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Tim UPPER i)l-:g MotNftS, Al4lf)N A< t6wA. -VttfiNttSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2kl89l LIEUT. PEARY SAFE •Story of Tlieii 1 Long Sojonni 01 the Frozen Shores of Mc- Cormiek's Bay. Loss of Mr. Verhoff in a Glaciei While Searching for Geological Specimens. Visits With the Natives, Who Were Merry Creatures, Anxious to Please. Mrs. Josephine Diebitscb Peary, Avife of tlie explorer, in a telegraph to the New York Herald from St. Johns. X. F., under date of Sept. 11, 1892, says: The Ivlte at 4:30 this afternoon steamed through the XIITOAVS, and after twelve months in the Arctic region, among the most isolated people in the world, tlie Peary North Greenland expedition has returned safe and well, Avitb one exception. The Kite left us on the south shore of McCoiinick Bay on July 30, 1891, and two days afterward AVC left the shelter of our little tent, Avhieh the winel Avas threatening to demolish and through which the water was rushing in a perfect river, for that, of our house, Avhieh was UOAV under roof. A bed was made on a pile of boxes. tlie corner farthest a\vay from the open- bags left for doors and windows, and ou this MJ-. Peary Avas placed, and from here he directed the Avork so cheerfully and rapidly carried on by our boys. Ten clays later, the shell of the house being completed and Mr. Peary able to walk on crutches, the first boat party consisting of Gibson, Astrup, Dr. Cook and Verhoeff, AA'as sent to Northumberland and Hakluyt islands to visit the natives on these islands. At the end of a Aveek they returned Avith a load of birds and an'Esquimau hunter, with his family and tent, Kayuk dog sledge and household goods. Then began our scries of boat trips, all of AA'hich Avero enjoyed. We saAv a bundle of letters handed me. The Kite had come and my mail had been sent mo. Tlie folloAring day t was visited by Professor Hellprhi and on the day following I returned to -Hod Cliff. On August 4 1 again Went to the head of the bay, Oils time on the Kite, .ind on August 5 Professor Heilprin •i ud a party left, to make a reennnotss- .-.nce of the inland ice and at 3 o'clock -,n the morning of August 0. while lying in my bunk. I beard shouts from the returning party, and in ,-> feAV minutes a quick, linn step on the deck, Avhieh I recognized as r.iy husband's. The next instant he Avas before me. 1 then felt Hod had. indeed, been good to me. Good IIOAVS from home and Mr. Peary reiurm d in health and safety. After aii absence of ninety-three'days, during which time he traveled' over thirteen hundred iiiilos over Ihis inland ice. so far oA-oi-ything had gone jusf as we had hoped. While AVC Avere packing all our belongings on the Kite, Mr. Verhoeff went on a tAvo days' geological trip to a neighboring settlement. Failing to return at the end of this time, the party started after him, but to their horror'found no trace of him. For six days the entire Feary party except Matt and myself. Professor Hellprin's Avliolo party', th? crc-Av of the Kite and nine Esquimau dl joined in the search. On the sixth "Nothing serious like the WOrry-of a Woman, I hope, sir?" -'• "Oh, nothing serious,, ma'am," he said, bowing politely. - ! "What, then??" *' ^ "Only consumption." ; f ?. ; ; BLESS AND BLOOD, i lay they found some minerals placed j half of the blood on the altar, the rest jy Verhoeff on a rock and traces of his he sprinkled on the people. TliK'fim- footsteps to a large, wicked looking! damontal idea of sacrifice., and jblood- glacier, and here all signs of him Avere sprinkling was" not, Profess&r Robert- :ost, in spite of the AA-hole party quar- eriug the glacier in every direction. No sign of the missing man Avas found and they were forced to believe that he lad met his fate in one of tho numer- nis crevasses. The sad accident is th« nuy shaeloAV in all the varied experience >f our party. We left MeCormick Bay 4»gust 24, and were not ashamed to •oufess to a peculiar lumpy sensation in he throat as AA-C bade our huskies goocl- >y and watched the shore of McCornick Bay recede from sight, perhaps lover again to be seen by any of us. At the same time AVO are all glad to be ni our Avay to dear old America once nore. A BAD BREAK. Tim Doctor JUifuse.! to Tul«- -Medicine Prescribed for His 1'utleiit. NCAV York Evening Sun: A doctor, vho Avas treating one of his patients for i simple but tedious disorder, found the the first herd of deer ou September 4! man hi such an irritable condition that and got three at the head of McCor- he began to cheer him up. But his mick Bay, Avhere AVC Avent to start the words fell on deaf ears, for the man had party to place a depot on Humbolclt i 1)OCJI1 housed up so long that he 'Avas Glacier. This party, consisting of As- \ h'rmly convinced that his time had trnp, Gibson and Verhoeff, Avere baffled come. by storms and returned In four days. ! "Tut, tut," said the doctor. "I'll ha v> A strap and Gibson started again on you round again in a few days, if you September 22 and made about thirty . will keep quiet and take tlie medicine miles, but Avere forced back 011 account : w hy, man, I suffer from the same com- of deep, soft snoAV. I plaint as you myself." During one of our hunting trips Ave There Avas.a-look of compassion in had a narroAV escape from droAvning H' 0 patient's eyes as he reaqhed out by having our boat crushed by a herd the bottle and said: of angry Avalruses, many of (hem "In that case, doctor, do take some wounded by us, but AVO killed seven and of this medicine you prescribed for me " escaped without n scratch. The man had groAvu almost hopefiil The Avinter, although AVC had a bun- under tho influence ot the doctor's re Francois Coppce: The name of the little, provincial city where Captair Mefcadief—twenty-six years of servic. 1 twgftty-twp,; campaigns and three woUnds—installed himself when he Wa retired on-a pension, matters not. But a* .house- on the outskirts. - where t\v<: captive "cows' lowed and foAvls aud thicks passed and repassed. through tlv gatcAvay/'lic placed himself. -It so han- pened that it Avas a fixed habit of the captaiutiito spend much time .at tin efif.e. It'Avas there that lie satisfied ;.f the saiilfe tline thc three vices Avhieh reigneil'''surpi-eme iu his heart—tobaccn. absinthe and cards. .His first, care after •having settled himself AAIIS, therefor?, to find; an establishment which he could frequent, and there enjoy his favorite •pastime. So after having gone the rounds of thc village without finding anything to-suit him, he stopped at last, to regard with the eye of n coimis situated at a Marchq and tin 1 blood. What a strange Avorlrt of fmcieilt I Hue/do la Pavoisse. Eight days later beliefs does this word "bless" open out he'.became one of the pillars'of the Cafe Prosper. Perfect happiness exists nowhere, and Captain Mercadier. Avho believed that lie had found it at the cafe, soon .recovered from his illusion. : For one thing, on Monday, the market day, the Cafe Prosper' Avas unten- antable. From early morning It Avas •overrun Avitli truck peddlers,' farmers, They Ar<- from thr. Same Hoot ntNJL n-'.ll.v Afpi'tit tho Samr Thlnci' * Though there is but. a difference o'f 'V and "i" between "ble.4?" and "bliss," says Good Words, tie two Avords are in no AA^I.V 1'elated.j ("Bless" is a Avord as curiously significmit in'lts Avay as "the Sky of Blood." * '.. Fi-om the Anglo-Saxon blowari—to blow or flourish as n floAver—we fhavo "Mowed' 1 or "blood:" Blood is! .'<he floAvor aud bloom pf life. From "bjood" AVO have bloedsian, bledstan, arifJLbiot- sian—all Anglo-Saxon,—and bletsltiu has in Middlr> English been softened idoAvn, info hlessen or bless. So that toHless",. originally meant to consecrate by blood, '" f ''.!r the Cafe. Prosper, ?ithor by sacrifice or the spVinlllmg of j coiih'er of the Place do : before us! In nearly all tlie creeds of aiitiquity a blood rite was used to make a life bond between man and man, and. between man and God. In the oovo'iia'ht sacrifice of -Exodus. Moses spriijicl'ed >:tJHE?'jb j>; ' *'*!"• ' APTAIN'S, VICES. ' and poultrymeu. son Smith tells nsj that of/ a^sacred'i IliU ' sh voia.es. red tribute. Igit Of a communion, bo'tAveen.' whips in their hr tho god ajfid his worjj'iippeTs. Shnllauly j blouses and otter skin caps, bargaining Heavy men Avith necks, and great hands, wearing blue among other early ilutIons and,among ovo . r thou ' CU I 1S - stamping their feet, savage peoples of" our own day, the strikill S their fists, familiar Avith the blood rite possessed and possesses 1: a son 'aut, !ln(1 bungling at billards. mysterious force. '•' • -••'• NOAV, one Monday morning, Avheu he In the Yomba '-"country, west of-Da- W!ls resting uuietly at home, being sure homey. Avhen a .mnri is 1 'sick a. l>d%st is tllat the cafc woukl bc much to ° ftul sacrificed, and the blood is sprinkled on aud busy ' tlle milcl radiance of th c tho Avalland on ; 'tbo patient's forehead : suitumn sun persuaded liim to go AA'ith the idea ,of transferring to; him dmvn !Ulcl sit upon thc stoll ° soat b - r the life of the victim. In Borneo I even til ° slde of tho house ' as late as 1847, the' blood of -i kil-iv I De l'ressed, !lnd smoking a damp cigar, slave girl was sprinkled on the jjfflars ' he was sitttllfc ' thorc whon llc saw com and under the flooring of the bouse of ing down tho end o£ thc strect-Avhich a great chief, to give' it good luck, bc-' wns ouly a ljiUU >l' !l ved lane leading fore he took possession. A generation out illto Ule coimtl- J'-a. little girl of S hgo, among the Esthonfans, on the Gulf or 10 drivln « before llol> !l half-dozen bf Finland the blood rite Avas still in . sc f °' .- . . . . . use. The ^uppliant drew a few drops ' As , tl]1 ? '"I' 1 "" 1 lookcd ™i'elossly at from his -finger and recited the follow-' tllo , cmltn10 saw that sho llad "• w ° od iii"- nr-ivoi- en leg. There Avas nothing tratornal in ing prayer: i • t] Avords, but his hopes Avero 5D degrees be- cruelly dashed the next moment as the' ly. Every 'day medical man drew back from the bottle dred days of darkness, AAnrli tempera- assurin ture ranging from 30 to IOAV x(>ro, passed pleasantly AVO took long Avalks on snow shoes, and Avii.li a shudder often I indulged in a sledge ride, drawn thanks." by one of my Newfoundland and one , Esquimau dog, and yet cannot boast of i a single frost bite. i We receh'cd numerous A'isits from the natives, all of Avhom Avere bright, mer- j i-abo™. ry, Avilling ci-eatures, anxious to please. ! " oll > dear!" she gasped, as sho droAv 'They enjoyed our coffee and biscuit: but "" her cl 'air on the veranda of the AAIU- . and .replied, "No, THE POOR CREATURE. Was Nourly I)ea<lj?Vt'lt]i iror-AVeury "I name thee-with my blood and be- , , , , , , , troth thee with my blood; and point «>* "• ".u-denocl bnchelor. thee out'my building to bo blessed— stables!-and ch'ttlerp'ens and hen-roosts; lot thein befblcssed through my blood and thy might." That prayer brings out very clearly, T think, the full signlncaiip'c of our AA'ord nothing of thc soldier. It Avas that particular in- hlm the sad AA'ounds and amputations, touched on that account the old Avar- rior. He almost felt a contraction at the heart at the sight o When the captain came home thfe in viting odor -if ca 1 , '>.;go soup .salute"* him on the staircase, and the sight o the smokin;; plates ou the coarse bu Avliite tnbi--flotii. and the polishes tablcAvare, A.ith a bunch of flowers a tlie side of ids plate, Avas quite enougl to give hi i an appetite. Pierettc profited by i ;e good humor of her mas tor to conf;.-s of her sec.ret ambitions She Avanted andiwns for the fireplace where now a fire always burned aud t mold for the little cakes that she kucAA so Avell how to make. And the'capfcih smiiing at the child's request, but do lighted AVitli the homelike atmosphere of his room, promised to think of if and the morrow replaced his Londros by cigars for a sou, hesitated to oll'ei offer live points at ecarte and refusee" his third glass of beer and bis secom ghiss of chartreuse. Long the straggle certainly was: am' or;:/ 1 !. Often wiieu The bolir came ftu the glass that AA'as denied him by economy,' Avheu the thh-st seized bin by tlie throat, he Avas forced, to make a, heroic effort to Avithdraw his ham' already reaching out toward the swan's beak of the cafe. Many times he Avalk ed about dreaming of the king turning up and of quint and qua torn 1 .' But he almost always courageously returned home; and as bo loved Fier- ette more tlirough every sacrifice that he made for her embraced her more fondly every day. For ho did embrace her. She Avas no longer his servant. Once Avheu she stood before him at the table respectfully calling him "Monsieur," he could not. stand It, but seizing her by her hand he said to her, eagerly: "First embrace me. and then sit down and do me the favor of .speaking familiarly, confound it." And so it is now accomplished. The meeting Avith a child has saved that man from an ignominious old age. Ho has substituted for his old vices ii young passion. He adores tlie little lame child Avho plays about: him in his room, Avhieh is UOAV comfortable aud Avell furnished. He has already taught Plcretto to read, and moreover he has set her copies in Avriting. Every day ho goes to Avalk Avith her >u the rampart. Sometimes they are [>assed by folks Avho are strangers in he A'illage, Avho look Avith compassion- ite surprise at the old soldier spared from the Avars and the poor lame child. And he is moved almost to tears— •ears of pleasure— when one of )assers-by whisper as they pass: "Poor father; yet; how pretty laughter is." tlie Ids when men sought God darkly and in running along ' in her tattei briiA'el behind her geese, he o .tlie "blood" world. cared little for our sweets. The women tci< resort, "I had such trouble Avere especially interesting to me, and ^'ith that new dress of mine. many hours were; spent in Avntching' "What—what is 1 if/" he-said, in a them at: their AA'ork. i faint voice. ' , Mr. Peary, with Astrup and Dr. Cook, j "Well, some people seem! to have all Avent on the ice cap on February 14 to tuo c:u ' e hi this Avorld, while others, watch the sun rise, and for two days , lllco J r °u '"en, seem to escape Avith lit> folloAA'Ing wo had tho most: terrible Avind i tlc ' worry. As I was saying, that new- and rain storm T ever AA'itnessod. For! dl ' l ' t " L ' v "" ' T "' . . * .. a time I feared our house, AA'hich AV«* i ^ called Red Cliff, AA'ould be AA'ashed aAvay, but AVO Avero not seriously damaged. The party on the ice fared still Avorso j 1 K '° 1 ' Avomen, Avhat AVO have to suffer!' and Avere glad to get back to Red Cliff. """ '"" '" ' ' ' ' On April IS, there being constant: daylight, Mr. Peary took me Avith him on a tour of Whale Sound and Inglefiold . Gulf;- 'Wo traveled by night and slept by day. Our sledges, sixteen and fifteen feet: long, were drawn by thirteen line dress. You knoAV, I AvaAted to kiik-k Mrs. BroAvn out at thejiext ball, so'off I Avent to NOAV York on the train shopping. Shopping is such a trouble. AVe poor Avomen, Avhat AVO have to suffer!" He coughed-a loijg,''' rasping cough. ^ "We suffer so," she added in a breath; "I Avent from one place to another. T got a bargain on the pattern.* Then I had to buy die linings andr'thc trimmings and the buttons and 'the lace and tho insertion and the thread and the noodles and the fashion journal— and I wore myself to a shadoAV prancing from one store to another. What Esquimau dogs. Our driver, a native, I handled the team as only an native can. j " U( l We slept Avithout, shelter, and our bed j AA'as the snow after pulling ourselves awful troubles we do. have into a deerskin bag, which was fastened world! 1 ' lightly about the neck. Wo repeatedly made forty miles in a smmor. •nm-.-c---,,,1,™ .1 i i 1>!U '° foot m tho dust and limpin loS w'tho / y -^ J 0 ,* her ill-made wooden stump. lea,nod of the great sacrifice on Cal- Thf , soosc ^^^ fllLlil . hmn into the poultry yard, and th one Avas about to follow then Avhen the captain stopped her Avitli tin | question, "Eh, little girl, Avhat's you — name'.'" PLAY ATJWALMAISON. j "Plcratto, monsieur; at your service,' Nupoieon'ri Eariy-FoniinusB loi- uctii-«mont she answered, lookiu at him Avith he ofifisHomn. great black eyes and tossing her dis Chamber's Journal: The play hous ordered locks from her forhead. "Yoi of the great Napoloon, few as they live in this house, then; I haven't seoi Avere, may be sa'id to have been spent you before." only, at Mulmalson. He Avas intensely "Yes, I kiunv you pretty Avell though fond of its retirement, and his tastes for I sleep under the stairs and yoi Avert} singular, simple and homelike' Avako mo every evening Avhen yoi Avhen aAvay from the grim Avork of con- come home." quest. Josephine , as tho wife of tho "Is that so, my girl? Oh, Avell, I first consul, Avas not an accomplished must Avalk on my toes in tho future scholar in the etiquette of that posi- HaAV old are you?" fiion. much' less in that of an imperial : "Nine, monsieur, come All Saints court. She AA'as no artist, she AA'as no day." musician. Her usual occupation con-' "I s the landlady here a relative of sisted of cro\A'el Avork for covering her yours?" furniture, and in this she enlisted th-3 services of the ladies Avho visited her. Napoleon—until persuaded by others that his wife Avas not capable of fultill- o, monsieur, I am in service." "And they give you?" "Soup and a bed under the stairs." "And hoAV came you to be lame like in this single march, and it: was a line sight to see these thirteen beauties, with heads up and tails waving over their backs, dashii'g over the ice. We visited all the settlements, and once f was inveigled into spending a night in one ot their SUOAV igloos, but declined all further hmtation. Wo returned to lied Cliff at the end of a Aveek and the inland ice parly at once, began preparations to leave. Mr. Peary left on May 3, no one remaining at: lied Cliff but Mr. Yeihuoft and myself. Malt retimed on May S, and on June ;{ tho supporting party, Dr. Cook and Gibson, returned. They parted from Mr. Peary and Astrup at Humboldt Glacier, Avhence the He coughed—a long, rasping cough. latter continued on their Avay north. By this time many Esquimau had pitched their tents around Ked Cliff, and the settlement presented quite the appearance of a flourishing village. During the .summer various hunting and exploring trips Aveiv made, and on July 17 1 pitched my vent at the side of McCormick's Bay, expecting to remain until the return of Mr. Peary. Although the angakoks of the tribe had told me that they had been in- "fowned during their seance that Peary would never return, at 5 o'clock on the morning of July 24 I heard a peculiar noise outside of my tent, and on calling out in Esquimau, "Who is there?" wns answered that a ship had come, and a black head Avas thrust iu'to the tent and "And then, after I .had bought all these things, I had to tu'ke the L train and hurry to Fifth avenue and hunt, up my dressmaker.' She was out to a picnic. I never felt so like dying in all my life. It is so distressing. I knew that it Avas no time to stop then, so I got on Hie ears and hurried around for five hours. 1 Avas nearly dead. Wliat troubles AVO do haveSn this Avorld, AVO poor Avoiucn!" ,',;' -lie coughed—a long, rasping cough. "Thou I had to see to it that I had the la Lost. Paris pattern, for I Avas dy- knock' out that shoddy Mrs. 1 knew that she never Avoro ? but that horrid green silk of hers, and I thought I could easily go her one better, particularly as 1 now had tho very latest: thing in the market. Oh, dear, but it Avas so tiresc mo, standing for a dressmaker to lit your dross, hour after hour. What troubles AVO«IO have in this world, wo poor AVO- ing the duties of empress—Avas himself tuflt ' m J r poor little one?" delighted AA'ith this simplicity. He ; " Tho kick °* a COM' Avhen I was five.' would sit: by the hour in her society in ' "Have you a father or mother?" those long evenings at Malmaison, at-' Tno c hHd blushed under tho sunburn tracted, as AVOI-C all others, by a sweet- od sldn - ' !I came from the Foundling ness and quiet dignity such as few hospital," sho said briefly. Then Avith women of the "Directoire" period pos- | in aAvkard courtesy sho passed limp- sossed. Sho AA'as fond of, and excelled iuf? mto the house, and tho captain in, "tric-trac" (backgammon) and Napo- heard as she Avout aAA'ay on the pave- loon Avould join in the play Avith her. mout of the court the hard thumping "While at Malmaison," hi's secretary of tuo Httl ° wooelen leg. The captain records, "Napoleon Avas a veritable tuon Sou 8ht his dear cafe, and ho saAV father in the midst of his family circle. tnol '° such a mob of blue blouses and His abnegation of grandeur, his simple uo lloal ' ( l a nch a din of laughter and and unaffected niiinner, and tho gracious cllck °* WHarel balls that he returned familiarity of Mine. Bonaparte, "formed nomo iu a very bad humor, an Impressible charm. The premier con-' Perhaps it AVHS tlie first timo that ho sul -would enjoy being read to, though llad snout several hours of tlie day in lie rarely read himself. Tho one thing llis ro - om . and it looked rather shabby, to Avhieh he AA'ould never listen Avas Hls bed curtains Avero tho color of an poetry. 'It is a poor science,' said he." I old pipe - Tll ° "replace Avas heaped Josephine's favorite employment—it witu old ci fc' ni ' stumps and one could AA'as moro than a diversion—Avas hortl- > llavo writl en one's name in tho dust ou culture. Sho Avas not in any sense a ! Ul ° fm>nit "i'e." I must have a servant," scientist. Sho loved nature for nature's ho Silid- Tho11 no nought of the little sake, and her hot-houses and garden la . mo gir1 ' " T1 'at's Avhat I'll do. I'll Avoro her long and lasting delight. In i hil '° tlic noxt room ; AAinter is coming' those days such 1o P.roAvn. anythin 3h pleasures Avero costly, j and t:hc 1<ittl ° tlllu « w111 ft'eezo under tho and moro than once after her divorce stail 'S' She Avill look after tho clothes complaints AVOI-O made that sho over- i and llavoi(mv miol i and keep tlie quart- dreAV her rather largo annuity. Napo- 01 ; s cl ° !ln -" loon Avas himself liberal, but: the state ' thcn a l!loud arosc across the hiterfered, and on one. occasion ho Avas ' coillfoi> lablo plcturc. Tho captain ro- ccmpolled to delegate a minister to lnomhor( 'd that quarter-day Avas still Avarn her of the horticultural extravagance. K consequences of her a lo " K way ""' aud tllat llis amount at i-avaganco. i . ° (Jill ' e Prosper AVUS assuming alarm- proportions. "Not rich enough " st men! Ho coughed— a lon rasping cough. "It is nothing init Avorry, AVOITV, Avor- ry, trouble, trouble, trouble, from day to day. I haA'o come down hero to recoup. I have one foot in the grave Social duties are positively killing us American leaders. It is aAvful!" Ho coughed—a long, rasping cough. "We all have our troubles, I suppose," sho, said, starting to move off. "i am hero to recoup for tho next social season. 1 am nearly dead." "So am 1," ho ventured feebly. of being dead also. Much to the astonishment of people in that vicinity tho tho i Turpentine us u Oisiiit'nctiint. A spray of pure oil of turpentine, mixed AA'ith 1 per cent, of lavender oil, is said to have an astonishing effect in thing to try." And the captain tried it. Tho suppression of his morning absinthe had been sullicleut to cover tho modest expense of Pierotto's keeping, but how many others reforms were re formed. . . . re- purifying the air of living rooms, the quired to provide for tHe unforeseen exaction ^ being attributed to the ozone ponso of his bachelor establishment! Filled Avith gratitude the little girl Avish- cd to prove her zeal. Already the aspect of his room has changed, the fireplace gleaned and the floor polished. The oldest building in tlie united kingdom is the toAver of London. liupo us u Food for Klu-ep and Lambs. It is simply amazing to the AA-ritcr that the value of rape as a pasture for sheep and lambs has so long escaped ihe attention of the American shepherd. It comes in at a season of the year Avhen ordinarily the pastures are bare and dry, and when otherwise it is not easy, if indeed possible, to fatten large flocks of sheep or large lots of lambs Aviihout feeding them a grain ration moro or less liberal according as the pastures are plentiful or scarce. •In our experience at this station AA'O seein instinctively to eat am gross, which at that seasr>n 5JJ, ? dency to counteract the ofn. c t» rttpe when it leads to a too ]?* " tion"of the bowels. The she™ ™ fer to he upon the grass Avh™ not eating the rape. There i a danger that they will get backs especially with mp 0 have been drilled. When such fields the lambs lie down h t t(| the drills and sometimes get OT their backs, and in consequence Because of this clanger the nrirt. P f H *' OT be visited at least twice a the flock is large a nrirt.' * com. It is surprising how little of ti,l is Avasted through 1:rampin K i.-,. , cause there Is really no waste eat the. rape. clean. >,H low ns the of tli« surface of the ^onud, 0 ! C so. When the •,*,„.. grows v ,rv lythey will not: go veiy , nuch miless to supply present Avnnts rather mow it off as they go much after the fashion of nn OT.-isshoppers. The one objo featimj of rape as a pasture is f oun( ! its tendency to produce bloatlnc w i "• it is Avet, and certain other boAvrt dll ders when sharp 'white frosts c upon it. Some seasons, however percentage of loss is very light; seasons it is considerable. But big on fat it is certainly an iu food-there is nothing like it in tw! country. • I Avould not advise the owners of vil uable flocks of pure breds to pasture them upon rape in tlie way indicated above. It Avould be much safer to adont a plan in outline as folloAvs: Put them in upon the rape for but a short Um» at first, and when it is dry and then remove them. Gradually increase the length of the period until they can be left upon tho rape all the day after the dcAV has risen, but remove them In the evening aud don't turn .them in Avhen the rape is much frosted. They should have other pasture at night so that they AA-ould not need to go in upon the rape hungry. I have IUIOAVU instmices Avhere pure brc-ds have been pastured upon rape without any loss, and I hare knoAvn other instances AA'hore the loss has been considerable. The season and the conditions already mentioned account for the difference. Rape has not been much tried as yet in the United States, but its day is coming. It is my firm conviction that not many years hence 10,000,000 lambs Avill be fattened annually on raps in the republic. The next article Avill treat of groAving rape. Thos. Shaw. Ontario Agricultural College, Guelph. ANIMALS' VIEW OF MAN. They Fear the S:ivnir« Mitre. Tlian tlin Civil- l/.ccl Mini. e man, Avho has generally been irst in contact wllh animals, is usual!)' i hunter and therefore an object of dls- ike to the other hunting animals, and •)f dread to the hunted. But civilized nan, Avith his supply of bread and beef, s not necessarily a hunter, and it is ust: conceivable that he might be con- out to leave the animals in a newly haA'O found that rape possesses AVOII- discovered country unmolested, and cou- derful fattening properties, When aA'- de?cend, Avhon not. bettor employed, to erage grade lambs are pastured upon it AVO have no difficulty in getting a gain of eight to ten pounds per month Avithout any grain at all; and in experiment last year Avhen AVO added a supplement of oats, AA'O found that they did not. hasten tho fattening process with the lambs. But AA-C must not conclude too hastily that a ration of grain along Avith rape is of no advantage, on th,. principle that one experiment is never conclusive hi matters Avhieh portal n to feeding. The amount of food AA'hich rape sun- plies per aero is also a matter of surprise; AA'heii the land is suitable. Wo have found that ono acre will food from ton to eighteen lambs for at least tAA-o mouths Avithout any other additional food, AA'hen tho rape has be-3n groAATi in drills and cultivated. We refer IIOAV to rape Avhieh has been groAATi after a crop of rye cut for fodder the early part of the same season. 'On very rich soils pastures AA'ould bo afford- ed for a large number. On muck soils the rape may bo SOAVII broadcast, Avhon an enormous crop AAill bo obtained m a season that is at nil favorable In 1801 AVO harvested Avheat, some tAventv- three varieties, which gave an average yield of more than 58 bushels per acre and an average weight of G3 Ibs per bushel. The ground Avas then plowed Avatch their attitude toAvard himself, says the Popular Science Monthly. The impossible island in Tho Swiss Family Itobinson, in Avhieh half the animals of the two hemispheres were collected, Avould be an ideal place for such an experiment. But, unfortunately, uninhabited islands seldom contain more than a feAV species, and those generally birds or sea beasts; and in newly* discovered game regions savage man has generally been before us Avith his arroAV, spears and pitfalls. Some, instances of the first contact of animals Avith man have, IIOAVOVLT, been preserved in the accounts of the early voyages collected by Hakluyt and others, though the hungry 'navigators were generally more on victualing their ships AA'ith the unsuspecting beasts and birds, or on noting those Avhieh would be useful commodities for "trafflcke" than in cultivating friendly relations AA'ith the animal inhabitants of the newly discovered islands. HOW WE GET OUR TEETH. ind rape dilled was up sown f ol . rape The August 12. It comprised n mtlo more than two icrcs. It Avas cultivated tAvlco AA-ith •ho horse ]loo dHrmg tho sllorf . ^^ dlotted for its growth. The ground was hen hurdled off and sixty lambs Put upon it. It provided pasture for them for twenty-five days. They were given no other food and r.o water dur- uig the time they wero upon tho rape- n lact they received nothing but Avha hoy obtained within the enclosure ex- copt a supply of salt to which they'had icccss at all times. But wo do well to remember that'wo «miot have rape all tho season through t docs not givo satisfactory returns vilh us when SOAVII early in tho season N Hen thus SOAVU the leaves turn yellow ind growth ceases beforo devolopmoi t .as proceeded very far. Wo do no" " ood results from it when SOAAOI sooner n the end of Juno. When sheep r' in ed m upon it they should bo allo^ J l .V' 0m ? in ' llnless when the storing •un or sleet necessitate their m """" They should never be p AVill reeh o( . An experiment conducted at this An Kinlmmt, Di-nlisl MnknH Nnino Interest- inf," SlaliiiiKuitK. It AA'ould take too long to describe tlie formation of the tooth, but it may interest you to knoAv that tho enamel Is derived in the first place from the op- itholium, or scarf skin, and is, in fact, modified skin, Avhilo tho dentine, of AA'hich tho bulk of the tooth is composed, is derived from the mucous layer boloAv the epithelium. Lime salts are sloAvly deposited, and the tooth pulp, or "nerve," is the last remains of Avlmt Avas onco a pulpy mass of the shape of the future tooth, and oven tho tootli ,\ pulp in the old people sometimes gets quite obliterated by tho calcareous deposits. The thirty-two permanent teetli, says tho Philadelphia Times, are preceded by twcnly temporary deciduous or milk teeth. Those are fully erupted at about hvo to two and a halt' years old, and at about six years of age a wonderful process of absorption sets in, by AA'hich tho roots of tho temporary tooth are romoA'ed to make room for tho advancing permanent ones. T1W crowns of tho former having no suppo" becomo loose and fall aAA'-iy. One Avould naturally suppose that the advancing permanent tooth, was a poAVcrful factor in (he absorption of its temporary predecessor, but AVO have many facts to prove It has no influence Avlmtover; Indeed, the Interesting phenomena of tlie eruption and succession of teeth ar« vory mile understood. I may rewiw* in passing that a child of six-who lw not yot lost any temporary teeth Jias» n its jaws, either erupted or nou-cruptca, no loss than fifty-tAvo tooth more ot loss formed. Out in Morocco a girl site still W«J ^ groAvs fat before marriage. In country she does all that marriage,

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