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-"""' ' ,.-.,.,,.,>..^ s -,.* ff jf-.,- »..• »-.., -.,.., ,,.. THE_TJ]PJPEJEI PES MOINES. ALGONA V IOWA, WEDNESDAY V FEBRXJARY 3, 1892. IVE'S VICTORY, it BlBttiA Ffaullnel" cried .Miss Hastings,. in Stress. "M> clear r c'lvild, ytm'innsi foi |h things. I do .riot'like to'teai* such t from your lips.'? :•' ..•'.. • ' hue smiled as she looked at her govern Jt tliere. was something alniost terrlbl Ksalm smile.- •. •:• Jat do you think'.!; am living here for— fig here In patience for? L, tell you fig but the vengeance 1 have promlsei it—and it shall be mine 1" , • CHAPTlSn XXIX. WILT, PATE AIO PAULINE? onths had passed since Sir Oswald* and his widow had already put awaj ,p and heavy weeds. Six months o Mont, she considered, were a very iome acknowledgment of all her hus love and kindness. She was in a serene and perfect self-content— toing had gone well with her. Peopl ^pressed their admiration of her devo |6 his memory. She knew that in the W the world she was esteemed fault i'And now it Seemed to Lady Dan-el ihe time Was,'come in-which she migh !y enjoy herself, and. reap the reward o toetfiftciiiice. . ' • ,. ' 1™ A ''armed neutrality" between Paulim u&nd.Jierself still continued. Each went hci *way—their Interests never clashed ..-Jj|l)urrell rather preferred that Pauline i6ifldlemain.at the Court. She had a vague '"$Jf fear of her, a vague dread that made il safer where Paulino \yas, and where Hid know something of' her. Whole /ould pass withdut their'mecting; but what there was to bo a little more gaycty Kghell Court, the 'two must expect to bo *"*;ht into dally communication. ly Darrell was an amiable woman. I itjftrueslie had a small soul, capable ol .Ultaining ideas only. Sho would have ildjto bo what she called "comfortable" .^Pauline—to live on sisterly terms with spend long hours in discussing dress cuts, fashionable gossip—to i'ecl that always some one at hand to listen and to amuse her.' She, in her turn td have been most generous. She wouk ^made ample presents of dresses am 'els to such a friend; she would have idled her comfort and interests. But to it or to hope for a companion of thai In Pauline was as though some humble wood-blossom could .hope to train itselJ r _Jd a grand, stately, sad passion-flower. "jjjldy Darroil's worldly knowledge and taetjweie almost perfect; yet they could nev 6rjre\e,il to her the depths of a noble nature H like Pauline's. She could sooner have sound i «dthe depths of the Atlantic than tho grand i 'dfiJP ot that young girl's heart and soul; thej [j. TvpuW always be dead letters to her—mys eateries she could not solve. One morning the j' ( ImpUlsc was strong upon her to seek Pauline uHtpjHold a friendly conversation .with her as n' to halt-mourning; but when she reached the ^•tlopr or the study her courage gave way, am" m^flhe^tuine'd abruptly, 'feeling rather thai jj hppwmg why, tho discussion of dress and il, mej;e pcisonal appearance must prove ells» tasteful to Miss Darrell. Y nettle by little Lady Darrell began to take jjjheijplace in the grand world; she was too [j^JWise and wary to do it all at once. The de- Agrees were almost imperceptible; even Lady gjHainpton, one of the most fastidious of crit- B 3cs, v as obliged to own to herself that her ^piece's conduct was highly creditable. The jjlgradations in Lady Dai-roll's spirits were as Senrefullv regulated as the gradations of color [Jinhei diess; with deep lavender and black Jyibbons she was mildly sorrowful, the lighter Jfgfew the lavender the lighter grew her heart. u <)n*thp first day she wore a silver gray bro$ '-cade she laughed outright, and the sound of ^that laugh was the knell of all mourning. k *Visitois began to arrive at Darrell Court, [I, but Lddv Dan-ell still exercised great re- H> «traint m or herself. Her invitations were at !? first conlinc'd to matrons of mature age. "She ? did'jiot Icel cciual to the society of gentlemen L T,heiewasa grand chorus of admiration for the nice feeling Lady Dnrrell displayed. v Then elderly gentlemen—husbands of the , matrons—were admitted; and, after a time, ' 4 jbraw wooers began to appear at the hall," 7and'then Lady Dan-ell's reign began in real "•eajfiest. V, t - t ^A.,,.,, these admiring matrons, enthusiastic .^gentlemen, ardent lovers, and flattering "t|rMids Pauline, stood aloof. How she de- 'rSspifed tho whole of them was to be gathered TJpp}! fiom her face; she never expressed it ' IfLjWouls. She did not associate with them, r! 8nd/>they repaid her behavior by the most "\beartj dislike. •"-'.tywas another proof of "dear Lady Dark's bweet temper" that she could live in l " Bl with this haughty, abrupt, willful girl. io guessed that the bland, suave, grace- ilsUess of Dnrrell Court stood in awe of g)rl vi ho had been disinherited to make !joi her. |P,aulme," said Miss Hastings, one day, 'nt you to accustom yourself to the idea Darrell Court; tor I do not think is any doubt but that sooner or later Darrell will marry again," Jexpect it," she returned. "Poor Sir Os"-I His home will go to strangers, his be extinct. How little he foresaw this ho married!" it it take place when it may, the Court no homo for you then," continued Castings, line raised her hand with a warning ' not say another word, Miss Hastings; »ot listen. Just as criminals were i'ast- tiie nick, bound to the wheel, tied to jke, I am bound here—awaiting my re- r Pauline, if you would but forego such re speech! This longing for vengeance lypur heait like a deadly canker in a fair •", It will cud badly." 'be.iutitul face with its defiant light jrned toward her. \\\ot, attempt to dissuade me," she said. j t warn.iiig is useless, and I do not like y£ you. 1 acquainted Lady Darrell Ay det-eimiiiatiou before she married Ifjjefpr ins money. She persisted in It..* Let her take the consequences— «jr •« iv'to'- U she had acted a true [y j>|r>-if she had refused him, as 'it p} have done—ho would have had ^flection, ho would not have disin- ajein tils anger, and Darrell Court PJ)iy<J {lescended to a DarreJJ, as it have done." .ikl but forget the past, Pan»? jinot—it is part of my life now. I saw jes beioro me once—tho one made ' giand, and gracious by this inlieri- gwhleU 1 should have known so well ) hold; tho other darkened by disap- oeiit and shadowed by revenge. You "how boiuo men wait for the fair frui- f a fair hope—for tho dawn of success— Be sunshine of perfect prosperity; so do |t for my revenge. We Darrells never ilngs by halves; wo aro not even moder- iMy heuit, my soul, my life—winch t have been, I gruijit, lilled with high '-is—aie concentrated pn revenge." ew tud re, be ty. Though the words she spoke were so terrible, so bitter, there was no mean, vindictive, or malign expression on that beautiful face; rather, was it bright with a strange light. Mistaken though the idea might be, Pauline evidently deemed herself o'ne chosen to administer justice. • , .. . . ' " \ . • Miss Hastings looked at her. "But, Pauline;" she said, gravely, "Vfho made you Lady Dnrrell's-judge?'.' ' • • "Myself," ;She replied.•' "Miss Hastings, you often speak 'of justice; let me 'risk, • was thts matter fair? My uncle was irritated against me because I would not marry a man I detested and loathed; in his anger he form-, ed the project of mai-dage to punish me. He. prbposed/to Elinor Kocheford, and, •without any love'M- him, she agreed to marry 'him. 1 went to h'Sr, and warned her not to come between me arid^my rightful Inheritance; -1 told her that if she flicl I would be revenged. She laughed at my threat, married my uncle, and so disinherited me. Now, was it fair that I should have nothing, she all—that I, a Darrell, should see the home of my race go to strangers? It is not just, and I mean' to take justice into my hands." "But,.Pauline," opposed Miss Hastings, "If Lady Darrell had not accepted Sir Oswald, some one else would." "Are such women common, then?" she demanded, passionately. "I knew evil enougl of your world, but I did not know this. This woman'is sweet-voiced, her face is fair, her hair is golden, her hands are white and soft, her manners caressing and gentle; but'yo seo her soul Is sordid—it was not large enough to prevent her marrying .an old man for his money. Something tells me that the Vengeance I -have promised . myself is notfa'i Off." •• ... '.' ~' , v: Miss Hastings wrung; her hands in silent dismay. ' >!: "Oh, for something to redeem you', Paulino —something to soften your • heart, which is hardening into sin I" "1 do not know of any earthly, influence that could, as you say, redeem me. > •! know that I am doing wrong. Do not think that I have transformed vice into virtue and have blinded myself. I know that some people can rise to a far grander height; they would, Instead of seeking vengeance, pardon injuries. I cannot—I never will. There is no earthly influence that can redeem me, because there is none stronger than my own will." Tho elder lady looked almost hopelessly at the younger one. How was she to cope with this strong nature—a nature that could own a fault, yet by strength of will persevere in It? She felt that she might as well try to check the angry waves of the rising tide as try to control this willful, undisciplined disposition. How often in after years these words returned to her mind; "I know of no earthly influence stronger than my own will." Miss Hastings sat in silence for some minutes, and then she looked at the young girl. "What shape will your vengeance take, Pauline?" she asked, calmly. "I do not know. Fate will shape it for me; my opportunity will come in time." "Vengeance is a very high-sounding word," observed Miss Hastings, "but the thing itself generally assumes very prosaic forms. You would not descend to such a vulgar deed as murder, for instance; nor would you avail yourself of anything so commonplace as poison." '"No," replied Pauline, with contempt; "those are mean revenges. 1 will hurt her where she has hurt me—where all the love of her heart is garnered; there will 1 wound her as she has wounded me. Where she can feel most there 1 mean to strike, and strike home." "Then you have no definite plan arranged?" questioned Miss Hastings. "Fate will play into my hands when the time comes," replied Pauline. Nor could tho governess extract aught further from her. xxx. FATE FAVOIiS PAULINE. Autumn, with its golden grain, Its rich fruits, and Its luxuriant foliage, had come and gone; then Christmas snow lay soft and white on the ground; and still Captain Langton had not paid his promised visit to Darrell ^ourt. 1-1 o sent numerous cards, letters, jooks, and music, but he did not appear himself. Once more the spring flowers bloomed; Sir Oswald had been lying for twelve months in tho cold, silent family vault. With tho year of mourning the last of Lady Darrell's gracefully expressed sorrow vanished—the ast vestige of gray and lavender, of jet beads and black trimmings, disappeared from her dresses; and then she shone forth upon tho world in all the grace and delicate loveliness of her fair young beauty. Who could number her lovers or count her admirers? Old mid young, peer and commoner, there was not one who would not tiave given anything lie had on earth to win the hand of tho beautiful and wealthy young widow. Lady Hampton favored the suit of Lord Aynsloy, out- of the wealthiest peers in England. He had mot Lady Darrell while on a visit at the Elms, and was charmed with her. So young, fair, gifted, accomplished, so perfect a mistress of every art and grace, yet so ;ood and amiable—Lord Aynsley thought that he had never met with so perfect a woman before. Lady Hampton was delighted. "I think.Elinor," shesaid,"thatyouareone of the most fortunate of women. You have i chance now of making a second and most H-iliiant marriage. I think you must have been born under a lucky star." Lady Darroll laughed her soft, graceful ittle laugh. "I think, auntie," she returned, "that, as I narried the lirst time to please you, I may narry now to please myself! and my own icart." "Certainly," said her ladyship, dubiously; 'but remember what 1 have always told you —sentiment is the ruin of everything." And, as Lady Hampton spoke, there came before her the handsome face of Aubrey She prayed mentally that he night not appear again at Darrell until Lord Aynsley hail proposed and had been accepted. But JPate was not kind to her. Tim next morning Lady .Darrell received a otter from the captain, .saying that, as the iiimmcr was drawing near, he should be very [lad to pay his long-promised visit to Dnrrell Jourt, He hoped to be with them on Thurs- lay evening. Lady Dai-roll's fair face flushed us she ead. He was coming, then, this man who bove all others had taken her fancy captive —this man whom,with all her worldly schem- ng, she would have married without money f he had but asked her. He was coming, ,nd he would see her'in all tho glory of her irosperity. Ho would bo almost sure to fall 11 love with her; and she—well, it was not he lirst time that she whispered to her own cart, how gladly she would love him. She vns too excited by her pleasant news to bo uite prudent. She must have a confidant— he must toll some one that he was 'coming. She went to the study, whore Miss Hast- igs and Pauline were busily engaged with ome water-colors. She hold the open letter i her hand. "Miss Hustings, I have news for you," she aid. "1 know that all -that interested Sir )swald is uUl of interest for you. Pauline, .tftp wjU be pleasojj toj:io^r tyiat. Capta,lu .Langton is coming, 'air Oswald lovect him very much." . Pauline knew that, and had cause to fegret It,- • . ' "I should be much pleased," coutinue'd . Lady Darrell, "if, without interfering wUh your arrangements, you could help nie to entertain him." ; '.......,. Miss ^Hastings looked up with a smile of assent. . • ; "Anything that lies in .my powerj"/ she said, "I shall be'Only too happy to do; but I fear I shall be rather at a loss how to amuse a handsome young oflicer like Captain Langton." ..-...., Lady Darrell laughed, but looked much pleased. . "You are right," she said—"he is hand,some. I do not know that I have ever seen .onemore handsome." .•vThen she stopped abruptly, for she caught the gleam of Pauline's scornful smile—the dark eyes' were looking straight at lien Lady Darrell blushed, crimson, and the smile on 'Pauline's lips deepened. ; "I see my Way now," she said to herself. ."Time, fate, and opportunity will combine atjast." , ; . "And you, Pauline," inquired Lady Darrell in her most caressing manner—"you will help me with my visitor—will you not?" "Pardon me, 1 must decline," answered Miss Darrell. , ...... .. "Why, I thought Captain Ltington and yourself were great friends 1" cried Lady Darrell. • ."I am not answerable for. your thoughts, •Lady Darrell," said Pauline. . "But you—you sing so beautifully 1 Oh, Pauline, you must help me I" persisted Lady ,Darr<?]i. , •' " She drew nearer to the girl,' and was about • to Jay one white jeweled hand on her arm, but Paulino djqew back with a haughty gesture that was no mistaking. :. "Pray understand me, Lady Darrell," she said—"all arts and pcrsuasiphd are, as ; you know, lost on me. I decline to do anything toward entertaining your visitor, and shall avoid him as much as possible." Lady Darrell looked up, her face pale, and with a frightened look upon it. "Why do you speak so, Pauline? You must have some reason for it. Tell me what it is." No one had ever heard Lady Darrell speak so earnestly before. "Tell me?" she repeated, and her very heart was in the words. "Pardon me if I keep my own counsel," said Pauline. "There is wisdom in a few words." Then Miss Hastings, always anxious to make peace, said: "Do not bo anxious, Lady Darrell; Pauline knows that somo of the unpleasantness she had with Sir Oswald was owing to Captain Langton. Perhaps that fact may affect her view of his character." Lady Darrell discreetly retired from the contest. "1 am sure you will both do all you can," she said in her most lively manner. "We must have some charades, and a ball; we shall have plenty of time to talk this over when our guests arrive." And, anxious to go before Pauline said anything more. Lady Darrell quitted the room. "My dear Pauline," said Miss Hastings,"if you would- " But she paused suddenly, for Pauline was sitting with a rapt expression on her face, deaf to every word. Such a light was in those dark eyes, proud, triumphant, and clear—such a smile on those curved lips; Pauline looked as though she could see into futurity, and as though, while the view half frightened, it pleased her. Suddenly she rose from her seat, with her hands clasped, evidently forgetting that she was not alone. "Nothing could be better," she said. "I could not have asked of fate or fortune anything" better than this." When Miss Hastings, wondering at her strange, excited manner, asked her a question, she looked up with the vuguo manner of one just aroused from deep sleep. "What are you thinking of, Pauline?" asked Miss Hastings. "I am thinking," she replied, with a dreamy smile, "what good fortune always attends those who know how to wait. I have waited; and what 1 desired is come." Thursday came at last Certainly Lady Darrell had spared neither time nor expense in preparing for her visitor; it was something like a warrior's home-coming—the rarest of wines, tho fairest of flowers, the sweetest of smiles awaiting him. Lady Darrell's dress was the perfection of good taste —plain white silk trimmed with black lace, with a few flowers in her golden hair. She knew that she was looking her best; It was the lirst time that the captain had seen her In her present position, so sha was anxious to make a favorable impression on him. 'Welcome once more to Darroll Court I" she said, holding out one white hand in greeting. "Ii seems like a welcome to Paradise," said the captain profoundly; and then he bowed with -the grace of a Chesterfield over the little hand that he still hold clasped in his own. shoulders; the dark, clustering hair was drawn back from the noble brow, a pomegranate blossom glowing in her thick coils. Graceful and dignified'she looked without the glitter of jewels or dress—simple, perfect in tho grandeur of her own loveliness. She Was greatly admired; young men gazed at her from a distance with an expression almost of infatuation, while the ladies whispered about her; yet un one had the courage to pay her any groat attention, from tii'e simple fact that, Lady Hampton had insinuated that the .young widow did not care much about Miss D.irrell. Some felt ill at case In her presence; her proud, dark eyes seemed to detect every little false gr.ico and ulfectatimi, all paltry little insincerities seemed to bo revealed to her. Yet Pauline on this occasion did her best. Despite Sir Oswald's false judgment of lu;r, there was an innate refinement about her, and it showed itself to-night. She talked principally to old Lady Percival, who had known her mother, and who professed and really felt the most profound liking and affection for Pauline; they talked during dinner and after dinner, and then, seeing that every one was engaged, and that no one was likely to miss her, Pauline slipped from the room and went out. ., .She gave a long sigh of relief as she stood tinder the broad, free sky; flowers and birds, sunshine and shade, the cool, fragrant gloaming, were all so inuch. more beautiful, so much more to her taste, than the warm, glittering rooms. In tho woods a nightingale was singing. What music could bo compared to this? The white almond blossoms were fiil-llng as she went down 'to the lakeside, whore her dreams, were always fairest. "1 wonder," mused tho girl, "why the world of nature is so fair, and tho world of men and women so stupid and so insane." "Pauline," said'a voice near her, "I have followed you; I could not help doing so." Siie turned hastily,.and saw Captain Langton, his.face flushed, his eyes flaming with a light that was not pleasant to see.. • (To bo continued.) I FARM AND HOME. Hissam " j THE KITCHEN. Potato Snluil. One quart of mashed potatoes, two finely minted onions, one teaspoonful of made mustard, three tablespoonfuls of ham fat, melted, six tablesponnfuls of vinegar, salt and pepper to season. Mix afc least two hours before serving. Rico Griddle Oakea. Cook tiie rice very dry and ^soft uiash any unbroken kernels, and to each tea- :upful of rice add 2 teacupfuls of milk, 2 beaten eggs, 2 teaspponfuls baking powder and 1 of salt, with enough flour to rnakn a thin batter, flava the griddle very hot and greased well. Bake brown. Canned Corn Oyslor». Chop a can of corn fine; add pepper and salt to taste, 2 eggs, 1 teaenpful flcmr and I tablespoonfuls melted butter; mix well. Have ready a kettle o£ boiling fat, drop in a spoonful of uuxture nt a time, and cook io a delicate brown. These are nice as an iccompanitnent tj meats or for a palatable areakfast dish. Bluuquette of Chicken. Cut into bits the chicken left from yesterday's dinner. Make a very nice, wuite sauce.'using plenty of butter, chicken stock, and, if you like it, cream, and also i teaspoonful of lemon juice. Now put in the chicken and let it boil gently for a few minutes. Season well, add the beaten yolk of one egg, cook just one minute longer und serve. Celery Omelet. Two eggs, two tablespoons milk, two tablespoons chopped celery, salt and pepper to taste. Beat the yolks till thick, add milk, celery and seasoning. Beat the whites stiff, and fold and cut them into the yolks. Cook in hot buttered pan till brown underneath. Place in the oven till dry on top. Fold over and turn out. Apple Smother. Peel and quarter sour apples. Put them in a basin, and to them add water enough to almost cover them. Make a crust of one cupful of flour, two teaspoonaful of baking powder, one tablespoonful shortening, one teaspoonful of salt, cold water to make a stiff dough. Spread over the apples, cover with another basin md boil one hour. The steam from the apples will cook the crust very easily. Serve with sauce. Passion and Poetry, There's nothing in the world like rhymes to cool off a man's passion. You look at a blacksmith working on a bit of iron or steel. Bright enough it looks while it was on the hearth, in the midst of th§ sea-coal, the great bellows blowing away, and the rod or horseshoe as red or as white as the burning coals. How it fizzes as it soes into the trough of water, and how suddenly all lhe glow is gone! It CAPTAIN LANQTON ACCISPTKD. looks black and cold enough no n. Just Lady Darrell was obliged to own herself ] so, with your passionate incandescence, completely puzzled. All the girls she had It is well while it burns and scintillates in ever known had not only liked admiration, | you emotional centers, without articulate but had even sought it; she could not under-. and connected expression; but the minute stand why Paulino showed such decided I you piunge it into the rhyme-trough it aversion to Captain Langton, Ho was un-' cools down, and becomes as dead and dull deniabiy handsome, graceful, and polished as the cold horseshoe. It is true that if iu manner; Lady Darrell could imagine no you lay it ,cold on the anvil and hammer one more pleasant or entertaining. Why away on it for a while it worms up some- should Pauline show such great distaste for . what. Just so with the rhyming-fellow, his society and such avoidance of him? —he pounds away on his verses, and they There were times, too, when she could not warm up a little. But don't let him think quite understand Aubrey Langton. She had that this afterglow of com position is the seen him look at Pauline with an expression same thing as the original passion. That not merely of love,, but with something of found expression in a few oh, oh's, ai, adoration in his eyes; and then again sue would bo startled by a look of something more tierce and violent than even hate, She herself was in lovo with him; nor was she ashamed to own the fact- oven to herself. Sho could let her heart speak now—its voice had been stifled long enough; still she would have lilted to know tho cause of Pauline's avoidance of him. On the second day of his visit Lady Darrell gave a grand dinner-party. Lady Hampton, wlio viewed the captain's arrival with al's, cheu ; cheu, helas, helas's and when the passion had burned itself out you get the rhymed verses, which as I have said, are in ashes.—Oliver Wendell Holmes, A Hint for Husbands. Men who complain of their homes too often overlook the fact that they are themselves more or less responsible for the atmosphere which pervades every room in it. Consideration for a wife is one of the great disfavor, was, as a matter of course, to sweetest flowers which a husband can grow be IH'CSeilt. All Iho nniirhbnvs ueai" were in- ivnrl nnm-iah in tVin Vinr»Q r».ii.rlon H . n ;il dislike, sa w be present. All the neighbors near were'in- and nourish in the home garden. It will vited, and Pauline, despite her dislike, saw do more than the costliest boquets which that she must be present he can bring home frorn the florist's. It Lady Darrell took this opportunity of ap- h the little things in this world that make peanng, lor tho first time since Sir Oswald's life attractive, and it is the little acts of death, m uninde toilette. She wore a dress courtesy and consideration on the part of ot blue brocade, a marvel of color and weav- • a husband for a wife which deepen her , love for him, heighten her respect for other men, and make her daily and heurly grateful to that God through whose infinite wisdom her life and that of her hua- i band were brought together. Marriago is i never a failure in a home where consideration fills the mindd and live* of huwbuud ing, embroidered with flowers, tho very doll cacy of which seemed to attract notice. She wore the Darrell diamonds, her golden head being wreathed with a tiara of precious stones. Sho looked nmrvelously bright and radiant; her face was flushed with tho most delicato bloom, her eyes were bright with happiness. The guests remarked to each other how lovely their young hostess was. Hut when Pauline entered the room, Lady Darrell was eclipsed, even as the light of tho stars is eclipsed by that of the sun. Pauline wore no jewels; the grand beauty of her face and liguro required none. The exquisite head and graceful arched neck rose from the clouds of gray tulle like some superb flower fyom the shade of Its leaves; Herd; low, " f«S and wite. It is a golden bund between them which brightens with inorettiiiug years, and binds them together wheuthey "are absent one from the other." JAMT5S niJSSEI. SMAT.T.. "0 wntcher, on the Minister Hill, Look out o'er the sloping sea; Of tho tail ships coming, coming still, Is never one for me V "I have waited nnd watched (.the weary years 1) When I to tho shore could win, • Till now I cannot see for tears If my ship be coming in, "Byes shut, 1 see her night and daw, No Inch of canvas furled. As a swim full-breasted push her away Up put of the underworld. " 'Tis but her wralthl And all the time Theso cheated eyes grow dim. Will her tardy topmasts never climb Above lhe ocean's rim ? "The minister tower is Roldener grown With linchens the soa winds feed, Since first I came; each bleak head stone' Grows hard and harder to read. "Think! There's a dearer heart that walti, And eyes that suffer wrong, And the fruitless season join their matei While my ship delays so longl" "From among so many ponants bright On which the sunshine pours, From among so mnny wings of white, Say, how shall I single yours?" "By her mast that's all of beaten gold, By her gear of the silk so flue, By toe smell of tne spices within her hold, Full well maj you know mine." "O some go west and some go east; Their shadows lighten all the sea: 'Tis a blessing of Oud to see tho least, - So stately as they ho. "Their high-headed sails with the wind are round Tlie sleek waves past thqnj ewlrl; As they stoop and straighten without a sound They crush the sea to pearl. "Wind-curved tho rainbow signals stream. Green, yellow blue and red, But never a ship with the glory and gleam Of the tokens you have said.' "My ship of dreams I may never see Slide swan-like to her berth, With her ladlne ot sandal and spicory Such as never grow on earth. "But from peril of storm and reef and shoal, From ocean's tumult and din, My ship, her freight a living soul, Shall surelv ero lougcomo In. "With toll of bolls to o storm-proof shore. To a haven landlocked and still, Where shall He with so many more In the lee of tho Minister Illll. "In God's good time she shall 'scape at last Irom the waves and tho woathoi-'s wrone. And the rattle of her anchor cast There's a heart that shall hoar lifelong " FARM NOTES. Keep seed corn from getting damp. The latest invention from Minnesota is an electric plow. Tnere is likely to be a good demand for canned products. Tho manufacture of beet'sugar is attaining large proportions in Nebraska. According to a recent estimate there were 1,372,000 tons more sugar made from I ho sugar beet than from suyar cane in 1890. Air-slaked lime scattered around and in the hen houses is an Al roup preventive. It is the most wholesome of all disinfectants for the poultry quarters. In pruning small orchards tho thumb and finger were declared to ho the very best implements that could be used at the California State Agriculture society. Plant an asparagras bed this spring. It will give you a larger return for tho labor and land employed than anything else on the plate. Cracks in tho walls do r.ot furnish the most approved method of ventilating the stables in the winter; in fact, such ventilation 13 about as bad as none at all. If you are feeding a hog for your own use you will try to give him clean food and clean quarters. It is only honest to do as well for your customera—the public in general. When you make "your first venture in fruit growing do not spread too much. There are some things to learn in this business, even for the man who knows all about it. The gooseberry may be plebeiair? but it is one of tho mosb profit able small fruits that can be grown. It is easily cultivated very productive, ships well, can bo kept for some time, and is in fair demand at good prices. Seuiuid Crop—Potatoes. The practice of growing second-crop potatoes for seed baa been long practised in the East, and the truck growers in the neighborhood of the large seabrard cities have found out how valuable the product from such seed is. The knowledge and itsbanefits are spreading to the West, By this _ method both earliness and better quality of tuber are secured.—Farmer's Review. Tout of Gmiuluo Butter, To distinguish genuine butter from oleomargarine the following test is reccommended: Draw a knifa through a piece of the questioned batter, and separate the parts thus divided. If it ever saw the inside of a churn thera will he watery exudation in the track of the knife; but if it is a combination of prepared and disguised fat there will be a smooth, greasy surface only. The test is largely used by butter merchants, Pure Seed. Home-grown seeds cannot be depended upon, as farmers have not the proper facilities for raising good seed, uud, besides, fhey will miss all the newer varieties. Every man to his trade, and seedsmen are no exception to the rule, and their trade is growing pure seeds, in which they take pride in excelling. Profit In l.iuubu. Early lambs always pay. If the laniba of our common sqoep will give as good results as may bo noticed ev»ry season when tho price i aro high for early lambs, it should encourage farmers to use the large breeds of mutton sheep for preduc- iug early lnuibs. An Oxford luuib born in March will weigh, (5Q pounds by May, and uiivy bring as \mjolt ai $10. HUua dor to home consumption. For instance, the blackwalnut is not very profitable as a commercial nut, but when the tree will erow it i? a gco3 tree, and the nuts are not to b3, despised by. any means on winter evenings. It would be wisdom to ascertain what nut trees wilt do well in our particular location, and to plant a few of such nut bearing trees,—Western Rural. Grnag Cnder Trees.. It.is often, very .difficult to eet grass to ?row under the shade of trees, and yet in places where something green to cover the ground is very desirable, a number of plants have been named as' being adapted for famish ng those green surfaces. Th6 common Periwinkle is one of the best known; another excellent thing is some of the species of Hypericuin; two European species, H. calycinum and H, androsina- fehum, thrive particularly in these comparatively dry and shady places. Another very fine thing is the Japanese honeysuckle. It keeps very low, and perhaps is a better substitute for grass than many of the_others named. There are two forms which chn bo employed for this purpose: one, frequently known in catalogues as Halliana, and the other form as the L. brachybotria; this is more generally known as tho Japanese evergreen honeysuckle, although the varieties are all more or lees everpreun. This particular ono is more fond of trailing than the others.—Mohan's Monthly. The .Profitable H,jn. The profitable bon may bo a Brahma, Cochin, Pljinou'h Rock, Logbo'n, Hamburg, or any other of the good breeds. On the other hand, the Brahma, the Cochin, Plymouth Rock, Leghorn, Hamburg, or a hen of any of tho good breeds, may be an unprofitable one. First, the breeds, and then the care. In se'ecting the breed to obtain tho greatest profit, tho climate is a matter of importance: if the climate is cold, the Leghorn and Hamburg would not be profitable selection; then again the purposn for which they aro raised is a matter of importance. If it is for market we wish to breed poultry, then the Hamburg would be unprofitable, or even the Leghorn unless it bo used to cross with some larger breed, says Western Poultry Breeder. Having selected the breed to suit the climate and purpose, the next consideration is the care; this matter of caro extends over a period which includes the mating, gathering and selection of eggs; incubation, rearing, and keeping after maturity— if kept for market, eggs, or breeding purposes. As a prerequisite to the raising of the profitable hen, the proper mating of only vigorous parents ia pf great importance. The imbecile hen is not profitable. Tho eggs must not become chilled nor be old when used for incubation, or else tho vigor of tho forth- comming hen will boimpared. Use only only fresh eggs. The joung chick must be kept dry and wara< or its vigor will be lessened. -Exchange. THE Uls Monument. 8 All AII K. BOTTOM. He built a house, time laid it In the dust; He wroto a book, i'.s title now forgot; Ho rulod a city, but his name is not On any tablet graven, or whore rust Can gather from disuse, or marble bust. Ho took a child from out of a wretched cot, Who on the state dishonor might have brought. And retired him in the Christian's hope and trust. Tho boy, to mannood grown, becomes a light To many souls, preached for human need Tho wondrous love of tho Omnipotent. Tho work has multiplied llko stars at night When darkness deepens; every noble doed Lasts longer than a granite monument. —The Independent. No one can love freedom heartily but good men.—Milton. God's mercies are so timed as to meet his people's extremities. The question is not, "Art thou in the nobility," but, "Is there nobility in thee?" People who are wrong in their thinking are sure to be wrong in their walking ana talking- ' Some people might find time helping one another if they were not BO busy helping themselves. Courtesy costs less and brings larger returns than any other investment a young man can make. Peace is the sentinel to the soul, which keeps the heart and the mind of the Christian through Jesue Christ.—Huntington. Good people seo good all around them; the evil-mtndsd find evil everywhere. As we grow purer within, the world grows more beautiful without. The perfect life ia like that of a ship of war which has its own place in the fleet and can share in its strength and discipline, but can also go forth alone in the solitude of the infinite seas.—P, G. Hamerton. The truly happiest, sweetest, tenderest homes are not those where there has bean no sorrow, but those which have been overshadowed with grief and where Christ's comfort was accepted.—J. R. Miller. , . What to Do. Avoid factions, Work hard. Do not listen to slander. Practice self-denial. Learn undeviating steadiness of purpose and endurance and hardships. Tolerate the ignorant, 'be benevo'enr of heart. Learn how to receive favors without being humbled by them. Be delicate in correct,^ ing others. Bu accurate. Be easily pacified.—Marcus Aurelius.. Character. A good reputation is a good investment; but the only way of securing a permanent investment of good reputation is by putting a good character at interest. "A good name in rather to be chosen than great riches;" but it is'of ten easier to'get riches than it is to get a character that Rhall be the basis of a good name. A man may inherit his father's riches, but a father cannot bequeath his character to his favorite son.—Sunday-School Times. I.lttlo ThlU£ti. A tongue is a little thing, but it fills the universe with trouble. A cross word is it little ting, but it is whut stirs up the elephant. An orange peel pa the sidewald ia a little thing, but it has upset many A giant. A word js 4 Httle thing, but a has bee.i w|nv,§ uiau'8 destiny for A recent eruption on the »uu'e face photographed, and Instep fPJC ' " minutes, its pillar |jaig]»tjto,; be

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