to his -nlic after awhile,
"did you hear that?"
Kvery word." j
"ay. when we git horn we'll keep
mum until I o Mebbin- and fen I
urnnml tnt? fd t ri. -1 V !" trv
i wani to oo lailr-x a.; II 11 s an ngiu we ,
j tt ginger ale tlew to or nead-. or
' sc show was all nght and xrnth the r
f money Detroit Fnt l'ns.
Tlwi newsboys of A-bury Tark, "N.
J., are nmhiblt-.! from crying out their
oaners. Kecentlv a band of bo ,-5 wm
ob-errtnl on the street- wearin j- a can!
on whith was written: "I am. dumb by
onlcr of the Common Council. pIca-
buy my paptr
ml Orlslri t.r ib liifTVrrnt !
aotl llrrn ljnirnc.
AH -tudy i.o V nV" tL to
.how that language i a ntanewn
7wl of huMjan n!nr-a nHry
- ot n' phv4ca! and munul
J - .iii-Vn-nc--. an- probably ob-
..k ft' . s.a --- 1.T". 1 ffan! tll(I.
"' "" -T"" , ,
..Li .-..t..l-tl..t X...t- lt. f-
ran- luw. ami wi "w '""
' root- in thrir uakn! fonn- as wonb.
no v,Mal P"'W w nat-rr. they are
"""' "iie.-u i po-.uon. c maj
WieriJore a;. iiiai.iK-tinurst-i.wivii.. ,i
.m aarrUotl m a rerv nidnueiitan
-l:lr m ""'V ....
io1 tlw UHC ,aMS"C' k'"
MV - .. - ........... - ....-
I ! I F I f Va'T't TI Jl -llltf" .Vri'lIIII'l .till!
III tt- w.i.. ...... ....-.. ..-
mono-vllabif language-. Tin Japanie
ami Corean tongue- are much like the
, ...1. I.. n-ir-i?e riw I-
,.l"""t', u . "f ".' '- M ' '
joined to the significant nts a-termi-
,.., " ,, , , .
nation. The-. are called the agg.uti-
,.... l.llirtHlir.i. till) t.tl.llf la. ( 1 till.
II..VI !,, - " '
; Turanian tongue-, which eompn-e the
!.,., . . !,. ,. , , ,
Turkish and the Tartar dialect-, and
all the dialect- -jK.keti by the Silurian
tribe- and bv the Aborigines on the
i-luid- of Ocean km: (-) the African
language-: ami (..) the languag. s of
the the American Indian. The thiol
"r.-a! da--of languages i- known as
- . . . . . .
the iutleclioual. and include- the great
Ixnh of eiwllcd tongues
divided into two families, thu Aryan
and the Semitic- The oble-t of the
Aryan languages i- the nncriL a
dead language of India, the oblcl of
the Semitic Is not -o certainly known,
but probably the ancient Ch.ildee may
be thus ehis-ed. To the Semitic faint
ly of tongues aNo belong the dead luii
"ita"cs of the Hebrew-, and of Kthi
opia. Syria and other countries of
Wc-tcrii A-in; nl-o. the I ing dialect
of Arabia. Svna ami tlme -till used by
the .Jews. The dead language, of the
Aryan family include the Saii-eriL a
we have mentioned. c!aic (.ret k and
Latin and all the peri-hed tongues of
Kurope. In the living tongue- of this
family are comprised the Armenian
ami kindred dialect- of Asia Minor, the
.Slavonic. Teutonic. Saxon and all
other group of language- u-ed bv the
....". ?. , ."
civ ilied nations of Lurope and Amen-
. ... !
ea. It would need a volutin to trace
Ill'" MllMMi-rii leiiiii.t- ;- " tie -'
tongue-, a- -tatt d by diflerent phdol
o'i.sts for a- these matt.-n can onlv
; be settled by minor points of gram
matical .structure. studenUof language
are by no mean- agreed concerning
guage- an I dialect- n-ed iu the world;
the exact number i- not known. C'Ai
ct'fO JnUr Vrrtn.
"lnl vou ever smoke cigar mni rosi
fifty dollar apiece?" "I should sy
"Trv one of these, then." The
speaker '!H one
of the mo-t gtii:!
broker- in all street. He produced
a box of tine cigar, each with a nat
paper bund about it wait, on which
glittered iu letters of gold the natn of
my hot There wa- nothing further
remarkable about the cigar. It was
an "Juiperiah." cotmg probably .-ix-teen
dollar per hundred in Havana.
The special band may hav added an-
from Havana :dout a year ago." eon-;
untieu tiie tro!cr "l wa- iiaiwrcu
at this mark of -pet iai regard I mean j
the band on the cigar In a confiding
momenL born of that feeling, h- u.r-
rowe live thousand uollar- of mc 1
realized my mi-ttkr a few day- later,
and laid the cigar- a-idc until I -hould
get back my loan. 1 have given that
up now, and when I :w packing up
to come down here I put them inlo my
tninfc. ihe xoung nia Iix ;
. ,, - 7 , , .,
Canada. i.onj hrmxru LcUcr.
hx gone t
Collecting an Account.
"Captain." aid th- asitant in a
law office. a the proprietor entered.
"here U a bill from Legalblnnk 6i Co.
for nie law 1U."
"Tlioe boot xwrvr came and I'm
not going to pzx the. LilL
"Knt they ante you a -,w
"1 don't care I'm not going to par
for sornKhiag I never got. What did
"It cocuxnent-c -Colonel Jhncrasxk.
. Yankton. Dakota ."
-l r r.n.!' 1 ni.-i n !. i"
"Here th" letter. Captain.
... ,, ,, .
"Well. W..U. th.it" so. mi re enough.
corre.pondnt say the port on
the salmon river in New BmnaTarick
aud Nova Scotia ha been excellent"
IS year. Lady Lansdownc h'tn landcl
a thirty-txre ponndcr in the same pool
k- the Metapcdia, at the x,.outh of the
Causapacal. where the I'-.-Jaccs Ici5
fotir year api kil fed her fortr-poaai
FACTS FOR FARMERS.
Ctvr bke caba leave, but it H
rti-r to finl ihi-ut jiit aftr wlkin.
otliTi tbty max JJoor tfj mllV.
MUk lir a r.mpi?t3 fL It can
not K jr4i(l i!i oamftfclA ftxxl
k gives tW ijowj fr tknt pwrf A.'
A )wrf thai jpxjit sim! atr in
all petition t norUi Utn tiroo .
nt is. Mir nt stal .ikilU' thai can
tt U trttk M rtfri JfmrnL
- - lW Jm tlkanrn U oJ! awl well
rolUHl It Wt:d wn tw alfaHfcl u Voc!i
tae r.t ot tho frlt fcraw.s tart bo
prvad Hwi the )?(.. Vwin
An rifitm; ltMMn-al axi
gnMf i ,wl U h tud f t-sv HiTl
of mlkv. to jorl rtr-U ! une
part ot pu'.trrMud lUck lt. Burnt
- IK nvl fed ixvtHng vrr
ram. TWy inn? b krpt
lion, bwt it ttHHtl Wdcii
or partially j:rot IimmL
-Th rrsil ft 1 lili!ll of WhOXi llf X
poiTal of u.ttrrorotK-rf. depend tion
. , MmSU M,r
riiv (uul.4ciT' vm - it1 !
tam.-d an.l known by a c.i.ul fnuir.
I kirr Tlr.
-Uoad da-: tsray x-r gaihernl caHy
now !m1 4nU for u In jHiultry-fvjou-e.-labIr
aiut iut-hiHt-tn winter,
v tie n it u -il U orth uui h man than
it co-t .l'-i'iV Jounut!.
-A few hI-,itl a hltlccun matiun
made itiu. 4 Lpuji imw when you van
thr" kitchen -lops w ill make an excel
lent romjt foe your llowor pots next
winter A". K Utcjram.
The rwit crop fftr.Ine -booh!
eon-k-t of .t jrety , Pie fnrmr bMll
grow not only ImhI.. and turnips tor
them. Uit pnr-tnp and cnrxot h1m.
The eheaiM t pt.rk thxt mad by t-
curing mptd growth on roots and ruju.
If a biuret .( pla-ter !. ktipt it 4
-table this hot weather it will U very
lnMiellctul It. iht- horv- by absorbing
the -table ammonia nnd k.p4g tin?
nir -v eel and pure. The fbmr mtvv I.
ditstetl with powdered phtrr tHn a
day with advening. i'kruo Trtbuna.
The farmer w ho uuukl mkc his
epeiics boar as Mtinil a rntiot'ibU r
cetpt a po ible. iuut ttinty l.Uown
capucitv nnd that ol his farm, ho must
In exact iu hi- nrciHiul. tittidllyfeut iu
hi- treatini'iit of the lalxir quttoii.
wt-. but not narrow ,'n Id xpiisr,
and intHt keep his mind like a woll
tllled gimlen, ever rundy for thu
grow th of new frwiU. Thln If fnlliin
eouie. It w 111 li'iivn a eloar oiitnlnnec
aittl be nn honest defeat Mvntftai
CARE OF WAGONS.
Hum l'.r hi Wlill. ".i. II. ta.l It. I. I
I... UK Tim.
t "nrrtnges nnd farm wngon might W
made to lnl tw ice tv long If only u
few moments were spent each vvek
during dry weather In tightening up
the boll- that hold the w s-ron togi ther.
Ap a rule, farmers give no aitntion In
thi- work, and only liud out that i Indl $, J?
i loose when the nut In lot. or some h cS
portion of lhi'voodwork brraki down, ft
iMinng evrry dry i(ui the viot-"
work of nio-t of vagons -hriiiku enough
to loo-en the bolt, which if not tight-
ened w ill nermlt the frame of the w at'oo 3 :4
to start ill the joints, and thus rapidly f -
wear off the tenant ami onlarge llnf
mortices, .should the wagon hold to-
gether until wet weather come theig
oj-'ti joints thus made will In Ii11m(;,
with water atul tightened; but vt,trf
having once got Into the interior of th'
wood, uncovered bv paint, it ofei ifj
and decnv w ill lgiu, nnd whn imctt'
bet'iin it w ill 1m but a short time he font
the frame of th-wagon l beyond r-?
. i.... . .. i . t. i t SJj
pair, j.iii ii a ivit momenin na'i net
spent in tightening th" boits at the xigl
lime thi woiildhttVo been pretitl.
The wheel, of a w ago it utiniiy
tvive moru attention than the framj
but even thre are often negle td.
cause when affet'sil by dry w alb
they tn not ! reoalrod by ihe f.iri
himself; for. when u tir i of
ltHened. it npiir, a b'aekitniith
tighten It. A thi N .miewjiat coil
the farmer oftn negjecu It, hop!
each week that the weather will cling
and the road tromc
enough to lighten up
wih.h. ami tim ?.r. the eip.
of reciting the Hro. Wtj have ..-fui
een mm try to courmiliit by wt-tlipT
their wagon wheels when the tir.
conn h. erex-y tim.? the wagtjfe'
.-. .--.. .
I. thinking thu t tighten Xm'i
av the eipiit. of rrettJng'Tf
. Thi4 I ail wnmg and f.r fi
ni, inmising uiu i ugntcn
-eonomy. Wh'ti tire g.-t U
should ! at ox;,- tighlencJ,
bought it -hould le known imJi
Mry.ittil ..in ll. .1 . f.. M k
....,. .an. - nv.. il.ll. til
whe,;l with k Hfn Lr ahotild
U kp. from watrr: for the joint
opf?nd the waler prntralr w
tstltr.n the wood anl caov- a
only to wyrraplIIy, lnt to de
U very iutportxxnt t kcpn wher
enough to- prrvrut wau-r from rj
into toe x-rtic-. because Ui leiiV
cay tp;a th Intmor of tin !;
the weather, axwl will let hi Utatf
not only tTtrj tin ue wagon tm
in th rain, but even In f.r
fto long i- the watiT tands in
tiftn mi tr3 T-T-A lir TO''titi ti
'-"" "" ww mrmm - T. tffVM VtVKk
L'U.pat The farxm-r iictit
j--. iuq iiu-r jxrvcr
iA raxrnr- ii the repair of anyM5'1i
vtits to Letter advantage th-P i?
c get a lo.- tire reet. A i
hi taiUlK' III till. tsj.Y.;f i.l n M1
To kt-ep the wjiler out of tM
of a wagon it i xiuportant
wool-work should !e kept
1-i- .. . - . i?
iai. a long a- ine jomiAa
tigbt by the iron work, will
ny water from penetrating tfc
lul the moxnenL for anr .'
iron ork fail to kcp the JofcM
, the paint crack n the
thu. leti the wa.ir In for th'i
J U x important to vcr o,
during dry weather fjr If
I loos tfra on th wagoa t
daUr uk. 2lnuakmlU
i , -
I -$& lr-
11... ii. i)iiinl"i ij "'.1
9b&-,r LivA m zj-sx-xsiri jk. & . ias"KSr"i"
... --swe . &U -
fit 5t- Jt t
m . s.
ir-v - -3r
' I l..s-
- --Pw ,1--..- t nana
is- ? r:s- - - .
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