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UY CLARISSA DOWNS,
We had commuted a raid on his
water -aiublou patch. Now, John's
melon patch, a source ot revenue to
him, was on the tde ot the cliff,
nearly halt a mile from the farm
house, aud while we could eat mel
ons from our own patch every hour
had we bo wished, yet John's melon 3
looked so ranch better, that at Har
ry's suggestion we had stolen
hither, and eaten a number of tht
finest melons, throwing the rind ?
over the cliff. Moreover Helen hac.
aided Kate in playiDg a practical
joke on John that very afternoon,
and together with the stolen fruit,
wrought John to exceeding wrath!
Helen certainly felt a little penitent
for the part she had played, yet she
was the first to set the example
resulting in our irreverence. Fam
i'y prayers were held in Aunt Ellis
bed-chamber. - Very white and
stately were all the appointments,
the bed being a large, high, tour
poster, draped in white curtains,
with a dc-ft white valence around
it falling to the floor. Helen knelt
by the bed, as Aunt Ellis dosed the
Bible, and began the prayer, when a
few moments later an unwary bat
attracted by the candle ou the ta'
ble, swept in at the window.
Whirr! it came, swooping and
swinging over us, but Aunt's voice
continued peacefully. Iu a moment
lieleu slipped quietly under the
bed. Dick followed, then Hairy
Leigh, Maggie aad Johu slid under
the valence dexterously as the bat
wheeled in their direction, and
when Aunt opened her eyes, with
'Ameu,"lo! every child had van
ished, and only a little swinging of
tho valence, and smothered giggling
betrayed our lurking place. Auut
called us, and we crawled out shame
faced aud red.
"Children," she began, but some
thing not at all stern twitched her
iigs, and we were uot surprised
when she concluded mildly, "go to
bed, at once.''
tto we retired uuproved to meet
our just deserts in another way.
Heleu met John in the outer hall.
"Oh I John, say you are uot mad at
"Only dogs go mad, Helen. I am
aorty, exceedingly sorry, any whim
should lead you to the folly of to
day. It was neither kluJ, light or
"Thank you,'' with a toss of her
pretty head. I see I am beueath
your notice-" And she sped away,
angry at his reception of her lame
The following morning found
John still with a stern look. This
wa unusual, and surely was the re
suit of letting the suu go down upon
his wiath, and absenting himself
from evening prayers. Aunt Ellis
evidently had fathomed Ins trouble,
but she wibely let us settle our dis
putes, else there would have been
little peace lor her during the sum
mer. About noon a neighbor came over
in great haste lor Aunt Ellis. Ilia
wife was very il, and he wanted
Aunt Ellis to come at once and stay
with her, whila he rode four miles
for the doctor. Enut Etiis looked
at Kate aud Helen in dismay, but
such a call could not remaiu un
heeded. There was no one to call
in to take charge of us, for with the
exception of an old Irish woman,
named Higgin9, living half a mile
away, and old "Uncle Charlie," a
colored mau, a mile across the fields,
Mr, Allan, who desired her atten
dance on his wife, was our nearest
neighbor, so aunt coulcl ouly make
haste to depart, warning ns the
while to be good children, to be snre
and not let the tire go out, as we
none ot use knew how to use the
flint and tow. And to stay near
the house, and of all things not to
go to the river, or "try to ride old
we younger cuuaren stole a
glance at each other at this last in
junction, whereby Aunt Ellis be
trayed a knowledge of our latest
escapade. That very morning Har
ry had suggested that a fide before
breakfast would improve the appe
tite, so Ave of ns had perched on
Dobbin's back, when the old horse
leaped the barnyard fence aud sent
u sprawling. We thought no one
saw us, but some of the farm-hands
had reported the result of our early
Auut Ellis sent Helen to hunt
John, for as the eldest he would
guard us from mischief ; but John
could not be fouud, and Will had
driven to Manchester quite early,
so Aunt, must fain leave ns, with
many parting injunctions, aud ride
away with her neighbor. Her last
words were as follows :
"Kate, be good to the children.
Don't quarrel. There is plenty ol
cold meat in the pantry, and cake
and cookies in the tin box. You
will not have to cook anything. I
will be home to-night at seven o'
clock. Do not iet the kitchen fire go
We were not grieved at aunty's
absence. There was novelty in
finding ourselves without any high
er authority tnau that represented
by Kate and Helen, aged respec
tively fourteen and fifteen. We
five smaller children busied our
selves as usual. Paddled in the
pond, built a mud fort, and Dick,
Jim and Harry . were Indians be
seiging it, fancifully attired in yeU
low ham bags, with wood bow and
Helen and Kate went down into
the orchard with their books, and
gave little heed to our yells of de
light, when Harry Leigh sent bis
arrow through Maggie's sun bonnet,
which had been erected as a scalp.
John appeared at noon and we
enjoyed a cold luncheon from the
pantry, everyone taking what he
liked best. Auut had arranged
that the farm hands should goto
old Mrs. Higgius for the midday
Perhaps John thought it a fine
opportuuity for giving us a piece of
his mind, or the poor fellow reallv
felt he must relieve his pent- up
wrAth, for he gave us all such a go-
ing over, between bites, that Mag
gie Keith choked ou a crust of
bread, and Kelen pounded her on
the back until she declared her arm
was tired, before Maggie recovered.
"There, John," said Helen pet
tishly, as Magg:e gasped, and seized
her raspberry shrub. "I hope you
are happier. You have nearly
choked Maggie and all vent your
spleen about the old watermelons.
I'll give you enough out of my pock
et money to cover the loss of the
melons tbey ate."
The color rushed to John's lore-
bead, and we all held our breath,
for we understood the unkindness
of such a speech. It was not the
moueyed loss Johu deplored, al
though he had little enough to
spend. He had beeu speaking to
u of the dishonor, the contemptible
meftnnesa of our behaviour. Mag.
gie's crust had encountered a peni
"You know, Helen, it was not the
money I cared about. Besides I
never touch a cent ot yours, when
you so wilfully misunderstand me.
It is the "
"John, you have been all over
that once," said Kate pertly, "so do
be quiet and let us finish our lunch
"All I will say is just thas, and I
address myself to the boys. Jf any
of them dare set foot on my melon
patch again, I will thrash every
mother's son of them. See if I
"John, did you ever hear a story
noted in American history " be
gan HeleD, teasingly.
" 'First catch your bare V yes,
Helen, and I will boast no longer.
I have neither wealthy courage or
good temper, but I can hold my
tongue, and I will do so hereafter.''
He looked his favori'e cousin
steadily in the face, and Helen's
eyes dropped9 and she was silent.
She was not naturally unkind, but
she was fall of mischief and still
vexed by John's words spoken the
night before, but now she felt she
wa8 entirely in the wrong, if she
would only acknowledge her error.
So the midday meal left us all ruf-
, fled in spirit, and John's injunction
as he U ft ns, not to go fa- from the
house, delivered with offended digi
nity, created a wild desire to disos
Heleu was loud in hei scorn for
his authority, lor she smarted from
the justice ot his rebuke, bo, about
three o'clock Harry Leigh's propo.
sition that we should all go to the
river and row over to Wardle's
peach orchard, on the Island, was
received with enthusiasm.
To be just, wo none of us rememo
bered that aunt had said we must
not go near the river. We olten
went hither, but usually Johu or
Will accompanied us.
"We always fancied the Wardle
peaches tasted better than my aunt's,
just as poor John's pilfered melons
had a more delicate flavor. We had
a standing invitation to go tc the
peach orchard, however, from Mr.
So off we started, and had a great
frolic descending the rugged stair way
of the cliff, and threadiog our
way through the woodlaud, where
all sorts of delights awaited us.
We found "paw-paws'' ripen ing,
and got branches of sassafras baiR
to chew. Jim found a slippery elm
tree, and the entire party were re
galing themselves with various
delicacies before we reached the
The water was not very high, and
we out off iu two boats. Harrv
Leigh managing one and Kate Ellis
tne other. We found some delicious
late peaches, and, after staving un
til nearly five o'clock, returned a
cross the river. Then the boys, in
spite of Kate and Helen's remon
stranct', determined to go further
up the river and have a swim. It
was growing late, anu the girlsrwv're
apprehensive of dark overtaking us
before we got back through the
woods. Maggie aud Bertha were
sure the foxes would eat them if we
met them after dark!
The lads persisted, however, and
went up the stream some distance,
alter promising to return at a given
signal. We played about waiting
for them, when Knte, with her usual
love of a practical joke, proposed to
slyly steal up to where the lads had
left their clothes nd hide them.
The thought of their consternation,
on emerging from the water at the
signal, to find their clothes missing,
filled ber with glee. Helen begged
her not to do it, but Kate was off
and the mischief quickly accomp-.
For some time it had been grow
ing dark, and now an ominous
frowl of thuuder warned us of the
cause. A vivid flash ot lightning
and a still louder peal of thunder
loused us to the fact that a storm
was closely upon us, aud not the
shades of night. At the first clap
of thunder Kate was wild with terf
ror. She was afraid of thunder
storms, and Bertha shared her fear
Maggie began to cry, Helen alone
"Stop crying, Mag," she said ;
the thunder cannot hurt you ; but
we must call the boys and hurry
home, or we shall get caught in the
A sharp flash of lightning, fol
lowed by a crash ot thunder, broke
in upou her sentence, while the first
wiud came, bending ihe trees and
suatching the call trom Helen's lips,
as she strove to give the signal.
Helen seized Maggie. "We must
run for the cliff; the boys must take
the chances. Come."
We dashed forward, Bertba cry
ing, and Kate shivering and terror
stricken, when just as we reached
the c'iffd, the ram falling on us in
great drops, and the wind beating
egainst us, we heard a shout 10 the
rear, and turning beheld Jim, Tom
and Dick rushing towards us, wildly
gesticulating, distress in their coun
tenances, and not a thread of cloth
ing on their bony little bodies.
"Oh ! Rate, you hid their clothes,
"I cannot go back, X cau't in
deed," meaned Kate.
"Run on then, to the o!d hollow
tree, get the children under ehl
ler,'' cried Helen, and rushed off to
the little boys who fled at ber ap
proach like so many young Adams.
But Helen bad no time for blashes
The wind was tearing at tree tops
and ruffling the river ; tho rain was
pouring upon her, her hat had
blown off, and every flash of light
uing seemed to blind her, as she
searched for the dottier, and called
earnestly to Harry Leigh to come
ashore. The lad only waded out
further into the stream at flight ot
"Come in !" screamed Tom, joy
fully aceeptiug his Hister's help, as
sho shook him into his clothes, and
b'.ule him run, while she beizod upon
Jim with like .istaiue,
"Don't bo silly, Har ry," ciied
Heleu, lustily. "Come ashore, we
will all be drowned. Oh ! '
The latter exclamation broke from
her involuntarily, for a tiHh of
lightning seemed to crash the very
heavens asunder, and even Helen
crouched under the heavy crah of
thunder, as it roared through tb
(forests, and great sheets of raiu
followed. Harry forgot his modest
scruples, and rushed, with a scream,
to shore, to fall on the beach, just
as John Ellis, panting breathlessly,
reached Helen's side.
' Quick !" he cried to Heleu ; "run
ou to the others, I will bring Harry.
Go to the old hoilor tree at the
right of the cliff steps."
In a few moments Helen was with
us, where we crouched trembling,
and hither he came running, bear
ing Harry in his arms, half clad, the
blood trickling from a wound in the
y was very pale, ana .lohu
scarcely less so. We could not
speak, or make ourselves beard for
the fury of the storm. We could
only watch John as be tried to
staunch the bbod, acd bind up the
foot. Heleu sileutly contributed her
handkerchief, and tried to soothe
narry when he broke into sob$,even
at John's geutle touch.
The atorui was all over iu tweuty
minutes. It was one of NatuieV
temper-fits, and the sun was soon
smiling at us, reflected from every
quivering leaf, and laughing into
the heart of every " rain laden flow,
Then we found poor Harry could
not walk a step. He bad cut his
foot on a musee! shell, aud had lost
so much blood be was quite weak.
Johu lifted him in his arm?, and
we took np our march, a melencholy
"Helen, we are so wet. I never
thought once of the kitcheu fire- Do
you suppose it is out ?"
"Oh, Kate, how could we be so
careless. Bur, perhaps, Johu can
light it with the flint aud tow, and
I'll beg him not to tell aunty, and
she will never know how naughty
we were. Poor auuty !'
It was a weary climb up that
cliff iu wet clothes. Helen could
hear Johu panting as he reached
the top, aud remembered he had
uever been verv strong. Her
conscience was packing her like a
small needle, as she saw how tired
"John, hadn't you better rest
awhile I Isn't Harry very heavy ?"
He shook his head aud walked on
but not without a reassuriug
glance, for Helen's geutle tone.
Very little rain had fallen on the
plateau, the storm had spent its
brief fury on the river bank. But
Harry was shivering with a chill,
and John said briefly, as we got
into the big kitchen :
"Wo must have a file, aud hot
water at once.''
"Ob, John, the fire is out," cried
A blank despair fell upon us, as
w6 ga?ed at the chimney place in
dismay. Not one of us could ever
remember seeing that fire out. It
was as if the heart of the house
hold had ceased beating. Jim be
gan to whimper, and eveu John
stood a moment with his hand to
his lorehead. He bad placed Han,
ry on a low bench. He now caught
I up a ebawl and fluug over the lad.
kNever mind, Helen, I will soon
have a fire. Keep quiet, Jim," he
said resolutely, and started from
the room, but reeled, clutched at a
chair, aDd fell prone upon the floor,
bis face white and set.
uOb, he i& dead !" cried Kate
wildly. "John, dear John, speak to
me! We will never treat you so
Ccni'izucd, cn lat page.)
INTKKKVriXu IO POTATO
Preveullon ol Scnh hy Treat
ing nvvil TulerM U'ltli
CorroHlve Sub li
liecent writers who claim to have
ittvtvt'gated the subject of prevent
ing potato scat 'by treatment of
'he seed tubers before planting have
not greatly encouraged the idea or
indicated that if would be conomi-
eally possible. II. L. Bolley of the
North Dakota btatiou, who has beeu
a firm advocate of this course, has.
however, juat given the subject a
fresh airing in The Rural New York
er with the aid ot illustrations, and
he states that after another year's
trial not only at the station, but
among potato growers, the eorros
eive sudbmate treatmeut has proved
effective iu a degree beyoud pie
Under date of Oct. 10, 1892, T. B
Terry, the famous Ohio potato
grower, is quoted as follows: "1
treated some 40 or f0 bushels oi
badly scabbed seed as recommend
ed and have a crop almost perfect
ly smooth- Crop lcoui badly scabbi
ed seed (untreated) worthless.''
Mr. Bolley reports that tests of
1S9I showed a net gain of half a
pouud per hill in favor of the cor
rosive sublimate treatment as
against untreated seed of like char
acter, while the number of tubers
Set upou the vines wan on hu aver
age rive less per hill than in rows
The rebults of the past sumtuei's
work, wLihu averaged for all tests of
the treatmeut, how au average
gaiu of a traction over half a pouud
per hill m favor of tne ireatmeir
aud 09.3 per ceut of total product
void of diseasewhile the uutreated
s-eeda of like character and weight
gave a product in wh:ch less tban 1
per cent of sound tubers were found.
A number of other promising
treatments were tried at the same
time and under the same conditions
as the corrosive sublimate test,
nmoug them the bordeaux mixture.
Concerning these it is simply said
that after no treatment which at all
leseoed the percentage of disease
did the yield fall as low as that of
the highest ield from untreated
In all these tests soils that had
uever kuowu a previous potats crop
or a fertilizer were used, subjected
to equal couditious aud plauted at
the same time. The heed used was
Eailj Ohio tubers of iike weight
and amount ot diseased surface as
coulb be obtained.
The method of application is as
tollows: Dissolve corrosive bubli
mate (mercuric bichloride) iu water
at the rate ot 2 ounces of the chemi,
cal to 15 gallons, of waier. Soak
the seed potatoes in this solution
hours' cut and plant as usual. From
this it will be seen that no plant
disease which is successfully coai
baled is susceptible to o simple a
treatment, one no easily carried ou:.
Prominence is given to this . cau
tion : Mercuric bichloride is a
strong poisou. Be as careful with
it as with all other poisons. The
mixture should stand some tune be
fore it is used, to insure eomplete
solution of the chemical, which
should be thoroughly pulverized be
fore it is added to the water. Plant
only ou ground knowu to be free
Harsili Treatment to Children.
A six-vear-oid child is lying ill
in New York with meningitis, said
to have been brougbt on by a slap
on the face. The physician declares
that he is as likely to die as live.
The custom of striking children on
the hed, slapping their faces aod
cuffing them ou the eats is a brutal
and a cruel thing. It is often done
tgLOiautly and hastily, but it is not
a proper manner of administering
punisumet. Such blows are usual
ly given id anger, aod a little child
is .assaulted iu this way because it
is defenceless. Parents frequently
slap their children od the ears with
out knowing that they may be in
flicting serious damage. The skull
of a child is thin, and a blow upon
it reaches the brain. Bat the usa-
al result is some injury more or leu
serious to tho ear.
A child should not bo trained by
brute force any more than a colt or
young cow. All young auimaia
should be treated with gentleness.
Boys are subjected frequently to
cruel treatment by those who have
charge of them, and then blamed
because they grow up to be ill-mant
nered ruffians. It is often the nat
ural result of harsh treatment.
Children should be treated with as;
much consideration as grown peos
pie. and in this way they will learn
A l'ocket Mglit Lump.
Philadelphia Press: To instant,
ly obtain a light sufficient to read
the time by a watch or clock by
night, without danger of setting
things ou fire, is au easy matter.
Take au obloug vial of the clearest
ot glast, put iuto it a piece of phos
phorus about the size of a pea, pour
upon this some pure olive oil, heat
ed to a boiling point; the bottle is to
be filled about one-third full,
theu cork tightly. To use
the lighr remove the cork, al
low the air to enter, then recork.
The whole empty space in the bot
tle will then become luminous, aod
the light thus obtained will be a
good one. As soon as the light be
comes dim its power can be increas
ed by opening the bottle and al
lowing a fresh supply of air to en
ter. In very cold weather it is some
times necessary to heat the vial be
tween the hands to increase the flu
idity of the oil, and one bottle will
last a winter. This ingenious con
tt ivauce may be curried in the pock
et, and it is used by watchmen in
lWis in all magazines where ex
plosives or lnflamab materials are
Took Horrible Iteveuge,
Milan, Teun., June 21. For
some time past Dr. John Hood, of
Adec, sixteen miles north of here,
has suspected that improper rela
tions exioted between his wife and
William Piper. Monday night Dr
Hood left home ostensibly 00 a visit
to a patient, hid in an out building
near the house. Dr. Hood forced
his way to his wife's bedroom and
found his wife arid Piper ic a com
The doctor attempted to shoot
Piper, bot the pistol snapped
Snatching a coal oil lamp burning
on a table near bv, the wronged
husband dashed the missile at Pis
per's head, the glass horribly cut hia
The lamp exploded, the oil run
ning in streams of fire over Piper's
body, burning right ear off, de
htroying the sight ot both eyes, lit
erally cooking his breast and shoul
ders, and burniug his hair and beard
He died in less than an hour.
The unfaithful wife threw herself
upon tbe body of the mass of char
red flesh and cried tor death to take
her with ber lover. All the parties
re prominent people in tnis sec
tion. The State C6r.
The weather crop bulletin says
that the week ending June 19th
ws not no favorable to crops and
farm work as the preceding week.
The temperature was sl'ghtty beiow
the normal; sunshine deficient;
rainfall generally above tbe normal,
with great excesses in some locali
ties. A severe storm moved up the
coast on the lC'h produced very
heavy rains and high winds in tbe
couuties along tbe coast. Hail oc
curred on the 12th, 13th and lltb,
the damage generally being slight,
but on the 13tb grtatly injuring a'l
crop3 on a few farms in the west.
The frequent rams in the central aud
western portions of tbe State great
ly interfered with harvesting of
wheat and caused some slight loss.
Reports ou tobacco very encoorag
!ng ; plants growing off nicely.
Corn generally very good. Ooly a
tew discouraging sreporta received.
As compared with last year all
crops seem to be in good condition.
Charlotte News, 20th,
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