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KIT CABSON'S 1EGACY.
Gcronlmo and bis murderous band
Are raiding ihe fresh young Western land ;
Toriorlng women and scalping men , .
flaking of ranches a noisome l en ,
And of Ecttlcirents a slaughter-pen.
HI ! hi I hi 1 To tho pale-face death !
3Inlllatc eons ere their waning breath !
Jlurder mothers , and babies brain !
Scatter bullets like peltins rain ,
And ccour away to ihe bills again !
Bloody Apachfs , dcv'ls accurst ,
Over our hcmes in a cyclone burst ;
Making widows of fair young wives ,
Taking Innocent children's lives ,
Gashing loved ones with reeking knives.
Mercy to such Is thrown away ,
71e rifle-ball is their only pay ;
The bayonet-prod and tbe Gatling-gun ,
And tbe cavalrj-cbarge from which they run
Art the bravest and best thing to be done.
Gnlltyfriends of that fiendish , foe.
"Whose trail Is wet with tbe tears of woe ,
ILink what Kit Carson wieelv said
When he cazed on a settler's"gorr bed ,
"An Indian good is an Indian dead ! "
David Graliatn Adce.
JUNE.DAISIES. . .
A Kensington Romance.
It was only a London garden , but it
was so walled in from intrusive eyes ,
was so judiciously planted with flow
ers that could stand the air of cities
and the neighborhood of smoke , was
so surrounded by trees , and the walls
that encircled it were so covered with
creepers , that it was difficult to real
] zo that it was actually a part of tha
"Old Court Suburb" which is now a
part of London itself. There was an
old bowling-green that made th
smoothest and greenest of tennis
lawns ; there were stately alleyst
planted with quaint shapes of box and
yew ; an ancient sundial and a moss
grown fountain ; trim walks through
trellised doorways , that led to con
servatories gorgeous with tropica
ilowers ; and shady corners , much ap
preciated by tho young people who
came to Lady Mary Hazlewood's gar
den parties , and that at other times
were Meta Hazlewood's favorite re
Lady Mary was the widow of a gen
eral and Meta 'was her only daughter ,
a , tall and rather stately brunette of
twenty-two , who had been out two or
three seasons , and had refused several
eligible offers without any very appar
ent reason. Miss Hazlewood did not
even give any reason. The gentlemen
who had done her the honor to wish
to marry her were not to her taste , she
said , and seemed to think that state
Meta's indifference to suitors was
the only point of difference between
Ler mother and herself. Lady Mary
trould gladly have seen her daughter
snitablj * settled as , indeed , what
mother would not ? but in the long
run the girl always had her \ ay.
"Do you want to get rid of me ,
mamma ? " she would ask , with one of
the smiles that were half saucy , and
wholly sweet ; and there could be but
one answer to such a question. Nev
ertheless , Lady Mary could not help
feeling that her daughter was per
verse. The feeling was' intensified
just now by an offer from Meta's latest
admirer , and. by the fact that Lord
Castleman seemed likely to fare no
better than those who had gone be
"I can't understand it , my dear , "
said Lady Mary , plaintively. "What
was there in Sir John Hope that any
girl need have objected to ? "
"He was not to my taste , " said
Meta , for the hundredth time.
"Or in Captain Shaw ? And I am
ntro they both worshiped the ground
you trod on. " x
"They would have been welcome to
do that if they would only have ab
stained from worshiping me , " said
Meta , lightly.
"My dear , don't be flippant ; when
you really fall in love yourself , you
will .know it is not a joking matter. "
i'Ah ! yes when I do ! " said Meta.
"And now there is Lord Castleman ,
and yoa don't scum any more favor
ably inclined to him. "
" 1 can't help it , mamma , " said
Meta , rather wearily. She rose and
gathered her work together , and left
ihe field to Lady Mary. She was so
lired of these endless lamentations ,
and she knew enough of her mother
to know that she would not leave her
pet grievance till she had thoroughly
exhausted both that and her daugh
ter's patience. So Meta put on her
Lat and strolled into the garden , the
shady old world garden that always
seemed such a haven of peace and soli
tude amid the whirl and din of the
great city. It was here that Meta
generally came when her mother's
mood was too plaintive or too loqua
cious , not railing against the kindly ,
nnwise woman , even in her heart , but
feeling the need for a little quiet and
solitude , a little time in which to
gather her thoughts , and perhaps live
over again the one little month in
which the garden had seemed greener
and fairer and sweeter than it had
Ever seemed since. That was five
years ao now that one month of
Meta's life that had seemed to Lady
Mary , so much like any other June ,
but that had made the very name of
3une musical forever in her daugh-
It was June again now , nd even in
London there was a sense of summer
in the air. The garden was at its best ,
with roses just unfolding , and creepers
greenly twining and putting forth
delicate tendrils , as yet unsmirched
, by dust or soot The great June
I iaisies that grow wild in such abund
ance in southern pastures and on
fcreeay cliffs by the sea , but that need
ed much care and pains to induce
them to grow here at all , were open
ing their yellow discs , and spreading
their white fringes in the sun.
Meta gathered one , and put it softly
to her lips. "The one flower in the
world ! " whispered the girl , and then
she blushed at her own thoughts , and
fastened the flower in her girdle , and
told herself it was folly , and worse
than folly , to let anv man's words
dwell in her heart like this , and come
back to her across the years when ever ,
the daisies blew. It was five years
ago now , but every June , as the great
white daisies opened to the summer
sun , it seemed to Meta that she stood
once more by Robin Lindsay's side ,
and heard him tell her that he should
never see their blossoms again with
out thinking of this garden of his cousin
' 'Because they are Marguerites , and
I am Margaret ? " she asked.
"If you like. Or because they are
fair and white , and tall and stately
and beautiful , " said Mr. Lindsay.
Shall I find them and' you still here
when I come back , I wonder ? Will
the daisies bloom year after year , in
spite of fogs and smoke ? And you ,
Margaret , will you be here , in.spite of
all the suitors who will try to'win and
wear the Marguerite that is the one
flower in the world for me ? She did
not answer for a moment She was
only seventeen , and with Robin Lind
say , at least , she was curiously ehy.
And then , before she could speak , he
caught her hands in his. "Don't an
swer , dear , " he said ; "I had no right
to ask. I will riot bind you by a
single word. Only give me"a flower
for old love's sake. It pledges you to.
nothing , but I may bo glad to have it
if I come back some day and find no.
daisies here. " '
"One daisy will be here , " said Meta
softly so softly that perhaps he did
not hear ; or perhaps he would not ]
Robin Lindsay had no fortune but his
profession , but he was a Scots
man , and as proud as he was
poor. It seemed to him a baseness to.
try to win a pledge from this fair
young cousin of his , whose mother'
looked so much higher for her , and toj
whom an engagement to himsalfl
could only bring years of indefinite'
waiting. . |
The waiting and the burden of sep-i
aration and doubt and anxiety should ,
be his , and not hers , he told himself ; :
and so he went away and left her free , !
not understanding "that her freedom
was a heavier burden than them all.1
He only wrote once , a formal letter
to Lady Mary , acknowledging her'
hospitality , tliat somehow found its ;
way among Meta's treasures ; butj
every year there came a Christmas ,
card adorned with white Marguerite )
daisies , and bearing an Indian post- ,
mark and the initials R. L.
That was all ; just such Christmas !
cards as any one might have sent !
pretty tokens of cousinly remembrance
that might be the emptiest of compli
ments ; but Meta flusned into tremb
ling delight over them , and hid them
away as a miser hides his gold.
And Lady Mary , looking kindly al
her daughter , with the unexpected
acumen which otherwise foolish , wo
men sometimes display in matters oi
the heart , thought to herself that if
Meta had not been such a child when
Robin Lindsay went away , she might
have fancied there had been some
"nonesense" between the cousins
when they wandered so long in the
garden those soft June evenings five
long years ago.
It was only a passing thought , dis
missed the next instant as too unlikely
for serious reflection , but it came back
to Lady Mary with startling vividness
this fair June morning as she went in
to the garden in search of Meta , and
found her standing by the daisies with
eyes that were luminous and tender
and sad. The golden bosses , surround
ed with pearly shafts of white , sud
denly recalled the Christmas cards
that had borne them in every variety
of dainty devices. And when Lady'
Mary looked at her daughter with un-i
conscious appeal and questioning , sho
knew , with a thrill of unwelcome con
viction , that tho girl's eyes fell before
her own. Was this it this that Meta ,
her proud , unapproachable Meta , was
only proud and unapproachable be
cause she was already won , and won
either clandestinely or unwooed ? .
Either supposition seemed a dese
cration to Meta's mother , with Meta
standing before her in her proud young
beauty ; only the daisies made a back
ground to her thoughts , an unacknowl-
3dged arriere pensee that had its share
in determining her speech.
"Do you know that Lord Castleman
is coming for his answer this morn
ing ? " she asked with an attempt at
severity of demeanor that was not too
successful. What are you going to
say to him , my dear ? "
"Won't you see him , mamma ? You
ivill say 'No' so much more graciously
; han I should. "
"But need it be 'No , ' Meta ? "
"What else can it be ? " said Meta ,
The daisies were an unconscious
3ackground to her thoughts also. The ,
laisies that had brought only happy
nemories and golden dreams to the
jirl in her teens , had come to have
juite other meanings for the woman of
Five years ! Was it likely that tho
ive-years-old story could seem any-
; hing but a boy and girl romance to
[ tobin Lindsay now ? That was the
juestion that the daisies had been ask-
ng Margaret Hazlewood this morning ,
; hat they had already asked her more
; han once as tho empty years .went by ,
ind Robin Lindsay gave no sign of
ilaiming "the one flower in the world
'or him. "
"Need it bo 'No,7 Meta ? " said her
nother once more. "Lord Castleman
s well born , distinguished , a polished
rentleman , and an upright man.
tVhat fault can you find in him ? * '
"None , " said Meta , wearily. She
; hought that life would have been
jasior to her if her suitors had been a
ittle less unexceptionable.
"Then , my dear , why do you not ac-
jepthim ? Do you know , Meta , what
s the natural conclusion when a girl
) ehaves as you do ? "
"Yes , " said Meta , hastily. "The
latural conclusion , the .only conclu-
iion , is that she likes her home and
ler mother too well to leave them. "
Lady Mary put aside the flattery
vith lofty indifference.
"The natural conclusion is that there
s some one she likes better or fancies
ihe does , " said the mother considerate-
y changing tho form of expression as
ihe saw"the sudden flame in Meta's
iheeks. It faded as quickly as it had
some , and Mela said steadily
"That is not the case with me , mam-
It was not a willful untruth. Her
norning's commnnings with the
laisies had brought home the convic-
iion that Robin Lindsay had forgotten
ler , or thought of her only as a'
sonsin , and nothing could therefore
. .f.Q. . -
[ be more evident to Margaret Hazel-
wood than that her own leelings must
have undergone a similar change.
I "I am relieved to hear it , " said Lady
> Iary. "I had really begun to won
der absurd as it seems it there could
\have \ been anything between you and
"No ! oh no ! " cried Meta vehement
ly. "How could you think so , mam
ma , when ho has never " She stop
ped , afraid of her own voice. What
was shegoing to do ? To falter and
break down before her mother to be
tray the weakness that had robbed her
girlhood of its brightness , and that
instead of being conquered as she had
believed , seemed ready to overwhelm1
her now with a sud'den despairing
shame ? She paused a moment , steady
ing herself against the garden seat ,
and then she said with a nervous little
laugh "How could you be so absurd ,
mamma ? I should have thought you ,
knew me better than that. " The two
women were both too much excited to
notice outside things. It came upon
them both with a little shock , when a
page appeared before them and an
nounced that .Lord Castleman was in
the drawing room.
" 1 will come , " said Lady Mary ner
vously , and then she looked at her
"My dear , what shall I say. You
will not sacrifice your prospects
your h..ppinesss "
"My happiness is not in question ,
mamma , " said Meta proudly. "You
can send Lord Castleman to me. "
Lady Mary did not venture to ask
any more. She kissed her daughter ,
and went off to her guests , rejoicing.
Meta would not haVe sent for him.
only to reject him , she felt sure. And'
as for the doubts which the daisies ,
had suggested , if Lady Mary did not ;
believe her daughter's protestations'
as entirely as Meta would have wished ,
she believed in the healing power of
time and the evanescent nature of.
human emotions , with a fullness of !
conviction that Meta herself would !
probably never attain to. She turned1
for a moment and looked at the girl's. ;
white clad figure with tender ma- !
ternal pride , and then she went on to
the house and into the drawing room- '
glowing with satisfaction and good
Lord Castleman was standing by
the table with a face tha was becoming
anxious and grave , but he flushed into
eager anticipation as Lady Mary came
into the room.
"You bring me good tidings1
ho cried joyfully. "I see it in your
eyes. " "I
"She will see you , " said Lady Mary ,
beaming with smiles. "You will find
her in her favorite corner by the con
He pressed her hand , and went , see
ing everything a little mistily
through the sudden dazzle of new
hope ; but pleading his cause with as
much humility as though he had not
just seen Lady Mary , and drawn his
own deductions from the encouraging
And Meta sat with downcast eyes.and
listened to his tale in a silence he felt
to be still more encouraging ; but when
he would have taken her hand she drew
"Wait , " she said ; "there is some
thing I should like to show vou
first ? '
She took from her pocket a faded
leather case , and opened it with fin
gers that trembled a little in spite of
her efforts to keep them still. Inside
were the Christmas cards with the
pretty frosted daisies , and the robins
that used to be so seldom absent
from Christmas cards , but that
had. perhaps a special reference
in these , and with them a letter
that was a little frayed about the
Lord Castleman stared , as he might
perhaps be excused for doing.
"What are these ? " he said. "Par
don me ; I don't understand. "
"It was very foolish and it was all
five years ago , " faltered Meta , "but I
thought you ought to know. " I
He understood now , and his brow I
lowered ominously. He was all Lady
Mary had called him he was well
born and distinguished , a polished
gentleman , and an upright man , but
e was not large soulcd. The confes
sion that Meta had made , with a pain
ho could not even understand , moved
him to no generous sympathy ; it only
wounded nis vanity and stung his
pride. He took the cards and the let
ter from her , and tore them into a
thousand pieces , and then ho turned
upon his heel.
"Miss Hazlewood , I have tho honor
to wish you good morning , " he said ,
with a stiff little bow. "I appreciate
your candor , but you will understand
that a Castleman does not care to bo
second to any other man. "
_ He went away with his head in the
air , knocking over his chair in his ag
itation , and Meta was conscious of a .
very unheroic feeling of relief. To
please her mother , and to save her
own pride , she had brought herself to
think that she might accept Lord Cas
tleman , but the sense of relief showed
her how great an escape she had had.
How long she sat where he had left
her she never quite knew. Her eyes
were on the torn and scattered frag
ments that were all that remained to
her of her girlhood's dream , and as
she sat and mused her face was grave
and sad but it was a sadness in
which Lord Castleman had neither
part nor lot
The opening of the garden door
roused her at last And then for
life is sometimes kinder to us than our
deserts or our imaginings she lifted
her eyes and saw some one coming up
the walk some one whose coming her
own pride had come near to making a
curse instead of a blessing. For tho
some one was Robin Lindsay , come
back at last to explain his long ab-
sence , and the untoward fortune that
tiad till now made it impossible for
iiini to come and ask for the Margaret
who was still to him "the one flower l
in the world. " 1
Somebody says tnat the odor of fresh paint
may be removed from a room by placing a
saucer of ground coffee in tbe apartment.
tfow we understand why it is a man generally .
chews ground coffee when he is painting the
.own. Puck. *
"All I want is a single heart , " writes a JI Js
joetess. Trying to fill a h6b-tall flush , eh ! I
Neicmcm Independent. \
How Farm Animals Are Likely To Be Neg
lected by Tlielr Owners Durlnsr the Sum
mer General Industrial Miscellany.
Care of Stock In Summer.
On many farms , says The Chicago
Times , all kinds of animals except
work-hoises are sadly neglected dur
ing summer. Their o'wners think they
have too much to do in the field at this
season of the year to devote much
time to their stock. The corn must be
cultivated , the potatoes hoed , the hay
made , and the grain harvested. Each
of these must receive attention at the
proper time , and they afford , little
leisure for anything else. Farm ani
mals are not likely to be neglected
during the winter , because their own
ers have little to do except to take
care of them. There is no work to
perform in the field or garden. The
weather is often so unpleasant
that there is no pleasure in leav
ing the farm to go to town. All the
animals are accordingly well taken
care of. They are fed and watered
with great regularity. The card and
brush are used on the horses and cat
tle. The pigs are supplied with bed
ding to keep them clean and warm.
If the weather is severely cold they
receive some warm food. The calves
receive rations of meal and oil cake.
The fowls are looked after at least
twice every day. In short , during the
season of the year when animals and
fowls are only expected "to hold their
own" they are well cared for. There
is plenty of time for doing the work
required , and necessity demands that
it be done. Neglect to do it would in
sure the death of the animals.
The greatest neglect of animals and
fowls Is shown during the summer
season. The former are generally
turned out to grass and allowed to re
main without care or attention. It is
presumed that they will do well
enough by themselves. When the
grass is growing finely they generally
thrive. There is enough to eat , and if
the pastures are supplied with living
water there is enough to drink. It is
not always the case , however , that the
pasture produces a sufficient amount
of grass for all the animals that are
kept in it. The growth of grass de
pends almost entirely on the fall of
rain. If there is no"rain for several
months the feed in pastures will be
small in quantity and poor in quality.
The supply of water afforded to
streams will also become small. At
such times animals require attention
every day. If the grass in the pasture
does not afford sufficient food it should
be obtained from the field or granary.
The growth of the animal should not
be stopped because the growth of grass
has. The water supply should receive
frequent attention. During hot and
dry weather all animals require a large
amount of water that should be pure
and fresh. If streams do not afford the
requisite amount of good water the
well must be made to supply it
Every stock-raiser should keep in
mind that the gain in the weight and
condition of animals is principally
made during the summer. Unless
they are fed on expensive food like
corn or small grains during the winter
they will weigh no more in the
spring than they did in the previous
fall. The summer is the time to lay
on flesh and fat. Animals intended
for slaughter should have all the re
quisites for becoming fat during warm
weather. There is no good reason for
waiting for cold weather before com
mencing' to feed them corn. If there
is not sufficient grass in the pasture to
enable each animal to obtain its fill
with ease and comfort it should have
an allowance of corn or some other de
sirable food. A given amount of grain
will make more beef , pork or mut
ton during warm than cold weather.
The best meat for the table is made by
feeding gram in connection with green
ajrass. Calves , colts and lambs re
quire good care during the summer ,
kt the period of weaning they should
lave much attention given to their
ood. They should not be allowed to
aecomo poor during the first summer
) f their existence. If they are not in
2jood condition when they enter their
.vinter . quarters for the first time the
chances of their ever becoming super-
or animals are very poor.
Industrial Brevities. 1
Where limbs have been sawed off
sarly in the spring , the exterior wood
jecomes drv in a few weeks and will
; hen receive a coating or covering to
jxclude rain and prevent decay. An
) ld and much recommended applica-
; ion is a solution of gum shellac in al-
: ohol , applied with a brush. Itanswers t
he purpose perfectly , and makes an
lir tight covering. Grafting-wax is
good , but not so easily applt-
ut , after j-ears of experiment ,
ve find common oil-paint as good as
mything , and nearly always at hand.
) ne of the small tin vessels with
eady mixed paint , sold at the hard-
vare or drug stores , answers every
mrpose , and this is more easily ob-
ained than the shellac solution and
nore readily applied than tho graft-
A novel use , says an eastern paper ,
8 being made of oyster-shells by a
lartford , Conn. , man , who is coining
aoney in his new enterprise. The
hells are placed in a patented mill
, nd ground. It has a capacity of five
ons a day. Ban ingenious arrange-
aent sieves are kept at work assort-
ng the dust into fine , coarse , and m-
ulliciently treated. The fine and the
oarse are taken by elevator-belts t >
he floor below , where , through can-
as chutes , regulated by wooden
lides , barrels are rapidly filled. The
iroduct is sold for chicken-feed ,
twenty tons and more are sold yearly
o San Francisco , orders are filled
rorn western states , and Bermuda
nd the Sandwich islands have been
A writer makes a correct compari-
on between thinning turnips and
hinning timber trees. ? To gardener
ver expects to raise a crop of good-
ized turnips by allowing them to
row at random without thinning ,
'he only difference between them is ,
hat the turnips show the effect of
hinning in a very short time , while
ears may be required for the more
lowly growing trees. For a similar
eason no farmer would ever expect
o raise a crop of fine corn by allow-
ing a dozen stalks to grow in euo !
hill. Tho removal of a needless tre <
may add to the bulk of a ueighboi
to a greater extent than would have
been obtained from the needless tree
had it remained , beside the improved
quality of the growth.
Much attention is paid in England
to the manufacture of sanitary wall
papers. The best English dealers
guarantee their paper free from arse
nic or other poisonous coloring mat
ter. It is wise to select smooth pa-
Eers , as they do not collect the dust
ke the embossed and ( locked sur
faces. If flock papers are used at
all they should btTwiped at least once
a week. Light colors should be
chosen and small all-over designs.
People have hardly begun to under
stand tho influence of color on health
and comfort , or to know that a care
ful consideration of this subject is ,
more important from a sanitary point
While reports of tho hay crops
coming from various western states
are very encouraging , the news comes
from New England that there it is
most disappointing. In Vermont it is
represented as being the lightest for
ten yeard , reaching 850,000 tons , or ,
200,000 tons less than last year. In
New Hampshire and Maine the crop is
reported as 10 and 15 per cent re
spectively less than last year. Causea
assigned for it are bad weather and'
damage by insects. The hay press !
will be in demand in tho west to put ,
the good crop in proper shape for
The annual weeds have mostly such
extremely small seeds that the begin-
ings of the plant are on the most in
significant scale. Slightly brushing
the surface of a field twice a week will
kill every one just as or before it' ,
conies above the surface. A weed seed :
that is barely sprouted is destroyed as :
effectually with a brush of tho hoe ori
garden rake as it would be two month
later when the strength of a man ;
might bo required to uproot it. Fre-
quent cultivation kills more weeds
for another reason , which is that it }
encourages more weed seeds to start.
A California paper says : Wo are in-
formed that a complaint has been filed
in the superior court of San Diego !
county , in which tho plaintiff com- !
plains that he has thirty acres of Muscatj
grapes , raised for the express purpose *
ef being made into raisins , and that !
owing to the great number of bees ]
kept by his neighbors he is unable to
utilize the grapes for the purposq
named. The prayer of the plaintiff * i
that the court may adjudge tho keep-j
ing of bees to be a nuisance which ,
should bo abated , and that he may !
recover damages from tho defendant.-
It is generally found that a cow kept
by herself will give better results than'
the same cow in a herd with others. '
The single cow will be better fed , and1
a more important point , so far as but
ter-making is concerned , will be the
fact that nearly all the butter will bej
got from the cream , which is nevci ;
the case when tho milk and cream
from a herd of cows are mixed beforej
churning. Owing to difference in size-
of the butter globules the milk fromj
cows varies greatly in tho time re
quired to bring the'butter.
On the Kankakee marsh , along tho
Kankakee river in Illinois , there are ,
large tracts of land which arc used
yearly for grazing stock. It has been
the practice of farmers who had good
gram farms to send their young cat
tie to these marshes and have them ,
pastured through the summer at a cost
of about $2 per head. Dry season,1
stock will do fairly wall , but after weft
seasons the cattle will come home lean ,
being all horns and legs , weighing in !
many cases no more than they did in
the spring ,
According to experiments reportedj
by the secretary of the New Jersey ]
Horticultural society ; and continued !
through two years , the earl } ' Ohio ma-j
tured eight days before early rose and
beauty of Hebron , in 1881 , and eleven :
md seventeen days sooner in 1883.
En another series of experiments by
tf. W. Parcell , tho early Ohio wa ? six
lays earlier than Vermont and He-
3ron , and sixteen days earlier than
It is now confidently believed that'
; he shipments of wool from New !
South Wales for the statistical year-
snding June 30 will show a reduction }
n last year's quantity by at least 28-
)00 ) bales. There will be a deficiency
ilso from Victoria and Queensland
) ut an increase in South Australian
ihipments will more than make up fon
, so that the total deficiency for air
Australia will bo about 20,000 "bales.
An attempt is now being made to. t
> ore an artesian well on the large
> lantation of Messrs. C. J. and J. C ,
Foster , near Shreveport , La. This is
ho first attempt to bore such a well in
he Red river valley , and its success ,
vill prove a matter of decided conse-
[ iience to tbe people of that section. ,
L'he contractor in charge of the works ; '
s confident of success.
Another insect pest has appeared in (
Canada in the nature of a small ]
vorm , which secretes itself in the ,
teads of clover , entirely destroying
he stalk. The spread of the pe'st is'
o rapid that the clover crop through-1
mt the country will bo almost a total
Barn cats should rarely be allowed ,
o come to the house , and never fed
here. All they need is plenty df
nilk. Compel them to get the rest of
heir living , and they will find it about
he barn , granaries cribs , sheds , and
The quantity of meat thrown into
he Atlantic is greater than most peo-
ile imagine. Last year , 4.856 animals
rere thrown overboard , 281 were
anded dead , and 317 were so much
ajured that they had to be killed on
Marshal P. Wilder has had the larg-
st apple-tree in the country photo-
; raphed. It grows in Chesire , Conn. ,
3 60 feet higTi , spreads 100 feet and
ields 75 to 110 bushels per year on
Iternate sides of the tree.
Furs are now preserved from insects
a cold storage houses with cheese
nd all kinds of food products.
Georgia's orchards now hold thq
est crop of apples , pears , peaches
nd plums in twenty years.
Gathered1 at Bandcm From Hiss Bose Eliza
beth Cleveland's flew Boofc. J
No secret of hydraulics could causo
'a dewdrop to hang upon a roso leaf in
1 never knew a good man or a good
woman who was not practically an op
The past is simply humanity. It is
thouand I , a vast congregation of.
thous and I's. ,
I / I
An acorn in the mind is worth morej
than an oak forest at the end of tha
Tho noble soul would choose rather
not to be than to be somebody in )
So fine an irony has history , that
that which makes the shnjne of its4
wives makes the glory of its kings.
Manners are made in the market
where thev are sold , and their buy-
mg and selling are mostly uncon-
No gift can pass between human !
creatures so divine as the giftofrec-j r
ognition , for it touches upon the cre
To bo dramatic , and at the same
time accurate , is a rare combination. .
If the one is gift the other is grace.
Wo can do no braver or better thingi
than to bring our best thoughts to the )
everyday market. They will yield us1
usurious interest ;
Milton's sublime audacity of faith" "
acretes the ponderous craft of _ his1
verse and keeps it from sinking into !
the abyss of theological pedantry.
Our lives are noc laid out in vasti
vague prairies , but in definite do-i
mestic door yards , within which we !
are to exercise and develope our facul-j
Herein is the significance of sayingj
that history repeats itself. It does re- .
peat itself , because it repeats its f ac- '
tors the men and women who com-
pose it. . i
The mother makes tho man , per- ; '
baps ; but tho wife manufactures him.
Sometimes tho wife in her manufac-l
turo confirms the making of the
mother , sometimes counteracts it.
Tho born poet has no agony in tho
deliverance of his song. Tho uttering
( s to him that soothing balm which
tho utterance is to tho reader. It is
tho weeping , not the tear wept , that
The humanity of each of us is liko
some ceolian harp constructed by the
Master Musician , and laid down ten I
derly by Him on the sea shore , where ,
winds from every quarter play con 'i '
Reciprocity , constant and equal ,
among all His creatures is the plan of
the only maker of plans whose plans
never fail in the least jot or tittle. Ho
has reserved to Himself tho power to
give without receiving. .
Human history is nothing but one ,
ceaseless flow of causo into effect , and ,
of effect into causo. There is nothing. j
but which is consequent You and I1
are but the consequents of a vasti ) i
tangle of antecedents in all time be
fore. , .
You come from one of George ,
Eliot's poems as from a Turkish bath ( * ! .
of latest science and refinement , ap-j
preciative of benefit , but so battered ,
beaten , and disjointed as to need re- . n' '
pose before you can be conscious of , I1
In these days of ebb and quick. ( I1I I
sand , when agnosticism rears its stono ( 7
wall in front of faith , and writes upon ;
it in black letters tho end-all and the1
be-all of all knowing , tho unknow-j
able , we have no need to know where ,
God is to confirm our faith in him. , '
( An erroneous notion of the Middle }
Ages. ) A tunnel of time , 1,000 years ]
long , through which humanity ! <
rumbled blindly in an emigrant train , !
the last skyrockets of tno Romanj
jmpiro flaring up at one end , thej
iirst sunbeams of the Renaissance tt
shining in at the other and no lighn
jetween tho no-account period of } i
What's in a name ? A rose by any ! !
) ther name might smell as sweet : butj '
i lily , if rechristened rose , would'
icver diffuse the rose's odor , nor gain , ;
n addition to its own spotless per- ! I'i
ections , tho deep hearted sorcery of ;
hat enchanting , crumpled wonder.j
vhich wo thrill in touching , as if itj
oo , had nerves , and" blood , and ai
mnian heart a rose !
( A picture of Joan of Arc. ) A litx
le peasant maiden , doing lowly ser-i
rice in tho cottage home at Homremy ;
i mail-clad maiden , leading forth hen
oldiers from the gates of Orleans ; (
wo faithful feet on" fagots at Rouen ;
L radiant face uplifted to the beckon-
ng skies ; a crucifix upheld in shriv- !
ilmg , flame-kissed hands ; a wreath of
moke for shroud ; a wrack of smoke !
or pall , a heap of ashes , and a fran- :
ihised soul !
In this scientific a e this a e of
conoclasm it is greatly good for usj
o confront things rich , rare , out-of-i
he-common-things , above our powerj
o comprehend , beyond our power to !
iestroy. It is well for us who are so !
ilind to the rose color in our daily *
ives to be forced to acknowledge its !
xistence in the imperishable canvass
if history ; well for us , so intensely ) ' "
> ractical as we are , to be compelled ,
here , at least , to confront the ro-
nantic and the heroic. '
Tobacco as a Disinfectant
"There is a gc'neral impression thafc
obacco is a disinfectant , " was said to ]
n up-town physician. "If you go
ato a place where the air is rank oil
iden with obnoxious "
vapors , said ;
he physician , "tobacco smoke will aid !
ou in escaping any evil results. You
rill certainly nnd the air less offensive
ven if it is no less rank. But if tho !
obacco itself becomes tainted , or coii- . ! <
any substance , vou
rill discover that it is r'
just as good
ransmitter as anything else. A cigar-
older would enable a man to
escape a V
ood many of the penalties that all
mokers Incur , and 1 tried it for a r'J
ime. 1 discovered however , that tha
older became a nuisance to mv
atients , and so I again began smok-
ig my cigars in | the old way. "
? ork Sun. J J-
Opening of the season uncovering the mu *
ird pot Hoa'Mi bulletin.
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