The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 8, 1893 · Page 6
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 8, 1893
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TITti tTFPEU DlCft MOTNRS, ALG01SA»1()WA, Wf^BNKSt)AY, MAftCtt 8* 1893, A LIGHTNING SHOT. t ,- ( t U p, m n ie Joj,^ o i d j ne k cracked j,is whip, and the big wagon rolled away. True Flag: "You must move on. I1 The way lay through the ravlm- baV0 dillydallied on your motion long ' where. Caleb shot the panther a few enough. 1 must have this land for :i' ,ia.vs before. Tlie lad tried to look- Sheep pasture. You understand?" i ely'e.iful for his mother's sake, since Yes, Caleb Kawson and' his mother i, ( , knew she snered more than he over understood. It AA'as hard to be driven from tho hointaj' they had occupied several years n.ud AA'lileh Nathan Itmvson had belii-ved Ids- when he died but a, few months before.. His last; Avonls Avere, "I am thankful that I leave,you a comfortable home, Mary, you and Caleb." Ho had passed into the beyond with tins belief, and now Hie rich cattle kng, Silas Gudgeon, 'whose vast; estate joined theirs on the Avest, had found a Ihw in RaAvson's title and'had secured the land and ordered tliip widow and her son to get off the place. "I Avaut no more fooling, Mrs. Rawson," declared the cattle king as he turned to leave tho room. "If you and this impudent boy of yours aren't outside of hero Inside- of i!4 hours, my men Avill throAV you out, neck and heels.' And then the hard money getter strode from flio room, leaving the AvldoAV In toare, and Caleb Avhite with righteous anger. "Tho ni/oaii old sklnlllnt!" exclaimed tlio boy. "I—I could kill him!" "Hush, my son," uttered this mother In a shoclcksd voice, "you must not feel Hlco that. It, Is as ITad as murder." "I can't help it," ro.loined the boy. "Tills is our home, tliqt. AVC have enjoyed for three yb/11-s. Over there father 11,0s, and—and" Tho lad's emotions overcame him, ana he lushed from Hie room. In tho n'axt apartment ho snatched a rl(l,o fro tho hooks and wont forth Into the sunlight, an awful Avhlleness on his face. "Yes, I could kill him for robbing my mother. Ho is rich and has no right to 'covet our little honvsj. Mother, I will save you if I die for It?" and the- revengeful boy hurried In pursuit of the cattle king. In tho moantlmJo the object of so much bitter feeling made his Avay along a wagon road that led through a ravine toAvard his OAA™ home a, mile distant. Tlio cattle king had long coveted tho rich quarter section on which the elder RaAvson had squatted, and soon after tlio settler's d' Gudgeon began plotting to secure tho hind. By the aid of a conscienceless lawyer the rich man discovered a flaw in tho Rnwson papers, and in a little AA'hilo had secured a title to tho lamd. Gudgeon was chuckling to himself over the sltuatlon'Ayheu lie Avas brought to a suddjeln halt: by.a peculiar sound. "It's tho panilijpr," ^exclaimed tho cattle king, recoiling as'lio caught sight: of a pair of glittering eyes fixed upon him from above} his position in Hie narrow ravine. On a, jutting rock, almost hidden by a djOnso growth of vines and bushes, not 10 foot from his position, crouched that; terror of the Ave>st—a mountain panlhor. , Ono groAvl from the ferocious beast AA'as enough to halt dliio land king. Ho realized that lie had gone too far retreat. Truly death stared him in the face. Tlijis animal was crouched ready for a :spring. Gudgeon had no Aveapon, for Avhicih ho cursed himself nt; this moment. For one terrible second Silas Gudgeon .witdied fliic flaming oyos and glittering teeth of the forest monster. His face blanched, his kni'es knocked together, and ho fell; that, he was dying, i Only ono brief second! Thou the pniit.lyT dashed upon his their misfortunes. After going a mile, Jakln halted, before the door of a handsome dAvellhig—om that had often attracted tho eye of Caleb on account of its Iwsauty. Th'iO fmiTounding country was a SAVell- ing prairie of great fertility, nil of Avhich Avas a part, of the cattle king's possessions. | "Why do you slop hen»?" said Caleb as old'Jake U-npiod to the ground. | "I reckon'It's all right." returned tho man. Avith a grin. | At this moment a man came out of ' the house and stood by the Avagon. It. Avas Silas Gudgeon. "Hey, Caleb, old you bring the panther skin?" cried Gudgeon in a pleasant A'oice. "No, I didn't," returned tho lad resentfully. "Mrs. Rawson, I .wish you'd read AA-liat's bit-re before you'n Caleb go any farther." With thesis AA-ords Gudgeon placed a folded paper In the Avldow's hand. Then lifs AAiilkcd hurriedly away. When. All's. RaAvson op'cnied the paper and road It, sho uttered a. wondering cry. Caleb looked OA'er her shoulder and soon mode out to read through a blinding mist n, titlo deed to 300 acres of the best land In the cattle king's domain, on which stood the fore him. A note Inclosed read: "Caleb saved an evil man's life. That act opened. Hie Avickcd man's oyps, and he hopes this deed to Mrs. Rawsou will entitlb lum to forgiveness for the past, if nothing more." EA r eu as tho animal gathered itself for a spring Hie Avhipliko crack of a ride rang out. This n,ext instant, man and boast rolled on th'a ground. Tho panther rolled from his Intended victim in dying agonies. A bullet had pierced its heart. A. boy, bqaring a smoking rifle in his hand, ran .swiftly down the ravine and •gave the panther n second shot, which 'quieted its struggles. Then this boy turned to Mr. GudgV-ou, who still lay upon the ground, insensible, and bleeding. Going to a spring near at hand, the lad, using his hat for a basin, brought, water and dashed it into the, insensible man's face. Tills had the desired effect, and Mr. Gudgeon, Avho had fainted from fright, was able to stand on his feiet oiico more. "Tho panther!"'gasped Iho cattle king, gazing shuddoriiigly about him. "There he is," said the lad, pointing to the doad animal. "Dead?" "Doad as he can bo. sir," answered Caleb Rawson. Noticing (he gun in tho hand of the boy, Mr. Gudgeon understood how his lifo had been .saved. rutting out his hand ho said: "You snvixl my life, Caleb RaAvson. I thank you. I'll give $10 for Hie panther's hid'e if you Avill bring it to me at the ranch." And then Iho great cattle king strode aAvay. Tears of Indignation and auger filled and blinil/vl tho 'eyes of the young homesteader. ELECTRICITY.IN THE KITCHEN. A Survey of What Has Boon Practically Accomplished Thus Far. .down. Give It a chance by ail means, and, ill spite of the numerous losses' with is charged. It may after al prove a good domestic handmaiden. Electric cooking is now coming into a commercial stage, sayo the Electrical KevicAV. We must, of course, in electric heating, allow for all the Avaste In converting the coal nt the central station into heat and the heat into steam and tlie steam hito current, and tlie incidental heat losses of line transmission. But let us suppose AVIS are Aval ting for n simple broidcfasl, and score clown the items rolled up on our accounts current by Cliloe, in the kitchen, Avhile she is converting tihe raw material of the butcher and grocer Into manufactured product that. Avill meet Hie approbation of our palates. First, let us suppose she is operating the coal range.. Item: One bundle of liiidling to start her lire, 2 cents; item, one-half of daily coal outgo (one ton per month), 10 cents; total, 12 cents. Let; us thrust out of view for the present why uses so much coal, remembering only the cardinal and Imperious facts that she gets a.Avjiy with one ton of coal in one month to operate her range, for AA'hieh our good cash falls witli a. cold, dull plunk into tlie pockets of the coal barons. Now lot. us use electric utensils for the same work. We are having chops, soft-boiled eggs, griddle cakes, and coffee—a simple, wholesome, and frugal diot, if (Jhloo can cut, down tho heat tariff. Wo will lirst. heat, two (marts of water, which will lix matters for the cotree and tho eggs. Item, 4 amperes at: 110 volts, lu minutes, 1 1-a comts; item, chops, 7 amperes ait 110 volts for 10 minutes, 2 cents; item, 15 inliddleealces, 5 amperes at: 110 volts for 10 minutes, 1 1-a cents, making tho aggregate cost for heat; 4 2-1! cents, at tho end of. which time oft goes the current and (ho expense stops. Tho figures here used arts based on tho use of the coffeepot, boiler, and griddle-electric utensils—and are substantially correct. Their import is simply this— that there are two sides AVhich must be considered in tho matter of electric heating. There turo wastes, of course—bud whore in human experience are there not?—but they are offset by corresponding wastes under an yother system of heating. ,Our kitchen range sends much of its heat up the chimney; that is a necessary waste for Avhich Chloo is nod to blame. But the range lire lakes time to get under Avay; it requires kindling or something Avhich is tantamount in outlay thereto; it must bo maintained practically all day (and sometimes all night,), and then Chlor drops in Avilli her personal equation as uncontrollable as characteristic., and foi easy management keeps a roaring fin: all day and keeps the janitor busy at tho coal bin. So limit 'wo must look at the matter as a question of all-day 01 a 11-week oflioioncy, or, rather, Inotliclen- cy, andhero is whore, electric heating gets in its lino AA'ork. It does its work quickly and well. Tho key is turned when, presto! tilings begin to siy.zle, so that its wastes arc active only while the cooking operations are in full blast It is common, for some people to cr.\ down gas as an expensive fuel. Fo some purposes it Is, but with Chloi at tho throttle It can discount, coal by liberal margin, and electricity can fol THE 'CROW CHILD'S BURIAL. Belford's Magazine: Half AA'ay tip the sloping side of the mountain 1 see a flat, jutting rock, and on It a heap of round stones. The setting sun, falling behind the Hi's, throws warm sluidoAvs across tins slope and lights the jutting rook wiUi golden glory. Below, foaming and eddying, the deep YelloAVKtone rushes itAvay ilitii) darkness. A ligure glides silently front amohg the sbadoAVS of the lirs and steps out upon the jutting rocks. It stiffens upward and stands erect, Avith amis out'- stretched, facing the red clouds in tho Avi'st.. A tangled mass of black hair falls doAAiiward below the bent .shoulders. The .dark face, blowlless and ghastly, contorts hi agony; it, Is a mass of Aviithing furrows and dark lines. The breasts, hanging forward, are cut and gashed; the blood trickles from the wounds upon the blanket bound about the AA-aist. The arms project, rigidly upAvard: the glassy eyes, fixed on tins sun, roll in A\1ld ecstacy. Then, just as the .last glimmer of the sun's disc, .drops from sight boliind the summit of the. Rockies, the tiguro falls prostrate upon the white- stones. "Oh, Wa.u-o-na! Dead! dead! Wau- o-na. dead!" Tlie cry echoes from the rocks and loses itself in the roar of the river. A vulture hovers over tho spot and soars away. Tho ligure writhes xipon tho stones, and rising, falls again and again, uttering cries of utmost anguish: "Wau-o-na, dead! Wau-o-na. dead! dead!" The rod light deepens into purple 1 ; the moon's pahs rays AA-liiten. tho rocks and the spray of the rushing river. It faUs upon the quivering body on tho stones —Hie dark mother heart torn and bleeding over the body of her child. Tho piercing cries have brought an ansAver. Out of tho forest, echoes a shrill bark, sharp and A'ibrntory. It. grows louder and comosj noartsr and ).oarer. This Crow mother hears it, rises, listens. It is like tho voice of dcaith. She heaps up the AA'hite stones again upon the rock, teal's her hair, and with one shuddering, prolonged moan glides doAvn into the darkness that hides tho foot of the mountain. A dark object swoops doAvnward out of the sky, naps its Aviugs an Ins-taut over tlie spot, and rises again out &t sight. ' ' The sharp cries in the forest, are multiplied; they come nearer. Bright eyeballs gleam among the shadows, and a dozen hungry, panting creatures scramble smithing upon the I'ock. They tear at; the deep stones, Scatter them about, and send then, roliug down the slope into the liver. One a small black bundle in its teeth, shakes it, and tries to break the AVUtiles that bind it. The others rush upon him, tear it away, and roll snar-llng and groAvliug oA'or each other. The jutting rock has become a inass of struggling forms; tho ai;r is Hilled Avitli greedy clamor; the sound of tho river is lost in the uproar. Again the black form swings doAA'ii- Avard from the tops of the tire. It pauses over tlie rock, darts sw r iftly down- Avard-, seizes a small round object in its talons and stMirs again. It bears away the skull of a child. One by one "the grumbling Avoh'es teal back into tho forest. Tho rock tands out again Avhito and lonely in :ie moonlight.. Once more the silence s unbroken except by tho waiter rushing through the mountain gorge. Tho Grow chM has bocu burled. "As mean as OA'or!" exclaimed Caleb. I low as a close second, Avhilo iu 111. "If I'd only left, my rifle; at homo, or hadn't fiifid that instant, our homo would have been saved. Skin tho panther and sell him the hide! T Avlsh I'd n'ever I'olloAved after tho old skinflint, today." Then the boy turned on his lioel and rushed up the ravine toAvard home. Two days passed, and Caleb and his mother had coinplotjrtd all preparations for departure. Both IUIOAV tho futility of lighting the cattle king, so made ready to depart. Ten miles distant was an nbimdnifcjd claim, wlilcJi the AvidoAV and her soil had decided to squat on for 1ho time. Old .Take Benson had consented to move tup household goods without charge, as lie was an old friend of the family. With a last sad look at the old lioiive, the widow and her son clambor- m matter of convenience the latter stand head and shoulders above all othe methods. Other incidental offsets mlgh bo noted, such as the centralxation o Hie heat aid the exact spod where it. i wanted, no wastes in heating up i brobdignagian outfit, such as a range where a small ono Avill do as Avell. Th oven described Avill furnish for 1) cent Iho heal necessary to send to tho tab! a five-pound roast of boot' In thirty-iiv minutes, or a twolvo-nouud turkey i; forty-five minutes; that is to say, th current is flowing for thoso periods; th actual baking or roasting goes on longei biscauso, after the oven is heated t 300 degrees or mom, as required, th current may bo cut jptT and the proeet. of cooking Avill contjjuuo until the roiu. Is "done." It is not safe to uW electric heatin THEY HAD THEIR REVENGE. . ndignaiil: Guests Got 'EA-cn with' a High and! Mighty Hotel Clerk. Some of the most genial men in NOAV York are the hotel elerks, but among hem are some of the most assuming- ml arrogant. Three strangers from, tho A'ost; were grossly insulted the other day >y this- clerk who reigns in the office tt a leading hotel in BroadAA r ay, and ven- xsanoc- AA'iis their chief thought during he rust of dheir stay in the cldy, says tfhe Now York .Tribune. They took ilm off his high horse lasd m'glit and started for Chicago perfectly satisfied, t; would bo too cruel to call lum by lis right name hero, and it is not, char- table to loll tho name of .this hotel whore his Avas reduced. Lot him therefore lie known to fame as Mr. Upity, mil lot tho hostelry be advertised as this Gammon house. Choosing an hour when the rightful proprietor of the house was loaning )vor the counter, and tlie lobby was> filled Avith people, the three friends and conspi rat oiti walked hi, ono after another, and approached this office on tip- doe, moving as if afraid of disturbing somebody. Their acHoiis soon attractci this attention of the assembled thron; Arriving at tho otlico tho first took off his hat in the most obsequious man nor, and AA r ith a low bow addressee Mr. Uplty. "Good evening, Mr. Gammon," lu said, loud enough to bo heard all ovei the corridor, "i am a"— lie was not allowed to finish tho sen tenco. " I am not Mr. Gammon," Mr. Upidj sneered. "Not Mr. Gammon?" the other re turned. "Aren't; you Mr. Gammon, am aren't you the oAvner of the house I thought yon wero tho proprietor." "Them is no Mr. Gammon, and don't own the house." "Well, well; how did you fool mo. bog a thousand pardons:. Aro yon onlj one of the clerksV" " I am ono of tho clerks." "NOAV, AA'lio'd havo thought id? N harm meant, stranger. Wo all mak mistakes lit times. So long." No sooner had ho fallen' back iu th croAvd, noAv listening curiously to overj word that AA'as said, than conspirato No. 2 advanced awl made obeisance. "Ah, Mr: Gammon, how do you do? I an! a—" THE MEDIEVAL KEEP. askance at the proprietor. . "Yo-u'A'O made a mistake," he snJd. "My name is not Gammon, aiid 1 don't know any Mi-. Gamhion." ilill *l- • ' • '. • • . . Mr. Upriy flushed seal-lot and looked Difnculties. of Entering the Castles ot t!ho Dark Ages. The Contemporary RoA'ieAV.T-It AA'as not easy to enter 1 he castle keep, en- "WhatV Are you not Mr. Gammon, circled by a strongly fortified enclosure, the proprietor of this house? Isn't this isolated by moat or precipice, and de- tho Gammoii house? Surely 1 can not feuded U;,-'ontAvorks of palisading, pro- bo mistaken." tec ted by a. barbican and several small"Well, .you are for once. This is the e v toAvers. Having 11111 the gauntlet Gaminon house, but I am not Mr. Gain- a f ; ,n. this, having passed down tlio nar- moii and am not tlie proprietor." ' roW( ' winding 'path between the pali- "Idseoms very strange. I was in hero sn(U ..s. the visitor arrived at the moat: a few days a'-go Avith two frteiids and AVIS nu(l ' J,I CTV (l j )oni j mn g there for the ivo farms, would all got 1he Impression'that you owned i )(lr pose. the hotel. Maybe you have sold out since then?" o wer c,, y ino tho same, alu!I the .gen- orator about *«8», -or say the whote plant, set up ready to atari, Avould This, divide out among the ,, L . „„,.,*. would sAvell up the, first •ort of the farm plants- to !fl)40. \Ve would have to make 'our central stalon tfarmer pay the cost of erection of the station building, for he has no line o pnv for. With a system so arranged a>r could be delivered to these ditt- porter and AA-alch- .-., , , , 'man. the drawbridge Avas let down; ..,?:...,. 11 M V( '' lli 1U ' VS ' l ° S( lu ,«»Ml "•"«• further parley, perchance, ., , , 'the great gate swung back on its hhv-'- that you are only on.- ^ (U1(l ^ stl , mger tounrt hlinsolf in | a log. hoioAV urcl.way, defended by a series of portcullises, with a perforated roof, through Avliich boiling pitch, molt- i en load, Greek lire, or simple scalding the house. "It can of tho do "I .m ono of clerks." "Great Scott, and Caesar's ghost! Good night. I hope 1 haven't, hurt your feelings." llo fell back in the thickening throng/' wltcl ' , cou1 ! 1 ho ' lm wl ?° mi fro1 ' nu leaving Mr. Upity in a, .great porspii^ m)pl< d'"'"^'- ^ «"'« of I™' ll0 "" llou. There AVOI-O s.niles m, .,,,,t.v fnc-' nver, he passes easily tilmmgh the gate into a vast courtyard inclosed by huge battlemontod Avails or toAvers; a tioii. There were smiles..on many fac •s. foT the spectators were beginnlnj o scu the loke. > 'Ci-l.spirator No. ,", approached the pro- - V!ll ' (l thnt is almost a village, and con- irietor, and hat in hand saluted him. 1ilins tn ° church, the knights' quarters, '•Will you be good enough to point tlle squire's house. (Hie lodgings for nit to mo "the owner of this house?" ,l»agcs and servants, the barracks, the 10 asked. Then stopping .short, ho add-: cottages of the. artisans and laborers .•d: "Ah, excuse me; i see liiiu over on tho estate, the bake-house, tho kit.- hero, bcliiud the desk." I clion, tlio Availed and gated fish-pond. Not howling the general 'laugh that. Hie fountain, the Avashing place, the oloAved, he turned toward Mr. Upity. stables, Hie bams, etc. A second gate, ind exclaimed: "Mr. Gammon, just a a second portcullis, leads to a second ninuto, if you please. How aro you this j smaller court, where—huge, SAA'iirt, venlSng? 1 must apologize for almost and somber—towers the keep. It is im- ive.'looking yon. I Avas just about to J mouse, it is impregnable, and, 'ahA-ayw get this gentleman (jerking Ins thumb opposite tlio weakest' point of tlio do- it, the proprietor) to tell me Avhoro you fonso, with a postern of its own- lead- vero. I hope you aro AvolL Mr. Gam- Ing'to tho orchard, and a .subterranean lion. j way into the open country. Those Avlio Tho salvo of the audible smiles that have admired the black majesty of 'olloAved this latest, assault drove Mr. Uplty to cover. He flow r out of the ttioc and AA'as seen no mort that eve- ling. On the following day he appcar- •d, clortn-sluiA'cn, and seemed anxious to •oiicoal his identity. Ho can not; cs- apo, howoA'cr, for tho patrons of tho louse" AA-IIO know him Avell ahvays ad- ress lidui as Mr. Gammon in tho future. i'or Feeding Value it Pays to Properly Out and Cure-. Mr. li. A. BroAA'ii in tho Orange Judd 'armor says: 1 havo found tho best time to cut lover (for feeding'value), Avheuovcr it tarts Avell to blossoming, and if the reather permits lot it rcmuhi in SAAtith. , day; thieii raise it in Aviiidro\vs, and oaA r o it so until it rattles like sticks,. lion moved with, a fork. 1 start to ut timothy early in the blossom. Hay nade thus early is AA'ordli much more or feeding, than if cut later. An acre vhich would make one ton of early cut- lay, might; make ouo and one-fourth ous, if loft standing until the stems ocomo woody;, but. it A\ r ould not equal ho early cut ton for feeding value iu ts nutrients.. Early cut hay is vastly iclier in nitrogen; though the later ut contains mores carbon, and for the- mi-pose of Helling on tho market may '0- morel profitable- to tho grower. I lever like to, start tho nioAver hi the naming before tho tfcw is Avell off, for dries hi half the time when stand- ivg. that it does If cut down, and an, loin- or tAA r o» of tune gained in making; ay Is soinetimes of great value in rainy voadlier;. I Ava.nt my machine just, wide- enough, between the Avhecls to lot thcmi un- in the open space mado by the dl L Aiding boaxd. This prevents packing: the gi-ass. doAvn and assists cui'ing. Where hay is pitclied on to the wagoui A'ith the fork, It pays to nui tho rake jack and' forth over the windrow, put- ring tAVO rakofuls In each pile. If it ooks like- rain, tAA'o men Avill buiM liem up and top them so they will shod ain,. as fast as a horse can rake. T ise a chain rather than a rope for un- oadingt because it does not wear- ©ut ind is brighter and runs easier HOAV han over before, and cost less tluim iho samci number of feet of rope. Loches' Avill admit the grandeur of tlio modicA'al keep. A LESSON FOR BARBERS. Wliat flic Bald-Headed Man Said About an TJimeciessaiy Question. NOAVS' Record: The bald-headed man AA - ith- fbnr day'is gi'OAvth of board on his chiir AA'ont into a barber-shop and sat doAVirih one of the operating chairs, says the NCAV Yoric AdA r ertiser. To him presentlly went a knight of tho razor, AA r lk> remarked', InterrogatiA'cly: "Shave, sir?" "No,"' grwwlcd' the- man in the chair, "I Avant to bo measured for a suit of clothcis."' This statement s'fiemod to surprise tho barber; but. he managed to say: "This a inn. a tnilor-sfrop'." "Isn't: it?"' "Xo." "What is it?" "It's a barber-shop."' "What sort' of work do yon do in this shop?" "Shave men and cut their hair." "Do you think a man AAith no hair on his head Avould' come In here to have his hair cut?" "No, sir.'" "Do I look like a lunatic?" Tins Avas replied' to by a silent shako of the head', but the barber doubtless thought; he Avas acting like ono. "Then, presuming me to bo a sane man, but bald-headed, what would you naturally suppose I camo hero for?" "For a sliavte."' "Then, my dear sir, why did you ask mo if I wanted a sliavo AA'hen I took a seat in your chair? Why didn't you go right to AA'ork? If some of you barbel's would cultivate a habit of in ferring, from easily ascertained data, instead of developing such AA'onderful conversational and catechetical pOAA r ers, it. would bo of material aid In advancing yon- in your chosen vocation and of expanding your bank account. Do yon comprehend?"' "Yes; sir," replied tho man, as he began to lather the customer's face in a dazed sort of AA r ay, and he never even asked if lie wanted oil in his hairwhirtn tho operation vcns performed. Some inofrmntioii About inernsted and 'Fainted Enamels. Chambers* Journal: Of enameTiTTlicrTs iro two sorts, entirely disthu&t. Tho Irst aro tho inerusted enamels and tlio second aro tho painted enamels-.. Enameling consists in applying to a. metal surface a powder composed: <*f pounded sllox, or, to put it in- tho simplest form, of glass colored with motalic •xidos, and then fixed by lire. Thus t is obvious that tho transition was easy from lotting colored glass into .fold or silver settings to molting tho- glass into its place so that it adhered at tlio back. The earliest enamel's tell their own story—they are "cloisonne," that is to say, precisely as joAvels were sot in a framework of metal, so fiiuue- Avorks of metal AVOWS fashioned to cou- taiu tlio glass molted into thoso cells. Tliis Avas the construction of "cloisonne" enamel: First, of all a lino band of gold was soldered on to the base, standing up from it at right angles and contorted to form an outline such was desired to lie given to the ornamentation. If tu-eon AVUS to be tho color for leaves, then each loaf Avas formed of tho band ET,E(3TRTCITY ON THE FARM. Agricultural Possibilities of the- NCAA Motiv'c-PoAA'er. Ensjhieorine Magazine.—In some lo calitios there is no reason why a con teal station could: not suppKy power to several farms. For example,, let asumo tliuik AVO aro in a neigliborhom \vher farms aro so located that AV'( could find one occupying a central po sidiou. and: four others in. a radius o: ono mile. One central farm; occupies tin center of our circle, and the/ four oth ers at Iho ends of two, diameters in tersoeuug at right angles. This a* siiinwl location of these farms is good average. Assuming that the max- reqiiiromont for any 'one farm ad any time of the year is S horsepower, our central station would ttiion need for the use of the live farms, say a 40 horse-power boiler, a 40 horsepower engine, and a 40 horse-power generator. Work Avill bo arranged on these farms so that every Saturday or every oilier Satin-day to suit: tho season Avill be "power-day," of oftoner when tlio year's cotton crop must bo ginned or tho srain crop threshed. \Vo Avill use tho standard voltage HOAV iKvmotor system this building iff tuv cot'ssary, for we could place (nir motot the same bnihling In which we have ocutwl our different ™chlnes Km- the central station A 40 hotte- iwcr boiler .rill cost *500, a 40 horse- Hiw -rent farms oil certain days agreed on leforeliand. At one time wo might sec on farm \o 1 tho winter's supply of Avood be- uig stiAved; at No. 2 cotton ginned and pressed; nt No. .'J this sorghum-cane crushed or cider pressed rat No. 4 a ilaner or lathe at: work; and at No. 5 a. feed-cutter and coni-shcller, or perhaps the ensilage-cutter.. With tills •system tho farmer could saw. up his own Avood, gin and press his OAVU cotton, grind up his feed-stuff and sorghum-cane and cut up his ensilage, etc. A com or Hour mill could bo added, and .is toil for grinding saved. hook nt the advantages. The first •ost: of the electric, system fs about. jyso or ifodO more than tho private steam-plant. The intcrsC on thfis amounts to. say, %'25 per year; He saves 1'onr-tifths of hie Avages of a fireman and (assuming Avear and' tear to be the same on all engines) fourflfths of the Avear ad tear; he saves in tho hauling of fuel, he saves Avater, -lie gets rid nt tho element of danger-from lirst. Too much stress cannot be laid on this In si; point. If (bore should' bo. i, Avntcrl'air in the community, by means of a turbine AVO could use this natural Icmelie energy and save fuel, Avear and tear on boiler and engie, ad other repairs. If tins should be the ease, there- would be o comparison botAveen the' two systems as to economy. If this motor system wore in vogue, soo IIOAV many rainy days could be utilized. Corn could be ground up into feed-stuff for cattle or into meal for broad, cotton seed crushed, grain tlireshed. cotton ginned, Avood sawed liit'o- lumber, and in a variety, of ways could something useful tie done tlutt requires poAvor for Its operation. How many prey o. mntry homes aro allowed to go- info ruins for the lack of a board here or a 'plank tihoiro. TJie fenseg could bo repaired but for the lack of hoard's. With a .stnv and plain 1 run from this electric system there Avould he no excuse for such neglect. SOUTHERN" TIMBER VANISHING. Necessity of Tiiklug Prompt Measures for its Prevention. Miss Com A.. McNair, resident of Oshkosh, her borne In Marque berk Ppnovan, of that •''"<? and closed to contain tho green. Each, ln vogue (500 A-olts) for transmission petal of a rod roso Avould 1 like man-1 ol - 1)OW er by electricity. Tho 8 horse- nor bo inclosed so as to form a gold, powo r motor at each farm Avill cost pocket in which tho rod paste would bo about ^50 at tllo factory. TAA^O miles molted into glass. Specimens of "cloi- of insulated Avire (ono mile for the out- sonno" enamel of European manufac- gomg !UK | 011( , f or $ w rotuni) of sutli- turo aro rare. The Louvre coloction oient K \ Kn to carny tho maximum cur- comprises hardly more than ono ox- mlt w itii a loss of 10 per cout. Anil cost ample, but that is a magnificent ono, $175. g ny tho freight and poles A\'lll tlio cover of a book of the Gospels. swa p, tlio first cost of tho plant for ili4 li hAvot'ol'lso miFoud';u.h'- Hio} eacll f arm to a total of ^g - mH anioimt Avould hardly pay for an 8 Horse-power boiler, an 8 horse-power the sot'tlngs of boil- engine, a Avell, smokestack, and Tlio facts disclosed by the- investigations of our Southern pine forests, and tho management of their timber resources,, cannot but lead to the conviction that, AVO have already entered upon an era. involving their complete extinction, says the Engineering Magazine. Stupendous as these resources appear, as illustrated by the figures quoted in this paper, any doubt about their depletion Avithiiv a comparatively brief period wil lie removed If, on the other hand, thoso figures aro considered AA-hicli relate tr> the ever-increasing draft upon tho forests. No. one is more aware of tho inevitable result of the present treatment of these- forests than those actively engaged in reaping tho harvest of timber, to mature Avhich nature required centuries of time. There is no need to dArell hero- on the calamities Avhich would' foll'OAV the extinction of tho industrial and commercial interests: connected with- tho forests, upon AA r liich so many thousands of our people aro dependent for their existence, or to contemplate the evil consequences of the destruction of Hie high, forest, over largo areas, in affecting existing conditions of climate and soil. These themes havo become truisms, which in our day can escape no ono taking an active interest in affairs affecting our material welfare'. Still', with all the light afforded by science 'and tho teachings of national economy ,thoro exists a iVopulai disregard' for mat tore pertaining- to forestry, and little headway has been mado in Uio attempt, through state action or otherwise, to secxu'e to posterity some of he advantages of tho forest Avealth now enjoyed hi Uus country and considered so, indispensable to our pwity. Certain it is that tlie preservation and economical management off the forests fe beyond the poAvei- of private efforts, aiming necessarily rather at the promotion of the interests of coming generations than tending to contribute to tho profits of tho present. Tills period of Columbian celebration is particularly opportune to induce reflections bearing upon tins problem, and to remind one of the time when this UOAV AA'orld, robed lu the garb of its virgin forests, AVUS opened to afford happy homes for the toiling masses in the old world.; Proud as Ave have cause to bo of the achievements of our time, and of tho glorious success in the struggle for their attainment in our eountry, it must uot be lost sight of that in tho heedless despoliation, of tho inheritance bequeathed to us in its forests a danger has been invoked winch threatens to arrest the flight to that acme of national prosperity to Avhieli AA'c are aspiring. ine^i the erction of abxiiiding. In ovir gesture; I W. 13. Cash, of West Superior, has been appointed lirst assistant superintendent of the bureau of collections of the world's fair, under Paul Blackmon, superintendent, also of that city. Mr. Cash Avill lUavo from 400 to 500 clerks uclor Ins immediate charge. Miles Sidkor, residing at lleno, La '*' Orosso county, Avas found dead ou tho railway track near that'place. He was naked, and the indications are that to Ulea from exposure. He) showed * signs of mental derangemdnt.

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