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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, June 15, 1892
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THE REPUBLICAN, ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 1892. Highest of all in Leavening Power.—Latest U. S. Gov't Report Baking Powder ABSOLUTELY PURE By H, EIDER HAQGABD. Author of'Colvnel Quaritoh, V. C.," "Afr, JMeesOH's TViH," "4 Tale of Three jUons," "Mian Quatermain," "She," "J«9s," etc. -jauc to go on. My ratner said that u waa our duty to keep Hendrika at any cost. The worst of it was that for three days she would eat nothing, and I thought that she would die, for all the while she sat and Availed. On the third day, however, I went to the bars of the window place and held out a cup of milk and some fruit to her. She looked at it for a long while, then crept up moaning, took the milk from my hand and drank it greedily, and afterwards ate the fruit. From that time forward she took food readily enough, but only if I would feed her. But I must tell you of the dreadful end of Henclrilc. From the day that we captured Hendrika the whole place began to swarm with baboons which were evidently employed in watching the kraals. One day Hendrik went out towards the hills alone to gather some medicine. He did not come back again, so next day search was made. By a big rock which I -can show you they found his scattered and broken bones, the fragments of his assegai and four dead baboons. They had set upon as I afterwards discovered, the plan ol all was the same. In the center was an edifice constructed like an ordinary Zulu hut—that is to say, in the shape of a beehive, only it was five times the size of any hut I ever saw, and built of blocks of hewn white marble, fitted together with extraordinary knowledge 6f the principles and properties of arch building, and with so much accuracy and finish that it was often difficult to find the fronts of the massive blocks. From this center hut ran three covered passages, leading to other buildings ol an exactly similar character, only small- and each whole block was inclosed wall about four feet in er,: by a marble height. Of course we were as yet too far off to see all these details, but the general outline I saw at once, and it astonished me considerably. Even old Indaba-zimbi, whom the baboon woman had been unable to move, deigned to show wonder, "this is a place of mar ugly grin to do her mistress' bidding, and Stella led the way through the narrow gateway in the marble wall, which may have inclosed nearly half an "erf," or three-quarters of an acre of ground in all. It was beautifully planted as a garden, many European vegetables and flowers were growing in it, besides others with which I was not acquainted. Presently we came to the center hut, and it was then that I noticed the extraordinary beauty and finish of the marble masonry. In the hut and facing the gateway was a modern door, rather rudely fashioned of Bucken pont, a beautiful reddish wood that has the appearance of having been sedulously pricked with a pin. Stella opened it, and we entered. The interior of the hut was the size of a large and lofty room, the walls being formed of plain polished marble. It waa lighted somewhat dimly, but quite effectively, by peculiar openings in the roof, from which the rain was excluded by overhanging eaves. The marble floor waa strewn with native mats and skins of animals. Bookcases filled with books were placed against the walls, there was a table in the center, chairs seated with riinpi or strips of hide stood about, and beyond the table was a couch on which a man was lying reading. "Is that you, Stella?" said a voice, that even after so many years seemed familiar to me. "Where have you been, my dear? I began to think that you had lost yourself again." "No, father, dear, I have not lost myself, but I have found somebody else." At that moment I stepped forward so that the light fell on me. The old gentleman on the couch rose with some Farm and Stock Yard. JAMES WILSON, EDITOR. Spain now admits out pork. Butter is thought to be about as as It will go. low The Babcook Iowa dairymen. test is revolutionizing Eighty pet cent, from the farm. of our exports ate The wet season will growth of insect life. check the over- Sow from a half to a bushel of millet an acre. Prepate land as for oats. Texas people apeak well of sweet clover, a plant that is a pest up here. The agricultural department at Washington finds that farm labor is steadily rising in cost The heavy rains have partially su pended dairying at the factories by washouts and overflows. after you is to se- «st growth from nltroguu .,i> feed, oil meal, bran and the like, the other gives the cheapest growth from carbonaceous feed, corn principally. A mixture will probably do the best. We suggest millet rather than corn after the middle of June. If it ia cut while the stalk is still green the seed has great value and the hay is fine. It is teally very flch feed and must be fed carefully. Stock can be wintered on it to better purpose than on immature coru. We may have a fall that will rl pen corn planted after the middle of June, but the average chances ate against it. The best brands of butter have drop ped down to 19 cents in the eastern markets. Hard on eastern farmers who have dear lands and must buy feed eight months In the year. It Is not very profitable for our farmers, but we can caa- tinue at prices that will force the eastern competltot to quit The flush pastures cause thia The hot sun will ripen grasses, dry pastures and shrink butter. September will tell a different story. vels. \Vhoever saw kraals built of white I difficulty and bowed with much court- stone?" esy. He was a fine-looking old man, Stella watched our faces 'with an ex- with deep-set dark eyes, a pale face, that pression of intense amusement, but said bore many traces of physical and mental nothing suffering, and a long, white beard. "Did your father build those kraals?" "Be welcome, sir," he said. I gasped at length. long since we have seen a white face in "My fatherl no, of course not," she these wilds, anil yours, if I am not mis- answered. "How would it have been taken, is that of an Englishman. There possible for one white man to do so, or has been no Englishman here for ten to have made this road? He found them years, and he, I grieve to say, was an outcast flying from justice,' and he bowed again and stretched out his hand. I looked, at him, and then of a sudden his name flashed back into my mind. I The way to improve a herd buy good blood and feed well lect the best and sell the worst You can trap pocket gophers with a common trap or poison them with potato that has strychnine inserted. The concentration of cattle business in a few hands tends to squeeze the producers and consumers more and more. plants as you see. "Who built them, then?" I said again. "I do not know. My father thinks that they are very ancient, for the peo- him and torn him to pieces. . „.„„ „.„,_, „.„ .,,.., - „ . "My father was very much frightened , who j ivo here now do not |j. now how took his hand. , this, but still he would not let Hen- £ j tone on anot her, and these "How do you do», Mr. Carson? I said. at drika go, because he said that she was human, and that it was our duty to reclaim her. And so we did—to a certain extent, at least. After the murder of Hendrik the baboons vanished from tho neighborhood, and have only returned quite recently, so at length we ventured to let Hendrika out. By this time she had grown very fond of me; still on the first opportunity she ran away. But in the evening she returned again. She bad been seeking the baboons, and could not find them. Shortly afterwards she began to speak—I taught her—and from that time she has loved me so that she will not leave me. I think it would kill her if I went away from her. She watches rue all day, and at night sleeps on the floor of my hut. Once, too, she saved my life when I was swept down the river in flood; but she is jealous, and hates everybody else. Look how she as glaring at you-now because I am talking to you!" I looked. Hendrika was tramping along with the child in her arms and staring at me in a moat sinister fashion out of the corners of her eyes. While I was reflecting on the baboon woman's strange story, and thinking that she was an exceedingly awkward customer, the path took a sudden turn. "Look!" said Stella, "there is our house. Is it not beautiful?" It was beautiful indeed. Here on the western side of the great peak a bay had been formed in the mountain, which might have measured eight hundred or a tJMWtfand yards across by three-quarters of a mile in depth. At tho back of the indentation the sheer cliff rose to th height of several hundred feet, and b( hind it and above it the great Babyr peak towered up towards the heavens. 'The epace of ground, embraced thus in the arms of the mountain, as it were, was laid out, as though by tho cunning hand of man, in three terraces that rose one above the other. To the right and left of the topmost terrace were chasms ia the cliff, and from each chasm fell a waterfall, from no great height, indeed, but of considerable volume. These two streams flowed away on either side of tfa* inclosed space, one toward the north, and the other, the course of which we had been following, round the base of the mountain. At each terrace they made a cascade, so that the traveler approaching had a view of eight waterfalls at once. Alons the eJj^e of the stream to our left \vere~placed Kaffir kraals, built in orderly groups with verandas, after the Ba- sutu fashion, and a very largo part of the entire space of land was under cultiva- All of this 1 noted at onco, as well _ the extruorJiniu-y richness and depth of tbn soil, which for many ages past had been washed down from the mountain heights. Then following the line of an excellent wagon road, on which we now found ourselves, that wound up from terrace to terrace, my eye lit upon tht crowning wonder of the scene. For in the center of the topmost platform 01 terrace, which m:iy have inclosed eight or ten acres of ground, and almost surrounded by proves of orange trees, gleamed buildings of which I had never aeen the like. There were three groups of them, one in the middle and one on cither side, and a little to the rear: but. huts are so wonderfully constructed that, though they must have stood for ages, not a stone of them had fallen. But I can show you the quarry where He started" back as though he had been stung. "Who told you that name.'" he cried. "It is a dead name. Stella, is it you? I AJUU j. \jc*m oi*v" j >/«-» «*••—• -^ »- —— j -i ._. — — the marble was cut; it is close by, and forbade you to let it pass your lips, behind it is the entrance to an ancient J "I did not speak it, father. I have never spoken it," she answered. "Sir," I broke in, "if you will allow mine, which my father thinks was a silver mine. Perhaps the people who worked the mine built the marble huts. The world is old, and no doubt plenty of people have lived in it and been forgotten." Then we rode on in silence. I have seen many beautiful sights in Africa, and in such matters, as in others, comparisons are odious and worthless, but I do not tfu'nk that I ever saw a lovelier scene. It was no one thing—it was the combination of the mighty peak looking forth on to the everlasting plains, the great cliffs, the waterfalls that sparkled In rainbow hues, the rivers girdling the rich cultivated lands, the gold specked green of the orange trees, the flashing domes of the marble" huts, and a thousand other things. Then overall brooded the peace of evening, and the infinite glory of the sunset that filled heaven with changing hues of splendor, that wrapped the mountain and cliffs in cloaks of purple and of gold, and lay upon the quiet face of the water like the smile of a cod. Perhaps, also, the contrast and the memory of those three awful days and nights in the hopeless desert enhanced the charm, and perhaps the beauty of the girl who walked beside me completed it. For of this I am sure, that of all sweet and lovely things that I looked on then, she was the sweetest and the loveliest. Ah, it did not take me long to find my fate. How long will it be before I find lier once again? me, I will show you how I came to know your name. Do you remember many years ago coming into the study of a clergyman in Oxfordshire and telling him that you were going to leave England for ever?" He bowed his head. "And do you remember a little boy who sat upon the hearthrug writing with a pencil?" "I do," he said. "Sir, I was that boy, and my name is Allan Quatermain. Those children who lay sick are all dead, their mother is dead, and my father, your old friend, is dead also. Like you he emigrated, and last year he died in the Cape. But this is not all the story. After many adventures I, one Kaffir, and a little girl, lay senseless and dying in the bad lands, where we had wandered for days without water, and there we should have perished, but your daughter Miss" "Call her Stella," he broke in, hastily. "I cannot bear to hear that name. I have forsworn it." Wrap a rag around cabbage and let it come an inch and a half above ground. This will prevent the cut worm from doing mischief. The first time through corn you must plow deep enough to scour the shovels. Less than that will not make a good job. Plow shallower later. Whenever we read after a man who knows that a certain breed o£ cattle is j just what is wanted by every farmer, we conclude he needs schooling. Rains and snows have prevented North Dakota people from sowing grains in season. As they depend on wheat mostly, this is serious for them. Real good breeding stock is selling well Several sales of such show that farmers will pay well for good animals. Real poor breeding stock sell like oom- mon animals. The United States requires 500,000,000 pounds of wool a year, or one-fifth the supply of the world. We buy a fourth of what we need—mostly carpet wools. We grow as fine wools as any nation. The Maryland station finds from two trials that it pays to let piga run in the woods a while without grain in summer rather than keep them penned up on grain. They fattened better in the fall. The college creamery at Ames gets 10,000 pounds of milk a day, from 100 patrons, paid by the test, so much for a pound of butter fat at the end of each month. There are nine seniors getting dairy instruction—four of them girls. The cheese annex will be ready for work at the fall term. The agricultural course is becoming very popular. Boys in the other courses are thinking of studying dairying in the short winter course. A writer In the Horse Review tells the world how to control sex. "The germs," he says, "are male and female aternate- ly," and so on. Females from whom one of the ovaries have been removed have bred both males and females, a fact that contradicts his theory, which is very old and has not any basis to support it Sex never has been controlled by any one of many ways tried. The animals of a whole nation are born with from 3 to 5 per cent more males than females. Then we have not all the facts, as the still born have not figured in any census. tion. as CHAPTER VIII. T LENGTH the last platform, or terrace, was reached, and we pulled up outside the wall surrounding the central group of marble huts—for so I must call them, for want of a better name. Our approach had been observed by a crowd of natives, whose race I have never been able to determine accurately; they belonged to the Basutu and peaceful section of the Bantu peoples rather than to the Zulu and warlike. Several of these ran up to take the horses, gazing onus with astonishment, not unmixed with awe. We lisruounted—speaking for myself, not without difficulty—indeed, had it not been for Stella's support I should have fallen. "Now you must come and see my father," she said. "I wonder what he will think of it, it is all so strange. Hendrika, take the child to my hut and give her milk, then put her into my bed; I will come presently. Hendrika went off with a somewhat Baking Powder Miss Stella found us by chance and saved our lives." "By chance, did you say, Allan Quater- main?" he answered. "There is little chance in this; such chances spring from another will than ours. Welcome, Allan, ton of my old friend. Here we live as it were in a hermitage, with Nature for our only friend, but such as we have is yours, and for as long as you will take it. But you must be starving, talk no more. Stella, it is time for food. Tomorrow we will talk." To tell the truth I can recall very little more of the events of that evening. A kind of dizzy weariness overmastered uie. I remember sitting at a table next to Stella, and eating heartily, and then I remember nothing more. I awoke to find myself lying on a comfortable bed in a hut built and fashioned on the same model as the center one. While I was wondering what time it was, a native came bringing some clean clothes on his arm, and, luxury of luxuries, produced a hath hollowed from wood. I rose feeling a very different man; my strength had come back again to me. "l dressed and, following a covered passage, found myself in the center hut. Here the table was set for breakfast with all manner of good things, such as I had not seen for many a month, which I contemplated with healthy satisfaction. Presently I looked up, and there before me was a more delightful sight, for standing in one of the doorways which led to the sleeping huts was Stella, leading little Tota by the hand. She was very simply dressed in a loose blue dress, with wide collar, and girdled in at the waist by a little leather belt. In the bosom of her robe was a bunch of orange blooms, and her rippling hair was tied in a single knot behind her shapely head. She greeted mo with a smile, asking me how I had slept, and then held Tota up for me to kiss. Under her loving care the child had been quite transformed. She was neatly dressed in a garment of the same stuff that Stella wore, her fair hair was brushed; indeed, had it not been for the sun blisters on her face and hands, one would scarcely have bt-lieved that this was the same child that Indaba-zimbi and I h<id dragged for hour after hour through tho burning, waterless desert. [To be continued next_weeK.J Hiu'kleii's Ai-inx-a Salvf. The best salve in the world for cuts, bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, fever sores tetter, chapped hands, chilblains, corns, and all skiu eruptions, ana P°si lively cures Piles or no pay require, The Victoria government pays a bounty of six cents a pound on all butter exported to England and sold for twenty- four cents a pound. The result is a rapid developement of dairying in that colony. We are asked what Is the leading objection to dehorning where it has been practiced? It is tho cause of cattle huddling together In hot weather in fly time, causing sweating and over heating that wculd not occur if the cattle had their horns on. it The first Mrs. Buslck, of Wabaah, Indiana, says she can make as good calves with skim as with new milk. We believe her. She never allows them to suck. She feeds grain with the milk. This is an art will pay our farmers to study, point la feed it warm. We had the "big four" among Chicago packers. Now all the other packers have combined to put the screws on. There is some question regarding the object of this new combine. There need be none. It is to make money off producers or consumers, or both. There is no corner In dairy business, but the salesmen exact entirely too much for their part of the work. Five per cent. is, when butter is low, equal to the cost of transportation, and when butter is high equal to a half more. We think relief will only come when farmers and dairymen learn to co-operate more fully. Neighborhoods now organize to make butter. Counties and States must cooperate to sell butter. What hinders the butter makers along a line of railway hiring a man to sell for them? Nothing but want of co-operation. An agent could be hired for such interests and give security for fidelity to trust just as well as to do other work. The crowd of commission houses with paid solicitors that live off butter makers is not necessary. Our profits need not go that way. There is a wide difference between well drained land and land neither naturally nor artificially drained. Much of Iowa is naturally drained, the porous clay carrying off the water. Such lands get ready for seed much faster than lands that have retentive sub-soils. The State, here and there, has considerable hard pan or impervious soils near the surface that prevent water from going down. All suoft lands suffer in a season like this. There is no relief but in tiling. It will pay promptly and well to lay tile in all such lands. The river bottoms that have been Inundated can be protected to a great extent by leveeing, and it will pay to build levees to keep off flood water from many of our low lying lands. Farmers can prepare for rainy seasons and Iowa soils are famous for standing drouths or deluges. And learn that his interferen co has made it Impractical, then he may hear some* thlncr said. ACTION OF THE IOWA STATE BOARtJ OF HKAI,TH. The Iowa State Board of Health in its report for 1891, devotes several pages to the discussion of the use of alum and ammonia in baking powders, both of which ingredients it holds to be deleterious and cites numerous authorities in regard to their harmful action, a few of which we will repeat. Dr. Gibbon, of London, says: "I have no hesitation in assigning this use of alum in bread,as the chief cause of the frequent constipation, head aches, liver derangements, etc." Dr. J. H. Raymond, Sanitary Supt., of Brooklyn, N. Y., says in his report to the Board of Health: "The effect of alum in baking powderis beyond doubt injurious." S. H. Johnson, Professor of Chemistry at Yale College says:—"Bread made with a baking powder containing alum must yield a soluble alumina salt with the gastric juice, and mHst therefore act as a poison. The manufacture and sale of such poisons ought to interdicted with heavy penalties." In regard to ammonia, the report gives Dr. Endemann's recent paper read before the American Chemical Society, and says: —"The consensus of the debate which followed the presentation of Dr.Endemann's new and important demonstration, by the medical members, upon the effect of Ammonia on the human system was in accord with Dr. Endemann, and the universal judgement against the use of Ammonia in baking powder. That is, that ammonia is an excrement and not a nutriment." Further down on the same page, the report goes on to state that Winslow Anderson. M. D., medical department of the University of California, gives as his opinion: "that the American disease of dyspepsia is due to the use of baking powders containing Ammonia and other adulterants." Investigation shows us that the Iowa market is flooded with baking powders containing the injurious ingredients condemned by the State Board of Health, some of which powders are advertised as "absolutely pure." Following is a list of the principal brands of baking powder that have been examined and found to contain either alum or ammonia: Calumet, Climax, Royal, ChicagoYeast, Forest City, Zipps, Economy. Taylor's Universal, Rocket, Globe, Silver Star, Eddy & Eddy's Grant's, Bon Bon, Hotel, Kenton and many other brands. The wet May has insured a good grass crop. It will be sensible to use all efforts to secure hay in good shape. Hay cut in the earliest blossom will fatten stock alone. Where farmers have had their corn lands curtailed they should secure hay in the best possible condition. Our British cousins are alarmed just now, lest the parls green used in spraying American apple trees may poison them. Paris green ia poison, but one would have to eat twenty-eight barrels of apples at once to get a big enough dose to be fatal; so danger. really, there is no What can be planted late is now of interest. Flax is sown during June, millets will ripen sown In June any time, an.l is excellent feed if Jgrown carefully. The earlier varities of corn planted in June will either ripen with a good season, or be fit for stock fodder or siloing. We have been looking over the report of the Indiana State Dairymen's Association The best paper was a woman's. A very long egotistical talk by a man about his Jerseys and their unapproach- ableuess has this: "I give my bull calves away or sell them." That man is com- lug to the front He is half way there already. f it in Millions of Homes--40 Years # i is guaranteed to give perfect jorraeiwy rounded. ia - i 'box. foj gSceata wwawrwMT;, The eighth annual report of the Wisconsin station reviews -keep feeding ex- that have foW conducted INSTITUTE WORK. It was once our lot to have our picture set over James F. Wilson's biography, by a New York paper, that upon discovering its mistake in its' next Issue set the Senator's picture over our biography. During the operation we were kind of lost Now we find our genial friend Klinefelter has devoted over three columns of blame and praise to us that we are sorry and glad to aay mlaa as far aa I the New York editor did. He claima the paternity of the new Institute law that he say a we are opposed to. He is mistaken. We are aorry it did not permit some one to direct the movements of the speakers wanted to help—not to control the farmers' holding institutes, as he puts it. He talks learnedly about these meetings. We can not criticise him, never having met him at one in the ten years we have given time and paid our own expenses to help at them. We enjoyed the work, and are sorry we are tied down to regular, everyday duties; but rejoice that the new law is claimed as the offspring of Mr. Klinefelter, who no doubt will make it work out to everybody's satisfaction. A man of no less ability could doit Those who have been doing visitorial work gratis on pressing invitation will learn with pleasure that they are no longer wanted and can, we thinK, claim to have done in their day what they could. Now let this be clearly understood, w? never contemplated meddling with the farmers' meeting, only with the movements of the helpers the farmers might waat Next winter will show whether he is right in olaiming that farmers wwt no outside speakers. If ttwy *° w* ** Mrs. Anna Sutherland Kalamazoo, Mich., had swellings in the neott, or _ .. From her 10th * f* v/^.^ M ** GOJtre year, causing 4O YCarS greatsuHenng. When she caught cold could not walk two blocks without fainting. She took Hood's Sarsaparilla And Is now free from It all. She has urged many others to take Hood's Sarsaparilla and they have also beea cured. It will do you good. HOOD'S PILLS Curo all Liver Ills, Jaundice, tick liead»ohe, biliousness,, sour stomach, nauiM. Guaranteed Cure. We authorize our advertised druggist to sell Dr. King's New Discovery for Consumption, ceughs and colds, upon thia condition. If you are afflicted with a cough, cold or any lung, throat or chest trouble, and will use this remedy aa directed, giving it a fair trial, and experience no benefit, you may return the bottle and have your money refunded. We eould not make this offer did we not know that Dr. King's New Discovery could be relied on. It never disappoints. Trial bottle free at Dr. L. A. Sheetz's drug store. Large aize 50c. and $1.00 There is a right time for every thing but the cheap watch seldom manages to hit it. It ia a truth in medicine that the smallest dose that performs the cure ia the best. De Witt's Little Early Risers are the smallest pills, will perform the cure and are the best. For sale by F. W. Dingley. Little Girl (timidl): Please, Mr. Storekeeper, I want to get some shoestrings.— Storekeeper: How long do you want them? —Little Girl: I want them to keep, air, if you please. A Leader. Since its first introduction, Electric Bitters has gained rapidly in popular favor, until now it is clearly in the lead among pure medicinal tonics and alter- atives—containing nothing which permits its use as a beverage or intoxicant, it is recognized as the best and purest medicine for all ailments of stomach, liver or kidneys.—It will cure sick headache, indigestion, constipation, apd drive malaria from the system. 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