The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 21, 1891 · Page 5
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•'.If. J'..-."/..-^ HE UPPER DBS M01NES. ALGO1NA. IOWA. WCTNESPAY, JANTJARY.21,1891. 1VERLAND Bt SAftAtt nnionAM. "Yes," said Sir Wren, "that is the reft- Son they will divide their small holdings with si married son or dnnghter rather than let them go away. 1 do not blame them. If Anni:.' ever flmls a new homo, I feel 'as though 'I- should have to go with her. It la hard to part with one's own flesh And blond!" "Well, well," 1 said, looking nt my Wftteh, "I really must got But t will think of your t lio.'iry, riiv.l tj-y putting it in practice on uiy oivu estate." I.—ri'JOM SUNSHINE TO SHADOW. When riding homo from Sir Wren's, I thought I iind soon a now way of solving tho vexing problem. I urged my horse, anxious to tell Stella and hear her opinion. 1 had learned to place great confidence in her judgment. It was late when I reached Waverland. Giving my horse to a f;orv- imt, 1 entered tho house. I went to the drawing-room expecting to find tho family there but did not. Then I wont to the dining-room, but that was empty. The table was spread for dinner, I noticed as 1 passed through. I sought my mother's room, going up tho long flight of stair:} two stop.j at a time in my hurry to tell (.ho news. ISu!, there wa.i n'o one there cither. Next I vi-jitcd the schoolroom. Th;.vj in a l.-iryu chair sat my mother with Myrtle's head resting' oil hwknco, fast asL-ep, 'Why, njothor, what has happened?" I keel, for I saw sbo had boon weeping. Stella is gono," sho answered in a trSSibling voice. "Stella gono! w'iiatl whcro has sho zone?" I asked in jystonishmont. 'I do not knou' where she h;a gouo, she l£ft this morning." "'•But do you know why sho loft?" I usKetl, looking nt my mother with a questioning glance, full of fear. "Yes, my son, I do know why sho loft." 'Well, toll nio all, quick, mother!" 1 said, lookiu..; at her as though I would tear the. moaning from her, ero her lips could utter tho words. "After you left tlite morning, I vent to her and oaH, 'I fc?ai* vuii ure making sorrow for .yours:-! 1 .', Stella, by encouraging my son to spend so much of liis time with you. 1 " My mother paused as though choosing her words. "Go on, quick, mother, what else?" I asked nervously. "I told her that no heir of Waverland would ever think of marrying boncath his own rank or station in life. And that it had long been nettled that Annio Wren was to bo your wife."., "How could yon, mother?" Iga-sped. "I have never thought of such a thing! You do not know me, mother." "I did it for her good. I loved her very dearly and could not bear to think of her aa sulfering. 1 have watched her closely and I know she valued your society more than anything else." "What next, mother?" I asked, as sho paused a moment. "When I told her of Annie, her check flushed painfully, and her lip quivered. After a momt;:it'r. silence sho said, 'You are right,. Lady Waveiiand. I will loave here at once.' She lu't tho room, and about an hour after sho CMHO to mo and thanked uio for my kiudr.cs3, and said sho would never forget, the happy hours she had passed hero. Then cue took Myrtle, in her wept like ft child. I nrs'.'d her to «t,",y until sho could find another phico.^ir else uo lot mo know where she. WIM l-;oi:v';. But she remained Jlrm and said sho would Hud a home somc- whore." Whilo my mother had been speaking, tears wore s' • uui:v.'; down her cheek 1 .). 1 could not bhv. • her. But could I lot my darling go thiw? I aiono know how dear sho was to mo. When my mother had finished, I eaid: "Yoa do not kiitiw ino, ino'Jie.r. Stolhi "O, do not say that, my aon!" said my mother, in a pleading tone. "I mean what I say, my dear mother, and I blame, myself for not having spoken before," I snid, and loft the room. What had changed iho world so in one short hour? Tho rooms had lost their sunshine. Tho very birds seemed sad and still. I called for my horse and rod3 to the mil- way station, not far away, hoping to hear Pome news of Siella. Tho agent said she had been there, but he could not tell to Whcro she hart bought her ticket. I returned and sought Stella's room. Perhaps I might find something to tell mo whcro sho had gone. I was disappointed. Still there was soma comfort in seeing the tliing.-i that she had arranged and used. Thoy were a purt of her. Motionless, yot with* voico most eloquent, they spoko of my last love. Ttiniing from this little KU/netuiU'y where she hod lived, and per hn-ps, sometimes thought of mo, I went to my own room. How my heart hungered for cine answering look or word to toll mo that I was remembered! Sitting in silence, memory lived over the past few months. Her words and acts I treasured up from out tho past, as weary miners gather up tho tiniest particles of dust that glistens with the precious ore.. Again and again I held her hand, and felt tlio sweet caresf.uig touch of her soft liuger.s, or stood watching her expressive fa no when under tho influence of music or sonio onchantin Fcono. How it would bourn with happiness! Then my mind would follow out tho vexing thought: why did sho loavo Waverlaud? Whcro was sho now? Perhaps among strangers and without money. I did not know slm had a shilling. I ro- niemberod that .sho had paid the housekeeper from her own purso. Had sho bt repaid? I had no means of knowing. Sho kept her own accounts. In tho morning, going to Stella's room, I found her account book and read this entry among many others: "Paid housekeeper lifty pounds from my private" Hut looking through tho wholo housekeeping list there was no mention of payment lo herself. "Mother, do you know how much money Stella had when sho left?"- I asked, while wo were sitting at tho breakfast table. "No, sho never said anything about her- gelf or her money.. I remember when she paid tho housekeeper I told her it was not wise to pay Lord VYuvorland's debts. She only laughed und said sho could soon save it from tho housekeeping fund. I never mentioned it again, neither did she." "Will Stella come back again!"' asked "I cannot tell, my child," said mother. After breakfast I rode to the village, finished iny business, then turned homeward or gray whore. Li£o had lost itg purpose, As I was passing tho littlo school house i thought Stella might have stopped there, J halted at the door and knocked with the JiamUo of jny riding whip. Mrs. Malcora carno to the door. \ "Was Miss Everett here yesterday?" I asked. "Yes, sor, sho ware here, but sho had been weeping, bless her dear heart." "Did sho tell you she was going away?" I asked. "No, sor, but she said good-bye to till of us." I roamed about with but DUO aim cr object. To /win some tidings of rhy lost friend w.'.s my one absorbing thought. 1 searciisd every rawer, houins sho would advertise. I rode for miles in every clircc tian, hoping for some news. But nil to n<~ purpose. What a dreary old place Waverlaml. hod become! It had lost all its sunshino and lay in a deep dark shadow. Even my mother kepi, her room, and dinner and breakfast were lonely times. No more duets. No more lively conversations and discussions. Sir Wren failed to find comfort in playing whist. Annie seemed as lonely us myself and only made short calls, •while Myrtle could not, reconcile herself to live' without Stella.. When 1 came homo sho would como hurrying out to moot me, asking: "Have you found Btelln?" Then, with measured stops she would return to her mother. Ono evening about a week after Stella's departure, 1 cumo homo from a long ride more sad anil lonely than ever. After oat- ing a few mouthsful of supper I wont, to my room, thinking I would form somo plan for leaving W.-ivcrland. As I sat trying to decide w'a:it, course to puvsuu, I heard Stella's voice as plainly as I ever did in my life, saying. "/C I were you I would not lot my iulioritarco go to waste." T started from my chair and looked around. It seemed to me that sho WHS But it was only a templing dream. There was no bright face with a. welcoming smile. Only empty space . But I had boon aroused. I began to think -vhat she would have mo do. I made myse.'f a promise that I would fulfill her wish tuul save my inheritance. I would strive to be a man worthy of her love if wo over met again, Then came to my mind tlio words we had often sung together: "When s'inll we mcctnffiiln? Dour huiirt. tlio time is Ions; 1'liut iM-lntfH l,his discord strain, like minor in u sony. "Some dny tlio clouds will lift i'Voitt dli 1 my wHitltifrlirHi't; Ami tlmnigli tlio golden i-IJ't Sun-ligMitcd beams will ilart. "For on Unit dny you'll como; Your hiind will touch my own SIv lit'iirt, now siullydtimlj, Will speak 1'or you iilono." That seemed n sweet promise for tho fut we, and I comforted. I believed that Stella was , r; at'e and that sometime wo would meet again. What a sense of rest cametomy mind, bringing by tho aid oi memory all her quiet ways and pleasant words back again, imtil I seemed, to fee: her very presence. I was anxious to do some good deed to bo worthy of her pure. love. Can mind take form and visit mind? Yes, I believe that sympathy of love can unite as though distance may intervene But would sho believe what my mothoi said, that Annie and I woro engaged? O, mother, how could you tell her that! Annie and I had boon playmates, but what •was my lovo for her coin pared with this strong, deep passion, that tilled 1117 waking thoughts and visited .my dreams? My Stella was r.iy queen, my lite-star, and if I failed to find her I i'clt thai life would be a failure. Moving some furniture one dny in Stella's room a littlo blfuilc- envelope fell to the floor. I picked ii, up and found it wm not sealed. Surely hero was the masv.ago i ha;l longed for. I hastened to my room to examine the contents. I had not a doubt that it, wan for mo, until I opened it. I found a little square card divided into thirty-six equal parts. Twenty-seven were closed ant' nine wore opp.n. Such a card, at eolleg'' the boya callwil a grating. It. was used (o clvrci ;iher mcssago^ when gnat secrecy wa-j desired. What was tho rncs- WJije? S! ion Iii I rend? For a little while I debuted with myself, then curiosity prevailed, and 1 tried. It was addressed "To my darling," and contained the following words: Idoi'.ra, eo veld rniwlp eroarn jf.usMt hdiivro unoroo swiuadt royeak ivwtieo yri'itom clrefso Thevo M'us no moaning to the -.vords in thii sh;'.;>.". But' I had learned the uso oi the r.T y ;; ui'3 .-go, wlun wo bad planned nil:l!'.i :!:S rait.; about tho buildings ruid i;rou:iilH of tho university. I copied tho first row of words into squares corres- poiuli'ig to tho thirty-six equal parts of the grating. Then I placed tlio card with the nine np-.^.i squares over my letters, carefully (I'Df.orv!!!-.; the littlo cross on the upper 'left hiiJiil corner, which marked the top. Then tho letters revealed through the spaces v.'en;: d, n, n, 1, g, n, c, k, r. There wji3 no more meanins than before, Butl replaced my card, moving the. cros.» to tho right hand upper corner; theso lot- tors wero vi.-iblo: a, p, s, 11, o, v, n, r, m. I turned tho giating once more. The cross now came to tho lower right hand corner und tlioso woro tho letters that ap- jieareil tlii'oii!',-'.-! the openings: orfkroy f o. I tin-noil the grating once more. The cross now came at tho lower left corner. I rc j a:l: J i- a <.' I, t e r o. Mechanic-ally I «r- rangod tho citlier loiters and obtained r.s a roaulfc the fallowing letter.';; v o d r a w d o f o n o s 1 1 o r o . v o d r a w d o s c 1 r a h c in a i At the university when wo had deciphered a message by tho use of tho grating we wrote alt tho letters together and then separated thorn into words. I wrote tho seventy-two letters in tho order that 1 hail discovered thorn, and had the following: d n a 1 g n e k r a p s JT o v a r m o r f k r o y f o 1 r a o 1 1 c r o v o d r a w d o f o n o s t t o r c v e d r a w d o s e 1 r a h c in a i. That was all. Tho enigma seemed as meaningless as ever. Discouraged, I leaned back in my chair and threw my hands behind my head. My writing was revealed to me in the. looking-glass that hung above the t'ible. I caught the letters forming the word Everett. Quick «.« thought I solved the mystery. The uiessage had boon written backward, and the glass had made it right. I followed out the thought and obtained; "I tun Charles Edward Kvorctt, son of Edward Everett, carl of York from Haven's Park, England." The message was plain, but tho mystery remained, Evidently it was from some relative or friend of the satno family name of my lost darling. It revealed nothing to ine. I placed tho cord, the message and my solution in tho envelope and put it in my note book. It was something to keep. Like a littlo withered flower, it reminded jno of my lost friond. Whore was she now? If I could only know that sho was safe and with friends. There was work for me to do, nnd I was ready to begin. The most important work was to plan greater comfort for my ten- nuts! I never'dreamed'Of opposition in carrying out, the methods used by Sir Wren; of changing iny tenants into laborers. The first farmer I visited lived iu an old hut surrounded by filth of every description. I knocked nt tho door, and was admitted into a rooin where a man, a woman, six children, a cow and four pigs nil lived huddled into a space of not moro than twelve by sixteen feet. Mike cnmu to the door, looking as though he feared my presence monnt eviction. As ho c:une to me I offered my Ii.-md, and, after a cordial hand-shake, I said: "Mike, would you like to give up your holding and hire out ro tne?" "Oc'i. thin, ye'rc going to bo worse thin tho ouid masthcr and turn us out all to- githor," ho s:iid, shaking his powerful tlst by way of emphasis; while tho woman came nearer in a threatening manner. "No, Mike." I said, in a friendly way, "you tiiistnk? mo. I want to make you inoro comfort,xble. On your nnmll holding you can hord'y raise enough to keep your family from want. But it' you will work for xvio, I will Rive vou good wages 101 yourself, your wife, and .".U the children that aro largo enough to work." "My father lived hero nnd his father bo- fore him; and now as soon aa yo'ro uias- Iher yo come to root us out of tho soil!" ho said, shaking his fist in my face, while his wife kept coining nearer and showing tho spirit of nn angry tigress about to spring. "But, Mike," I protested, "I want you to live moro comfortable. It is hard work to live in thiu way," pointing to tho pigs and cow. "Yor tho cow turned out to tlic, so we can't pay our rint," paid Mike, "thin ye'd turn us from our homo. No, ycr may leave us to oursilvcs." I triad to reason with him, but could n.'.-t make, him 'believe, but that 1 meant to harm him. Mike was honest, industrious and sober, but the few acres ho held woro not enough to keep htii family from want if ho never paid any rent. Yet 1 could not make him bcliovc ifc was for his good I iiiado the oirer. I visited a doacii farmers, but they weros all of tho Eavno opinion ns Mike, and preferred to live in liltb and degradation rather than give up their littlo holdings. Instead of helping them as I had planned to do, I nearly caused an insurrection. Tlio men gathered together and wero ready to fight if I persisted in asking thorn to change. I soon found the reason for such filthy yards and houses was fear of tho rent being raised if the place looked thvif- i>. Very carefully 1 set to work to overcome their mistaken nrcjndiccs. I had commenced tho work of improvement before Stella had left, as she had advised on that day which seemed to mo years ago. O, why was I silent that morning! If 1 had only spoken tho loving words within my heart, I might have kept her by juy side. How much I missed her now! I had learned to value her words of counsel. Her ready tact would influence t;ic tenants to do her will, as I oftai^ found. Whan I offered an plan for change it she bad ever spoken of,it to them they woro very willing to accept it. Gradually I had to learn her way of dealing with tho people and was guided accordingly. It was the story of Topsy and Eva over again. Stella was tlio Eva to touch mo there must be sympathy to win regard. As I followed out that principle the tenants began to trust me I. started improvements that gu'v-o thorn work, and tho wages gave them a good many comforts. After u good deal of thought and some expense I had tho satisfaction of knowing that every tenant had a comfortable house and that tho pigs and cows were sheltered without being members of the family. It was a beautiful morning in January; tho trees and shrubs wero clothed vith the fairy garb that Jack Frost loves to dock CHAPTER VIII.— WHAT CAUSED THB FAMINE, Once mor.e I hod aa object to attain. 'How is Sir AVren and his fair daughter!'" asked tho duke. 'Thoy are quite well cxcopt, the little rheumatics that kept Sir Wren nt homo jnsfc now," I answered. "They have had a niece of Sir Wren's visiting them from London. Are yon acquainted with her?" "Lady Irvini, do you wean?" ho asked, half indifTcro'.ril.v, yet slightly Anxious. "That is her name. Sho is n widow and a beauty," I paid. "Rich young widows nro usually good company," said Colonel Ilnynos. "But 1 (hink (lie English ladies are not ns good- looking fH our American women." "f believe you iiro right then 1 , Mid tlio duke. "And the American girls have moro Jinimiitin!) thnn onrV "What is tho latent news in Ireland?" asked Colonel Ilaynes, turning toward mo as ho spoke. "Karl ^pouceri.3 ruling with a despotic sway," 1 said. "Anyone wim Iins not- boon arroated or in prison is out o£ the fashion there now." "Then I'arnoll nui?t be tho priuro of Iri^ii /';>'.'liiim," ,«:;M Polonel .li.-iyno.'i. "Par-oil a. print-; 1 ," •r.ueeringly paid the Dnke. of Melvoni 11 . "Ye:*, be is a pri'ico to giin a h'.)l I 0:1 pfopL 1 '.) pa.-kelsl Why, even, the Ai:iorie::ns wore gulled into paying him 1 v.'go sums of money for his 'Irish sull'erer.-i'." "Hul IV.vaoIl did not use. tho money, it came to the -.K'oidj, ;u; I can te.-til'y. I have seen ships fro;u America loaded with pn*» visions 'in our harbors, and I have neon those same provisions portioned out to the starving peoph) oE Ireland. I have also seen tho" English government paying nn armed force "to evict these same people without a thought oC aid," 1 waid, indignant that nn Englishman, of all men, should accuse Parnell of trickery and clia- hoiiosity. k "Ye:!, Lord Waverland, you nre right. I, too, have scan fillips from tlio United States, in the Irish harbors,'loaded with the wnnc provisions that other ships •were loaded witli, that wero leaving for Kn-;la'.ul. It was not lack of food that ma-lo famine," said Colonel llayuo*. "That i.i tnr,;, sir." I said. "Tlioro in enough of everything raised in Tivland for her p'eoplo to have plenty. At. tho very time when American food raid money wore being distributed to tho Kiin'oniig peoplo they were send ing from Ireland to Kushind tiiirty large nteamera every week, 1,-ulun lo tho gunwales with fat cattle, sheep, pigs u:id the most expensive kinds of food."" "Then what r.iado tho famine?" asked the l)ul;o of Mclvornc. "Tlie feudal system of-laud tenure under which Ji'dand ia groaning fcj what caused it," I answered. "Why, are you « landlord and yet advocate tho tei>.".n!.G' ri.:;hi..) BO Ke.-ilously?" asked Lord Sander;! ;i iitllo annoyed. "Yes, Lor,! Sandora, I ::m a landlord, yet I would \vi!'iu?.iy yield my in!'.'rest in the land fis tho l-'::r=j::iM tlid the'iv,." "Why, l:ow was that?" asked Colonel I-Inyn'-'K. "Tli 1 1:—''-irr;;rvr-i -.vcrr cor.iDcris~tctl for their laudi. by tho government' iKaiii bonds bearing four per cent, Ii!!e;-cK(. them, while the lenanin pui'.l the puvern- ?J5C!1E five per cent on Use bonds," I explained. "Yes that rounds very v.-rll." P.".Id the Dnko of Iv'u Ivonio. "But• Iho Iri .h pror/lt novoi 1 v.'iil bo CKtirfiL-il uui:l i-n-y i-i'.vt dris'o.'i ovei'y lauiilord out oi' hi'Vi:'.!'! and possess the Irnid fi.-eo o[ <•<,:.(. ' yr-ars thov \vjll bo roadv !'ur nv.i like value. The Irish u.v ;:. t:.i the world in, when I rode over to Sir Wren's to receive instructions for my London visit. Ho was in his favorite place, tho library. He looked up ns I entered, and extended his hand, saying: "f begun to • think you had forgotten your promise, Loyd. But thoro is time enough yet. O, by tho way, your now theory did not work; ctimo near having a row, 1 hoar." "Yes, Sir Wren, I thought I had got into Kvcu the women wero How did you make tho who never k:iuv To be continued. FARM, HOME AND GARDEN, OP TITK MOI;NTAIN.EK«. PROM WOMAN S WOI'.K. O. tlmirorecoiis Klpht tlml proMs my eyes From llu" mountain's rnifircrt i-rost; AH tlio weary snn, \vlirn tho flny Is clono, Sink? low'in Ilic nml)i i r wr-st. Liken ninmlc tif pciici>. nlchl'sciirlaln fnllp, And sliiulo In tlio vnlrt Is H"'n; iJnt. tlipiiiniiiilnin lioiaht In the dying light Is wrnpptHJ in gnliU'ii slHion. It fnr|p!> :nv:»v, anil llu 1 nfli % r>;low ,ikc (istnniiii'i hvilUrlil ('"'n fl -S To hioilu- lii-iii- nndllio limiil linn 1 , A\\:iy l'» ihoir ninnni.'iin hrtiuos, I'ho "lioj'M" cimic In from Iho tinilior liinili", Tho jjiiKlos iind llu' iniilrtoiM-: And ilio raliin rln^s as iho loader sins?, \ rollickhi!,' «)iii{ of cheer. il'.e the cwcct south- a hornets' nest, i-ptuly to light me. change;'" "Jt wan mostly clone before I bought the estate. The former owner, Lord Sanders, had used it for a pasture farm, and had very few tenants. Ho hurt a time clearing it, us there were some two or three hundred families on (ho estate when ho bought it. lie had them all evicted, though every one had pniil his rent quite promptly. Father O'llale said it was the saddest siA'ht he ever saw when that whole village were turned from homo without food or shelter. He i.uiid some among t.heni wero sick and the excitement and exposure were more than they could stand. Ho was called to offer consolation to the. dying who lay by the roadbido in the raiu and cold. Every tenant house in tlio wholo- village was burned, Lord Sunders never dared to live hero. His sheep and cattle were driven iiwuy in spite of his agent's watchfulness. i)'iniiUy he waa obliged to sell. That is the way I have laborers instead of tenants." "1 think n landlord would hp.vo a -lively time of' it ill ho should try to evict tenants ut Wuveriur.'d. Am I in tima for tho business yon wished done at London?" "Yes, lun-i) .".iv tho docr.iuoii'.s," said Sir Wren, as ho went to his desk and brought mo n packet, "Hero ia .", letter of Introduction to tlio IJnho of .''elvurne, That will prove nn open sesame to political circles." 1 bade him good-bye, received hiu friendly God-speed, then returned and Jiu- ished my arrangements for a few weeks' absence. Arriving at my destination in London, I Bought the l;iwyer to whom I was to deliver my packet, transacted the business In- trusted to my cure, and went out to find the Duke of Melvornc. He wy; at his club room. I gave him the letter from Sir Wren. lie read it, then in tho most cordial manner made* mo feel at ease. The Duke of Melvorno was tall and strikingly handsome, with expressive brown eyes, dark curly hair and a. clear olive complexion. He had the stately beariuy of nn English noulcmun. Ho introduced me to n young man, a friend of liis, Colonel Haynes, from America, to Lord Banders, an owner of American land and to some donon more. The young American was a powerful looking man, with black hair, penetrating black eyes that could sparkle with wit or melt into tenderness, a clear, ringing voice and a grutuful manner. Lord Sanders was » dried-up little man, with a dark, squeezed- up face, small, restless black eyes and a long straight nose. He was dressed in black, with boots as uhiny as his eyes. Ho had a gold watch-chain with immense seals, depending from his fob, which he is WBing ens rattled to emph.usi?6 his speech. ' «i«urbauce. »l)o:i;l of anyt iscorvuicjiiT n\\Aj. Some of tlio .Effcctn lUut Will Follow It; The passage of Ihe inlernalional capy right till by"the houfje of representative-*, is an ovor.t of great importance. It wil puns the seiiato probably without cleln.y. und the president has already oxpressei liis approval of it. This is the final SUCCWB ot! nn intennittei.t uilort of more thaii lifty yours, during which the most eminent American statesmen huve atlvocatcd tho measure, and projects of law and troatios have bi en carefully discussed. Tho^ opposing forces have been of various kinds. Chiefly I boy have bnon tho general _ conviction that litorary property is dittVrent in kind from other proporty, and that the law haw acknowledged the differcneo; thai, the moiisiire would heighten the prices of books; and that it was not, for the interest of American printers and publishers. Tlirs reciprocity of action upon tho purt of other governments which the act contemplates will follow its piissago, and tben the results of the measure will appear. Its effect is, in brief, to extend tho tiutlior's copyright to ul! countries in which hi a work is sold, without injury to tlio i/itwest of the local manufacturer and publisher, h removes from ii great industry tho imputation of unfairness, and throws off tho Then IIP flnus of nosl." Wllh thnii-oriiii*' tri-iivo* nnd jmlm: Whcro ilio nlr Is nlli'd v.-illi Iho (lows distilled, l''rnm mini. Mm! mvrtli, find hiiliii, Whoro Iho dii-ky nnld innl lior fltilwnil lirnvo Hold tryst Ihi-imirh til" llvi'loni; dny: Anil fondly droMiu, liy Iho.Mrclly's gli'iun, 'riioovoiiln.u' liom-.s siHiiy. r\nil my thoughts L'o hark, ill (ho Inln of love, To m'y In,ino In Iho dlflnnt oast; And ii litipnv llnio In \mithVylnd (irlmc. When I Mill ill line's noolnvod loiisl. And I lonu;l'or a uliiiii>'<' " r » sl'iiiniol fnco, \Villi hlno oyo Inn 1 and, JMiiil lookod inlo nilno witli « lijjhl illvlno, In a Inr-olT Ir.ippy yoar. I would linn- oniv nuiro tlial londin- voice, Thai Ihrillod mv hoarl to ns core, As Mill's".:,!. "I'lui'l nluhl, ili'ar lovo,gooil nlglil" Al Iho r.ld rod fiirmliouso lUmr. Vluit fnoo Is hi.I 'ni'iilh Iho collln-lid, Tho vciloo I ^llllll novoiniiiro hoar; ISiil 1 know i-lio'll wail al lloavon's gnto, Till iny llii::i!i-lng slops dnnv Sho will 1)0 Iho ill-si lo wolcoino mo liomi) To Unit radlnnt sliinlns shon 1 , \Vlioro ih" Invod who inoi'L hold communion twoot l'ot'i?\o!-, ovor moro. T luivi' niiiiflrroi) I'm- from my nntivo land In qiiosl of dial lalilod HI roam, Wlioso wnic'i'H i|iialTi'il, il is snld, will \vnft lAl'i*'* sorion s jnv.-iy, liko a divnni. Ah, doliiMion fnlr, Hint I.olhojin Spring IOWH iiol fi'niii ni'jiiiil. 01-plain, \Vlltiso spinklInn lino truogrief i-iui lild' 1 . To oomo Mdl h.'H.'k ii^nin. J lovomy homo mi Iho moimlams liclglil, Yol mv rvos nro dim with toars, For my'lioMrt will yoarn—to my old homo turn, Aiul'llid Itivw of my curly yoarn. Kssii: Jt. Jlowni.i.. l-'AltM XOTKS. Only WL'll-drainrd hind bears a good crop in a wot season. It is tbi! I-It>lnlr>in cow now Unit is ahond withayicldof !)G.'5 Ibs., 15 m., of butler in nine months. Sho ia fitill humming nlongut i!:o rate of two pounds a day. Sho is owned by J. H. Dutoher & Son, I'awling, H. J.', and nor mime is "Paulino Paul." KXHItCinw l-'»lt STOCK. All classes of titock need some exorcise. It ia not net'Ofsury to cxhiinst or overwork tin iininuil to give il fsercis-'C, bnt allo-.v it freedom tf« move nnd (intholiof t'roin^con- linomcnl'.. Fowls whon too closely confined, and have no exercise, arc subject to log weakness, and the name rule applies to Uieir slouk if tin-y ai'c kept Bccnrt-ly in tho stalla. I'UIIK JIIIKD FOWJ.H. Crose-brcd fowls arc Keen on all farms; yet il. is a wistulco io )-nppo?f) tlnit they are hiu-tlicr'.him tho jjuro breda. In all fxpcnun'iits mado to determine t.h.,- merits of. pun; breeds iin<l crpss-brod fowls, both for i:irur produution and hsirditiOKs, tho forinur liave given greater satisfaction. In cropsinj.; fowls, however, sovno iidvan- lim'O is giiini-d by using only pure bred niiilos for that purpiso. OATH roil IIKNH. It %vns'Vought at one iimo that oals woro ih» poorest food ;L lion could Jiavo, and to find that a imin wiw only feeding oats w;is tiroof thill, ho WHS not ou'y stingy btit starving bis hens, lint liino aud^os- pwii'nco hii.vo .shov.'ii Unit tho stingy r.oigli- bor was not s:o far out of the \vay_ with his icc'loc oiit.s. O.its uro now considfrod to bo onp of the necessaries onapoultiynuui's bill of lure; but, while Itiey tirn good food in their natural stato, thoy are ."better if fed ground and mixed with scalding water or, which is as well, boiled wliolo and fed while warm. Chickens fed on out meal aro tekloni troubled with weak legs. Hoeing; :i Hill of I'oluloos. A farmei: that baa been rather rers on thrir mptal; let us have fhe sub- jpct. of sheep raising ns ably nnd thoroughly discussed nt UiR institutes for this win- •ler as wa<< that of dairying during the past one in this state, _?o that farmers may have the opportunity of Irarninaf what tha industry H capnble of doing for them.— Country Gentleman. Wlilstlliiji for Seals. Mr. V. V. Pnyno, of Toronto, records nn interesting fact which came under his notice durimr a prolonged stay at Hudson's strait. "Ik-re." ho fays "the Esquimau might often bo FOPH lyinff ntfiili length nt tho cdgo of an ice-fli , and although r.o pp;i!s could bo pivn fbry persistently whistled in a low note similar to that often u~0(l in callintr hiinn pigeons', or. if words can oxpri-fs my nifiiinng, liko a plniutive pho-o\v, fcw-fow, tho }ir=t nr>tn being prolonged nt !o;ist thrco seconds. If thnro wen! anv ?oa!f wil Inn hoiiriiu: distance they were inv.irinb'.y iit r.ictod to the spot, and it was •imu-qni.rUi sec thorn lit'li'ig thoin- f.'clvos at lu';;h na possible out, of tho water, nnd sKiwly sbiiking I heir 'it-ails, AS though highly flcliulik'd wif,;i (ho music. Hero they would loimiitt for Romo timo, until, ono, perli.-ips mojc yciiliiiv ruino thnn tho rest, would cniuo within ftrikintr distonco of tho l''>iinim;iu, who .shirting to Jijs feet wilh trun nr linrp.wn. would chungo tho soul's (uno of j,>y to ono of Borrow, tho others inakiiur off us fust us jmssiblc. Tho vliistling had to h° continimus, and was inortM fft'clivi; if pei'dirmcil by another Es(|iiiiUiiu 11 chorf. (listiinco b.ick from tho 0110 lying moi ion less at Iho otlgo of tho ice. inny add Unit Ihu oxpcrimoiif was often tried by myself with tho same result.— Naturalist. Tin- 1'nllirfH of tlic Republic nil Uncom luonly Yotiii*; 8i;l. of Mtn. No fnlhu'v is moro firmly fixed in tho public mind than that which represents of our (lovcnnnnnt as tho work of old inou. The delusion is imbibed in childhood, and is unconsciously cultivated by tho toxl-books used ill Bchiiol. Tlio 'Tulhi.'rs of tho Republic"aro :lt\uio'odin all tliohistorics in wigs, queues, n.n11 dthor nccossorios of dross tlint up- ji.'ii betoken ngo, and the pupil naturally coiit-.ludos that thoy have been old when tho nr.lion was born. In point of fact, thoy woro an uncoui- nionly youn_g tot of mon. Goorgo Washington, senior in ngo as well as in authority and inlliienco, was Out M Avhon the Rev-, olulion broke out, and 57 whon ho \>o- Ciimo first prosidenl; Thomas Jefferson, only 0:3 when ho wrote tho Declaration of Independence; Alexander Hamilton, but 32 whon ho bccamo soi rotary ol: tho treasury; .liunos Madison, only 23 when ho was matte miMiiber ot: n Virginia commillce of safety, 3(5 when ho was Hamilton's groat collaborator in tho production of that political classic "Tho Federalist." Nor wfnj tl?e leader.-! in tho great enterprise oxt'optional in this mutter of age. Forty iiiiinos wore Mgnod to tho Constitution of tho United Htntos on the 17 of September, 1787^ Leaving out of account four whoso birlllSilys aro notgivrm by tho books of rcfcronco. only five of tho remaining thirty-six had reached theagoof 00; twenty of Iho number wero loss thnn 45 yours old;. .ind twelve woro under 40, amonjr (ho hit- tor being ono (Hamilton) of JJO, another of 20, a third of L'S, and a fourth who lucked sonic months of 27 when tho convention mot. The avcrugo IIQ-O of all tho members did not quite reach 45 yours. Tho most important committee to which the instrument, was referred for final revision consisted of fivo members, four of whom woro between MO and SG yours of age, tho fifth and least prominent being 00. i-'IUHT WITH AX OCTOPUS.! IJovil-FiBh With Keys burden which has hitherto oppresse In entry effort in thin count r.\. Tho biU is emphatically a measure of fair play, which will inevitably promote a 1'rinndlj iVelint; 1 between nil the countries which it affects. In the first week of the fusion tho house has led the way in legislation which honest men in every country will npprovo. A lesson iii I'!ii>>in(j. A hi«h school girl, class A., beir-p-lold by her teacher to purse the ."entencf. "lie kissed me," consented reluctantly, because opposed to speaking of private affairs in )>ublic. "lie," sho commenced, with, unnecessary emphasis anil a fond lingering over the word that brought crimson to her cheek", "is a pronoun, third person, singular number,, uubenlino gender; a gen!Ionian, pretty well lixi'i.1, universally considered a good catch. Kissed iaaverl, transitive—too much for regular—every evening; indicative mood—indicating affection; first the third person plural number and governed by circumstances. Me —oh, everybody knows me," and down she went _ .1.CA11MKKS'"INSTITUTES IX IOWA. That Btiite FolloWH il>o lOxamjrto Setl)}' Vt'ii. cousin. DKS MOINES, Jan. 13,—Tho jinnual meeting of thu Iowa Agricultural and In- (ii^-ial association was held today. The meeting was composed of delegates from the Agricultural society, Dairy assoeia; tion, the Horticultural society, Farmers alliance and others. The oujrct is to promote industrial education by farmers institute*. The reuse of the meeting was in favor of a state appropriation to convey out tho projects, with the state bureau at Des Homes to manage the same. H. D. Sherman, of MouUccHo, was elected president-^ LONDON, Jan. 13.~Fuith'er advices from Chili confirm the statement ot the Chilian minister here to the effect that only a portion of the Chilian fleet is in revolt and the army continues to remain loyal to the government The government is taking energetic measures to repress the fortunate than his iioightor.s is assaying: "Thorn are not half more reported ...... _,_. ^ the farmers who know how to hoc a hill of potatoes." Wo presume the one 'who inado tho remark thinks he knows all about it. But the chances aro that he knows little if nny more tlnin bis neigbor.-;. Jt is a very wise, man, taking one season with another and considorin"' all khvU of soil and wal her, that knows just how to hoe a hill of potatoes. 1I« nniy know one way iind hit it right one year, but fail thnnext. So his way of doing it may bo good on one soil, but not on another. It is a qww- tion every year whether lulling or tl-if culture is'best, and no orio can t»;ll, until the season is over, which otis^ht fo bo or to have bsen chosen. Hilling on a dry •oil, in ii, dry time, is pretty likely to ruin a crop; and not to hill in a wet time, is io insinv ;i. fiiilurr. Flat culture is probably bfs.t for a dry season, and hilling fur a wet one, but. neither ciin bo forstold; so it is morn of a thing to know how to boo a bill of potatoes thnn ninny think, roots want a cool, moist soil to In-d in tmd tho tubers want a dry, warm soil to develop in. Tho desitl.u-atum is to securo thoso two conditions. I'rico of Sliepp for lireciHag. The ['list souson soems to have been a good ono tor sheop-brociUTs in England. 1'lccks are heavier than thoy l:uvo been for niiiny year;;, and prices aro remunerative for h'heep especially. Tho bighrst prices 1 CL'.n find :is having bein ronJi/.ed at recent suleti aro 8577 for a Southdown shearing rum; $551 for a Shropshire .stock ram; f8ti8 for a ilfimpsbire-Dowu rum Limb; 8440 for nn Ox/ortl-Dowji shq;iring ram; 81U3 each for a Cotswold slu-aring ram and a Suffolk nv<) lamb, and §^62 fora Devon lorig-wot)l ruin on bins. Tho prices of ! owes correa. ., . _ f of rams were this season, none Kill a Moiislci- Scv«n-l''oot Tuiiliiuli-s. Three young men, aged about 18 years, bail an exciting encounter with an octopus ••'" or rJoviNisli under the old wharf belonging lo the jiloyers Canning company at, West 8eal tlo rccoi)fly. Jfc resulted in tlio frightful CTi'titurn being killed after a fearful struggle. It was necessary to completely sever every ono of the horrible creature's tentacles from its bod/ before it. gavenp the si.rugglo. The fight was witnessed by qiiilo a.numb'jf of spectators. The boys were fishing for tomcod from the front of the wharf when they noticed a, considerable commotion in the wntor under tho wharf, says tho "Seattle Press."' Ono of them, Dick Smith, took ;i polo and climbed under thu wharf to'tiffeout, if possible, tho cau-e of tho disturbance. He hud not gone far when, in thu sunny gloom, hc p discoverrtd a strange shape and wvw a pair of Final I eyes glaring at him. In his fright ho poked at tho animal with th.a polo, but to his horror and <irtui f <Mmen,t it wa.- wrfnched from his hand as easily as though ir, hud been a straw. Young Smith g;ive a frightened yell \ and climbed lo tho top of tho wharf to ^ give tho alarm. Several boys wining iliemselves with poles and spados, climbed under the whnrf to investigate this marine monster, and, if possible, capture it. After tho eye? of the boys had become (K-cuhtomed to fho gloom they beheld to their wonder and surprise that the crea- turn with which thoy had to deal was a hugo devil-fish, lashing the water iiito ' foam with itsj in ircilass anm, which wero sproa'l out for a distance of about seven foot in every direction. Fin-: bnys al I iickcil the creature with polos and spaib'S. Ono boy make a striku av- , the aniinnl cutting it ssliglitly with n spade. The infuruitr-d cn-atnre soiwd tho spado in a its grasp and throw it far out among tho 8 piles. i, The fight continued for Korae timo, the ; animal seizing everything that was thruat ' ut him. Sovoral times ono, of the boya narro.viy missod being caught and drawn benonth tho surface by tho monster of the deep. At length, by a united pull at several of the polos which the octupus hud seizud-in in its blind rage, ho was drawn from the water, but even then ho kept up the fight with unabated fury, striking viciously ai everything within reach. One after another the tentacles were cs of more breeds ajipear to have been served from the frightful misshapen body, responding^ good. High as tho pricas ! Even after tho last" nriu had been -seveiecl •'"'" -• ~~" "' * ' the animal did not tjivo up the fight, how. ever, and whon any one approached it glarecl of tuein reached tlio highest figure of last year for Shropshire, whenG. Graham sold one for 81.050 to go to Buenos Aynf^ind another for §892; and profitable nsMho English sheep must havB been, Australasia appears to have afforded a still wider margin for profit. At Sydney ilockiu asters have been gatlioring at'thc s.tlos to obtain the best rams to strengthen and improve their Merino flocks. Tho top prico sc far is $3,670 for a Meren ) ram, Hero Prince, belonging <o Messrs. W. Gibson & Son, of Scorn, which w\a purchased byW. W. Walt. Some sheep sent from Germany to Sydney for sale also made good prices, $2,888 bein, the fl,oc ' given tor a «i TJ tl ot it, o. 0.-chata. Saxouy. otharb rain from ,8t, of Thal- aking from to$J.§|l§. The fact ot such prices being onr^c4 8 b°^ P«* American ftocfemw! at them and caused its body to quiver^an manner that induced a thrill of four to run ovor the beholder, even with xhe knowlege that it was harmless. The devil-fish was finally dispatched with a spade. The arms woro carried, away by the several boys who had severe^l them .vs trophies of the fight, but at> body] remained on the ground and was iiye4 by • many people during the day. Two Now rtipert* |in- Aluia. ALMA, Jan. 13.—J,. H. While, <^f present game warden sap he will cxyu' uieuce the publication of an independent paper here in the spring, Jfr, Wfei|e _i| i a practicaj printer and quit? a witty w?]t "

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