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' MRS.WILTOYS GUHSTS. B I Meaiitinis in the drawing room, which lie was swiftly inning Uliiml, confusion reigned. Hilda laid sunk I hnve made ttie ncqnnintancs of listlessly into a chair. Ida was looka most charming man, said pretty ing half angry, half frightened, and was strutting about like un to her husband; and then Algy turkey cock. all this glancing at a handsome girl s ho was Wlmt on enrlh dm lounging in n low toying with menu exclaimed Ida, randy to cry. a Japanese limit sewn, she uddiil: It occurred to Algy, who was not clever, and did not. hmmcks ncool I am going to nsk him to dinner. head like Kildare, that lie liest way Will ha do for me?" usked the out of ii had basiiiesH wiih to blaster. This comes of your inviting young lady, languidly. I presume -d Mrs. Will on cli.-ii-r 1 he is a bachelor, iih I know how you dislike married men. lias he stacks mid sheaves of iiiouey? Or are you selfish, mid do you want him nil to yourself?" To tell the trnth," replied Ida Wilton, I rather kuve my eye on him fur you. Ibuve not discovered yet whether lie is rich, hut 1 fancy he must tie well oft lie spoke incidentally of a moor and a yacht, accept him with my eves I shall suit Hilda fionlon. "Then-- shut," lie 27 the day after and, having lieen idiot enough to miss what rliniit-c- lmvc cinne in my way hitherto liy lxlng too fast idions, 1 a n now prepared to any man with money, even if he quints,orhns red hair or u its nose. " Here looking up, she meets a deeptemlerl r reproachful glance hut ly from Mrs. Wilton's iiiislmiid, Ida having for the moment sat down to her writing table. Hilda gives him n liitl nod, which sa.vs. 1 am not joking; 1 menu it." What day shall i ask him?" says Ida, referring to her huslumd. "Any day yon like t lint we're disengaged," he replies obligingly. To day is Monday," iiiiihcm Ida. We are doing nothing on Thursday or Friday. 1 will write and give him the choice. (!o and put on your inn-ne- t, s rc-ii- Hilda; the victoria will lie round in ten minutes, and you take twice ns long ns I do." Captain Kildare selected Friday on which to accept Mrs. Wilton's invitation. He was punctual by habit, nml intended to arrive exm-llat 8, the hour for which he was invited; lait ns the horse in the hansom which conveyed lain was so smart and swift, it landed him at his destination live minutes Indore the npioiuted time. Mrs. Wilton was in llicdrnwingroom ready to receive him. She greeted him with a pretty cordiality, which enhanced the good opinion he hud already formed of her; mid, for her part slip was glad to find that he was quite ns nice as sho had previously I bought him. g George Kildare a was tall, man; with u quiet maimer; he had plenty to say for lamself, ami was ulisolutely devoid of swagger and affectation, which is more than quite true of all the young men of the prNnt day, even of those who are fairly good fellows. "1 want you taknow iny husband," said Idu lien mingly. You are sure to get on, ns you are lsiih sportsmen, find you are to meet my bosom friend, Hilda Gordon, a clinrmig girl n nd so Imudsome? We shrill lie only four. thought you would uot min'd a small party. Captain Kildare, with u friendly smile in his blue eyes, declared that he liked nothing so much. I knew he was ft niro nmn," wns Ida's fudfasingriituliitoi-tliought; and how wi ll dressed he isl" For, though the evening dress of most nil men im apparently alike, it iswondere ul what vnrmtioiis of tit uml wear it is capable of. The clock chimed 8. 1 mast njmlogize for my liusliaud being lute,' said Ida; but he is not the must puuct uSl of men, mid Hilda is idwnys mte;" ; , ('upturn Kildare, of course, declared that the fault lay with him in icing too curly, nnd descanted on the diflcrciiceM lictween liausoms. Then they Imd five minutes more pleasant chat, liecoming every mom ent liettcr disposed towurd each other. The door opened. Hilda onme trip ting in. followed by Agy. The girl wns advancing effusively to kiss , lirrhosteps nud .apologize for her lateness, wlien, catching sight of Cnptaiii Kildare, who aid risen, she stopped and turned ghastly white, bin saw something was wrong, and w is! i ing t o d i vert the t wo men's not ice, Baid hurriedly: Kildare. Ylgy,- - this is Captain Captain Kildaro.inv hnslmnd." lut , lo! Algy had turned crimson nud looked daggers, and Captain Kildare wore the nppenrance ot 'ir stone or marble statue. George Kildare was a man who imssessed " presence of mind. One moment of rapid reflection convinced him that, uuocr tin circumstances, there was only one thing to be done, and lie did it. He walked quickly to tlie door, opened it without liaste anil closed it Hguin ls'liind him. Tlie butler was in tlie hull. (let memyciHit nnd lint, will von? said Kildare. Fin taken suddenly good-lookin- S.t y 1 1 ili' unwell. The butler, dpcplv concerned, wns profuse in offers ot nssistauce. ns it never dawned on him that any thing could hnvcgoncwTongUHtnir. Hut Kildare averring that nothing wns any good to him except air. As he walked away, however, las gait was extremely erect, nml then was nothing of the invalid nlxiut him lie reflected, is a very Tliis, rpinurkiibliMHi'iinriirc.imd a strange and nbrupt flnalrtotlir plcusnntcveu-in- g I exjsstl. Four little woman! Well, 1 must dine all the same!" And. hailing a passing hansom . he jumped in und told the man to drive to a club. dn-lini'd- rat-tai- n , si range men into tlie house," he said, How can a woman tell angrily. whether u man is u snob or a black- guard?" I am sure, cried Ida, reddening, that lie is neither one nor tlio oilier; if be were, is it likely Im rould have liecu at tin Flemings?" Well, rat orlisl Algy. yousawtho way L sneaked out. I don't suppose a man would do that unless he thought then was n elm net of his being kicked out. J saw him walk out. returned Ida; but there wn.-- nothing like sneaking about it. Hut wlmt is ii? Wlmt lias lie done?" Y'ou lmd better not ask," replied Algy, at his wits' end shut lo iiivuhk Kildare of. Thank (hid, hi pit. him out of the bouse witiiout a row!" Hern Iho bullcr umiounccd dinner, nud for tint next of an hour, ns no remarks could Is mnde ts'fora the servnnts, each of the trio laid leisura for raflcetion. Ida was harassed with doubts. Why should Hilda have turned pnlc und seemed agitated? Captain Kildare lmd exhibited no sign nl fear she had looked stern and indignnnt. The more she tliought, the mure inexidic-alil- a it. Bcrnied. Hilda was silent. How on earth wns she going to get out of tlie ililemnm? she wondered. Ono thing was iirtain she must follow Algy's leail, even though she whs tolerably certain it would Ini n lmd one. Ami her surmise was perfectly comi't. When Idn, tin moment the servants left tin room, asked impatiently for ua explanation, Algy replied iihruplly: I saw the scoundrel convicted of client ing at cards at Then he Hung buck his chair, lidding: .Never usk u man you know mil liing of into the house uguin!" and hft the room. Ida was pctriiied. Ehe could not it, and yet bring her iniiul to sin was too fond of Algy to doubt tis veracity. Hut, Hilda," she cried, why did you turn white and look ns if yon wen going to faint?" Hilda reiliid witli perfect calmius: Mr. Wilton pointed him out to me last week, iindlsuwatoncethen was However, take likely to Is a my advice nud say nothing about it to nny one." Hilda was not to is induced to sny nny thing more Algy stopped his wife angrily when llicy next met, hs she would have returned to the subject; and Ida, feeling a little guiltyntlmv-ingcoininittian indiscretion, olio will herself to Is silenced. Hut it chnnciHl next day thnt .lack Fleming, wlio was one favorites, ennie in at 0 o'clock nnd found her ulone. (Hi. .lack," she uttered reproaeh-- f ally, n nice thing you let me in for by intrniiiiciug me to that ('aptain Kildare." And she poun d her story into liis astonished ears. As she narrated tlu whole incident in the most graphic ninnncr, adding to rather than taking away from the eiiilHirrasKmiait of the scene Algy's linger, Hilda's whiteness .lack, who was very sharp at. putting two and two together, lmd nil idea. lie listened attentively, milking few comments, hut when lie rose to go he i lluve-ijuniie- Nii-el- " e (ifiici-pai-ticn-l- Baid: dear lady, prove to yon t hours on over tlmt Wilton hns made n mist nke, or give you Y10 to put in the poor box. There isn't a iiiorchnnornhlcnmii living than George Kildare. Meanwhile, don't say any thing to vour .M.V before 1 will forty-eigh- lias-band- ." Jack Firming, who was fond of Ida, had n very difl'erant feeling for Algy, iilHiut whom he knew n great deal, and Kildare was his greatest friend, so he hurried off to tin latter's rooms and found him dressing for dinner. Uenrgc." lie exclaimed. breathlessly, what was tlie rownt the Wilton's the other night? d Kildare, with a grim smile, liis part of the adventure, which shall Is condensed for the reader's licuctit. A week lefon he had traveled up to London from a place some fifty miles distant- witli a very handsome young lady. lie had presented her with nil the weekly pn- ns a means of iutroduct ion. She been iu no wise shy of ihiii versing with him, nnd bv the time they ranched town they had made verv rapid strides toward friendship, lie lmd ventured so far iih to steal un nmi round tier slender waist, nml even shocking to relate! to kiss her iust us the train was running into the station. A moment Inter, ns it stopped, n red nml nngry man's face n pi ten red nt the window. Tlie girl for Kildare had ascertained that site wns not married !ookid horribly confused. Kildare, thinking it wiser for her sake, pit out of the carriage, licing next the door, but it sramed ns though the young lady, to defend herself, nnd believing him to In safe out of the way, must Imre accused him of having insnlteil her. Kildnra wns about to stop into hansom when he wus seizisl roughly from lieliiml, and. turning, found himself face to face witli the young Indy's protector, who was addressing him in the most opprobrious terms, before lie had tlw dis- time to reply, the object nur-rate- mte came flying up, nud besought friend not to have nny nltemv tiou in jaiblie for lier sake, lie, however, continuing to bluster, Kildnra 1 said quietly, think, for theladyH sake we will settle this matter elsewhere, und tohl him ids name und address, ih thru got into t lift hansom uiui drove off, nnd heard no nioro ot the affair until the evening of the dinner. Seeing )iowiuiMiHsilile an explanation would he, and drawing speedy conclusions about the real state of tlis ease, ho hail deemed It advisable to withdraw and let them settle it among themselves. Tlie author must lierendd an Important link. Miss Cordon had not expected to Is met at tlie station liy Algy, knowing lie was engaged to dine nut with liis wife, hut so infatuated was lie tlmt, making pretense of licing called away to a sick friend ill the country, lie had escaped to the station, and, in order not to miss seeing her, lmd pan to the very end ot the pint form, nud had there the, to him, most unplmsuiit episode, of tlie embrace. As will lie conjectured, lie uud Hilda had the best reasons for not wanting this story to come to Ida's ears. In his excitement he laid uot caught Kildare's name. When Kildare heard that la) had accused of nt Nice to pretty little Mrs. Wilton, he was tolerably nngry and vowed vengeance of no 0111111 order on her cur of a husliand. He and Jack dined together, and ha v ing tn ken sweet counsel together they mine to the conclusion that Mrs. Wiltons feelings must lie spared and that Jack must interview the husband, lest Kildare should Is tempted to lay violent hands upon him.' Next day Jack wait to Algy, requesting to sie him, related Kildare's plain, unvarnished talc to him nnd offered him the choice of two courses. Hi I her the story would Is tohl vcrluitim to his wife und Kildnra who wns ru athlete, would horsewhip him or he (Algy) would expluin to Mrs. Wiitun thnt it was a use of mistaken identity, mid would ilx ndny for Captain Kildare nml Jack to call nt his house, when Mrs. Wilton nnd Miss (ionlon should lie tliut he should then declare, n u genial and tint uml muiuier, that in lmd made a dreadful mistake, which he heartily regretted. Need it lie said that Algy nerepted (cursing in his heart) tlie lutter (oursr! Tlie interview went off without n hitch, owing to Jack's tact. Ida is delighted that her charming Captain Kihlnn has proved after all to 1m a victim of a mistake, (tilt she cun not for the life of her understand why he walked out of the room. Isnulon World. ir wit-!uss- Ix-e- s r '( g Ecuador Itrlilnil the Times. There once wns n steam railroad in Ecuador. During tin time when Henry Mciggs was creating such excitement by tlio improvements in? wns making in the transportation facilities of l'ent, the contagion spread to Ecuador, nnd some ambitious English enpitulistButtempted to lay a mud Irani Guayaquil to the interior. A track seventeen mill's long was built .which represents t lie railway system of Ecuador in all gazetteers and Imoks of statistics; but no wheels evpr passed over the rails, nnd the tropical vegetation has so luxuriantly nlsiut tlie plait when they lie that it would now lie diliicult to flnd them. Isisl year a teligrnph line was built connecting (iunynquil with Quito, the higiiest city in the world, but them is only one wire, nud that is prncticully usc!iss, as not more than seven dnys out of the month can a message In sent over it. Tlie Mople chop down the poles for firewood, uml cut out pieces of wire to repair broken harness whenever they feel so disposed. Then it often takes a week for the lineman to find the break, nnd another week to repair it. In the government telegraph office I saw n:i operator wi.h a liall and rlinin attached to liis leg a convict who lmd liecn wait hack to ins ost bemuse no one else could In? found to work t he inst ru incut. A female clerk took the iiicsiuip and tlie money. Thera is a cable, lielonging to a New York coiiiuiny, connecting Gunyn-qa- il with the outside world. but rates lira extremely high, the tariff to the Fnited States being $1 a wonl. nml to other places in proportion. Win. Eleray Curtis in American Magazine. thegeo-graphic- p-ow- Tiger Eight at Olivarru." - Is-r- ciird-sluirpin- id Humus Aviti The other day one of Casal's peons luiiNneil to lie cutting posts on the outskirts of n Monte in ipociin, tlie large potrero, wlien all of a sudden there njqipnred close to him a mnle tiger; fortunately the eon had n dog with him, nud while the later wns pipping nt liis foe.tlie eon managed to get up a dead tree nml sung out for liis comrades. Cnsal. wlio was close liy, hurried up witli his gun nml a peon nnd very noon the fight begun. Cusal gave him the contents of his scntler pin in the face loaded with buck shot. Tlu dog pit cut in two liy u stroke of the tiger's the hitter oil recovering mnde !nw;a tree ami elimlidl, hut soon rnme down ngain, to engage in another round; he made for one of the peons nnd just missed a killing blow at the hitter, although he suereeded in lacerating him a little; here Cnsul ga ve the tiger mint her shot in tlu spine, which knocked him out measure 8 feet. Mist night tigers passed close to the house, nnd two norm's tethered broke loose nnd cleared out Tipr time is comim; on here!! 11 Tile body tunicd suddenly around UmiHatup perfectly straight, every muscle fixed with tliut terrible sfnn(rp nminicronro I Farm aiul Household. . J of a rigid spasm, its link Arrlrilt.nl. gn'ntest friend among the stuhair seemed was thrust the forward; Medicui Give the liens leaves, cut straw, or dents nt the College out, each individual one in was a strange, erratic genius nnmed to standorder. dirt, and mutter tin grain in it, dry were drawn regular Itseyelids HofTmun, a piiiJosopliii-n- l enthusiast, Imck, while the eyeballs, with their so ns to compel them to work. Tlie My sell nee mud. His room was tilled with electrical lippuratiiH und all its ndjnmts. I was often at a loss to know how lie could afford so much extravagant research, as I knew tlmt his father was a broken down merchant, who lived very plainly in a small cottage some fifteen miles from the city, originally a porters lodge to some gentleman's Heat in tliencigborhood. I neeepted Hoffman's invitu'.ion to the first vacation we were together, and sjs'iit ajmrtof the holiday at the cottage, wlicre I lscuirie wiih his family, consisting of liis father, mother and an only sis- ter. Tile father was a large, athletic man of apparently forty-fiv- e years of age, with a hold but scornftil look and a treacherous eye. The mother and sister were more like Hoffman. Still I noticed that his mother had a constant lmbit of eluspiug her hands us if in prayer uml turning her eyes heavenward. This surprised me very much, ns Hoffman lmd never any religion whatever; but nil tin contrary, hi would sometimes almost seoff at me for lieingn lieliever. He wuntetl me to lend him n certain sum to pay for the making of an electric apparatus of great size, with which lie intended to restore life. I inuld not assist him; but two days after our return to Iipsie he rulled on me to say that his father would furnish him with the nijuisiteuiauunt in n few days. This wns tlie acme of bliss for him, nnd just three weeks after the evening he received tin money from liis father he railed on me to sny tlmt tlie machine wns finished nnd lie would have an opportunity of using it on tlie following day, us a notorious murderer wus to In: lmnged nncl in had made arrangements for liis body. .Strange, is it not, said lie, that this scoundrel will furnish the means whereby the scientific world will Irani to honor me? The hall nt the eollcge was a fine, large, square room which you entered from n wide stair on the outside near the railing, nml on looking down you would jM'rraive n area. Two stairs led down among the seats on either side to this uran, in which stood tin electric apparatus, nnd n lung mahogany tulilc, bound with brass, with ii number of hinges nnd foldings which wan capable of licing swung around in nil directions by means of u ball und socket, joint in its podiwtnl. On this table was a small box, mounted in silver, which rnntnined dissecting instruments; there were also several basins of wuter nnd u bundle of towels. Soon niter we had taken our scats several elderly gentlemen entered the nreanlsn, one of them completely covered wit h his black pis.i. This was the demonstrator of anatomy, uml he it wns wlm would operate upon the dead body of Sea mmol, the notorious higliwnynmu. The old church licll hml pealed out its twelve strokes some time liefora nny news reached us; but nt n quarter to one a young innn entered hastily, whispeml something in tin enrol tlie doctor wlio was enveluiod in t lie black gown, uud everything wus excitement. Tlie machine wns put in notion nnd the tabic prepared, und in nnotlier minute several men hurried into the room bearing a body, with a sheet thrown loosely over it. A loud murmur was heard throughout the hull, nud each one siirang to his fict to try und get n look at the body, which wus pinrad oil tlie table with its face downward. The sheet wns nt onra removpil, nml I shuddered ns I saw liefora mo nil tlmt was mortal of the highwayman euinmcl. Hoffman clutched my arm us the preparations were made. Every fibre in tin body Hocnicd to In in u state of rigid tension, which displayed the strength nml rlt'gtmra of his muscular frame to a great, ndvnntnp'. ' l)r. Hreinuer, the anatomical lecturer, stepjNil forward immediately nnd commenced to ndilnsH the gentlemen present. lie informed them that, very fortunately for the ixM'ri-meabout to Ik mnde uow, the neck of tin criminal did not srain to linvp suffered nny very grant jierrapt-ihl- c injury. He then explained what lie wns going to do. With liis senljN'l lie mnde incisions upon important nerves in various pnrts of the body nml applied tlu wires, nnd under their influence the limits wpre contracted, the mnseles seemul elubbiil up in knots, nud tlie legs were drawn up nml thrown out with it grant force. This elicited repeated applause. The excitement wns now intense. The wires wen applied in different portions of tlie boily with the same effect, nml the result wns so fearfully strange tlmt nuray fainted in their seats. Tlie winw were now applied to the phrenic nerve, nnd now nhuost, immediately respiration licgnn: low nt first, then more natural, nml in proportion ns tlie currant kept up it became hurried und at last gasping. The wires were now iilfixeii to the nerves behind the thigh, und a powerful current from tin huge voltnie pile rnrried to them. Tha result wns fearful. pro-fi'ss- ed semi-eiraul- to-d- ay 1n-i- dead, glazed pupils protruded in n hideous, glassy stare. The nostrils were diluted, us it breathing heavily, uinl u horrible greenish foam oozed out of the corner of the rapidly working lijis. I could not remove my eves from it for a moment. Never was I so nml never did I such a terrifically hideous nhjict. My whole soul was bound with u feeling of unutterable horror. It turned suddenly towards wlicre Hoffman nnd myself were sitting nml convulsively pointed its fingers in tlmt direction, wliiin every lilireinits faeesmncd distorted by a glmstly, dinlxiiienl, gibbering grin. 1 swooned. The hall seemed to swim around me; but still my ears seemed pierced by tlie most agonizing cry I ever heard, uud 1 distinctly caught My father! I could nut thiiik. nt once, whence it proceeded but liefore 1 hml unv time for reflection a heavy body fell against me. It was pour Hoffman, He lmd sprung np into the uir, like a stag wlien the hunter's bullet enters liis heart, when he met tlmt gaze. It was liis fat her! Tlie gentlemen went on with their exjN'riineiits, but with no success. Hoffman never moovered from tlie shock that lie received that duv, but for several months wns h raving inunhic. About three days liefore he din lie nskml for liis father nnd mother nnd sister; his mother nnd sister came, but they told him Ills father was ill. He fortunately had no recollection of it until a few days snH-Isam- d, before lie died, when nil seemed to dime back like the rccolli'ctions of some lion-i- d to me were: His last words dear friend, there dranni. My is nn avenging (lod, instead of n system of nature. I made inquiries nnd discovered that his father was a notorious highwayman, nnd niomivii. the robbery anu murder ior which lie wns sentenced were the erimes which enabled him to furnish liis son tlie menus to complete liis electric ap- paratus. to Lean Sharks. know what manner of you sharks advertise under the department of Mom v to loan uml Financial in some New York piqwrs? a prominent business mun asked. No? Well, I do. One of my employes, whose wifi lmd been sick ami who needed a loan, fell into the iiunds of one of those men who loans money on jicrsoiinl property, furniture nnd so on. He wns going to squeeze tlie poor fellow out of everything lie hud, wlien 1 stepp'd in und stopped it. The majority of these bloodsuckers are without souls or heart or conscience. They refuse lo loan over $100 to nny person, no mutter how grant the security offered. They let yon have $100 for sixty days on your signing u note for $110. payable nt the end of that period. They evade the usury law by legnily loaning you $14-- nnd charging you $40 discount. Just think wlmt. n skin thnt. is, with millions lying idle in Wn!l street which would be gladly invested nt 4 ier emit, or even fl per cent. icr iiimum. With this note xny man gave n chattel mortgage on household ftimitura worth $1,000 to due lip $1 .200. Wlien his note couldn't quite pn.v up. Tlie shark The Money Do wlio held it refused to renew it, but offered to take n nw note for $200 nt thirty days in plnee of it. Mv man foolishly consentul. In fact, lie wns given no elmnce to do anything else. The money lonuer wns in the house nnd threatened to foreclose on tlie furniture. Just before the thirty days were up I was told of the transaction. When Mr. Shark found lie had somebody to buinpup against thatt could fight him he became ns nbju-- and servile ns ii cornered confidence man. None of those fellows wants to fight, that means exposure, loss of reputation nnd damage to their busi ness. I settled that claim for $12.1 And the money grabls-- wus glad to get that. If poor poo'ple who get hard up falls into such hands us tlnse I don't wonder they curse the knowing no other type than these New York Tribune. ugly usurers. lie-cau-se good scratclicr is always n good layer. The MassuchuHct ts Ilouglnnnn says the reason tlmt many rnsplH.ri-- and blackberry fields get full of grass is because they lire neglected during , und in fact August nnd during the whole nutuinn, so when spring iqiciiH tlie grass lms full hut even when thus neglected, if tlie farmer will commence soon ns the frost leaves tlie ground it is not. a very diliicult job to dear out nil of tlie grass. lcoplewho plant fruit trees and then neglect to look after them, miss it egirgiously, und do not remeinU-- that tlie prngrt'ss nml value of un orchard its thrift mess and productiveness depend greatly on its parlytreatment. Culture, pruning nml manufacturing an most important during tlie first few years, und a lack of them can never In? atoned for liy subsequent care. Theretoresee to your young orchard now, this not next year, when it may lie too late. Tlie lmbit of bin ring twins lms become inbred in some of the English course wonl anil mutton breeds. It is worth striving for. Wit ii some extra feeds tlie profits of the grower oi early lamlis may In nearly double, il tlio ewes generally bears two instead of one. Whore t here are manytwins, if n ewe bearing only one loses her lamb, one of the twins enn lie counted to Iut, nml she 1n save for breeding another yonr. The getting of a buck of the breeds thnt often boar twins will generally serum n marked inerense in the proportion of twins in tlie flock. The tendency is promoted by males us well us the females of breeds inclined to it. A writer in t lie Ohio farmer, who keeps sixteen cows and milks them himself (lie says he is one of those fellows tlmt thinks tlie wife and daughters liiive no place in the cow Lnrn). reports an average profit for each of these cows of $11.21 during last year, liis cows nre of noiqicciul hm'd, and most of them were raised by himself. This farmer is very sure tlmt the profit lie makes runbemnde by others, provided thnt they will work more and complain less. We saw once nn old experiment in stunting grain by nn old uud shrcwd fniT.icr. On one corner of bis field sown with cats wns a very rich pluce, where n bn n, or stuck or manure heap lmd om-- stood. Here the grain always lodged. Taking his cue from tin's, tin farmer drew a li drag over this piece heavy after the oats won two or three inches high, nnd then rolled it down. Neighbors said lie would hurt the oats. That, lie replied, was just what he wanted to do. They were growThe (lrng tore the ing too rank. leaves, caused the plant to tiller, nml intlicclicik thus given to its rampant growth the grain stood up tm it Scptc-mlier- n; hiN-inga- s r sen-so- n twin-bearin- g e 40-to- rijienod. The old farms in Canada, that command tlie highest prices arc said to l:c those on which sheep have been kept from the timff they were first occupied. The pastures ou them are comparatively free from bushes and wrens, while the soil is firm nnd productive of the liest sort of grasses. A farm on which u large numlier of sheep have 18111 kept for ninny years is very desirable for dairy purposes. not hesitate lo lnris Green the potato plants. Every beetle destroyed reduces tlie number next year. Tlie war of ext rnninntion should not cense until the beetles are extinct. One difficulty is tlmt if onlv a few lxi'tles appear no thought is given the small damage that mny lie done, but the damage will be tenfold greater the following yenr. The aim should lie to destroy them, no nmt-t.- r Do how few tlw numlier. r nt Tlie Way Tlu!r Money From the Nw York Sun. doe. sight is witnessed nt t! ,e nqucduct just after the laborers A curious wive their pnv. Tlieir wives lie iu wait forthem, nnd receive just nb.mt enough to keep the house in food. Then the head of the family starts out to see how qnickly he can spend the ramnining cash. The first thing he does is to buy u watch or some other pieee of jewelry from some sharper. Then lie goes into one of tlie nriglilinring saloons, spends nil the money lie lms left, nnd when he litis no inure, gives the watch to the bartender for a few rounds of drinks nnd gore outside saving tlmt he is the happiest inun in tlie United States. Wife (retrospectively) I can remember so well, John, how fund you nnd my first, husband wire of eiu-other. You wire hoys together, nnd Instill to tlie end. your frii'mlslilp lhisluuid I sndlyl 'All. yes, poor His deiiih has lNin a sad blow fi'l-lo- wl to me. Sfw Y. ou liar Grila. Among ot lur things of general interest report i'fl upon by the chemist of the New York Exieiiment Station, are. results of examinations made to nsrei-tnithe nutritive values of hay und grain that have been long kept. The mailt of tlie examination of liny wns 07.39 per cent, of albuminoids digested in new liny, nnd 11.10 in liny one year old. On finding thnt tlie nutritive value of liny was eonsidiTably diminished on long keeping, similar examinations were made with wheat and wheat bran. It wns found tlmt the digestibility ot wheut nml brun also diininisluil to a considerable extent with long keening, and there appeared reasons for U'lieviiig that the tnte nt least nre less digestible in tlie old grains thnninthc fresh grains, rspn-inllif these have been redunil to meal. The nmounts of fats soluble is either is remarkably Ires in grains tighteen months old than in those but a short time from harvesting nnd freshly ground. The above npHnrs to explain for tlie dreiviincd value of old hay nml grain over thnt in the winter .immediately following fti harvesting, a tact' long recognized Ijy farmers.