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Algona, Iowa
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THE UPPER OES MOINES, ALGONA. IOWA WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARYS. 1891. (jootl nlgnta were said with a glad r*- BT MAJIIB 8ABAH BIlICinAM. "No mof 0 weary hours, my lover 6S i led her to a seat.. "Did you think you could hide your lovo fro a me by assuming indifference?" "I was afraid 1 could not, that was why tleft Wavcrland." "t)o you know the anguish I felt when I tacw that y;>:t had VMHO? Where did you j;o? Howdi'l you'uitv? Tell me all, my darling." "I found Lady Irving, as you see. Wo have been traveling together a long time," the answered evasively. "But did you find her at once?" "I cannot tell you now It would take too long. I have found friends continually." "If I had known you were Bafo I should have been happy." "I do not believe that," she said archly. "You would have tried to find mo if you had known where 1 wrr,." "You aro right. I never would have been contented until I had learned my fate from your own dear lips. If mother had not come to the library door just when cho did, I should have known it then." "I felt the impulse. And I knew that my life would bu very dark without you. My hungry heart was ready to respond to the call of joy and hone." "My hopes were rudely shattered when 1 came home and found that you had gone. What a dreary life I led for days and clays. But ono evening it seemed to me you camo and said, 'If I were you I would not let injKlnhcritanco go to waste.' Then other wolds that you had uttered, words of cpm- >r% and words of cheer, came to my mind They inspired mo with courage and filled my heart with hope. I was almost sure that sometime we would meet, and that I ~iould yet win your love." "How long was that after I left?" "About a month. Why?" "I remember one evening about that time I had been feeling that in all this great world there was not ono individual that needed me, or that I could benefit by living. There seemed to be no place for me, no loving heart to claim mine in return. While I sat musing in that melancholy frame of mind, I seemed to hear your voice saying, 'I need you! I am coming for youl" From that time I never believed .that you would marry Annie, or that you loved her. I remember thinking how pleasant it would be if mind could answer mind. It seemed almost as real as life." "But this is real," I said, "mind can an- Bwer mind, and heart can speak to heart. But how came you here? 1 never dreamed of finding you this side of tho Atlantic. Or Imve you been leading me on with your magnetic powers, to Und you here so far from home?" "Wo have been coming toward each other," she said laughing. "I have often thought of Waverlaud, dear old place; I have oftefi sketched it for Lady Irving. fjipt it would not be tho same, now that fefv-tr mother is not there. She was very : ir to me. My heart went out in sjinpa- .,'y for her in her loneliness, and I sought "to make her'Mippy." "And you ace;;., plishecl more than you can ever know, my dear. My mother re- remembered you, and asked us to forgive her for the pain she. had caused us both. She gave her dying blessing on our love and prayed that we might meet. She said that sho had missed you more than words can tell. I believe that grief for you shortened her life. She had learned to love and trust you, and when you left her all was gone. But where have you been all these -I s months?" I asked again. "Traveling with Lady Irving," she an- ewered again. "I am so glad she has at last met tho man she has loved from childhood. Her father promised her hand in marriage when she was but a child. She obeyed his wish and became the wife of her father's friend. But all tho while the Duke of Melvorno, or James, as she calls him, was her heart's idol. We have often talked of old friends, and how often sho had hoped for a chance of meeting the duke since she had buuu a widow, for Lord Irving lived only a short time after their marriage; and, what was very strange, her father died about tho same time, leaving her alone in the world, with no nearer relatives than Sir Wren and his daughter. Her mother died when she was a little child. And now in this far away land she has found the happiness for which sho longed." • "Not only Lady Irving and tho Duke of Melvorno have found the longed-for friends of other days, but ourselves as well," I sai:!, leading her bad;, to tho parlor. When wo entered tho parlor we found Lady Irving and the duke engaged in quiet conversation. As we entered ho came forward with tho lady by his side, saying: \ "Lord Waveiiand, allow me to introduce • to you tho future Duchess of Melvorno!" "Allow me to introduce to you tho future Lady Waverlaud, now Miss Stella Ev_- erett," I rejoined. ' "What part of the world have you been traveling through?" asked Melvoruo of Lady Irving. "We have been through parts of Italy, France, Germany and tho East Indies. Then through the Sandwich Islands into California since last fall." "You are only birds of passage, I should eay from the short time you spent in each piace," I said. "We were there long enough to see the places of greatest, interest but not long nough to become attached to any particu- rspot," said Stella. "When did you reach Denver?" asked Melvorne. , "On the afternoon train from the west When did you reach Denver?" sho asked "On the morning's train from tho coat/ answered Melvorne. "So you camo from the east and wo from the west, to prove that the world is round, by meeting in this queen city of the plains," said Stella. "There aro a good many grand things on this round ball. In the past few months wo have seen wonderful sights." "Yes," said Lady Irving, "California alone is an art gallery-of exquisite pictures, painted by nature's own hand. I Wish we could have met there." v "Colorado ranks high among tho art Scallories of tho world for charming pict- Aires," Euid Melvorno. "What aro your plans for to-morrow, Lady Irving." "I believe Mr. Lollard has been studying the guide book for points wo want to BBO, Of'course wo will all travel together. It will be BO much pleusantcr," she an- Wered. if "Indeed it will," I said. "You would Vjjavo to evaporate into thin air to get rid of me now, or else mako me a prisoner be- Jiind iron bars." "Me, too," laughed Melvorno. "I just . XVI.—A HAPPT The next morning we were up bright and early. There is no drowsy fog here to keep one in bed until ten o'clock. Every- ( thinf in nature has a charm for the cnrly riser! We all met at thu breakfast table.' Melvorne and myself wore the first, then. Mr. and Mrs. Loiiard, and last of nil came Stella and her friend, Lady Irving. 1 had , always thought Stella bright and beauti- j ful, but this morning, with her simple | cray gown, dainty neck trimming and soft wavy hair,'I thought her more beautiful than ever, and ns the face is an index to the mind, she must have been at peace with herself and all tho world. A look ol glad content lit up in all her expressive features and sparkled in her eyes. "Well, what is the programme for today?" asked Mr. Lollard, after the first! general greetings had been given. "Are you to travel together?" "Yes," camo in a chorus from tho entire party. "I hud thought wo would visit Colorado Spring" 'Irst, ii:-.;l t:0-:e our bearings from there," said Mr. Lollard. "Agreed," said Melvorne. "We will pass some iut cresting places there, but we cannot sec everything." Wo were soon on our way southward. "Oh, there." cried Stella, "see tho llttlp steeples with hats on." "That is Monument Park," said Melvorne as we rushed along. "What queer mountains," said Lady / Irving; "it seems as though there had been i a mighty river hero once that washed ' away all the earth except these little pillars that are left standing, like Lot's wifo Is that the theory of their creation?" "No," said Mr. Lollard, consulting his guide book. "They are said to bo formed by the currents of air which descend from the mountains in ftmucl-shapcd currents and tornadoes." "Colorado Spriugsl" cried tho porter. We gathered up tho bundles, counting them to seo that none had been lost. We had bundles now, for we had lady companions. Ladies and bundles, roses and thorns. This is a beautifully located city, I said, offering Stella my arm as wo walked up tho slight ascent to tho hotel. "Where aro wo going, Lollard?" asked the duke. "To the Antlers." It was an elegant building, occupying a prominent position on tho rising ground. After securing our rooms, depositing our bundles nnd arranging our toilet, wo met on tho balcony to enjoy a view of tho surrounding country. "What is that massive outline that we see to the west?" asked Lady Irving. "That is the range of mountains and that prominent peak is the famous Pike's Psak of history." "What is that red tower which looks like a brick fortification, there to the northwest?." asked Stella. "That's tho gateway to tho Garden ot the Gods," answered ' Mr. Lollard, who stood with his guide book open in his hand to answer questions. "Those mountains to the southwest are the Cheyenne. In them are some famous canyons," said tho duke. "Why, where has the sun gone to?" asked Mrs. Lollard. "It has disappeared." "It has hid behind Pike's Peak," said Melvorne. "We have a long twilight here, for Colorado Springs lies under the afternoon shadow of ten thousand feet of eternal granite." After an hour or two of quiet conversation wo strolled out upon the streets. Here, as in Denver, they aro lined on cither side by tall, graceful trees. Somo of the broad avenues are laid out with double roadways, separated by two rows of shade trees and a walk, while on either side is another row of shade trees and a walk. The city is und?! 1 a thorough system of ir- .rigatioii. Besides, tho water brought in open ditches, there is an iron pipe to Ruxton's creek six miles away on the mountain side, which brings puro cold water from the melting snows on tho mountain top. "This must bo a very wealthy city," said Stella, "judging from tho beautiful houses and expensive public buildings which we eee." "It hardly scorns possible that within ten or lifteen years a wild barren place could bo changed to such a charming city," I said. "1 cannot comprehend it," said Stella. 'In the old world some of tho cities we visited were some of them thousands ol years old and yet wo did not scp such evidence of wealth and culture as wo find in tho west." "This is an elegant building. What is it?" I asked, pausing until Melvorno and Lady Irving came up, "That is the opera house built for enjoyment by tho people," he said. "I wonder if there will bo anything to see to-night?" asked Lady Irving. "Wo can incj nire. I sco the door is open, Somo ono must be hero'" I said, and stepped inside. An old man was inside, dusting and uiTimging tilings. "Sir," I asked, "will there be any kind of an entertainment here this evening?" "Yes, sir," sairl the old man, "our own people give the 'Spy of the Rebellion' hero to-night." 1 i:- "Hat the North was very ponerou* with them, rertainly, in the time of reconstruction. Thjy would do well to remember that!" Isaid. "Bo they were. But- what an amount of suffering might have been saved if the government hail bought tho slaves and set them free. Let England take the warning. Hero is a case of something like the English landlords in Ireland. It England would pursue a wiser course, she would buy the lands and sell them to the tenant, farmers; thereby no ono will lose. But if Ireland wins hi this struggle, they will confiscate the Irish estates and Cue landlords will have to submit. 1 think there would be some resentment harbored for generations to come," said Mr. Uillnrd with warmth. "But the slave holders were In the wrong. They were holding men nnd women as property to be bought, and sold, whipped or petted, according lo the masters will," I said. "And so the landlords aro holding thousands on the rack of eviction," he argued. "That is no reason why we should lose our property without pay for it," I answered. "Thai, is just the case with the southern people," said Lollnrd. "Thiwsnnds nnd thousands were thrown into bankruptcy by the hv-s of their slaves. The slaves were their wealth. A great many masters were against slavery as you are against evictions. The slaves were I heir properly as your estate is your property. The masters wore not to blame that the slaves were theirs. Generations had passed away since tho wrong began. Neither are you to blame, that your property is in ire- laud. Many generations have, passed away since that iand was taken by force, it may be, from the natural owners. But the wrong exists. Somo one must sillier. Tho South had fostered the slave trade until it became, unbcnrnble. Then agitation commenced, nud when a people begin to talk, to think, lo agitate, then defeat to the wrongdoer is not far distant." "Then you believe landlords in Ireland are in about tho samo condition that the slaveholders were before tho war?" I asked. "Yes," said Lollard, "and I think it will end in ah at the samo way unless England recognizes tho rights of tho Irish people. Ireland to-day has tho sympathy of nearly tho whole civilized world, and public opinion is a mighty lever townrds removing n.n evil. My advice to you, my friend, is to sell your property while you can make reasonable terms with your tenants. For If England refuses to liston to Ireland in tho coming campaign, sho will hear again tho terrific shock of last January. And it may mean destruction tho next limu!" "There. Waverlaud, you sec some ono else thinks as I do, that you had better sell your property and invest in American land's." "No, I will never add my influence to help make this beautiful land subject to the degrading inllnenco that Ireland Is laboring under; and which is tho final result of absent landlords and great land monopolies." "Now, let's close this lecture with some 'V now begin' to appreciate American scene- r When I made my report it was agreed that wo should see what homo talent could do in this wild western town. Wo returned to our hotel and had a most substantial supper. The pure .mountain air gave us keen appetites. The opera house was u perfect jewel inside. ; Everything was in perfect accord with the most cultivated taste. The music was given by a full orchestra and was of a high grade. The piny of thrilling interest, from tho opening to the closing scene. The homo of wealth and comfort, where love had fed tho vestal ilame, was broken by the cull "To Arms!" Tho maiden crushed tho throbbing lovo within her heart, rather than give her hand in mar- riago to a rebel to his country. Tho training of tho Dutchman was tho only mirthful scuno in tho whole play. His awkwardness brought forth penis of laughter, Tho prison set-no must liavo been magnified to produce elt'oct. No peo- plo on earth, in this enlightened ago, would put &ncl\ tortures ou ilioir fellow men. Tho scene of revenge was fiendish. Stella sat as thoagh filled with horror. As soon as we were on the street she said: "Can that ba true? Wero there ever such scenes of horror during tho American war?" "It is hard to tell," I said. "I have heard of their terrible prison life, but never could form any idea, of what it was." When wo met in the parlor the play was the topic of discussion. Not tho merits of tho actors, but the historical scenes which were represented. "I do not believe they are true to life," said Melvorne. "The South is full of warm-hearted, hospitable people. It is the people of tho north that ore cold ami heartless." music," said Lollard changing tho subject. A call was made for music, and Lady Irving favored us with some instrumental solos, then Stella joined her in some duets, and at last we all joined in with our voices singing some, old war songs that were lying on the grand piano in the hotel parlor. Thus the llrst day of our sojourn together closed as it began, in an ecstacy of joy, too perfect for words to describe. CHAPTER XVII.—FUIITIIEU RAMBUKGS. We had nominally agreed that Mr. Lol- lnrd should be business manager for the "Troupe' 1 as we called ourselves. "Where are wo to go to-day?" Melvorno asked the next morning at breakfast. That-was our place and time of business each day. "Glen Eyrie," said Mr. Lollard, "is first on my list. It is a drive of three miles by tho Mesa road," ho said, referring to his guide book which he kept in his pocket ready to i\f jr to at any time. We found the Mesa road as level as n table and rivaling in smoothness tho most perfect boulevard. The view from this road is grand and comprehensive. Glen Eyrie is situated at the entrance of Queen's Cnnyon, and is a wild and romantic retreat in which ia built tho summer residence of a wealthy gentleman, whose permanent home is in tho East. Within tho glen which is made sylvan by tho thickly growing native shrubbery covered by tho wild clematis, is a great confusion of enormous pillars of exquisitely tinted pink sandstone. "O, how beautiful!" exclaimed Lady- Irving, as wo passed into this magnificent garden of nature. "It reminds mo of the sceno described in Slmkspoaro's Mid- Summer Night's Dream." "This is romantic enough for lovo in it cottage," said Melvorno, as wo camo to a gem of a houso built in tho Queen Anno style, with balconies, gables and trelliscd porches, and an avalanche of roofs. "Yes," Isaid, "I. think it would bo delightful to choose a iriate and live in thil secluded bird's nest." "And hear tho soft murmur of the little stream that comes bubbling down the valley," said Stella. "These little rustic bridges have a charm for mo," said Lady Irving, "Buskin's idea of harmonious thought of art with nature, seems to have been developed in this llttlo paradise, where tlio cool, deal- water gurgling at our feet makes a musical, accompaniment to the attractive scene." "But to mo tho picturesque grandeur of tho rugged cliffs is most fascinating," said MM. Lollard. • Well, this i;j tho summer homo of General I'aimur, the originator of tho Denver & Rip Gr.'inde railway," said Lollard in his p'rne.tleal, business way. "Tho cascade that forms this little stream comes tumbling down tho mountain side into the Devil's punch bowl, at tho head of Queen's Canyon," he continued, reading his guide book. "flow nice to have a living guide book, laughed .Melvorne, as we walked up tlu goiitlo risu of ground until wo could lool into tho round well called the Duvil's Punch Bowl. Hero wo could go no farther vaihouo severe climbing, and as it was get;i.'i;; mar lunch time, wo preferred to •itoo for refreshments rather thaa spend it climbing the mountain. While we were at lunch Melvorne asked where wo were to go next. "To the Garden of the Gods," answered Lollard. ., . . Our journey led through a smooth plain, with perpendicular walls of red and yellow sandstone, which marked tho entrance to tho garden. , , "What a pleasant ride v:e have had over these, smooth, hard roads; it reminds me of home," said Mrs. Lollard. "It seems liko.tho picturesque pans of England and Wales," said Melvorne. "This, then, is tho lamous trnraen OT trie Gods, 1 ' said Stella, as wo came Into the gateway of the .unrdcn. "I think the name . rnu-4 have bora Riven it from its rosemh- I Innee fo the heathen temple*. This we ' may imaniiu! the broken archway to the temple Kr.ruak," referring to the pi-rpvndieulnr walls, tliroo hundred feet high, of ml nnd yellow sandstone. "Then these are the spanking statues of Memiiou, wlios? lips gave forth musical sounds When touched" by the rays of the risinu; sun," said Lady Irvine:, following out Stella's tho.ight of the heathen temple, n* sin 1 p;u=sed to some forms that seo'.iv.'d weird enough to represent heathen gods. "Am'. ., v j, ; ,t nro these grotesque forms?" nsked Melvorne as we camo to a group of wind cut monuments. "O, they nro the priests, and these strange forms are bearing incense, before the god Apis, who stands there in nil thu j dignity of his sacred jjodship, even to the color," said SU-lto, pointing to a huge dark linage in (he center of a group. "Pvay. what was Apis? This looks much like im'nuinml," Mid Lollard. •'O, 1 know,' 1 exclaimed Mm. Lollard. "!' .vas the sacred bull that tho Egyptians worshiped," "To whai religion does you Imnunse cube belong? It is large euom;U for n dwelling house, nnd KO nicely balanced on n point that the weight of a child's finger could seemingly U)>~et it?" 1 n.-'-ked. "That i'J tho sacred peal of Mahomet's faith, only tho temple has been removed," said Stella. "Then those, high hatUemrnts with broken windows are a pnrt of the Mosque of St. Oiniir," suggested Lollard. "This is Bti;ldliM, nnd that, tho snored cow," wild Ij.'tdy Irving, going from o:iu statue to another. "Mow appropriate it is thiit. tho dominant fnlor here should be red, which menu-! pn^iou, as the heathen gods appeal diilv loihe baser sentiments of mankind," sniil Stella .thoughtfully. "l!ut leave out the thoughts of the hen I hen sods and view the wonders of the landscape lillcd with strange colossal images. Here and there a sno«v-\vhito limesionu tower or crag to briu<' j^'more vividly the deep rich tint; ^t^red and brown, surmounted by UuJ&n^phiro blue of the heavens above. ".Tinier foot t.ho smooth level surface of the vnlley is cnr- peled with equally rich tint.s, made brilliant, by mingled green and gray of brass and mossest. And, lowering over nil, not far nway, ne'e the ismnv elml sunimil of I.'lko's 1'eak. It. reiirs its lul'iv I'urin, ;i liv- tiir; back-ground'for this p;i;ilo:uiiiu' hi nature!" sai'l Melvorne, ni'.'Veil to eloquence by the grandeur of the ijcene. Then for n time we, all felt Uu. 1 influence of the awful mystery that surrounds this weird ami sacred pltiuii. With bowed heady and devout hoarts wo ou^'ii nekuuwl- e<j&ed that we. w'uro in the. jjiv.-iuucu of tho God of Nature! From the Garden of the Gods we went southward over a beautiful level road between lingo bluffs and crags on oilhorsldo. Wo drove into the mouth or opening in the mountain called Cheyenne Canyon. This giiih in tho giant, uioimlnm wall" seems like a roadway cut into a deep snowdrift, which has become a solid mountain and di.'llos the power of man to move il; while down Its farther side comes a dashing, rushing, foam ing and roaring waterfall, I'rom tho nearly level valley down which tho stream Hows with gentle movement we can see but three of the seven fall!-) that, drop thu water from the, melted snow into thu granite well at th. 1 hen.I of the narrow gorge. Going up the gorge to the well is not very dilliuult. "Tho water falls five hundred feet in seven leaps," said Lollnrd, as wo Bill! stood at tho mouth of the deup g;iah hi t-lic mountain side. (To bejxmtinued } The KxiiiicTloiTof "AiilimilM. A startling pubfisation on the rapid extinction of tho aboriginal animals of this continent is about beintr issued by the'Smithsonian Institute at Washington. Tlio buffalo has already become practically extinct within tho present senera- tion. It was only a few years ngp (hat the "passenger pigeon" Hew by millions in tho Ohio valley, but there are now but few of them left, and they will noon bo extinct. Domestication hiw nlone, saved the native American turkey from utter extinction. The great arctic sea cow. which ( was found in great numbers by Ubhring'H expedition in 1741, is no more, Only GO years ago that proud nnabird, tlieAnrri- cnn auk, flew in countless numbers oft'the coast ol: Newfoundland, A hinylo shell f one of these birds WIIH lalely sold at uiction for 81,500. Tho hist member of his onco prolilic tribe has fulled under hb hunter's rifle. Tho beautiful J/:ibra- lor duck is no more also, t ho lush speci- nen of it having been seen in 1870. Of the few aboriginal animals that still urvivo it is only a question of a eompara- ively short tim'p. beloo they will bo extinct. That tho seiil is doomed ia well mderftood. Last year 675.000 h:iir seals were thughlered for leather and all in ing sea. Even the alligators are not spared. They too, must soon disappear md the increasing demand for reticules, pocketbooks arid other fancy articles. Meanwhile a zealous chase is kept up for tho birds of the nir and ev ry cieepirig iliing thing can be made to adorn fashion and luxury. . Tho same mama is rampant all over the world for the extermination of the animal tribes. Tho elephant is being lulled in Africa for its ivory at a rate which will soon exterminate him. JJuforo half a con- tuary has passed the. huntsm in will stand alono over the complete, cxtheminatioti, with nothing to shoot at but the human l*fl.C(? There is something sa 1 in all this. (Half the fascination of books of travel will depart when tho wild hills nnd forest and the ruggud coasts sit cold in their desolation, with no living thing to animate them. And what is it all for? Lirgely to gratify idle fashion, the vanity or ornament, and the wanton passion ot the huntsman for killing. It is high lime that congress should step in and erect mme harrier against unreason in tr greed and the wanton slaughter of the few nutivo aniimds that still survive. It will soon be too late. FARM, HOME AND GARDES, Till'. DAY!* CimW l.OXUEU. r. r.>. The (lavs crow lonscr, nnd their pro«prct? clitor 'I lie <!rc( |i:ii£ lii'iut, for now ilip urn leOewn Ills anriem conrM>; iho <ycle of Iho )•>•!•« He fain takes tie, niul all hie work tti v9 - TliP frost I* hoar, nml every breero I* clilll, lint esreetalloli li:ill" the win-mill K> come. When hiids will wake, l-r.i!i» <-feii, 'il 'I I'll'""'!"" Tlio nir with frfi;rm>.fi'to the wild t-ces'lmni I Klmlmnrdiof piinslilii'Miii tin-path of "now, : To kliulli' lii>p<', nml animate tin* luoaM! I Tin- indiii of piiMiilso Minis lln- mulil o' WOPS, j And homeward fiet approach the boundless j rest. ] Ucflcrt my roil), iiml tell ll»« i 'asslne hours, — | So niiiiiv weeks mil then the clailsomo spring; j Tht< blls'i-fiil Hitl, forsooth, the thought empow- With present Joyf Hint L'lenms prophet In br't.p. He who 1ms wla.Iom Irpmblen not for shade, Nor taints for cold: his fnnh commands tlio That pe.h'es nml n.elts the doubt Hint make* afraid, And train" the eye the ransomed time to see. Vrown, wintry cloud?, :iml rnpn yo snowy K.xiilt, ye ley host"! Iliy feeble lino lim\>- lo il« uiv'.y close: Iliy year imilaKts Thy mad career nnd proves the arm divlnn. The faithless world, Hiilnm^, mplne nnd pule, I'oinils yi slerdav, today, tomorrow, hold In ['loom'alone: b'nt pat enee camnint full,— \\. o bills a moment walls the iron old. The ilnys prow lotiper, and sweet loveilolh read 'I IIP fiorocope eternal, Illl the breiilh Of v Iml* celestial iialiire's til-let shall heed, lilvo winter spiing, and life ali-iuvo from ile.ith. - IlopUlnlon, N. 11 .1?AIIat NOTKS. When oalsare scalded at night and left until moining Ihey^muke nn excellent mess for pigs. This is cinder nnd cheaper Ihnn grinding them. A sieve is a very necessary nrtiole r.boul a poultry ynrd. the piiil of aches mny teem to'he fine enough to pleasolho di-.nti- cst hen, but sift them and you will bo surprised to seo how many sharp cinders you will o'otain. enough to discourage any hen in her attempt to USD the dint box. Throw tlie eindors in a pile by themselves.—Am, P. Journal. Work for HCIIH. The hens need to work. Thousands of poultry-misers got "o cygs in winter bo- eiiuso'the heimdo not have to work fora living. They gel top fat and cannot lay. Keep u deep 'layer of chuff or cut htrnw in the hull-house and tealter wheat or corn iiniongil and let the hens Hcralch for it und get cxsreiso and they will lay eggs, Cuco at Vomit lIitlfm-H. 11 you wii'it tho young heifer to develop into a good milker, foed well nud milk caretully from the beginning. Do not expect us iunch or us rie. i milk from a young itniinivl ns from one, that is 1'nlly 'matured; nnd even if the results should be. u little below your expectations ut lirst, hit that be all (lie moroie,ison for trying what mm bo accomplished by intelligent management. venine season; but in the mental and moral world it often the ense that sow'mtf is reapitifr. He *hr>aows the sred^ of truth in (mother's mind reap^ U;e resnlt of hU while he sov/i--. He knows more than lie knew before. He who POWR the seed of kiniHv thonsrht au.) speech in con- vorsitinn wii'i another reaps the harvest i of it in his own looks, as well n? in_hJ9 own spirit, while lie speaks. And in it is with uood fei-d, so it is, with bad; "whatsoever a man sowetb that fluill he nl.<o reap." Didi't Ki!H)i Oroiuil ton I.OIHT. \. hen cn-iiin is< kept too long it uuder- gos chc'iniivil chango which iii:i.y develop n. cheesy (lisle, which ma./ bo pnlerfnction; or it, develop another from a piitei f.ustioii, asi indicated by a bitter II ivor. This is lhy case when cream is lci:p; loo long, even though it, maybe kept no cold Unit ferment which develop.') the i-our principle or Kictic aiid will not be nppiiront, or even exist at; all. t'olsone'l Air. Air light lieiltO'iMis are among thu evil* el ei\iii/.;ition. \Ve do not menu to say Miey nre quite •• ir-light, but they eome. so ncii'r to it that health is much impaired by sleeping in them. The poorest eeonoiny is to Iwe large, dry parlors nnd .small, ill-ventilnted bedrooms: and yet. nothing is more common. In the b.vlroom wo spend from pfven to eight consecutive hours- nn an average one third ji.irt of. our lives. A person goes into on" of these rooms with the dnor elnH'd. How long will this nir lust him? Hven if we suppose the Bleeping room f o conluin ono thousand etihie livt, it would hist i Is occupant two hours ,uid n half. \Vhnt is ho 1 to breathe Ih" iillrr live or six hours'/ [ t'orbnnie-neiil >.'.i----in other words, _a I deadly nois-.m. rimngli p«;oplednnot die ! ' tins duisi', yet m.iny of them aro snflfering with ilir/utes^, headache, dys- pepsin, and n Iin4 of kindred disensea in- dueed hy sleeping in sneli eontrncted liuil ill-ventihded rooms. •ritr. KITCIIKN. JIAKKD SIJUAS1I. Cut up, take out inside, cat into piece* without, paring, and bake until easily pierced with a fork. Baked squash u much drierund hweeter than when »tewed I1ONKY (>rON<JK CAKK. One l.irge eofl'ee cujiof honey, ono heaping cup of Hour and livo eggs. Beat tho yelks and honey together, beat tho whites to a froth; mix all together, stirring as little as possible; flavor with lemon juco or extract,. SIAHItKB TUUNH'S. Wash, peel, and eut in '.bin slices eeross the grain; boil from half to three-quarters of an h' ur, or until done; drain well; son- son with salt, pepper and butter, or ham dippings; mash line and place on tho (stove until the water is all dried out BWKKT TOMATOICS. If fresh tomatoes, itciild, peel, and slice j place a lump of butter in a hot skillet, put in tomatoes, reason with unit and popper, keep up 11. brisk lirci and cook as rapidly as possible, stirring well; cook half an hour; canned ones about fifteen minutes. Sorvo at, once in a deep dish lined with toast. I like a little cream added just before nerving. 1IKKKHTKAK. Cut tho steak in uniform msws, about one nnd a hull' or two inches thick. Beat thoroughly; roll each piece in flour or meal, nnd lay in a pun of boiling lard — there, frhonld'be fat enough to cover tho stake. Keep tho pun covered. When brown on one side, turn it, and an soon us the whole is liuhl brown, add boil ing water from I ini(i to linio until quite- tender; before Inking up, season with salt, pepper and baiter, nnd a very mall quantity or onion il desired. Vnluo ol' Oat.4 uro n. grain moro widqly cultivated than any other, and one which will succeed under conditions that would bo impossible for wheat or barley or even corn. In both value nnd ncreago this crop stood third in the list of cereals in this country, fjiu-t jcnr the outcrop WIIH poor over a largo'exiont of the country, and tlio high price of this grain now tihows how difficult His to fill its place. O.its exhaust tho soil luriMlhan any other grains, ami urn us much beneliled by phosphates as the wheat crop. AH the crop often, and indeed usually, brings as much per pound as wheat, itw'illpay equally well for commercial fertilisers. Seed eats will bo high next spring, an:l it Ls, therefore, more important to'put the crop in under conditions) of SUCCO.-iS. A Kuporlul- »n UititlH. Somo jokei ha^ doen guying a market reporter for one of tho Cliicago daily papers. The intelligent youth therefore threw tlio following copy (it the failhtr.l compositor: "His said thai some buyers prefer old beets to now, because, the latter sometimes uro pule to white inside after being boiled and "cut. The old, on tho othtr hand, uro of a deep red when served, and this IK deemed preferable." This will indeed bo news to tho grower, who well knows that the color of a beet is determined by tin vuriety. Tho blood beeU nro rod, some much deeper in color than others, according to tho variety, the Egyptian blood being ono of tho darkest, Vhe roots do not got darker with ago, but some of the curliest ripening varieties aro white und striped red. These do not get darker with age. Tho finer varieties ot sut-'iir beets aro white, both as to the skin arid flesh, others are of all colors iron: whit« and yellow to red. T1I15 A GOOD NIGHT WISH. OHANdK lini.KY 1'DIiKY. Add to two eiip-i sour milk, ono teaspoon- fnl sodii, one of Halt, hul I'cup each of butter and lard, nnd Hour to make a dough; roll in oblong sheets, and lav oranges—-peeled, sliced nnd seeded—thickly over it; sprinkle with white sirjnr, and then with grated oranue peel, and roll up folding down the edges closely to keep tho juice from riuininir out; boil in a cloth one and one-hall-! hour/. JOat with lemon suuco prepared as follows; Six eggs, leaving out tho whiten of two, hall: pound of butter, one pound sugar, juicu of two lemons, and rind of both, grilled; pl'ico over tho flro and stir till it tlii«kno< like honey. KJ/KOTllIC An ICcinininlciil li'ucd-Wnlor Jleiilor Which Irt ItupKlly OiilnliiK riivor. A groat do il of money has been epent in this eouiitry in tho attempt to solve tho problmn of devising an ecomomi'iul feed- waler healer iippnriilus und the iidvant- iiges which electric heat pocKesses for this piirpoHi) are ri)])idly Ri.'cunng recognition. From Ktulisti'-'M recently complied it is easy to see how lurgn an economy can bo of- 'ected by improved inolliods of heating. At a meeting of a paper munufacturing inn not long sinci) it was scaled that tho inn used 250 tons of coal a week ami that in increase in tho prico of coal made an ricrease of §12.000 pur annum in tho fuel nil, and n Mib-icipiciio reduction of 4 per out in tin; dividend. A very moderate istiuiato of tho value ol a healer which •uisew the feed waler from a normal foai- lerature to about 20 degrees ib the saving of 10 per cent of tho fuel used. This where coal cost about 85 a t/m und where, as in the case just stated, 2.JO l.oni i week are used, icpresents a yearly Hav- of SC.250, or probably u divident of from 50 per cent to (10 per'cent, nnnually on tho capital expended on tho feed hoate; apparatus. A t;«inplliin'iit. Ethel: "Ibtuid a complaint for you toduy, Mr. Lightwidte." Mr. Lightwaite: "Oh, indeed, Mist, Ethel, you make me positivol> vain. Pray what, was itV" . ,. , ,, Kthol: ••Dr, roru-t said it you dulri t stop smoking cigarelte.'i you might 1m 1 ; u paresis." . Pays Oash--Mi ; renant: "I wish to insert tin advertiseineut in the Morning Bugle." Clork: "Yes. sir. "Commence in this way: 'Pay Cash, , and put tbofe v;ord,s in large leUern. ( "7es. Mr." , , "And 1 wish you'd trust me for the amount for ft mouth or BO" ^ For llico ami Iliy dear <ine» (111 niornliijf-llslit May HIM Anni-U thai yiiard tho orbs ot niL'lit Tri'milu'lrtiill l"l> re more K»hlenly brii-'hl: And I'eaeeaiul Content, lilu* Iwnin, with tho liln^din nuwly and hleK« 111" (lay's jonrnuyu he^.... , Thro' Ihi! wi)iiiaii»-liisU»lliul iiro "never done.' —Sunday JnliM 1 Ui'eitn. j Whatever els.i may bo wroii", it' must bo right to bo pure., to be just, and tender, und muxil'iil, nnd honest. Thei joyful no to in Ufa is not adefmateiy ree,0i.'iii/"d. Each d.iy i" n new day—till ill/low wilh n -w hopea und fairer possibilities. Every morning draws on a, new weld. To bP full of troodneBS, full of cheerful- ne:-s, full of ( and helpful hopa, c in-iH a man lo curry b ! o-;siiig of which ho in hints If sis uncoiiKeiousHS n lamp is ot its own binning.- -Henry WnrdBjecher. Wondrous is tho strength of cheerfulness aiioyethur vn.-t calculation its powers of cnduruneo. Efforts to ho perniunenlly u-el'ul-nniformly joyous—a spirit till Kin- shine. graeo ! til from e"ery gladnesB, beautiful beojuso brignt.—Oyrlyle. Sowing und reaping ara not proceases that uic sure to be asparated by un inter- What Sir Kilwlu ThliihH of ChopsllokH. Chopsticks, far from being awkward, uro the most convenient as well us the cleanest table uton-.ils, once the decret of their uso is learned. It cannot bo taught in words. There is an indescribable knuck of iixing ono slick firmly, and hinging the other with tlio and second finger, sous to play exactly upon the fixed stick, which renders tlio littlu implements perfect for everything, .xcopt, of course, juico or gravy und soup. You can even cut with them by inserting tho points close together, anil then forcibly separating thorn; and as for bund i ness and precision of grasp, in a 'ittlo wager at this very restaura'nt, even I myself picked up with tho Itdnhi twenly-two'siiiL'le grains of rice in one minute from a" laecpiered tray, being b"uion by a Japanese lady, whoso swift skill dexterously conveyed as many ns forty-nine.—From "Japonica—Third l'ap"r, -i by Sir Edward Arnold, in February Si:riuuer. Dreams. Physiologists theorize a good deal about dre.ims, but really tell IH little mora about them ibviii doiM i ho little eiut London gin who writes this quaint essay: • Diotms tiro ihose queer, short tales which como into your head when you are asleep. They are not true. If you have had u t-cod nipper they nro rather longer land not quite so true. Meat or fried fash ; make them very long. j When'you huvo had no supper at all you I cither do'not dieiui. or else yoi. c*v t re. mwuber, t.hem. We generally dreaui dreams over and over " .... ,....O ,,,.-.

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