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Out In the churi-briud the grass grew
Where iho prncofiil dead were lying;
Over thoir quid ami holy slnp
Tim butterflies white were flying,
And one little chilil was playing there
In the churchyard, sunny and still;
lied wandered away in innocent
From the litle while house on the bill.
"Butterflies, buttorUict!" cried the child,
As he played on the grassy sod,
"You're the seals of the little dead chil
' Fluttering v.; to God."
Out in the churchyard a place now-ninde,
Waits for the innocent (lend;
fill ill, for the dear little sleeper, thero
Waited his quiet hid.
And a Ions farewell they fay over him,
With kisM's on lip and brow;
And, with il .wers sweet at head and fect,
He pii s from his mother now.
Blitteiiliis flutter ahove her head.
As die kneels on the grassy sml.
And the little white soul of he.- r-redous
Flutters away to God.
Ladies' liuue Journal.
UKDEli "fALSK COLORS
Under t lie Ice of Cape Gris Noz two
vessels were Inv-; to withiu fifty yards
of each other. Boats were coming and
Ruins between them, and on the quar
ter deck of the larger vessel seven de
jected looking English sailors were
drawn ui under a guard of marines.
From the maintops of both Haunted
the tricolor of France, with this omin
ous difference: that on the smaller ves
sel It surma untc-d the union jack of En
gland. The brigantine Firefly was in the
hpnds (f the French. The lumbering
old coaster, bound from London to Chi
ehesier harbor, with a gonral cargo,
had been blown oil her course by con
trary winds to the wrong side of the
channel; the forty-two gun frigate Al
ceste had pounced upon her, nud now
her skipper, Jacob Dempster, was rue
fully giving an account of himself on
the frigate's quarter deck.
"Ha! say you that":" exclaimed the
French captain, who spoke English
well. "Vour ship Is of Dosha ui, In the
harbor of Chichester? Know you the
manor house at Dosham. owned, but
not Inhabited, by one Squire Dullard :"
I do seeing as I live within K0
yards of it," replied the rugged old mar
"Certain French ollieeis are residing
there"; Prisoners of war on parole'.-"
"They were, when 1 left for Loudon,
three weeks bark."
Captain Fonrii'a-r ef the Alceste turn
ed and addressed himself with much
gesticulation and excitement to a
group of bis ollicers. who stood a few
paces in the rea r. The captured skipper
fell back and spoke with his compan
ions in misfortune.
"There's something in the wind, lads;
the Mounseer captain has been making
kiud Inquiries about the prisoners at
the manor home," he growled.
Captain Founiicr. having finished his
consultation, again came forward.
"M. Dempster," lie said, "my brother,
the Liettieuant Can.ille Fournlcr, is oue
of the prisoners living at the manor
house of Dosham. He cannot attempt
to escape himself because of his parole,,
but that makes no reason why 1 should
not release him by force. I propose to
put a hundred of my men In the Fire
l!y, which as a ship of Dosham will not
be suspected till I i laie for prevention,
cud run ia and effect my purpose."
Jacob Dempster laughed .sourly. "I'd
like to seo you try it," he replied. "Don't
yon kno..- that Dosham lbs six miles
from the sea? You'd be stuck on a mud
bank before you'd done a mile of the
"It Is you who will pilot us. my
friend !u return for your liberty," he
eaid. "My men will remain below for
concealment, while you and your crew
work the vessel, as though In due
course returning home."
"What-..1. steer n pack of French
man up Dosham creek to the doors of
my uatl Tillage! I'll see you In Davy
Jones' locker first'."
;. A murmur of approval came from the
prisoners behind him, but Founder,
a cynical, cruel looking man, merely
smiled. "I have so far omitted to state
iho ait.-.rnative," he said. "If neither
you nor any member of your crew will
teer the brigantine tip the creek I will
ban;; you all at the yard arm within
i There was i moment's dead silence,
pud th" old shipper turned and faced
"What say yui, my lads?" he asked
quietly, "'"in for haugiug."
A lit ; vo auioug the married men
twCvhsd as thv thought of wives and
lP.Uc oaf-. I j tli answer was unuais
taVable "We're with you, Jacob."
Not qu'te. f.o-vevor, as it proved.
One voice a loong he Firefly's compauy
was silent, au.i all 'yes turned on the
toll blue-ey od young fellow In the cen
ter of the I'no in amazement. Was
Ct-z Aprdearth, of all men, going to
The Fivt.ch cap'ain, whose quick eye
bod alrta ly tingled him out as a dis
sentient, ,--ut tue questiuu point blank:
there, are not so foolish a
il.so -t!.er you will steer the brigau
tiue to I'.OBiiam?"
ACidinr the withering glance shot at
him by oi Jacob, the young man raised
bis 'icad fof a second and answered:
"y, I'll ,-ilot ber up the creek If so
bv ai .oull sparo my mates' lives as
we'J as mlrje."
; "Its, c-taluly utless they nttempt
t tnw'ii". me," wild Fournlcr, con
Sjti'tvoi.'';. "Mind this, though," he
tb.uid.-vcd, clian:;iug to sudden fury.
"if by . sc act of any one of you my
plan fails I will net only l-ng you all,
but I T'll I' urn every house In the vil
lage, it Is recluded spot, far from
garrisons, . see ly the mnp, and many
things oul l .ir.pr-'u before help could
Ilav'i j s-decteT. 1C0 of bis best men,
under a proper complement of officers,
Captain Fournlcr sent them aboard the
Firefly, and followed with Greg, for
he meant to lead the enterprise in per
son, leaving the Alceste In charae of his
As soon as the transfer was complete
and a rendezvous appointed with the
frigate the French Hag was hauled
dowu on the Firefly and she 6tood
across for the English coast. Greg Ap
plegarth was permitted to remain on
deck, but Jacob Dempster and the rest
of his crew were thrust into ths hold,
where they passed their tluie In cursing
their comrade's treachery.
That the traitor should be Greg Ap
plegurth was the most astonishing fact
of ail-especially to old Jacob, who was
aware of certain tender passages be
tween the smart young sailor and his
own wayward daughter I'eggy.
The prisoners of war were permitted
by t!e Government to rent the manor
house and live there as they pleased,
provided they kept to the stipulations
of their parole, which demaa led that
they should make no ut tempt to escape
or go farther than two miles from their
C.uuille Fournler, the brother of the
captain of the Alceste, had early con
trived to scrape an acquaintance with
I'eggy Dempster, and the vivacious vil
lage beauty had been liattered into al
lowing a warmer flirtation than she
had perhaps intended.
I'eggy was leaning over her father's
garden gate one evening, saying good
night to the French ollicer, who was too
much engrossed to notice that Greg Ap
pl"garth was coming up the road.
"Would that my captivity could en
dure forever," Camillo said. "Uow shall
I ever tear myself from your sweet
presence, Mlstres3 Teggy, when 1 re
turn to France';"
"There is a way out of that difficulty;
you might ak me to come, too," re
plied the thoughtless girl.
"I will bear that lu mind," said Ca
n.ille, not Mispeciiug, in his vanity, that
the words wore meant for other ears
Grog Applegarth had referred to this
incident only the day before the cap
ture of the Firefly, and had expressed
a bitter hatred of all Frenchmen In
ceneral and of Lieutenant Camillo
Fournler in particular.
And now hero ho was, to Jacob's
ama'.ment, assisting not only the na
tkm, but the ludiv'dual, to defy his own
country and to land au armed force on
(juestioned by Captain Fournler as to
his reasons for not following their ex
ample, he replied with a grin that he
was not so foud of his country as to
want to die for her when there was a
plain way out.
The Firefly was captured on a Satur
day, and it was not till dawn was
breaking on Sunday that Greg was
called on to act as pilot, when tho
brigantine was rounding Selsea Bill.
As the vessel was now iu the fair way
for Portsmouth and British cruisers
swarmed like wasps about the entrance
of their nest, the French seamen lay
concealed below, except half a dozen
dressed in garments taken from the
English sailors' stock. Captain Four
nier, pistol ia hau l, stood close to
Greg, alert for the !':it sign of treach
ery. Defore running for Hoyling Islan 1 to
make the entrauce of the creek he
found It necessary to execuie several
maneuvers which took a good deal of
lime, explaining the necessity of them
by the numerous shallows he had to
When at length he put the helm up
and stood boldly into the creek ou tho
half Hood the wind swerved from be
hind, but presently a sharp bend In t he-
narrow passage made t lie sails useless
and the boats were ordered out to tow.
The brigantine emerged from the nar
row- gut of the winding creek into the
broader waters at the village just as
the bells of Dosham church ceased ring
ing for morning service.
The French captain was burning
with suppressed excitement.
"Where is the manor bouse where my
brother lives?" he asked, as Greg gave
the wheel a turn aud brought the Fire
"There, yonder-back of the church,1
was the reply. "1 ve fetched you up
right opposite 1 1 it as near as I dare
go. You'd best anchor here."
The French captain gave th? neces
sary orders, and at I'-aeo set about mal:-
iuj his dispositions for landing his cu-
tire force, except a Millieiont guard for
Though the landing entailed several
journeys iu tho Firefly's boats, it was
rapidly effected, and with Fournlcr at
it.s head the parly started for the man
or house under Greg's guidance.
Only a hundred yards of marshy pas
ture land lay between the creek and
the moat, but the young sailor lad led
the Frenchmen a long slaut up the
meadows and back again before linally
approaching their goal. The captain
looked at him once or twice suspic
iously. "You don't want your men stuck in
the mud," said Greg, and lie pointed
convincingly to a quagmire they were
After half an hour's wandering to
and fro in the meadows he led the
party up to the bridge over the moat,
and they entered the grounds of the
manor house from the rear. A9 they
filed round to the front, a group of men
who were sitting under a tree on the
lawn started ou seeing the familiar uni
form. A minute later Captain Fournier
bad embraced his brother and explain
ed the situation.
The prisoners of war were In an ecsta
sy of delight at the prcprct of, as oue of
t'heni facetiously put It, being "brutally
dragged from their parole," but ou the
captain proposing an Immediate return
to the boats, Camillo waved his baud
gayly iu deprecation.
"Walt a brief time, my brother," he
laughed. "The little god Cupid de
mands It, and we are quite safe from
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opposition here. Th arc not twentj
able-bodied Britons In the place. Most j
of them are In church, and tbey arc al j
"Ah, ah! you have been amusinj !
yourself," said the captain. "WeU !
hasten and say your adieus to the fait '
one, for 1 am anxious to be gone." I
It Is not a matter of farewell, noth
ing so dismal," replied the youngei
brother, complacently twirling his mu
tache. "The fair one Is ready to accom
pany me whenever I take my depar- j
ture. uut unioriuuateiy sue is iu uiuu-h. i
nud likely to remain there for anothet
hour. I have heard that the priest ol
Bosham is a cleric of long wind."
"Write tho lady a note, asking her on
some excuse to leave the church," l.c j
said. "I have with me au English sail i
or w'13 shall deliver it."
Camillo scribbled a few lines on a,
leaf in his pocket book, folded it and
banded it to his brother, who called
Greg to him. I
"You know this lady by sight;' lie
asked, pointing to the superscription.
The young sailur's face was as steadj
as a rock as he answered !n the aflirma
tive. "Take it to her ia the church, then,
aud return yourself immediately. 11
you do not return I will march my men
to the church and Are upon the people," j
Greg disappeared in the shrubbery
which adjoined the churchyard.
Pushing open tho door, he removed
his cap and tiptoed reverently up tht
aisle toward the chancel, where Peggy
Dempster was seated with the choir.
But without approaching the choir
Greg ran Quickly up the pulpit steps.
Mr. Gillyflower turned upon him angri
ly, but "on hearing the words which
were rapidly whispered In his ear the
vicar looked first startled, then shrewd
ly intelligent. His communication fin
ished, Greg left the church as quickly
as he had entered, with Carnille Four
nier's note still iu his pocket, aud with
out once looking at Peggy.
Ou the manor house lawn, where the
French seamen made a picturesque
group under tho trees, Greg's return
was hailed wlrh acclamation by the
offlcers-by the two Fournlers ospe
"What did she do when you gave her
the note?" asked Carnille eagerly.
"She just did uothlng," was tho un
"You see, my dear Carnille, 6he has
changd her mind," said the captain.
"Come, let us be off out of this."
"What matter so long as I gain my
purpose?" retorted the lieutenant bru
tally. "No, take the others and sail
a way if you please. As for me, uothiug
will move me unless I can take the fair
Captain Fournier bit his lip, but gave
In. At most It only meant waiting un
til tho close of the service, which could
not now be long deferred, and lu the
seclusion of the manor house grounds
the presence of tho landing party
would,, iu tho meanwhile, remain un
detected. But when tho minutes grew into an
hour and a half, yet no sigual was given
by the man posted iu th? shrubbery to
watch the church door, the captain beJ
gnu to fume aud stamp wliii rage.
He linally threatened to turn the pre
tense of a forced abductiou into a real
ity and carry Camillo on board the Fire-"
lly whether or no.
"If you do that," 6aid the lieutenant,
"my lirst act en reaching France will
be "to demand of you satisfaction."
At last the elder Fournler' patience
"Fall iu, men," he said to his crew.
"Wo will put the cloture on this loqua
cious priest, and take the girl from un
der his nose. Perhaps that will satisfy
you, ingrate?" turning to Carnille.
"Excellently well," replied the lieu
tenant, and with tho jaunty quickstep
of Franco the ccdumn tramped into t ho
shady churchyard, where the 6onorons
tones of Mr. Gillyflower were plainly
"Pcsto upon the fellow," muttered the
captain, telling off twenty men to ac
company him and his brother into tk3
Greg, who hnd followed closely at Ms
elbow, plucking him by the sleeve, said,
"It will be a long time before you see
France again, captain. See there!'"
And, leading him to tho churchyard
wall, he pointed mockingly at the Fire
fly. The brigantine lay high and dry
on tho mud at her auekorage, and
would not float again for ten hours at
For a moment tho brave lad's life
trembled In the balance. Then, with a
bitter oath, the captain put up his pistol
he had drawn.
"If you do the folk no harm you'll bo
made comfortable, I expect," said Greg,
with a grin, for he had foreseen that,
with retreat cut off, Fournler would
dare uo excesses. "You see, I remem
ber how tho tide would serve to-day
and I timed so as to run you In at
church time. I knew Teggy would be
there with tho choir, and that that
spark would never move without try
ing to take her along. I allowed that by
wueu the people came out tho cssel
would be harJ ard fa6t, but It was you
who gave me the chance to tip the par-i
sou and hint to let '"m have au extra
duse and send word to the v 'uuteers
from Chichester. Till you gave me that
note I was getting anxious lest the
brigantine find enough water after nlL,
Parsou mut be about winded by now,
but there are the drimia of the volun
teers. There's 400 of them, so you won't
be disgraced by receiving 'em civilly."
So, after all, that was the kiud of
traitor Greg was. His chief reward lay
iu the removal of all the French prison
ersnew as well r.j old to safer quar
ters, as he had hoped from the tlrst.
And Teggy said: "It would have been
nicer of you to have given mo that note,
silly. You we'.e never that foolish as
to th'nk I would have gone with him."
-Tld-Bita. . .
IlEXt r.uTAL CARRIAGE.
Even royal folks arc not always lux
uriously comfortable. Tho Qtiocu of
Strvin, for instance, eschews the soft
bed and avoids the down pillow as eha
would tho plague. Sho sleep on a
narrow divaa spread with a hard un
yielding mattress aud without tho ves
tige of a pillow. Sho has Lor reward,
however, in the possession of tho best
ligiii'o and the most stately carriage iu
all Europe's royalty. San Francisco
WOMEU AS INVESTOns.
Women aro coming to the froufc as
inventors quite rapidly, nnd patents
have been issued at Washington dur
ing this year to ingenious members of
tho fair sex for muny novel and useful
Among those noted iu a cursory
perusal of tho Fateut Offico bulletin
uro bicycle Blurts to tho number of
twenty ; a bottlo that cuanot bo re
filled, an improved dustpan, a window
sa-di that will not get stuck, a modi
cino glass, au adjustable quilting
frame, another 6olf-heatiug sad iron, a
telescopic shaped miners' lantern, an
imploniont for holding green corn
while eating, an ingenious machine
for hanging wall paper, uevico for
holding flexible gas tubes, a shoe up
por nittdo of ouo piece and joined with
a binglo seam, a refrigerator with re
volving shelves; n pooket combination
of curling tongs, with tho heuter ami
fuel for same jfoldiuggnrment stretch
er that simulates tho human form, a
school blackboard that divides into
suctions, and lapboards, wash tubles,
coffeo drippers aud churns in be
Apnoss or Holland.
An apron of fine, creamy Holland,
which yon can get just a yard wide,
and of wLicli you will only require one
yard, as the depth of tho bkirt need
uot exceed tweuty-scven iuches, aud
your remaining quarter of material
will serve for a bib, is pretty for house
wear. Nothing ojuld be easier thou
tho manufacture of the skirt part,
which has a fairly vrido hem at the
bottom and sides, aud is gathered
i som-jwhat finely at tho waist iuto tho
j bund. By way of trimming put at tho
I bottom of tho shirt three bauds of
fashionable grass lawn; you must
choose a very open pattern, as thero
is to bo a running of ribbon beneath ;
stitch these ou at intervals of about an
inch and half, starting just that depth
abovo tho hem. Two aud a half
yards of lawn, including a strip for
the bib, will bo enough, reckoning
that your bauds of insertion do not
extend over tho wide hems on each
You must cut away the Hollan.l be
neath tho bauds afterward, and when
it is tidiiy hemmed back, iasert a
bright cherry -jolorod ribbon, which is
drawn forth at each end in a smart
rosette. The bib is cut in throe points ;
the center point is formed of tho lawn,
folded over at the top to prodncj tho
triangular ell', ct, and beneath it runs
tiio c'uerry-colored ribbon to match
the skirt. A pretty finish is afforded
by tho pair of rosettos ou the oorn
crs of tho bib; those are mado of
ribbjn exactly tho snuio hue, but only
un inch wide; you will waut one yard
of ribbou for tuch rosette, aud a third
of a yard to make tho strips, starting
fr mi thorn and mooting iu tho coaler
of tho back. This llollaud apron,
With its lawn insertions aud cheerful
libbous, wiil bo a very nntty little
garment with which to Conceal a
shabby gown on a dud or dark duy.
San FruueibCJ Chronicle.
IRAlNINti SCHOoLS roil IIOl'SEKlEEriN'G.
A number of philanthropic, clear
Leaded and wunu-hearted womeu Lavo
sturtcd on idea which bis iu it the
merit of good sense and tho elements
of coaifott aud correct management
for many households.
Truining schools for domestic set
Tauts liavo beou a pet project with
philanthropists for many years, bat
uufortuuutely they have not turned
out well, aud have been temporarily
abandoned by their sp insors, who gave
them up, not pcrmuucntly, but only
for tho time being.or until some more
fuvorublo cow ditious presented themselves.
It may bo ipiestioued if such au in
stiuitiou will ever becomo populur or
self-stistuiuing. Tuoro aro many ar
guments uguint its success, and many
reusous why it has no good grounds i
for hope of a lonj-coutiuuod exist
ence. Aud tho strongest arguments against
it are tho nature, education, and hab
its of the class fur whoso instruction
and beuelit it is designed and main
tained. Families whoso daughters are likely
to go iuto domestic service rarely havo
niouey to spare to pay for educating
themiu household matters, even if
they were willing to admit that tuo
girls who had been taught under their
own eyes were siuceptiblo to any im
provement. Au umtuing incident in this line is
related of a womuu whoso house was
noted throughout tho community as
the most badly-mauagod aud ill-kept
of any dwelliug iu tho lilac. A lady
in tho neighborhood was in need of a
good servant, and this woman wuit to
seo about getting the place for ouo of
her daughters. After some prelimin
aries, tho lady asked what cxperienco
tho girl had Lad uud whcio sho had
learned housekeeping. With the dig
nity of a duchess, tho mother of tho
wotild-bo employe drew herself up
aud answered, ".Sho is a thorough
housekeeper, madam. I taught her
Tnis woman would have reseute!
tho idea of sending one of her girls
to a training school. Her way was
best, simply becauso it was her way.
Besides, to persons who havo such ou
cxaltod opinion ol their own abilities
and attainment.-) notbiug is more dis
tasteful than to confess their inability
to meet ail emergencies, fill all places,
and be nil things to all people. To
send a child to a place where sho
would bo taught to keep Louse is a
tacit admission that the mother is un
able to give her that instruction iu its
best form. Aud many mothers of
Rirls who live out could never bo
brought to admit that such a stato of
affairs could be.
Auothcr obstacle iu the way of tha
success of theso traiuiug schools is tho
restraint under whioh tho pupils aro
kept. If they board and lodgo iu
tha school buildings, they nro re
quired to oouform strictly to rules,
There aro no evenings of absolute free
dom when they can return ut any hour
that pleaaos them; no idiiug about
doorways and gossiping iu area
ways. Tho life is far too regular
and too much under tho con
trol of their superior, a stato of
things which many of theso persous
rcceut with tho utmost energy aud
While there aro few institutions
more needed than the training school
for domestic help, aud while it is de
voutly to bo wishod that such schools
were to bo found iu every ncighbor
hood.the fact remaiusthata large por
tiouof the class who would bo mostad
vantaged by them are too thoroughly
imbued with independence to avail
themselves of this advantage New
Ribbou 13 used as a bkirt trimming.
Feather capes are uu expensivo dress
item this season.
Ivnpiro wreaths figure largely iu
tho latest j'-wulry designs.
Tho spider and its web furnish tbo
model for a gold and gem brooch.
Black moire is being much used in
combination with cloth on strictly
Birds aro more used on nutumu
hats than ostrich plumes and the bird
of paradise appears on winter millin
ery. Sonic felt h its como in royal purple
and suggest a trimming of blade or
white, though purple is ouo of tho
few colors difficult iu combination.
Gowns mado from thin goods nro
fiuihhed with lace-edge 1 frills of tho
material urr.inged iu tho fashion of
braces in epaulettes from three to fivo
rows deep, or as a liehu or capo. This
pbiu widens tho shoulders aad couu
terbalauces tho largo hats, which havo
a top-heavy look with sm-ill sleeves
and loug-waisted iiguro be-DiiatU
10R FA KM AXU UAIiDLN,
waste or e ons stalks.
While it is not true that corn stalks
exposed to rains will decay like clover
hay, there is altogether too much loss
iu it, if nut secured in time, for any
farmer to afford. Green stalks dried
without rainfall retain their fresh
color inside where not exposed to the
tun. But tho fading of the outside
of the stock does uot affect its nutri
tive value or its palatableues. We
have many times fed cows and watched
them while they were eating. While
they would select tho Rtulks thut had
been slightly softcued by beating, there
was nouppureut preference for those
that had retained their grcr u color
over those that sunlight had bleached.
But wheio the rain had washed the
outside of tho stock, and had not
reached the inside, the case is doubt
less very different. Eiiu cauuot lull
on any partly dried vegetable matter
without currying off some of its nutri
tion. UAItN'tARO MAKfllE.
Tha ideal wuy of storing manure
trttvti-i.ti-tttMlv t!l titmtiiiul nnnnrtil nit v
aro secured for a,dying it to the
fields is to put it under cover. Un-
mixed horse manure tends to heut
quickly aud violently. If spread out
eveuly.sprinkled with some dry earth,
or, better, gypsum, and wet and mod
erately 6olid.fied, it wiil be iu an ideal
Nature's method is to spread the
rc-fuso material thinly on the surface
in tho Into fail and early winter
where plauts aro growing. Daring
tho winter aud early spring a largo
percentage of tho avaiiablo plant food
in manures is washed iuto tho soil.
Somo farmers, knowing this-, have
adopted tho practice of spreading
their h'rawy manures ou tho meadows
iu the fall and early winter. Iu April,
during a dry time, tho coarso parts of
them are raked together, carted to the
barus.and used a second time for bed
ding. When manures ore spread iu
tho winter or early fall they may be
plowed under in tho spring with a
ehallow furrow. American Farmer.
TflE no's QUARTERS.
No matter whether maoy or few
pigs aro kept through the winter, if
they lire kept in the best conditiou at
the lowest cost it is quito un item to
' provide them with a comfui table shel
j tor. There i- no necessity of going to
any considerable expense. Wnat is
desired is cleanliness, warmth and
I dryness. As hogs sleep close together
! in beds there isuo necessity for mak
ing the house quite us suug aud tight
! as for otuer classes of stock. O.ie cs
I sential item is to havo it dry, both
where they eat und where they sleep.
I Auother item is to havo tho feeding
floor arranged so that in coining out
j of the sleeping plaeo they wiil not
havo to stand exposed to a cold wind
while eatiug. It is oUo an item to
have arranged so that tho sun. cau
shine in at least part of the time dur
ing the day.
In making tho floor it should be
tl niti-ii n littln o that anv water will
j rttu off readily. It will help consid
erably about cleaning. Tho floor
6hould always bo mado tight in order
to avoid wasto iu feeding grain, nud
then care should bo takeu to keep it
Dry earth makes tha best sleeping
floor, and in order to iususo its being
dry it will pay to fill iu with dry dnt
until it is live or six inches higher en
tho inside than the uiiuide. Then,
with a tight root, it cau I C kept dry.
A liltlo straw on this makes a eood
bed, Tho btraw can bo changed e very
ten days in order to prevent its be
coming too foul. Thero should be a
tigh'. trough for feeding blops. The
i door i.hould bo sufficiently largo to
permit ten or mure hogs running iu
! at once and thus prevent crowding.
! The house sbould be largo enough for
I thu number of hogs wintered to cut
nnd sleep without overci owding. '1 he
! idea is to have comfortable and yet
! no I too cxneiisivo quarhis, Snca a
Lo houso wiil prove a profitable iu
vestment. The Silver Kuight.
Make a light and straight polo Id
1 2 feet in le::gtti, and mark feet and
b!f feet on ono side, nil I on the op
posite sido divide tho 16 1-2 feet into
spaces representing tho length of links
ia the chain of u suivcyor.says a good
authority. A surveyor's chain is CO
feet iu length, containing 101 liu;;y.
Ileuco a pole 10 1-4 feet long wo'ild
be equal to 25 links. A link isV.C2
inches iu length. With dividers ouo
can iudicite 123 equ il spaces or links
ou ouo side of the polo iu a few mm
utcs. Let tho pail be oiled or painted,
and be kept uuder shelter where it
Oue square, one iusnliou 1.00
Ouo square, two insertiems. ... 1.50
One square, ono inoutL 2.50
For larger advertisements liberal
contracts will bo uiude.
will not spriag by beiui expoed to
altcruato rain uud suushiuo.
Now, iu order to measure an sere of
laud, multiply the number of roda
(or the lengths of tho pole) ou ono
sido of tho plot by tho number of
rods on the end of tho plot, and div
ide the product by H J, tho number
of square rods iu an acre. For ex
ample : A plot of 80 rods long and
two rods wide will make one acre. A
plot of 40 rods long and four rods
wide is cq i ll t ) an acre. A plot 20
rods long by eight rods will cuibraco
lG'J square rods equal to one acre. A
plot 12 1-4 rods ou each side, if tho
line run at right angles, will emuraeo
(approximately) a square acre, or 15tJ
WLen a plot is flot lined out at
right angles it (the square plot) will
i:ot e-ml.iiico as much ground, although
tho length and widih nre the same as
theie is i:i the square plot. A fourth
I of an acre may be lined out. uitb the
angles bo ucuto as to mcasuro as many
lineal feet us the length and side of a
CtLTCXtE OF COW-PEAS.
Tho bunch varieties uro tho
Uhich aro best adapted to growing for
buy or tusioige, while the runners and
truiiers aro valuable for soiling pur
posc-s or for turning under as greeu
manure. Tho length of season re
quired for maturity also varies greatly,
tijo bunch varieties, us a rule, icquu
iug only a vety short season. The
feeding value of cow peas, either
green, fed as hay, or preserved as en
silage, is very high, boiug Considerably
abovo thut of ;ed clover. Cow-peas
require n deep, rich, sandy loam, al
though, bccaiiio of their btroug root
system, they aro adopted to grow upon
almost any soil which is uot too wet.
The ground should be well pre-parod,
and tho seed should nut bo
sown until tho soil is thoroughly
warmed. Cow-pens, by tho means
of tho tubercles on the roots,
gather large nmotiuts of nitrogen from
tho air, and nlo pump up largo
amounts of valuable mineral fertilizers
from the subsoil. Wh-.u tho stubblo
is plowed under after tho crop has
been removed theso valuable fertiliz
ing elements- potash, nitrogen, aud
phosphoric acid are left in the sur
face soil for tho use of succeeding
crops. At the Khode Island Lxpeii
ment Station tlie total crop of green
vines per acre was ll-I.OOO pounds, con
taining 157 pounds of nitrogen, 100 1-2
puuuds of putash, and 31.2 pounds of
phosphoric iie;d, and tho additional
quantity estimated to be contained in
the roots was 17 d-1 pounds of nitrogen,
ten pounds 'f potash, and 5. 15 pounds
of phosphoric acid. Jared G. Smith,
United States Department of Agricul
ture. mc r-ACKixa of Arn.F.s.
Tho worst trouble with packing
apples in warm weather is that they
undergo what is improperly called tho
"sweuting" process iu tho barrel. As
a matter of course tho apple euoised
in moisture hid of germs will speedly
decay. Instead of being a mistake to
pile tho apples on tho ground iu tho
shude, it is not at all injurious to
leave the packing in barrels so long us
possible, and havo tho apples cool
when placed iu tho 1 a rel or nearly
so as they will be during tho winter.
Then no "sweating" will occur. If
there is grass under tho trees tha
apples may bo laid on tLut. If tho
gronud is bare, straw or an old clolh to
protect the-ui from contact with the soil
should be spread where they are to lie.
Appies buried uiub rgrouud acquire
an earthly flavor ; but morely leaving
them on the surface under proper con
ditions inflicts uo injury upon them.
But it is important that tho apples bo
kept ut nseveu temperature as possible.
If exposed to sunshine by day and
left uncovered by night tho apples will
be in fair way to rot before tha timo
comes when they may b s-il'ely bar
reled. It is th protection that tho
barrel gives them from sudden
changes of temperature that makes
immediate barreling as so in as picked
popular with farmeis. But if these
ehauges cau bo prevented by other
means, nud tho apples hi barreled
inter, thoy will bo all tho better for it.
When putting tho apples into tho
barrel the fruit should bo an inch i.r
more above tho chime of tho barrel,
and be gently pressed elowu until tha
head is fitted in. A screw press is
best. A piles so pressed down will uot
be bruised. If not pressed down tbo
fruit wiil shrink and rattle in the bar
rel whenever moved. American Cul
tivator. Accepting (he Situation.
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Suitor Yes, sir !
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