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THE UPPER DBS MOINES, ALGOKA. IOWA. WEDNESDAY,, DECEMBER 9,1891. LOVE'S VICTORY, Bf BBBf HA M. CLAt. •'Untwhat great things do you do?" she repeated, her dark eyes opening wider. "You cannot mean seriously that this is nil. I)i> you never write, paint—have yon no ambition at all?" "1 do hot know what yon call ambition." be replied, sullenly; "as for writing awl' painting, in England wo pay people to do that kind of thing for us. You do nut think that I would paint a pVlnre, evrn if 1 could?" "1 should think yon clever if you diil that," she returned; "at present I cannot see that you do anything requiring hiind or intellect." •"Miss Darrell," lie said, looking at her, "you are a radical, 1 believe." "A radical?'' she repeated, slowly. "1 am not quite sure, Captain Lahgton, Hint 1 know what that means." "Yon believe in aristocracy of intellect, and all that kind of nonsense," he continued. "Why should a man who paints a picture bo any better than the man who understands the good points of a horse?" "Why, indeed'."' she asked, satirically. "We will not argue the question, for we should not agree." "I had her there," thought the captain. "She could not answer me. Some of these women require a high hand to keep them in order." "I do not see Miss Hastings," she said at last, "and it is quite useless going to the aviary without her. I do not remember the name of a single bird; and I am sure-you will not care for them." "But," ho returned, hesitatingly, "Sir O.-» Wald seemed to wish it." "There is the first dinner-bell," she said, ;lth an air of great relief; "there will only IB just time to return. As you seem solicit- i about Sir Oswald's wishes we had better n, for he dearly loves punctuality." "I believe." thought Hie enptnin, "that she is anxious to get away from mo. I must say t I am notaeeiishnu'd to this kind of ng." , -x-j he aspect of the dining-room, with its display of line old plate, the brilliantly arranged tables, Urn mingled odor of rare wines and (lowers, restored him to good humor. „ "It would be worth some little' trouble," he thought, "to win all this." Ho took Pauline in to dinner. The grand, pale, passionate beauty of the girl had never shown to Ei-eater advantage than it did this evening, as she sat with the purple, and crimson fuchsias In her hair and the broken lily In her belt. Sir Oswald did not notice the J/tter untjl dinner was half over. Then ho 'pi id: "Why, Pauline, with gardens and hothouses lull of flowers, have you chosen & broken one?" "To mo it is exquisite," she replied; The captain's face darkened for a moment, but he would not take offence. The elegant>, Jy appointed tnblo, the seductive dinner, the rare wines, all ma do an impression on him. He said to himself that there was a good thing offered to him, and that a girl's haugh: y temper should not stand in his way. lie marie himself most agreeable, ho was all animation, vivacity, and high spirits with Sir Oswald, lie was deferential and attentive to Miss Hastings, and his manner to Pauline left no doubt in tho minds of the lookers on that he was completely fascinated by her. She was too proudly indifferent, too haughtily careless, even to resent it. Sir Oswald lUarrell was 1,00 true a gentleman to offer his Jniece to any one; but he had given the cap- ft|iin to understand that, if ho could woo her f^and win her, there would be no objection raised on his part. For once In iiis life Captain Langton had •spoken quite truthfully. "1 have nothing." hu said; "my father left me but a very moderate fortune, and I have lost the greater part of j 1 -... I have not been careful or prudent, Sir Oswald." "Care and prudence sire not tho virtues of youth," Sir Oswald returnud. "I may say, honestly, 1 should b« glad if your father's son couhl win my niece; as for fortune, she will be richly dowered if I malcehermy heiress. Only yesterday I heard that coal had been found on my Scotch estates, and, if that be true, it will raise my income many thousands per annum." "May you long live to enjoy your wealth. Sir Oswald 1" said the young man, so heartily that tears stood in the old baronet's eyes. But there was ono thing the gallant captain did not confess. He did not tell Sir Oswald D.irrell—what was really the truth- thai ho was over head and ears in debt, and that this visit to Darrell Court was tho last hope left to him. CIIAPTKK IX. PAULINE STILL INCOKmCmLE. Sir Oswald lingered over his wiue. It was not every day that he. found a companion so entirely to his t;i.-:lo us Captain Langton. The captain had :i eoUed.ion of anecdotes of the court, the aristocracy, and the mess-room that could not he surpassed. He kept his own interest well in view tho whole time making some modest allusions to tlie frequency with'which his society wita sought, and the number of ladies who were disposed rtt^regiird him favorably. All was narrated With the greatest, skill, without the least „. and Sir i/swald, as lie listened with (light, owned tohlm.-oll 1 that, all things , fonsideipd, he could not have chosen more wisely for his niece. A second bottle oi lino old port was discussed, nnd then yir Oswald said: T»II!I 8«.1 jo tnuojq JODAVS ot|i )[ inJAV flujanuq 007'uj emua #u|iiOA8 OUT. 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'1-uS oiuosputu| .C|7uap u,, 'jiasiuni 07 pjvs oil (( 's| at|f},, •otto snojujdui A.IJIA V 3U|Oq 8V! tl|\J)d\!a OI|7 <>}[l.r4S 7011 p|p nai m v jo 7aodso.id aijx t!ie perrnmo of tTie roses, the fragrance of rich clover, carnations, and purple heliotropes. Faint shadows lay on the flower?, the white silvery light was very peaceful, and sweet; the dcwdrops shone on the grass—it was the fairest hour of nature's fnir day. Pauline had gone to the open window. Something had made her restless and mi- qnlet; but, standing there, Kie spell of that beautiful moonlight scene calmed her. and held her fast. With one look at that wonderful sky and its myriad stars, one nt the soft moonlight and the white lilies, the fever of lifo died from her, nnd a holy calm, sweet fancies, bright thoughts, swept over her like an angel's wing. Then she became consicioiis of a stir in tho perfumed air; something less agreeable iningled with the fragrance of the lilies- some scent of which she did not know the name, but which she disliked ever afterward because the captain used Itt A low voice that would fain be tender murmured something in her ear; tho spell of the moonlight Was gone, the quickly thronging poetical fancies had nil fled nway, the beauty seemed to have left even the sleeping flowers. Turning round to him, she said, In a clear -voice, every word sounding distinctly: "Have the goodness, Captain Langton. not to startle me again. I do not like any one to come upon mo in that unexpected manner." "1 was so happy to find you alone," ho whispered. "I do not know why that should make you happy. I always behave much better when I am with Miss'Hastings than whcnl am alone." "You are always charming," ho said. "I want to ask you something, Miss Darrell. Bo kind, be patient, and listen to me." "I am neither kind nor patient by nature," she returned; "what have you to say?" It wns very dillictilt, ho felt, to be sentimental with her. She had turned to tlie window, and was looking out again at the flowers; ono little white band played impatiently with a branch of guelder roses that came peeping in. "I am jealous of those flowers," said the captain; "will you look at mo instead of themV" She raised her beautiful eyes, mid looked at him so calmly, with so much conscious superiority in ivr manner, flint the captain felt "smaller I.IMII ever. "You nre undng nonsense to me," she said, loftily; "and as I do not like nonsense, will you tell me what you have to say?" The voice w,n<! nlm aud cold, the fones measured and slightly contemptuous; it was very difficult under such circumstances to bo an eloquent wooer, but the recollection of Darrell Court and Its Ir.rge rent-roll came to him and restored his fast expiring courage. "1 want to ask a favor of yon,"he said; and the pleading expression tliatlio managed to throw Into his fare was really cveditr able to him. "1 want to usk you if you will be a little kinder to me. I admire you so much that 1 should bo tho happiest man in all the world if you would but give mo ever BO little of your friendship." She seemed to consider Ills words—to ponder them; nnd from her silence he look hope. "1 am quite unworthy, 1 know; but, iC you knew how all my life long I havedesired the friendship of n good nnd noble woman, you would be kinder to me—you would indeed I" "Do you think, then, that I am good and noble?" sho asked. "I am sure of it; your face " "I wish," she interrupted, "that Sir Oswald were of your opinion. Yon havo lived in what people eall 'the world' ail your life, Captain Lan.'tton, I suppose?" "Yes," he replied wondering what would follow. "You havo been in society all that time yet I am the lirst'good and noble woman' you have met I You are hardly complimentary to tho sex, aft;.r all." The captain was slightly taken aback. "I did not say those exact words, Miss Darrell." "But you implied them. Tell mo why you wish for my friendship more than any other. Miss Hastings is ten thousand times more estimable than I am—whvnot make her vour friend'?" '•1 admire yon—I like you. 1 could say more, but 1 dare not. You are hard upon me, Miss Darrell." "1 have no wish to be hard," she returned. "Who am 1 that I should bo hard upon nny one? But, you see, I am unfortunately what people call very plain-spoken—very truthful." "So much the better," said Captain Langton. "Is it? Sir Oswald says not. If he does not make me his heiress, it will be beentise I have such nn abrupt manner of speaking; ho often tells mo so." "Truth in a beautiful woman." began the captain, sentimentally; but Miss Darrell again interrupted him—sho had little patience with his platitudes. "You say you wish for my friendship because you like mo. Now, hero is the difficulty—I cannot give it to you, because I do not like you." "You do not like me?" cried tho captain, hardly able to believe the evidence of his own senses. "You cannot mean it I You nre the lirst person who ever said such a thing I" "Perhaps 1 am not the first who ever thought it; but then, ns I tell you, I am very apt to say what I think." "Will you I, II mo why yon do not like me?" asked the captain, quietly, lie began to see that nothing could bo gained in any other fashion. Her beautiful face was raised quite cilmly to his, her dark uyes were iu; proudly serene as over, she was utterly unconscious' that she was saying ar..vt!iing extraordinary. "I will tell v«):: with pleasure," she replied. "You seem to mn wanting in truth and earnestness; you think people are to be pleased by flattery. You flatter Sir Oswald, you flatter .Miss Hastings, you flatter mo. Being agreeable is all very well, but an honest man does not need to flatter—does not think of it, in fact, Then, you nro either heedless or cruel—I do not know which. Why should you kill that beautiful flower that Heaven made to enjoy the sunshine, just for ono idle moment's wanton sport?" Captain Langton's face grew perfectly white with antrcr. "Upon my word of honor, he said, "I never heard anything liko this I'!Miss Darrell turned carelessly away. "You see," sho said, "friendship between us would be rather difficult. But I will not Judge too hastily; I will wait a few days, and then decide." Sho had quilted the room before Captain Lnugton bad snllioieiiUy recovered froui his dismay to ansv,, r. .- -• • * —, T eq IIJAV saipui 9iri iUJQOJI.SujAMJJp 91)7 OJ 03 0} 03HJ U|AV UO^.,, CIIAPTBH x. HOW WII.I, IT KND? It was some minutes before Captain Langton collected himself sufficiently to cross tho room and speak to Miss Hastings. She looked up at him with iv smile. "1 am afraid you havo not had a very pleasant time of it at that end of the room, Captain Langton," she said; "1 was justoij the point of interi'uring." "Your pupil is a must extraordinary young lady. Miss Hastings," ho returned; "1 have never met with any-one more so." Miss Hastings laugiied; there was an expression of great amusement on her face. "(She Is certainly very original, Captain Langion; quite different from the pattern young lady of the present day." "She is magnificently handsome," he con- tinned ; "but her manners are simply startling." "She has very grand qualities," said Miss Hastings; "she has a noble disposition and a generous heart, lint Hio want of early training, the mixing entirely with one ela^s of society, has made her very strange." '•Stranger' cried the captain. "1 have never met with any one so blunt, so outspoken, so abrupt, in all my life. She has no notion of rejiose or polish. 1 have never been so surprised. 1 hear Sir Oswald coming, and really, Miss Hastings, I. feel that 1 cannot see him; I am not equal to it—that extraordinary girl has quite unsettled me. You might mention that I havo gone out in the grounds to smoke my cigar; I cannot talk to any one." Miss Hastings laughed as he passed out through the open .French window into tho grounds. Sir Oswald came in, smiling and contented; he talked fora, few minutes with Miss Hastings, and hoard that the captain was smoking his cigar. Ho expressed to Miss Hastings his very favorable opinion of the young man, and then bade her goodnight. "How will it end?" said the governess to herself. "She will never marry him, 1 am sure. Those proud, clear, dark eyes of bora look through all his little airs and graces; her grand soul seems to understand all tho narrowness and selfishness of his. Sim will never marry him. Oh, if she would but bo civilized I Sir Oswald Is quite capable of leaving all he has to the captain, aud then what would become of Pauline?" By this time the gentle, graceful governess had become warmly attached to the beautiful, wayward, willful girl who persisted so obstinately In refusing what she chose to call "polish." "How will it end?" said tho governess. "I would give all 1 iiavo to see Paulino mistress of Darrell Court; butl fear the future." Some of the scenes that took place between Miss Darroll and tho captain were very amusing. Sho had the utmost contempt for ills somewhat dandilicd airs, his graces, and affections. "I like a gr.-iml, rugged, noble man, with tho head of ;i hero, and the brow -of a poet, the heart of a lion, and the smile of a child," she said to him one day; "1 cannot, cndmo a coxcomb." "I hope you may find such a man, Miss Darrell," he ruiurned, quietly. "1 havo been sometime in Hie world, but I have never met with such a character. 1 ' "I think yni'.r world has been a very limited one," she replied, and the captain looked angry. Ho had certainly hoped aud intended to daxzle her with his worldly knowledge, if nothing else. Yet how she despised his knowledge, and with what contempt she heard him speak of his various experiences I Nothing seamed to Jar upon her and to ir- ritate-heras did h-ls affectations. She was looking one iiinriiing at a very beautifully veined leaf, which she passed over to .Miss Hastings. "Is it not wonderful?" she asked; and the captain, with his eye-glaj-'s, emue to look at It. "Are you short-sighted'."' she asked him, abruptly. "Not in tho least," ho replied. "Is your .sight defective?" sho continued. "No, not in tho least degree." "Then why do you use that eye-glass, Captain Lnngton?" "I—ah—why.becauso everybody uses one," he replied. "1 thought it was only women who did that kind of thing—followed a fashion for fashion's sake," sho said with some little contempt. The next morning Hie captain descended without his eye-glass, and Miss Hastings smiled as sho noticed it. Another of his affectations was a pretended inability to pronounce his "t's" and "r's." "Can you really not speak plainly?" sho caid to him one day. "Most decidedly lean," he replied, wondering what was coming next. "Then, why do you call 'rove''wove' in that absurd fashion?' Tho captain's face flushed. "It Is a habit I have fallen into, I suppose," he. replied. "I must break myself of lit ' "It is about the most effeminate habit a man can fall Into," said Miss Darrell. "I think that, if I were a soldier, 1 should delight in clear, plain speaking. I cannot understand why English gentlemen seem to think it fashionable to mutilate their mother tongue." There was no chance of their over agreeing—they never did even for ono single hour. "What are yon thinking about, Pauline?" asked Miss Hastings one day. Her youiiK pupil had fallen into a reverie over "The History of the Peninsular War." "I am thinking," sho replied, "that, although I'ninee boasts so much of her military glory England has a superior army; her •soldiers are very brave; her oflicers the truest gentlemen." "I am glnd to hoar that you think so. 1 have often wondered if you would take our guest as a sr.mple." Her beautiful lips curled with unutterable contempt "Certainly not. I often contrast him with a Captain Lafosse, who used to visit us in the Hue d'Ormo, a grand man with a brown, rugged iacc, and great brown hands. Captain Langlon is u coxcomb—neither more nor less, Miss Hastings." '•Hut lie is polished, refined, elegant In his manner and address, which, perhaps, your friend with the brown, rugived face was not." "Wo shall not agree, Miss Hastings, we shall not agree. I do not like Captain Langton." Tho governess, remembering all that Sir Oswald wished, tried in vain to represent their visitor in a more favorable iiitht. Miss Dan-ell simply looked haughty and unconvinced. "I am years younger than you," she said, at last, "and have seen nothing of what you cull'life'; but the instinct of my own heart tells mo that he la false in heart, in mind, in soul; he has a false, flattering tongue, false lips, false principles—wo will not sneak of him." Miss Hastings looked at her sadly. "Do you not think that in time, perhaps, you may HUo him better?" "No," was the blunt reply. "I do not. I told him that 1 did not like him, but that I would t ike some time to consider whether he was to be a friend of mine or not; and the conclusion I have arrived at is, that I could not endure his friendship." "When did you tell him that you did not like him?" asked Miss Hastings, gravely. "I think it wus tho tirst uight he ciime," she replied. Miss Hastings looked relieved. "Did lie say anything else to you, Pan. line? 1 ' she nsked, gently. "No; what should ho say? He seemed very much surprised, I suppose, as he says most people like him. But I do not and never shall." One thins was certain, the captaiB was falling most passionately In lovo with Miss Diirrell. Her grand beauty, her pride, her originality, all seemed to uave an ClUt'TF.n XI. ET.TSOK liocitF.Fonn. It was n mornlni: In August, when a pray list hnmr over the rnrth, a mist that rrsult'- eil from the intense bent, and tlmiuvh which tree?, flowers, and fountains loomed faintly like shadows. The sun showed his bright fiicc nt intervals, hut, though he withheld his gracious presence, the heat nnd warmth were great: the air was' Indeii with perfume, and (lie birds were all singing as thoush they knew that the sun would Win reappear. One glance at her pupil's faee showed Miss Hastings there was not much to be done In the way of study. Tniiline wanted to watch the mist rise from the bills and trees. She wanted to see the sunbeams grow bright nml gulden. "Let us read under the lime trees, Miss Hastings," she said, and Captain Langton fiiiiled approval. .For the time was come when he followed her like her shadow; when he could not exist out of her presence; when his passionate love mastered him, and brought him, n very slave, to her feet; when the hope of winning her was dearer to him than life Itself; when he would have sacrificed even Darrell Court for the hope of calling her his wife. If she knew of his passion, she made no sign; she never relaxed from her haughty, careless indiffereiiee; she never tried in tho least to make herself agreeable to him. Sir Oswald watched her with keen eyes, and Miss Hustings trembled lest misfortune should come upon the girl she was learning to love so dearly. She saw and understood that the hnnmet was slowly but surely making up his mind; if I'aulln.' man-led tho cap- fain, he would make her his heiress; if not, she would never Inherit Darrell Court. On this August morning they formed a pretty iri-(iu;i under (he shadowy, graceful limb's. Miss Hiislinsfs held in her hands -o ni'of the line fitncy work \vliieh delhrhl.s In.lies; Hi,) captain reclined <m a tiger-skin nig on tho grass, looking very handsome, for, whatever might be his fault's of mind, he was one of the handsomest men Iu Knyrland. Pauline, as usual, was betiutlfnl, graceful, and piquant, wearing 11 plain morning dress of some gray material—a dress which on any ono else would have looked plain, but which she had made picturesque and artistic by a dash of scarlet—and a pomegr.innte blossom in her hnii. Her lovely faee looked more than usiiully nonle under the influence of tho words sho was reading. "Tennyson again 1" said the captain, as she opened the book. "II, is in lie regretted that the poet rvimiot see you, Miss Dun-ell, and know hn'v highly you appreciate his works." She never smiled nor blushed al his compliments, us she liail seen oilier girls do. She had a fashion of fixing her bright eyes on him, and after one Khiiu-u ho generally was overcome with confusion before his compliment was ended. "I should not imagine that anything 1 could say would flattern poet," she replied thoughtfully. "Indeed he is, I should say, as far above blame as praise." Then, without noticing him further, she went on reading. Captain Lmiirlnii's eyes never left her fire: in pnle. ui-uid beauty glowed and chinmed. Hie dark eyes irrew ni- dlant, the bcniil-il'iil lipsiiulvercd with emotion. He thought to himself that a man might lay down Ids life and every hope iu It, to win such Jove as hers. Suddenly sho heard tho sound of voices, and looking up saw Sir Oswald escorting two ladies. "What a tiresome thing!" grumbled tho captain. "Wo can never bo alono a single hour." "I thought you enjoyed society so much I" she said. "I am beginning to care for no society on earth but yours," he whispered, his face flushing, while she turned haughtily away. "You are proud," murmured the captain to himself, "you nro ns haughty ns you nro beautiful: butl will win you yet." FARM AND HOME. THKKR ISLANDS. Wl MAM II. COOK. Thorn's n bvftnllfnl Idle In tlitf Hivor of Tlm», « here it flows from the fniinialn of yi>sr»: Us pkfp» nrf more f.ilr limn Italia'* cllmp, And it knows ncfthor sorrow nor Irar*. There iho Mnls pvicr enrol, tho clomttat flout* o ft. And tho cliMvrtrops nro pent Is to din t>j-(>. >Mille ih« ivnvos Finn a tone on'lts noblilv As they loss their wlnto nrms to Ihc sky. Vis Iho Islnndof Yoitlh. tint opulent islo « hose to<p« nil t-liiom without thorn*; »hcrp llu> Hin.spis ilepnrt with nn envious At HIP Hoi-Ions hup* of Us mornn O, fnlrrst of islec in lh« Klvcr of Tlmot O, ever • reon loin of onr youth! We lonvoihy hltut thc>!f>.*, whlto onr mntln bolls chime, In search of tho trensuros of truth. Furl the sail to tho mnst, let the keel gmto the While we spring from tho bnrk to tho phorn Oi the Islniul of Jliinhood, that wonderful slriitul, Whore wo razed In our visions of yo-o. Tin nu Inland of pleasure, nil Island ot ton™, Suns of ponce anil the rnlmlropa of sorrow: IhoiiKh Iho stormy cloud* lower, be silent our fours, Thoro'n n rainbow of hopo for to-uiorrow. There nre mountain* of joy In thin Islnnil of Life; There nro vnlloys of silver between; We Htrlvo for tho summits, but sink In our strife, And sink to tho dnrksomo rnvlno. rho while clouds of, Rminnnrlniul flout o'er this Isle; H trembles with thunder's wild jnr; Is mortilni;B iiinv dnwn with n glorious smile; .Kve follon-B with shadow and etnr. lut nmiln ]ily tho onr, Klvc tho will to thn breezo. And see our prow dance o'er HIM billow, 'o the Island of Age, wliero Iho whlspurlni; trees Ate iniiiKlil but the cypress and willow. 1 Is nn Island of shnde, and tho mists hnuir nhovo. Hut the oye of falih catches a uloum Of iIm Klorfilpd mounlnliis of Promise nnd l.ovn, As we sit with our slinilowc nnd drenm. Tis nn Inland of dnnms o'or Ilio dnys that, have llown. With the hopes of Iho IOIIR vanished years, Anil Us benches nro strewn with Iholmrks ovor- l hi own, And they call forth n trlbuie of tours. O, Memory's Iclaiid, with Heiilah laud nlchl O, Islo when) is riven niirchulnl There's n soun In thy air, there's n Mar In thy sky l_ Mint Klcninod n\or Ilelfilchem's plain. There's n rift In tho clouds o'er tho Island of Time, Where tho t unllghl of jrlory burst n t kronen I And we leave Ustud chores wlillo our vesper bolln clilmu And Iho Isloof Aco dims to our view. * '] lie hand of tioil's lintel Ihen irlves IIM release And stills the henrt'H lust faint emotion, \\lulo our barks, nwll'tly glide to Iho MamlB of Peace, That lie in olornlly's ocenn. —Troy Times smile eventually becomes? Ijet aoy woman stand before_the mirror and attempt to produce nn animated smile of welcome. Shn will be surprised nt the witlew jrrimnce that will respond. That is what smiling is with no soul behind it. Lewn to Mtnile with the eye. and keep the mouth aud fachl lines in repose. vV> speak of this pleasing gravity of the Orientals. This is the secret of it—H kindly light in Hie eye, will? a quirt expression of the IV?t her and him who will imitate it. Tilt! Third I'«t*on It is not given to every ono to bo master or mistress of n home, to bn thn chief or first person of n household, nnd it does ohnnco oftrn that one is the third adult under a family roof from motives and circumstances iiliko honorable to all. But it is rather uncommon (o find a third who perceives the limit,ili>m of his position from nny other one. It i< easier in any relation in lifo to iindcrslond what is duo to one s self than to mrmure our own actions toward others. Thn beam of per- seiiiil importance continually narrows thn vision, nnd makes the focus of onr inner si«ht uneven nnd weak. And perhaps in uo domestic itilntion is it BO difficult to maintain a well-poised place as when ono IB the thud person. Tho third person ferls intuitively that he has personal freedom, that he bus right to go or stay, according to agreement or FA KM NOTK8. Vert ilia T8 for wheat should bo kept near the nirfaco. Worthless land is often ma e valuable bv Uo mire that your vrain-bins are froo from iu?ec.l,s b< fore filling. The Shropshire sheep u one of tho mutton breeds, and gives a good llocico bo- ides. The IMX day if, ruins got tho grain bairn out. Mend these that need it, and murk vour niuue on all of them. A Connecticut man planted n peach- Kl.ono four years ago and this fall gather- edtircm the resulting tree two bushels of ruit described as "handsome." Sheep are only hardy when they nro not exposed to storms and dunpness. Gold dry weather will do the floc'c no harm but they ivquire shelter and dry floors especially during northeast storms, (To be continued.) TUB KITCHEN. Apple Crnum. Stew soft and strain a dozen medium sized tart apple?; while hot add six well beaten egg* nnd su^ar to taste. Boat until stitt and serve with whipped cream sweetened and flavored. Crumpets. Take ono pound of bread dough, boat hard into it half, a cupful of sufmr, three ounces of buUer and three egtrs. Beat well and bake in well greased mulh'n rings. OJcry MiijoniilBc. Cut celery into pieces about an inch long, then cut those pieces into strips; put them into a salad bowl and add a dro-hing of oil. vinegar and mustard; drain oiF the surplus dressing and cover the celery with mayonaifo sauce, mix well and serve with oyster sauce. Applo li-rlttorH. _For a small faiwily kke 1 teacupful mil r, I well-beaten egg, a pinch of salt, 1% teappoonfuls baking powder wfted with euough flour to prevent its c'inging ti the spoon. Peel 2 or 3 sour apples, chop very lino and stir them into I no batter. Drop into hot fat and fry like doughnuts. Eaten with syrup, or cream and sugar. Vermicelli 1'iKlcllng. Wash three ounces of vermicelli and put. it into a_ caucpun with three cm t'uU of milk; boil it tor a quarter of an hour, then add two ounce.i of butler. Thoroughly boit three p«gs with three tablespoonfuU nt powdered sugar, arid when tho vermicelli is quilo cold stir in the eggd and frugur. Ijnko it an hour and serve with brandy sauce. Vuhiu of r.c'Uvts. Tie tons of leaves that can bo had now with no cott bul the rule ing and hauling, IVI II I'tft Fl-Ml »i»l ii null*. .1.1.. ...I* . . I i .1 •II I r i •iiivni« mm UUUUIIg, will be found u valuable adjunct to the keeping of slock in winter. They not pn'y serve to provide tho best of bedding Inif. 1T1.IV7 ]tn nil.l.ifl 4 rt Jl... . **' ti --.-..„ ,^..,,»,,u \i lt \j UU3U UI. UUUUlIIlf, but may be added to tho nianuro-hoan with advantage let Gi-ili:d iirulns. B')il two or three fine ca't's hrains, them cool and cut each lulf in thick alii™ Dip than in a mixtursofmilt. p.-per, chop ped pnrst-ly minced ntiions and oil, then thieud them on fina'l ekewera nl'ernutely withbaejn, of the Ktttne size us iln other slice; dip them wholesale into oil or melted butter, then in bread raspings, fond grill or hake for 15 minutes. Nice Frleil Oyster*. Drain the oystm and dry them on a cloth; dip each in beaten fgg, then in cracker dust, Benson with salt and pepper lay them in u, frying basket uud nat in boiling fat. Cook to u delicnfe brown; then take up on ungluz^d pan- r to ub«oro any fat that may still clinif to them. Knt-p in a warm place until ail are cooked, thtn varnish tho di*h on which they are tervtd with curled par?ley or alica of lemon. Apples that do not keep well in winter should be converted into cider, nnd then into vinegar. Same Viiriotinn of apples will not keep over winter under any HVH- tern of storage, and unlesn u market in round for them at tho timo they nro harvested they will bo a loss. Good cider vinegar, however, in always in demand, and it will keep until a fnvorablo timo for selling arrives. DlHliifeotaiitH. Disinfectants coot but little. An ounce of sulphuric acid in n gallon of water will destroy tho yernn of all diseases with which it comes in contact, nnd can be spiayed ov«r quite a space. A pound of copperas, costing threu cents, dissolved in two gallons of water, will destroy many disaaH.sdue to filth. ' ' ftllxml l)lot fur Ho/,-ii. Clover hay, cue fine and cooked or scalded, makes an excellent IIICSK for tho hogs especially if a Hinull quantity of moid be sprinkled over it. The hog* should have bulky food ub well ns the horse and cow. and to feed it exclusively on concentrated food will not induce ah t'ood results as a mixed diet. A hog fed on a varied ration will fatten HH readily as on corn alono and the meat will he of better quality, butcjrn should entei largely into the ration. f* i —*•• -""••»-."i..^ »vi 1*^5 i VL 1*11; n L ui as Ins own will m.iy leivl him—that ha is virtually a fren lance. Ho h is a right to this plnca. Hither he Inw ohose'n it himself, or blindly ot willingly lot others put him them All this is into, but there is thesiuno limitation to his freedom when dwelling with others as for any other human being. His rights are his, but they nro not to be eat through or from tho rights of others. .A. n ? ni ° l "'' n <f s special cares and responsibilities which no ono is more quick to perceive than tho cm'-freo third person. But rare H the third person, man or woman, who will admit with anything liko equal readiness that, having burdened themselves with building a household, its united heads bavo a right to certain privileges which urn inhpronl in this sumo homo-founding. Kstablishing a household docs not give Us a founders a right to conduct it as seems best to them; a right to do whatever in their eyes seems most conducive to family pleasures—to bo hospitable as they choose, to adjust their liniuiccs after their own method, to govern their children and direct their servants, to accept advice or not, to make mistakes, and to learn from them. This does not mean that the third person has not, part or lot in tho family life. That would bo an injustice to him, for, having accepted him as a member, tho family is bound to give him all that a seat at tho hearth-stone signifies. Ho has a right to be considered, rosp.'olcd, and ti bo made a sharer of tho family joys and pleasures whenever (.lie hitler are in the lino of his tastes. But, on the other hand, ho ot she has no right to assume a critically superior attitude in the continually arising domes- lie, problems. Uo has a privilege to be helpful, to bo comforting, and often to bo advisor and counselor, to the perplexed first pennons when they seek aid voluntarily. To keep steadily on this neutral ground of ready yet restrained friendliness is dilhuult, bur, in no other way can the outcome of a three-sided household bo paaco- ful. The husband doubtless may be inconsiderate, careless or exacting; but although the wife knows this, uho sees other qu-ilitiea, and tho third person will never lind the hoy to tho mysterious current uniting them if be bo critical nad se/oro. J'ho wife may bo wasteful, showy, or la/.y. No matter. Tho husband ohoso her. Criticism only angers him, and unsought ivlvico of a lofty superior manner authorize* nny riTorls on her side that gentle kindness might eiiuso her to put forth And when she is it llnmjhtfu.1, judicious woman, sho isyot human, and criticism u tho more galling. Hnr lifo is liko a huge derrick, towering high in tho air, but guyed to tho earth with tho steel chuiixs and twisted ropes of lovo and duty in many nnd equal directions, arid she must rovolvo on her central pivot and carry tho burden, or do tho work that she knows needs to bo done, although tho power that moves her oeenm triflimr nnd tho remits small.—Agnes Bailey Orrnsbeo in Harper's liaznr. I<iiy Vour j'liitiH Culinly. This season, when there has boon such a general up-ettin? of the values of farm products—almost wholly for the butter, however— ic may bo necessary to caution tome against hastily dunging their cropa or methods in order to get into lines that now appear to promise tho largest returns, lo go largely into ono crop or ono specius ot live i-took Iwcum-o tho pricj for ono season 1ms suddenly taken an unwuri tendency, is tho height of folly. By tho time you have such crop or such stocn ready for market, it will quite likely be on the down grade. Tun man who lays out his plans calmly and then fellows thorn with us little devitation as ho c;m through a series of yeaiy. and produces tho largest possible) crops of such thing* that are best adapted to his Kind, is proty sure to nutco moroin the end than will the ono who shifts to follow a shifting market. the jCST HIT OF ICK^AND. I'uiDjiklu C'unlard. To ono large cupful of stewed pumpkin teat has been ciokfld without scorching and drained until dry, add OHM pint of milk, four bVaten c;ggn, one cup of sugar, balf a teatyoonful each of nw* and cin- iiaman, a' little salt, one teuepoonfnl of 8ugo,r, and a UbleHpoonful of melted butter. Bake in shells ol paste, WliDii til* Cow U Sick. The dairy man should be to some extent a veterinarian, a', least enough to bo I'bletotell when bin cow h sick and what is the mattc-r with her. Many times milk is sold from a sick cow for days before tho owner is a "are I'.ab anything is the matter with her. Thus the gorma of tuberculous and other deadly diseases become Hcattered through the community, and therein no knowing how much sick- no <s and death have been caused bj tnis ignorance. Heanon. Sometimes the facility wifh which wo arrive at moral conclusions iu a test of t ojr correctness. It is an easy to give a Bunuient reison for what we desire to do, as it is to give one against what we do not desire to do. But it is not so way to reason against our inclinations. Those things which we have arrived at us wrong, or at leai-t doubtful, by a reasoning process, it is usually Buf:'B& to avoid. But those things wuicl. we hav,3 arr ved at as rignt after such c ffort* «t reasoning are—often to be avoided also.—S. S. Times. Smile Wllh Vour Eye*. There is one big "don't" which nine- ienthsof womankind might with advantage hang over their dressing-tables, and it is this: "Don't mule perpetually." Is thira anything more wearisome- th-an the p.'iaon who ceaselessly expand* and contracts the lips over the teeth, without mirth or weaituug, for that is wM the continual fllouutiiln Whliili Was Aiovnileil (for J r lrot Timo I.nut Huiiiinu.- The highest mountain in d.eland was ascended last hummer for tho first time. J ho succmful mountaineer wus Mr. F. VV. W. Huwell, who win enupuragid wh«n he staitcd for Iceland by information from the Itoyul Geographical society that tho difficulties in tbo way of climbing the Oroefa Joluill wejo mpposod lo biinsuper- able, says the New York Sun. Tho mountain ia near the southern coast, and it is an imposing sight from thn sea. Mr. Howull made an attempt in 1890 to climb the mountain, but WUH defeated by the woather. On Aug. 17 he left Sandfell, a little settlement on the coast near tha base of the mountain, at 4 a. in., when, of cours 1 , it was broad daylight in tbit latitude. He wasaccotnpanifd by two Icelanders as P3rtera. Ifo struck the anow sloped at 10 a. m., and it took him nine nouns and a half to reach the top of the mountain, whose bide.* are quite steap and covere4 with ice and anow. Though the mour.Uin is the highest iu Iceland, its elevation is found by Mr Howelt to be only G.550 feat, but owing to i ha latitude the phenomena of the suo* slopes compare m vt. favorably with those ot mountains 10,000 feet high in Switzerland. Mr. Uowell saja the icicle galleries m the upper crev^sei are particularly nae. 1 his it undoubtedly one of the most successful feats of mountain climbing of the ytar, for the mountain present* as many difficulties as any of the Alps, with one or two e*cep*,ion*. It is couipwstive* •y.eaey. to tucend Mt, Hecja, and ibis climb IB uiada every once ja 9 white by o«a Or more tonriata. * ^

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