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Algona, Iowa
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ME TIPPED D£S MOINES, ALGONA,IO^A WEDKKSDAY, M AliCll 4« 1891. saw SlRLlD BT MAIUE SAKA.II BRIOHAM. "Where arc tne trio?" nsKcct as ho turned to look for the ladies. "There they go up the canyon," I said, OS we started to overtake them. But they were more spry than we and could skip along over the stones and across the narrow streams with easy. At last-we reached the head of the canyon •where the hullo? commenced making merry by throwing snowballs at the opposite walls of the cnnyim. By some unaccountable impulse (hey aimed their mischievous weapons at our heads as wo camo . near to (heir great amusement and our discomfiture. "Be careful," cried Mrs. Lollard," or you'll fall into that well of ice cold water," as they gathered fresh haudfuls of snow that lay in a mass by the granite wall. "Why, you said there wore seven falls, Lollard, but I can only see throe," said Melvoruo. "To seo tho seven -wo must climb out of the canyon on the left side, then at a certain place, we can sec them all at once." "O, look!" cried Mrs. Lollard, "thero are the stars!" Sui'o enough the' afternoon sun had passed and loft tho gorge in twilight. "I would liko to see the falls," said Lady Irving. • So would I," cried Stella and Mrs. Lol- lard with ono voice. "Tho eye can hardly grasp tho vast height. Tho blauo of light on the red sandstones at tho top of tho mountains make tho dim light clown hero soeni darker by the contrast," said Melvorne, us wo nmcncecl to ascend the wild, rocky i,'j gorge to get a viow of tho upper falls. Tho ladies were very glad now of the aid of our outstretched hands to help balance ihem from ono shelving rock, tree or fal- &n log to another. At last we reached tho point wo sought and were repaid by seeing tho seven falls of tho little river with its foam and roar, as it leaps in quick succession into tho depths below. ."If wo could imagine some ivy covered towers made immortal by legendary lore, this would excel in beauty tho fastnesses of tho "Alps," satd Lady Irving. "When I become an authoress I will make this the place from which to send forth thrilling talcs of wild Indian maidens and their bravo warrior chiefs," said Stella, her cheeks glowing from the vigorous exercise and her eyes sparkling with joyous animation. "This place will sometime echo with the Imagination of a Homer, a Byron, or a Scott," said Melvorne. "It is the very home of romance and poetry!" Our guide followed ' us \yith a dainty lunch, of which every weary traveler knows the value. Seated on a trunk of a fallen tree beside a cool stream in a shady nook we soon emptied the basket and were ready for the descent into tho canyon. Weary but delighted we reached the valley and returned to our hotel. Notwithstanding the generous lunch we had enjoyed, • we were ready to devour the wholesome food spread before us. We wore tired ouough to rest, but after a little while we met in the parlor where tho evening was passed with music and conversation. CHAl'TEH XVIII.—WKE'S PEAK. Preparations were made and the following morning, we gathered with a party of ten or fifteen persons, ready to ascend tho world renowned summit oi' Pike's Peak. In the party was an editor from Vermont, who was making a tour of tho West aud wanted to accompany us up tlio mountain. He carried a huge note book as a repository from which he hoped to draw his winter editorials. Boiiu? a tall slim man and wearing a hat with a very broad brim, Stella said, Ins sharp face looked like a "pick ax tinder an awning." We were much amused as he come from the hotel with an umbrella under one arm and his huge note book under the other, wearing a loose tweed overcoat that scarcely touched him below the shoulders. Then there was a young couple who were very unconsciously tolling us that they were "taking in" tho beauties of the West as an accompaniment to their honeymoon. We gathered on the steps of the great hotel and as each one mounted a small pony, we started on the Cheyenne road for tho trail to the upper wovld. We set out on a rapid swinging gallop, but from some unaccountable reason my animal suddenly stopped still, eating grass, and I lay on the ground a few foot away observing iny situation. From the roar of laughter that greeted me 1 musi have performed a most wonderful gymnastic feat. I had hardly recovered iny perpendicular when Mr. Editor with his umbrella and note book made tho same flying leap and camo down to the earth i 1 with more haste than elegance. ^ We remountnl and kept our seats after that. L) The trail up the mountains was i'recment- ly rough and stoop. Sometimes we had to stop and let our horses breathe before mounting the steepest places. But wo were in no hurry. Tho scenery was on- chanting. Constant surprises burst upon us ns wo reached ono height after another. Yet the longed for peak was always just a little beyond like the famous pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. We reached tho'seven lakes and had our lunch. Tho lakes are picturesque, as such sheets of water are apt to be among the mountains, While we were resting a party of twelve or more passed ns coming down. Some of them wore the most haggard expressions. Ono lady of tho party said to Lady Irving, "O madam, tako my advice and go down. It is a deadly place up there. If I ever reach tho hotel I will never tempt Providence again by starting out on another excursion." Judging from tho expression of her countenance it must have been a trying ordeal for her. We were not going back. We were boxnicl for the summit and if sea sickness or rather sky aiukness camo with the view we were prepared for that also. Wo had not gone fiu 1 before we fol* the need of our fur wraps and warm gloves. When we reached tho little stono house where the officer of the signal service lived our teeth chattered as with an ague fit. For a time we sat by a warm lire. It was a luxury. Then wo went out to enjoy the sunset scone from the summit of the peak. The BUU looked like a ball of firo as it sank behind tho mountains beyond and brightened tho ragged tops with its golden beams. The plains uway to tho east were mystified by the peculiar light until we imagined we could see tho steeples of Chicago or Boston, but we wcro in doubt which. The mists and shadows were brought out in vivid contrast by the brilliant sunset hues. To the west lay the dark lines of mountains like a distant sea with madly rolling biUows. We could not stny long after the sun had dropped out of sight. We returned to the little house where we enjoyed our lunch brought from the world below. The oir.cer kindly prepared for us a cup o£ hot coffee which wna highly acceptable. The one Bleeping room was given to the ladiea while with buiTalo robss and winter coats we passed tho night dreaming of "Greenland's icy mountains," and sundry expeditions to the north pole. When morning came (he 1'anfcpe editor with chattering tcelh called us to "see the sunrise." Prom the experience of tho previous evening, we wrapped up as though going for a slelgh-rido with the thermometer twenty below zero. AVe reached the regulation station just before the sun appeared. A white cloud lay on all the world below us until the sun that looked like a ball of flre coming from the uttermost rim of the universe burst forth in all its beauty, dispersing the misty cloud and rolling it away liko tho angry white caps on n stormy white sea. For a few moments wo all stood in silence. Then exclamations of suprise, admiration and reverence gave vent to the intensity of our feeling. "How grand! how glorious!" cried Stella, as we stood together in tho frosty air, forgetful of the bodily pain at tho grandeur of the sin;ht. "Tis worth nil tho trouble and all the labor to stand here above tho earth, above all sounds of sin or sorrow, free from tho petty cares of life and for one moment enjoy the grandeur of the new born day! How can anyone stand here In the presence of the king of day and not believe in God, who has created and sustained all these wonderful things!" I said, as wo stood on the snow-clad summit of tho mountain nnd viewed tho great world that lay beneath us, gladdening into life under the rays of (ho rising sun. "It seems almost a vision of Boulah land," said Lady Irving. "Tho sky is so bright above with its tints of red and gold blended with the heavenly blue; the earth so green below mingled with the tints of red and brown of tho rocks and clids of the mountalnsl" "Hero we all sec tho colors that St. John saw in his vision of the Now Jerusalem, From the red Jasper, typifying human passion, through all the colors to tho sapphire purity of heaven!" said Stella, reverently. "Where does the real cease and the ideal begin? What c»7i bo more real than this vast rocky fragment that crowns the summit of the peak?" said Melvorne. "Yet who ever thinks of broken rock or chilling air when enjoying a scone like this; y '"Tho imagination is the reader hero. Hold fast the granite rock and all becomes mute and near sighted," I said, picking up a piece that lay at my foot. "But let it and. all tho rest of this grand sight bo lit with imagination and wo fool that it is but a symbol of something grander and nobler than the mind can conceive." "You little fairy star of mountain wild," said Stella, us she gathered some of the delicate white flowers that grow whore- ever the granite rock has crumbled enough to cover their tiny rootlets. "Tell me the secret of your life!" "I will tell you its secret," 1 said. "It is doing what it can; it brings one link of living nature to this bare, bleak and desolate mountain top, as you, my fairy star, brought a link of life and. love to the bleak old house at Waverland. And as that tiny flower can charm us with its beauty and hold us prisoners by its fragrance, so you charmed me into an active thinking man and held my heart a prisoner by the purity and purpose of your life. But come, my darling, I see you shiver. Yoii must not stay longer in this keen winter air." When we reached tho house we found the rest of the party there thawing their benumbed fingers, and drinking a cup of fragrant coileo, made by tho signal ollicor who seasoned his hospitality with thrilling tales of former visitors, which made tho party roar with laughter till the rafters reechoed our glue. "O, you should stay till noon and see tho frail, tender daughters of tho earth, who like tho lilies of tho field Unit "toil not neither do they spin," bub think tho earth and all that dwell therein were madu for them and to do their will. Why, sometimes I am ordered to build fires, to make cofl'eo and to fix comfortable lounging places for them as though they were queens and I their slave," he said, in a mock tone of outraged dignity. "Well coffee is a luxury," said Lollard, taking his second or third cup. "Aud the sergeant knows just how io make it," After breakfast we all went out for one more look from the lofty place, before we left. Tho sun had been traveling at a rapid rate. The rosy hue of the morning ligh* had disappeared, but the clear bright sun light hail revealed every visible object With our field glasses we could, distinguish Denver and Manitou; and the Platte and Arkansas rivers with their lines of green trees, and many beautiful paries among the mountains. Tho brilliant colors of the Images in the garden of tho gods were distinctly marked. To tho west wo imagined we could seo Loadvillo liko a black speck among the bristling peaks. "Colorado, rare and beautiful'Colorado!" exclaimed Lollard. ''Yonder she rests her head of silver and gold pillowed on tho liocky Mountains; her feet nestling in the soft brown grasses of the boundless plains. She is sot on a hill before the world, and the air of heaven is so clear that all may seo her well! That expresses my idea of Colorado, standing hero on this dizzy height viewing her from all points of compass!" ".Did you find that in your guide bookf" asked Melvorue. "Don't ask mo that, as though I never had any idea of my own," he said turning away in seeming disgust. With a last lingering look wo left the peak and started on our downward journey. The twenty-four miles to and from the summit of tho peak is a ride that will never be forgotten. The grandeur of the scone and thu impression left in the mind that tho world i.s great, aud man is but a tiny object, is worth all tho trouble and, fatigue that it coats. Wo reached thu hotel just at sunset, in good condition for supper and rest. CHAPTER XIX.— STUI.LA'S STOKY. For onco, siuco our party had gathered from the opposite sides of the world, there were vacant places at tho breakfast table, but wo were all present when tho dinner hour arrived. "Where is the next point of interest?" I inquired of Mr. Lollard. ''Maiiitou," .said ho. "That is tho Saratoga of the mountains, and 0110 of the finest places in the world for a summer resort." "So your guide book i-ay.s," said Airs. Lollard with u mischievous glance at her husband. For a moment Mr. Lollard was tempted to be vexed, but changing his mind he replied: "I have studied this guide book so faithfully to find the most interesting and pict- xtresque places for out' excursions that I have nearly learned it by heart. Bv tho fiino 1 roacli iXincton 1 Shall exi-ci rnc immortal Ferguson who showed Mark Twain the wonders of the Orient, when ho was 'abroad.'" "That Mark is a cute one, I wish we might meet him," said Melvorne. "Where are we going to slop?'' asked Melvorne, n* wo came in sight of Munitoti. "it seems built in careless case along the hidden and bushy valleys among tho mountains." "Yes, it has a changing air of individuality about it," said Lollard. "We will go to the BeebtHv' Very soon we were domiciled in the spnc- ious rooms of that elegant and comfortable hotel. It is really wonderful to see such wealth of (asto and comfort as wo found nestled down in the valley at the foot of tho everlasting hills, surrounded by the most beautiful scenery in America; amid the grandeur of (lie mountains aud so near tho gently rolling plains. After a most delicious supper which was supplemented with "strawberries smothered in cream," we started out from tho rear of tho hotel on what is called tho "Lover's Lime." It is a most, romantic ramble. Very naturally wo separated into couples,' and (lulling ono of those dainty rustic scats made ju^t. for two, I drew Stella to my side, saying: "Now for (-he story you promised mr when I (irst found you, darling. You can lint tell how happy 1 have boon since I lien. The world seems full of new beauty. Kven rocks and glens have a langiutirc of love. It seems as though some fairy hail wrought a magic spell over my life, until t almost fear that 1 shall wake and Ilnd II, all a passing dream, sent to cheat mo with it smock- cry." "Yes, Loyd," she said, "I can reali/.o your happiness by my own. I have been so free, so happy! no longing for the forbidden love. All my wishes have bi>ou more than realized. Where shall I Ix'^iu my story?" "When you were a child; remember I know nothing of your life except the few months at Wuverlaud." "Well, then, we will begin in tho usual style. Once upon a time (hero was a HUlo girl," she began in a theatrical tone. Then sober thoughts camo, and she continued, "I was tho only child of an English clergyman. Wo had a beautiful home while my dear mother lived. But when I was about ton years old she died. From that time my father seemed to think ho must bo everything to me. Ho devoted what time ho could spare to my studios. When ho was preparing his sermons ho would assign mo to some task, and as soon as the lesson was learned would hear mo recite. Then he would talk with mo about it until it became a part of myself. Ho was passionately fond of music. Under his patient instruction f learned to play on the piano, and on the organ in church for him. With pencil and brush he was good, but never could satisfy himself, lie always* insisted that my lingers were more deft than his, and encouraged me to copy some o7)jec(« aud pictures as I fancied. Wo had but ono servant and I always helped her with tho hoiUL'work. My father said (lint ho wanted ni!.' to bo a woman and not a toy with merely a few accomplishments. One morning when I was helping the housekeeper as usual, she said; 'Your father has strange notions for an Kdglish nobleman.' [ was surprised, aud said; 'My father is only a clergyman.' But she declared that he was the sou of an English earl, and that because ho married my clear mother his father had disowned him. 1 wauled to ask my father about it but she forbade me. "Years passed by full of 11 I'o and study. When my father made his visits through the parish, I was always by his tiide. When any ono was sick he was often tlmir physician as well as their spiritual comforter. With his little cane of homeopathic remedies he gave ease to bodily pain, while wit. 1 ! his genial manner and warm, kindly heart he cheered them with his words of counsel, or road to them from the holy Bible. One day I went into his room and found him asleep, as I thought, He had not been well for some time, so I moved about very cpaietly, fearing to disturb his slumbers. As I camo near his chair something about his position attracted my attention. I placed my hand upon his head and everything grow dark. I fell and when I opened my eyes, I was in my own room. The old nurse and a doctor were standing ovor me, I asked for my father. The, nurse tried to calm mo. But I kept asking for him until tho doctor said that ho was dead. Again thero was a'blank. For weeks I lay in a semi-conscious state. Tho nurse, (who was our old housekeeper and my only friend,) watched and (ended mo faithfully. At last I took up tho burden; all tho joy had fled. I found fifty pounds s-'iifoly stored away for mo, and u i'ew books, and tho old piano, Wo sold them for what (hey would bring and paid our little debts." Hero Stella paused as though dreading to continue her sad story. ".My precious darling, how long was that before yon came to Waverland?" I asked, bringing her nearer tome and pressing a loving kiss on her innocent lips, "Father died about three months before I came to Waverland," she said. "But it was only a few days before that we sold our little furniture. I saw Anuio Wren whom I had often met whim I had 'been around with my father, and she told mo oi your mother wanting a governess for your ]litle .sister. She was very kind and so- cured the place for mo. Our old housekeeper went to live with her brother. She had saved a little of her wages each year, and bi'iug quite old she decided not to go out to ticrvico any more. Jt was a-sad c];iy •when I handed the keys of tho place we hud c:;llcd home for so many yearn to a Nlivin.W. I visited my father's grave; (hen, with tho iifty pounds and a few private papers, I started out to Book a place for wv.- 1 .:.]" in the world," "At I know what you did," I said, with tenderness. "You taught me that a life worth living must bo an active one. And you also taught mo that my life wjis. mil worth tho Jiving unless I could win your love." "At Wavorlaud I also learned that thero is a lovi) i hat is deeper that tho love for a parent.. Tho hardest task I ever had was to leave Waverlaud without seeing you once more." "I am glad to hoar that," I said, in my selfishness. "But where did you go after you left there?" "I visited tho little school first, and then went to tho depot." "Yea, darling," I said, "I know all that. L-d you as far as I could." "1 found but little money in my purse." "No," I interrupted, "I know that you paid the housekuopcr's wages, i ain in debt to you for fifty pounds. How much interest are you going to charge!'" I asked playfully. "How do you know that I advanced ray own money?" "I found the entry in your account book the morning after you left. But I found no account of a settlement with yourself." "I never paid myself though I might have done BO " ••uur wimt niatie you pay Ingrain: ' I askf.l. "necnuso she would not ot.»ey orders. 1 toM her to lo:ive and she said she would not stir one step until she v:is paid. She tauntingly (old me there was not money enough in tho Wiiverlnnd mansion to pay her v n^os, 1 nskpd her how much it was nnd slip said lifty pounds. 1 went to my room, took the money my father pnvo me and paid hrr, stiyini;: Now, loavo Waverland! She was astonished but finally left. I was relieved. She had dolled my orders in pToryihinii, nnd was ruling your mother vilh n hisTh liaiul.'- 'You were n brave girl." I said. "But where did yon go from tho depot''" "To Dublin. In my hurry to leave \Va- vcrlami [ forgot in (ake (he innne\ from the funds 1 hud in my possession, so I only had rnoiiith In my purse to take me there. When I left the truin in that irreat city I was bewildered for a lime. As 1 wss walking nlon.u (he street a little girl came runnini; up to mo and taking my hand said, Vome see my mamma, she Is so still.' The child was n rawed, half starved little girl. She led me to an old hovel. There on a bed made of leaves and straw lay a woman, dc;id! 1 >vent into a house nearby, ;uid nskcd the woman who came to (he door if she knew anything about tlio dead. She told mo that (ho dead woman was a widow. She had tiiod to get work but failed, nnd she had probably starved to death. Tho child had a pinched and shrivelled look, but no doubt (he mother had denied herself to savo the child. Tlio priest was sent for, 1 washed tho pour woman's face and combed her hair. When tho priest came ho seemed surprised to seo a stranger (hero, lie r.sked wlio I was (hat I should (ake such an interest in (his poor woman's death. I told him 1 was a stranger in Dublin but the child hud led mo to her mother. 1 also (old him 1 WJIH without money or friends, and would like to get- u plnco somewhere us .irovcruess. lie asked me to go with him to his sMov's house until 1 could Ilnd some other home. 1 found his sister a kind, gentle woman of: considerable culfuro and good common sense. Her whole aim and object In life was to bo of use lo her brother, who wii.s her hero. "They lived very plainly. Miss O'Hono said her lirother would not allow himself any luxuries when there were so many that must sulVer. Their food was of tho simplest kind, but 1 was made welcome to share.It wll.h them. The little room that Father O'llono used for his library was emptied of ils books nnd made into asleep- ing room for me. His books were piled on a box In one corner of the living room. This faithful woman never fired of lolling how her brother would RO IhroiiKU rain and mud in .summer or winter if lie could bo of service to some poor suffering creature. Nothing eiiiild happen among his people bul, lhal, lie. wjis culled on lo bear n part of their bunions. He was (heir pas- f.or, doctor, lawyer and friend /ill in one. Father O'llone was a laruc, powerful looking man. lie. had a pleasant face; was well educated: had a good share of common sen.';.'.' ami a l)ir_',e lie.'i:-! full of f.vr.ipaihy. While I was slaving with Miss O'.!!::ne she tried earnestly to Ilnd inu n position, i had about decided lo ndvur- l!s.", when ono day, Bishop Welch gave a public address. Mi;ss O'J/i'iic and J went, lo hear him. llu told iho people Unit the (inu> for religious controversy !-,:rl prissod. Xow they must unile and del in n;ii'-:mi n;id (.'.harlcs Stewart I'aniell would lead (hem In victory. K was at that public mooting while 1 was standing on the walk that a closed carriage slopped ueur me. Lady Irving opened the, and called my name. 1 went toiler surprised beyond measure at seeing her there, while she was equally .surprised u> .see inc. 1 sat with hor in her cuiTiago fur a while giving her as much of my history as 1 doomed necces- sary. Then she offered me three, hundred pounds a year to be her (raveling companion. I can never forget, (lie pleasure of that hour. Hero was food and clothing and a chance to see the groat world that 1 had so lunged to KOO. Lady Irving handed mo a gold coin to pay tho kind hearted people who hart so generously given mo u homo for nearly a month. When I went to bid Miss O'llone good-bye I slipped the money into her haiid. She smiled her thanks and with a hearty 'God bless you' bade me good-bye." "I bless the kind Father for watching over my little friend," I said, with fervent heart. "What would you have done but for Lady Irviug's timely visit! 1 " "I do not know, but some way would hnvo been provided. My fiilhcr taught me to do (lie host 1 could and (nisi (lie, rest t.n (iod " (To be continued ) And it. Wasn't u Worncm Kllluii- "By tha great guns, sir," said the stout man in tho ulster nnd white necictio, looking down from the balcony skirting tho upholstry of u, well-known dry troods rtoio, "this is an immense place—huge, simply BtuponduouB." ;,, "Oh, yes; nice store," said the clerk obligingly. "The Bon-Marche isn't a comparison. No, sir; not a comparison, sir. How much of a stock do you carry V" "About $200,000 worth." "Good—first rate—and furniture—how about furniture?" "Over 8100,000." "Admirable! Take a house and go right through it, [ s'poso—furnidh it complete, could you—from top to botloui—ehV" "Yes; everything from carpets to bric-a- brac?" "And lace curtrains and tapestries—you keep them?" "Keep everything." "And \ouknow what style is, too—renaissance, I'oinpodour, Henry II. and the Louis?" » "No one better posted than our manager. Perhaps you'd bettor see him. Mr. X , here one moment," and the manager came up with a sniilo on him iikoa halt'moon. ,?«. "No idea r,f it," _ mused_ the ulster. "No idea. Hud an impression you hat! to go to Europe for such things. Good taste—everything correct, and surprising really." "If you could give mn an idea, "ventured the manuger, "of what you required, you know"— "Ah, yea, 1 forgot. Want two and a half yards of green fringe. Magnificent establishment.''— U pholstorer. j o 11 ?TG6 ()1TJ:^v~NJ FJS~A M KI> . The AppUitoii I^uwycr Nominated for the Circuit Judgebhlp. Ai'i'iYKTON, Feb. 25,—Tho judicial convention held hero today, nominated John Gocidiand, of this city, by acclamation tor circuit judge to succeed George H Meyers, John Goodland is a leading Applcton lawyer, having been in practice here for many years, lie has been district attorney and lias also filled other local offices. In politics he is a democrat. Judge George H. Meyers, the present incumbent, has erved twelv e years. THE FARM AM HOUSEHOLD 15V A IlltOOK W1TIT HKUIUCK. fllAVK DF.MI'srVII «II!-UMAN. 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KAHM NOT KM"." If we ito not export our outdo 1.) lose flesh during the winter, \vo must (five thl'Ill U'Ood shelter. l'ro(i(, depends more nn cost (him on the market price. See Hint your productions do not cost (,oo much. Fowls an; fond of onions chopped up iiiul mixed \vitli their noil, food. Onions are a preventive and remedy for many diH- Galls on the nockf* of or similar abrasions, Hhould bo washed with ciBlilo soap -and tepid, .soft, water, and afterward with salted eold water. H will toughen the skin. Any indolent sores should bo kept clean with soap mid water. If pil's do not respond to HUH treatment, apply lannin which may be had at any di uy; Hiore, It would be ;i valuable lesson to each farmer it' the experiment was made to endeavor to learn now much one aero would in-oduee. By experimenting on a small plot, sparing no expunwc or labor in the oll'ort lo tent, the eapneity of the land, the fuel would be nude plain that many fill-morn are wnstintr enpilal and labor on too imieh Innd. Manure that is only suf- lieiont for one acre is of but little value when spread over ten acres. UHcSilU 111 [Mllhlnjr. Those persona who. think they cannot milk a cow without wettinff their liiiKora niiiy tin- as n, substitute for this objeetional practic the HSU oC a little line sail rubbed on their bauds. Thin will sulliciontly inoiHton the band by ab. j oj btion of moisture from the i>ir, ' to make the milking easy. really there in no need for it as dry milking is ea-syonoupfh, C'lU-l'otH foi' IIOTHC.H. Carrolii are regarded us promoting the Klroiitflh and endnraneo of a horwo in a high degree. They are much esteemed for sick and convalescent horses. In health carrots may be given sliced in cut feed. Half a bushel a is snlli- clew:)' if strong [and is not givwn. Boiled carrots are given to nick horses. Garrol.H are much used in feed! UK raeiny iind oilier spoi'Ling horsi.'.s. They greatly improve the horse's wind. l''nnilH for Ihui Wool. A wall-known _at;rioulturist, Sturm, holds that leeds which favor perspiration, producing an activity in the Hweitt-glamJH and at the snme time in the wool-gliinds, produce the finest and strongest wools. Those would bo feeds rich in nitrogenous elements or albuminoids, such as bran, outs, clover-hay, linseed meal, etc., while the feeds which produce fat, such as corn and cottonseed meal, coarsen the liber and reduce tho quality of its fiber. JJo states that if two sheep are taken from Ilia KIIUIO flock and fed on (hese two classes of feed, and this is continued for several generations, (ho lleece from tho two Hooks could not he recognized as having had tho same origin. I'riiuiiiK Frnl I, TruttH. The fruit failure in nnny localities (he nn t two or three years baa made many farmers and fruit growers neglectful of their apple orchards. The prenosent indications are for a good apple crop on tlie'so neglected trees. But tho y.eal of fruit growers lo help along when nature promises to do her purt may reswult in mischief. Tho neglected trees are probably badly overgrown with sprouts that should have boon pruned one, two or oven three yefr* ago. If severely pi lined now these irfios may bo stimulated into growing a great, quanlitv of wood, the surplus of sap directed into few buds, causing tho fruit to drop, and postponing the year of fruitfulneKs one or two seasons longer. A neglected apple tree should only bu lightly pruned in winter. If more pruning be needed, postpone it until Juno or July, after the leaves are out and the fruit is well set. for Iluy. Of grasses thero are live that are usually grown for hay, counting clover. Tim latter is not smelly a grass, but. cm uccoun' of its value for pasturage and for hay it is considered with them. The live are clover, timothy, orchard grass, rod low, and Hungarian or millet. For feeding out on the farm with all classes of stock, red clover stands at the head, it can be sown in the spring on wheat or with oats or by itself. Jt grows rapidly and gives a good vield if the t-ettKon is at all favorable. In addition to making a good feed, whether pastiired or lwryt»t«l and wade into buy, clover is one of the best crops to aid in building up the fertility of the noil. Timothy is one of the best grasses for hay for horses, and if; hay id grown for market timothy will return Hio bust profit, as it mils at a higher price tlian any other kind. As with all grasses for hay the quality is hirgely determined by tho curing anil storing away. It stands next to clover in feeding value. It can be sown in the fall either with wheat or alone or it can be sown in the spring. If the seeding is done in the spring it will be cjuite an item to sow clover and timothy as early as the season, and condition of the soil will permit. Red top makK" a good hay, it ripens nftor clover ,md timothy and is better adnptod ti> grmvbig on thin land than either of tho other*. It cnn be sown in (he uMial w,iy. Ore-hard gra~s on rea*on- nlilv gfiod Innd ni,ike« a g,,od growth and yield, tho only oUjrvtinn being its inclination to fcrfK in .-tools, I'iil. this can be avoided by using plenty of <x»ed and securing a good oven ,-tund ,ii ovor tho stir- fnce. It i-.' ra'herroiir.-cr than (,h;in either tiiiMlliy IT red top and ripens Piirlif-r, being ready lo cut at :ilmo-( (he same time IK clover. It is not grown us extensively us the other varieties ni'.isho bfi- c.iii-o ils Milne luis' not been f!i<>rHighly tried. Iluugiirian or millet makes n good hay. cspceialIv for cuttle or slieeji. and on n<irn\ rich soil, v.vll prepared nnd in a favorable s t 'iison.;will give a large yield of hay. It in n n unnunl and must be sown tho hitter part <if Mil) or tin. first of June, and cnro HUH! !n> (iiki'ii In [ircp-ire (lie -sni! i» a good tilth bi>fore pliintitig. It is always good economy with all kinds of yriiss, whether sown for pasturage or buy, to DSD plenty of sivd, SD Hint a good even stand uiiiy In 1 si'ciiri'il, and (lie more thoroughly this is done, with care in the preparation of tho soil and thr sowing of the seed, tho belter the rc.-ulls. T1IK MOUSKlIOI.n. "W.\NTA1) A HOY." "\Vnnloil- ahoy." How nfton wo Th,'.•*!> very common word* m/iy ?><'o. Wnnh'il a boy to orrmdH run," Wiinli'il for ovor.vlliltii: nnili-r DIP .11111. All tlllll 111,, tllt'll lo llily run do To-morrow tlu> boys will b,> iloliiff loo, l''or lln' I lino IH ovor ooi n Illy whon '!'!»' boy* must ctnwl In I ho ]>lnro of mpn. Tim world IH iinxliiim ID employ Nol jiiwl ono Itnl ovory bov \VboM' honrl unit brnin will c'or bo trim Tn work bis linndH Klmll ilnd lo do, lloni'Ht, lulllifill, i'iirn,'ft, kind; To v;o:iil mvnko lo mil blllul; Honrl. of ^olil without iilioy, \Vnnlod: Ilin world wantH n'liclin boy. History makes haste to record deeds but often neglects irood ones. The only thirig that walks buck from tho tomb with the mourners and refuses to bo buried in a character. The essence of true nobility is the neg* ject of self. Lot the thought of self pus 8 in, and the beauty of great action is irono like tho bloom of a soiled .(lower. Success in doing your best every day. One is not lo excuse himself because lie has one talent. To double that isas purely success in the Cuid's-eye view as for those whoso natural abilities and opportunities are live times as good, to cary bin lallcnts up to ten. Plants kept in rooms should bo Hot in the sink or bath'tub at least onco a week, and well sprinkled with water slightly warmed. They breathe and fcedjlirougn their foliage, iind dust retards or hinders the luuctions. I'lush goods, and all articles vlyed with aniline colors, when faded from expomiro to light, may be much improved by sponging them carefully with chloroform. A CI'llll'H HOHHfl Of JllHtlOO. lliirporV llii/.ar. Nothing scums lo burn into Ihy memory and heart of a child as an undeserved punishment,, however trifling tho matter mny seem to the adult intlicter. In ROIIIO children of Hie sunny., hopeful typo tho wave of indignation and helpless, unspoken protest against unjust correction passes away, und leaves apparently no (mco. To other children, with inorcscnniUvi) miturea or more rebellious dispositions, unjust words of reproof kindle lirot) of rago, which smoulder with millfin porsistenco under tho ashes of seeming Corgetfulnesp, ready to burst out violently nnd unexpectedly. If: Ibis seems an oierdrawn picture ono lifts only to think backward to one's own childish days, and to reesill the lime when cureless Irealnmnt by an elder first taught us to bo bitter, unforgiving, resentful. (\ child's sense of justice is as keen an his hear! is tender, nnd this is ono of tho qualities most necoHsary loa noble character a quality that must bo blooded with truth and honor and self-sacrilico lo givo the right balance to disposition which would otherwise work harm. A child's justice is always f»mpered with mercy to those ho loves, and when in the home ha is justly and tenderly dealt with, ho learns little by little that higher sense of justice towards all wit); whom he comes in contact. When his own small rights are carelessly and continnosly thrust aside, he, too, lonrns to play the brigand, lo invent do- vices to achieve the might which ho has learned makes right. TII 1C HKW1 NX i 3M AC 11IX K .M AN. DHllmill.v of HID I.aily In Dcoll.loi,- AVliloh \VllH I 111, IStlHt AlDOlllllU. "Sea here, sir!" oho said, as she entered a sewing machine ollico the other day, "your agent, has imposed upon me." "Is it possible, ma'amV In what respect?" ''Yes, sir, lio ban li«d to mo and I don't want your machine!" "How has tie deceived you? '•Why, he camo into my house anil told me that your machine was the best in the world. Told it right before witnesses, and 1 can prove even.^vordof it!" i..,"But that \T'$ not deceiving you, ma'am." | "Yes, it was! 1 hadn't the machine two days before another aurent called and said his was the best and he had ti circular to buck it up. He had hardly got out doors when another called and said his machine had taken ten medals?" "Hut we have taken fifteen ma'am." "Oh, have you?'' "And are you sure U> yet the premium at the next world"s fair." "Indeed!" And we have issued a challenge for a public trial, which no other machina dare accept!'' "Is that so? Then jour machine is the best after all?" "Certainlv." "Then you will please excuse me I thought I had been imposed upon and I guess 1 was a HUle hasty. Tuo other agents musthavo been the liars. Ou to Aniurlcuu Methods, Feb. 24.—A banker in Place Hoioldieu has ubscondecl, leaving a deficit )ir P* 1 */.(). f )i)(). 8120,000. HEIJSNA, Mont., Feb. 24.—Tho senate passed its house bill repealing the coja- spjracy Jaw aguiusfc organiaecl labor. .

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