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Algona, Iowa
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THE U>1?M I)ES M01NES, ALftONA, IOWA. WEDNESDAY. MARCH 2,18S2, VICTORY, H. CHAPTEH XXXVII. AND IADT inline communicated her resolution of ig to Darrell Court to Miss Hastings, and Indy looked up in surprise almost too .1 for words. 'ou are going to Darrell Court to-mor- I"she exclaimed. "it cannot bo, Pau* _{' you must not travel alone. If you go, --tist go with you." ||nt Pauline threw one arm caressingly her friend's nock. ( o not try to stop ine," she said pleading- and let me go alone. I did a great ig at Darrell Court, and I must return to . it 1 right. Only alone can 1 do that." ^Pauline," asked Miss Hastings, gravely, I. you wish to atone for your revenge?" ' do," she replied, simply. "You must ,e go alone; and when I come back I ,„ ______ have something to tell you— something ifflti I know will very much." Hastings kissed the beautiful face. is as thought," she said to herself— "in love has worked wonders— it has her." * * * * '* ' * * Darrell sat alone In her dressing- 2jf6oin; the autumn day was drawing to a Greatly to her delight and surprise, angton hud unexpectedly appear- He knew that in the ab- •*i>iwii£" f *""" to KKa her every day. He had declined fe|||iaHilng at the Court, but promised to spend |p||iSm'e part of the evening there. |||f||iftiady Darrell hud ordered an early dinner, >M®;iiid sat in lier dressing-room awaiting her |f|f sjtiiiild. Of course sho was going to dress for pfpifrtlie Captain—to set off her delicate beauty to ^flU*? greatest 1 advantage. A superb costume §($?!|(ij!,palo pink brocade, with rich trimmings of jftSS^iilte lace was ready for her. A suit of 3¥isif l$ ar ' 8 and opals lay in their open cases. The fiffijewelry, _ _ . pfaprnd pretty ornainwita were there; but noth- lijlppliifi; in that room was one half so fair as the lilliljeautiful woman who sat with a pleased if/S^jnnllo upon her face. |fe;t||i*|,Yet there was something like a sigh on her ;£S!|!?»p8. Did ho lovo her? OC her own feelings ^SSBhe had no doubt. She loved him with her f-ijjfl'j-'Wholo heart— as she had never imagined her- i silf : ,i|elf capable of loving any one. But did he ;.'i;i^:;;:]foyo her? Tlicre was somewhat of coldness i;'; !: 'vjfndindifferi'iici) in his manner — something •x : ;]; : rtie could not understand. He had greeted '$$$$& carelessly— ho had bidden her a careless ;J!;J?|ferewell, slie said tu 'herself. Yet ho must i' % ; ;4p vo ner ! £° r " lo fr ic(1 rolloeteil in the mirror WiKSyas a very ''"' r om ' ; fii';j||s£ Then sho ivn»«nb«rod Pauline, and the old '^'rtifliiyonder came over ht.T why Paulino had al"K'^ways such great, fiich unbounded contempt ;/;-;fe'^for him. &£ ; ;£ Hit maid came in and Lady Darrell put •ty^.on the pink brocade with its white lace trim,i ; ;,., vj.inlngs. The maid, in ecstasies, cried out g^tjiat it was superb— that "my lady" had ^ipH^never looked so beautiful." $$&:!, Lady Darrell took up the pearl necklace [ifi^and held it against the pink brocade to note g^'ihfl contrast. While she held it in her hands Si'- y'pno of the servants gave a hurried rap at the fV'.v^.door. She came to announce that Miss Dar!> •;•?,;;;' rell had arrived suddenly, and wished to see jj^-vgrliady Darrell at once. fefejjjj' "Miss Darrell ! Then something must be |p Vjliho matter witli Miss Hastings. Ask her to I'V/'i-febnio to me at once." (£•:';;/& In a few moments Paulino was standing |;j ! ;q v In that brilliant room, looking pale and anx- F$ : "No," she said, in answer to Lady Dar- 'ufeH's eager question; "there Is nothing the ;•:•:':« .matter with Miss Has tings. I wanted to see 'jV&'you ; I want to sec you alone. Can you spare <B,;Sa few minutes?" <r"i Lady Darrell dismissed her maid, andthen ."^.turned to Pauline. >:'>:; '-What is it?" she asked. "What has i;:^brought you hero so suddenly?" "' )!;:?;• Without one word, Pauline went to the i^floor and looked it, and then she wont back "'Pit 0 Lady Darrell, who was watching her in '' ,. :i';-;i ; l? "1 have done you a .irrcat wrong," shesald, ^humbly, "and 1 have cume to atone for it" li^y Lady Darrell drew back, trembling with : |strange, vague fear. "OIi, Pauline, I'aulino, , what have you Paulino throw usido her traveling cloak took off her hat; and then she camo to Davrell. "Let me, tell you my story kneeling hero," said, anil she knelt down before Lady j'Darrell, Jooking as slie spoko straight into lvlier face. "Let mo tell you before 1 begin, 1 " sho added, '-that 1 luivc no excuse to of- hifer for myself— nom>. I can only thank ?B'9aven that I hiivo seen my fault before— ', ';fOi' your sake— il, is ton late." .!f;j;| Slowly, gravely, sometimes with bitter >,: 'gieam and with nobs that camo from the '"';:5J|;flepths of her heart Pauline told her story — ,y;i:'j|iiow the captain had lovod her, how ill ho ;j£H' yjiad taken her repulse, how she had dlscov- $t|i;£ored his vilo worthlessness, but for the sake :;Ki!jSipf her rovonge had said nothing. i'SJcte Lady Darrull listened as to her death-knoll. 'pi$' "Is this true, Pauline?" she cried, 'Tou i^||i|jyowed vongeanco n gainst mo— is this your |$f||yongeanco to try to part me from the man I fi^fgJovG, and to take from mo the only chance of (?S|||}iappincss that my wretched life holds?" $fiH Her fair fiici! hud grown deadlv pule; all iifsfsthe light and the happiness had Hod from it; p$jif|he pearls lay unhmlud, the blue eyes grew "Is It possible, Paulino?" sho cried again. Have 1 given my lovo to one dishonored? 1 ^ innotbiilinvu It—I will not believe Itl It is ^V^'part of your vengeance against me. What ^i^flavo 1 clone that you should hate me so?" /iw^/KfiTho dark eyes and tlio beautll'ul face were ; '?;':'[,>;jr$i8ed to hers. •fti!! "Dear Lady Darrell," said tho girl, "I have '<(Mi a loving word to you before; toll you now that, If I could givo my ,t'e to save you from ibis sorrow, I would do i." "Aubrey .Livngtou a thief 1" cried Lady "It is not trno—I will swear that it not true I 1 lovo him, and you want to ke him from mo. How could you dnro to *|jiventsuch a falsehood on him, a soldier wwjMpd a gentlemen? You are cruel and wick- liti 1 -" ^IsR.'Yet through all her passionate denials, f|i;|f$j>rough all her bitter anger, there ran a K^Sliyjudderol' deadly fear—a doubt .that chili""" her with the coldness .of death—a voico ,»t would ho heard, (Tying out that hero no falsehood, but tho bare, unvarnished i. She cast it from her—sho trampled it foot; and the girl kneeling at her feet as much as she did herself while sho atchecl that struggle. • "You say that ho would have murdered u—that ho hold a pistol to your forehead, I made you take that oath—he, Aubrey n, did that?" |Ho did I" said Pauline. "Would to Heav- '"'. had told you before," ^ould to Ueiww you bad I" she cried. Knap*'""' " ilil^™ 1 ,' Si«tewatchecl '<,:faW'3s?>7 . _ _ "It 1$ too Jate n6w, i tove him—i love him, and I caiinot lose him. Yon might have saved me from this, and you would not Oh,, cruel and false I" "Dearest Lndy .Darrell," said the pirl, "I would-wash out my fault witli my heart's blood if I could, there Is no humiliation that I would not undergo, no pain thill I would not suffer, to save you." "You might have saved me. I had a doubt, and I went to you, Pauline, humbly, not proudly. I prayed you to" reveal the truth, and you treated me with scorn. Can it be that one woman could be so cruel to another? If 3-011 had but spoken half the truth you have now told me, I should have believed you, and havo gone away; I should have crushed down the love that was rising in my heart, and in time I should havo forgotten it. Now it is too lato. I love him, and I cannot lose him—dear Heaven, I cannot lose him 1" She flung up her arms with a wild cry of despair. None ever suffered more than did Pauline Darrell then. "Oh, my sin," she moaned, "'my grievous slni" She tried to soothe the unhappy woman, but Lady Dairell turned from her with all the energy of despair. "I cannot believo you, 1 '-' she cried; "it is an Infamous plot to destroy my happiness and to destroy me. Hark I There Is Aubrey Langton's voico; come with mo and say bo- fore him what you have said to mo." CHAPTER XXXVUI. FAC'K TO FACE. Captain Langton looked up in surprise not altogether unfounded, the sight that met Ills eyes was so unusual. Before him stood Lady Dairell, her face white as death, her lips quivering with excitement, her superb dress of pink brocade all disarranged, her golden hair fulling over her beautiful shoulders—a sight not to be forgotten; she held Pauline by the hand, and In all her life Lady Diirroll had never lonkod so agitated as now. "Captain Langton," said Lady Daireil, "will you como here? I want, you most particularly." It was by pure chance that she opened the library door 't was the one nearest to her. "Will yon follow me?" she said. He looked iroin one to the other with somewhat of con fusion in his face. "Miss Darrell I" he cried. "Why, I thought you were at Omberleigh I" Pauline made no reply. Lady Darrell held the library door open while they entered, and -then she closed it, and turned the key. Captain Langton looked at- her in wonder. "Elinor," ho said, "what does this mean? Are you going to play a tragedy or a farce? 1 ' "That will depend upon you," she answered; "1 am glad and thankful to have brought you and Miss Darrell face to face, Now 1 shall know iho truth." The surprise on his face deepened into an angry scowl. "What do you mean?" he demanded, sharply. "I do not understand." It was a scene never to be forgotten. The library was dim with the shadows of the autumn evening, and in the gloom Lady Darrell's pale pink dress, s"''!'?" hair, and white arms bare to the shoulder, seemed to attract all the light; her face was changed from Its great agitation—the calm, fair beauty, the gentle caressing manner weru gone. Near her stood Pauline, whose countenance was softened with cimipa.soion and pity unutterable, the dark eyes shining as through a mist of tears. Before them, us n criminal before his judges, stood Aubrey Langton, witli an angry,scowl on his .handsome fact!, and yet something liko fear in his eyes, "What is ii'. v< he cried, impatiently. "1 cannot understand this at all." Lady Darrell turned her pale face to him. "Captain Islington," she said, gravely, "Miss Darrell brings, a terrible accusation against you. She tc!!s me that you stole the roll of notes that Sir Oswald missed, mid that at the price of her life yon extorted an oath from her uol In betray you; is it true?" She looked at him bravely, fearlessly. "It is u lie!" he said. Lady Vurivll continued: "Here, in thisruom, where we aro standing now, she tells mo that the scene took place, and that, finding she had discovered you in the very net of theft, you hold a loaa- ed pistol to her dead until she took tlio oiftli you dictated. Is it true or false?" "It is a II"!" ho repeated; but Mis lips were growing white, anil grwit drops stood upon his brow. "She U'-lis me," resumed Lady Darrell, "that you Knvd her, and that you care only for Darrell Court, not for me. Is it true?" "It is all raise," ho said, hoarsely-"false from beginning to end 1 She • hates you, she hates me, and this foul .slander lias only been invented to purl us?" Lady Darrull Inokod from one to tlio other. "Now, Heaven help mo!" she cried, "Which am 1 ID believe?" Grave and eumposod, with a certain majesty of truth that could never be mistaken, Paulino raised her right hand. "Lady Darrell," she said, "i swear to yon, In the presence of lloavttn, that 1 havo spok- ed nothing but tho truth." "And 1 sw«ar it is false!" cried Aubrey Langton. But appearances wero against him; Lady Darrell saw that ho trombluct, that his lips worked almost convulsively, and that great drops stood upon his brow. Paulino locked at him; those dark eyes that hail in them no shadow save of infinite pity and sorrow seemed to penetrate his soul, and he shrank from tho glance. •'Elinor," he cried, "you believe me, surely? Miss Darrell has always hated you, and this is her riivcw.ijo." "Lady Darrull," said tho girl, "I am ashamed of my hatred and ashamed of my desire for vengoanre. There is no humiliation to which I would not submit to atono for my faults, but every word I have siiid to you is true." Onco more witli troubled eyes Lady Durrell looked from oiio to the other; onco more she murmured: "Heaven help mo! Which am I to believe?" Then Captain Langton, with a light laugh, said: "Is the farce, Lady Darrell? You sen it is no tragedy after all." Paulino turned to him, and in tho light of that noble ftwo his ;.iwn grew wean and weak. "Captain Lan..;nii," she said, "I appeal to whatever Uieiv is of good and just in you. Own to tho triuii. You nwd not be afraid of it—Lady Danx'll will not injure you. Sho will think better of you If you confess than if you deny. Toll her that you were leu into error, and trust to her kindness for pardon." "She speaks well," observed Lady Darrell, slowly, "if you are is butter to toll me so." He laughed again, but the laugh was not pleasant to her. Paulino continued: "Lot the evil rest where it is, Captain Lungton;do not make it any greater. In your heart you know that you have no love for this lady- it is her fortune that attracts you. If you marry her, it will only be to make her unhappy for life. Admit your fault and leave her in peace," "You nro it remarkably free-spoken young lady, Miss Dairoll—you have quite an oratorical flow of words. It la fortunate that Lady Darrell knows you, or she might be temated k» boliovo you. Elinor, I rest iuy claini on this—since you have 'Known Darrell, have you ever received one act of kindness from her, one kind word even?" Lady Darrell was obliged to answer: "No." "Then I leave it," he said, "to your sense of justice which of us you are to believe now —her who, to anger you, swears to my guilt, or me, who swears to my Innocence? Elinor, my love, you cannot doubt me." Pauline saw her eyes soften with unutterable tenderness—he saw a faint flush rise on the fair face. Almost involuntarily Lady Darrell drew near to him. "I cannot bear to doubt you, Aubrey," She said. "Oh, speak the truth to me, t'Or iny love's sake I" "I do speak the truth. Come with me; leave Miss Durrell for awhile. Walk with me across the lawn, and I will tell you what respect for Miss Darrell presents my saying here." Lady Darrell turned to Paulina "I mtist hear what he has to say—it Is only just." "i will wait for you," she replied. The captain was always attentive; lie went out into the hall and returned with a shawl that ho found there. "You cannot go out with those beautiful arms uncovered, Elinor," ho said, gently. He placed the shawl around her, trying to hide the coward, trembling fear. "As though I did not love you," he said, reproachfully. "Show mo another woman only half so fair." Paulino made one more effort. "Lady Darrell," she cried, with outstretched hands, "you will not decide hastily—you will take time to judge?" Hut as they passed out together, something In the delicate face told that her lovo for Aubrey Langton was tho strongest element in her nature. "Lady Darrell," she cried again, "do not listen to him! I swear 1 have told you the truth—Heaven will judge between him and me if I have not!" "You must have studied tragedy at the Porte St. Martin," said Aubrey l/uigton, with a forced hi ugh; "f.ady Danvll UU.JWB which In believe." She watched them walk across (he lawn, Captain i aim-ton plead Ing earnestly, Lady DarrolPs face softening as she listened. "I am too late!" cried thuKlrl, In an agony of self-reproach. "All my humiliation is in vain; she will believo him-and not mo. I cannot save her now, but one word in time nrijdit have done so." Oh, the bitterness of the soil-reproach that tortured her—the anguish of knowing that she could havo prevented Lady Darrell's wrecking her whole life, yet she had not done sol 'It was no wondcr.lhal she buried her face in her hands, weeping and praying as sho had never wept and prayed in her life before. ***** * "Elinor, look at me," said Captain Lung- ton; "do I look like a thief and a would-be murderer?" Out of Paulino's prcsunco the handsome face had regained its usual careless, debonair expression. . Sim raised her eyes, and he saw in them the lingering doubt, the lingering fear. "If all the world had turned against me," he said, "and hud refused to believe in me, you, Elinor, my promised wife, ought to have hud more faith." She made no reply. There had been something in the energy of Paulino's manner that carried • conviction with it; mid the weak- heart, the weak nature that had always relied upon others, could form no decision unaided. • "For argument .sake, let us reverse the case. Say that some disappointed lover of yours came t:o tell me that yon had been discovered stealing; should I not have laughed? Why, EIinor,you must be blind not to see the truth; a child might discern it. The fuel Is that long ago 1 was foolish enough to believe myself in lovo with Miss Darrell; and she—well, honestly speaking, sliu is jealous. A gentleman does not like to refer to such tilings, but that is the simple truth. She is jealous, and w<iuld part us if she could; but she shall not My beautiful Elinor is all my own, and no half-cimed jealous girl shall come between us." "Is it so, Aubrey?" asked Lady Darrell. "My dearest. Elinor, that is the whole secret of Miss Darrell's slrangu conduct to me. Shu is jealous—and you know, I should imagine, what jealous women are like." She tried to believe him, but, when she recalled tho noble face, with its pure light of' truth and pity, she doubted again. But Captain Lang-ion pleaded, prayed, invented such ridiculous stories of Pauline, made such fervent protestations of love, lavished such tender words upon her, that the weak heart turned to him again, and again its doublings wero cast aside. "How we shall laugh over this in the happy after years 1" he said. "It is really like a drama. Oh, Elinor, I am so thiinkful that I was hero to save you! And now, my darling, you are trembling with cold. My fair, golden-haired Elinor, what must you think of that cruel girl? How could she doit? No; I will not go in again to-night—1 should not be able to keep my temper. Your grand tragedy heroine will be gone to-morrow." They stood together under tho shadow of tho balcony, and he drew her nearer to him. "Elinor," he said, "I shall never rest again until you are my wife. This plot has failed; Miss Darrell will plot again to part us. I cannot wait until spring—you must be my wife before then. To-morrow morning 1 shall ride over to talk to you about it" She clasped her arms 'round his nock, and raised her sweet face to his. "Aubrey," sho said, wistfully, "you aro not deceiving mo?" "No, my darling, i am not," lie bent down and kissed her lips. Sho looked at him again, pleadingly, wistfully. "Heaven will judge between us, Aubrey," she said, solemnly. ''I havo a sure conviction that 1 shall know the truth." "I hopo Heaven will assist you," he returned, lightly; "I am quite sure the decision will be in my favor." And thoso words, so wickedly, so blasphemously false, wero tho last he ever spoke to her. FARM AND HOME. (To be continned.) MOUMAN ENGLISH. DUl'orent Modva of Expresalou lu America Norman Eaelish'is much more used in America in ordinary conversation than in England, wbere, among the cultered classes. Saxon Euglith greatly predominates. For example, and American • would pay ''return" when an Englishman would say "come lack," We generally use ''receive" where the English simply "get," and go on to any extent. People who are delfcon^cioua in their culture are apt to use the Norman derivatives almost altogether. Just now is the fashion (o be off hand in modes of expression, and the genteelly elegant prases of thoee who are not people of the porld sound stilted and old-iajhioned. Thif, however, does not apply to writing where more ornate die- tion w permissible.— N. Y WEAVERS. Let tin learn a useful leeeon, no btftver lesion can be,H • From the #ny« of the tapestrr wearer*, 1 the other : tide of the sen : Above their heads the i stt»rn hangs, they study : It with cite, , And as \Q and fro the shuttle leaps) their eye* aro • fastened there; They tell this curious thing beelde of the patient, plodding weaver; lie works on the ivrona; side evermore, but works for the right side ever; It Is only when the weaving stops, and the web is loosened and turned, That he sees hi» teal hand-work, that hit marvel- OUB skill id learned. Ah! th? sight of this delicate beauty, It pay* htm . for all his cost, iio rarer, daintier work than hie was ever done by the frost; Then the master brlngeth him golden hair, and glreth him praise as well, And how happy the heart of the weaver IB, no tongue can tell. The years of man are the looms of God, let down from tho place of the sun, wherein we nre ever weaving, till the mystic web Is done, Weaving blindly, but weaving surely, each for . himself hig fate. We may not tea how the right side looks, we can only weave and wait. But looking above at the pattern, no weaver hath need to fear, Only let him look clear in heaven, the perfect pattern IB there; If he keeps the face of the Savior, forever and al- waya In sight, His toil shal be sweeter than honey, and his weaving Bttro to be right, And when his task IB ended, and the web Is turned and sewn, He «lm 11 hear the voice of the Master, It shall Bay to him, "Well done." And the white-winded angels of heaven, to bear him hence Khali come down, And God shall give for his hire— not golden coin, but a crown. Save oat-straw in good condition. Never plow_ when the soil is NO moist that it breaks into hard lumps. Crops are improved by sowing and planting the bent seeds continually. It is not.wite to plant more acres than can be well and reasonably cultivated. All farm implements and machinery should be kept in order for immediate use when wanted. With dryncss in the poultry bouse!there is little danger of disease. It is neccesary for health as well as thrift. :0ats take precedence of all grains as a food for horses; and the ingredients necessary for the complete nutrition of the body exist in them in the best proportions. If you are feeding ersilage for the fiisb time this winter, what do you think of it as :i food for sheep? Well, we know what you think of it. You are surprised that you ntvcr fed succulent food before. Fcrlllixer for IMuutH. For early plants a fertilizer solution may be prepared which will be almost a complete Jood for pot plants, or these requiring special attention outside. It may be mixed with earth, and used around the roota also, lake one pound each of phosphate of potash nitrato of soda,- and sulphate of lime, mix well and add a tablcspoonfnl to one quart o£ water. "\Vork for 1808. Now is the proper time to map out the farm woik for 1892 and decide what crops to raise. Consider well whether it ia profitable to raise the oats, flour, cider apples, and perhaps other crops, or whether some demands has not aprina 1 up for a special line of production on the farm which will return more than money enough to buy these if intelligently followed. The Apple Maifgot. The Maine experiment station has been at work on the study of the apple nriggot —Trypeta pomontlla. Prof. Harvey thinks the larvaa mature in four wesks. He recommends the same treatment as described by Mr. Barnard at the Warner meeting of the Pomona grange—the destruction of the fallen fruit and the burning all refuse at the bottom .of bins and barrels. Pruning Pruning can be done whenever there is a thaw. It is not a good plan to prune trees or plants of any kind when the limbs are frozen. The brush should all be gathered_up clean and burned after the pruning is finished. Getting this work done during the winter will save just so much time in the spring, with the additional advantage that many insect pests that prey upon the fruit and treea will be destroyed. Care of louiij; Animals. Every young animal needs a good deal of care and attention. The colt, like other young animalc, is tender. It requires such food as will give it bone and give it muscle.. It needs protection from the cold and the storms of winter. There are thousands of colts that are irreparably injured through neglect. They never make the horses that they would make if properly cared for. There is a good dual said about making the colt gentle, and it is an important matter. But if the animal is to be mistreated either in the matter of feed and care, by all means givo it enough of proper food to develop it, and give it good care in other ways, even if you must let it become as wild as a hawk. The horse markets always show a good demand for good horses, aud an inferior market for poor ones. The wise man, therefore, will breed good colts and take the best of care of them.—Western Rural. Senge of Smell iu Aulmiils. The sense of smell is given to animals for the purpose of enabling them to avoid injurious substances in their food and for other ineaps of self-preseivation. The human race, having reason to guide them, do not have such an acute SJKSB of odors as the common animals, and, not using their reason as they should, frequently Fubject themselves to dangeis by neglect of the proper precautions. On the farm there should be fewer risks in regard to danger of decomposing matters which are inore|prodwt ve of various d'se^ses tban in large towns and cit'es. But even on farms, by reason of neglect in this direction, diseasjs often occur that might be avoided by the exercise of due attention and precautions. Wherever there ie a disagreeable smell there is danger, and means should be taken at once to disinfect the prem'si's. , Turulpu as a eiecoud Crop. The turnip is the only crop I know of which can be depended on to mature from a late sowing. The cold nighta of et»rly autumn suit it well, and unlike most other plants (light frosts do not injure it or check its growth. Planting after early maturing first crops it is the most certain second crop that can be raised. ^Then a portion cnn be sold as -vegetables even at a low price, and the balance is fed out or sold to others as stock food, I look upon the turnip as a profitable crop to raised. It produces so abundantly whoti everything is favorable that it would be easy to overs'ock the market, but at the same time it is true that the market is not often greatly overstocked with it. One of the advantages from sowing turnips as a late bummer and fall crop is the shading that is given the land which would othetwise be exposed fully to .the sun after a first crop of any kind is taken off. This of itself I believe will more than pay fdr all the fertility il remo\es from tho soil. The green leaves of the crop act as a recovering and mulch until they are harvested and no_ other crop seems to leave the ground in so good a condition for a different one to follow it. Often turnip seed may be scattered between the rows of field corn at (he last cultivation and a good yield be obtained from n few acres, either to be harvested or eaten by sheep turned into the field.—W. P. R. Potato Trials. Few if any of oui cultivated plants have become the subjects of more experimental trials than potatoes, and the results aro often varying as they are reported from different sections and under different methods of cultivation. At the Utah station, as reported by Director Sanborn, it WHS found: 1. That the depth of plan ing did not materially affect the total yield of potatoes. 2. That potatoes planted near the surface contained 23 per cent, more starch thau those planted deeper, and were, therefore, worth 83 4 per cent, more for food, being at tho same time more palatable. 3. Shallow tillage, and even no tillage, was more effective than deep tillage. 4. The yield of the potatoes decreased, after passing eight inches apart, as the distance between t^e hills increased; the yield decreased when planted nearer than eight inches. 5. Increasing the distance between the rows did hot appear to decrease the yield. 6. Close planting resulted in an increase of moisture and in a decrease of starch amounting to 7 per cent. « The potatoes contained onlo 70.42 per cent, of moisture. They contained 34.34 per cent, ruor starch than those reponed upon in the east, and therefore have the same per cent, more value than such es; stern potatoes. It is thought the practice of planting nearer than three feet between the rows and one foot between the hills should not be accepted as desirable until further inquiry is made in regard to the increased cost and decreased value of the product n suiting from sush close planting. Utah potatoes are declared as being of very superior quality, and experiments covering over a period of seven y_ears madt> by Director Sanborn in localities farther east, and reported upon by him, make him excellent authority on this subject. THE IfOUSEHOJ^I). Cheering Other*. CHARLES SWAIN. The bird that to the evening Leaven mimic when her song Is ended; A sweetness left which takes not wines, But with each puUu or eye IB hlended. . Thug lite Invo ven a double light; Our acts and words have many brothers; Tho heart that makes its own delight, Makes IUBO a delight to olliors. In flying from trouble we usually flyjtoo low. •How much learning ifc takes to make things plain!—Archbishop Usher. Patriot isn does not depend entirely on a man's voice. The chest measure does not always give the size of a man's heart.—Christain World. A ounce of cheerfulness is worth a pound of sadnes to serve God with.—Fuller. He who keeps away from hornets will not get stung. It is the same with bad habits. It might be well for us to remember that it iii much easier to be critical than cor- reefc. Every man should take time to deliberate; but when the hour for action come?, he should lay his hand to the work. That this eager world moves along so steadily, tbat it has so few ciitastrophiaa that so large a portion of its people are born correctly and live tit peace and die in loving homes, is no small proof th_at religion is wielding an undiminished, rattier a steadily increasing influence.— The Advance. Sympathy. A visitor to a glass manufactory recently saw a man molding clay into the great pots which later were to be used in shaping the glass, and noticing that all the molding was done by hand, said to the workman, "why do you not use a tool te aid you in shaping tho_clay?" "Thero is no tool that can do this work," replied the artisan. "We nave tried any number of tools, but somehow it needs the human toufh." In this simple reply is the philosophy of all successful church work. Neither money nor machinery can take the plafe of individual effort an sympathy.— The Congregationalist. Grandiuothet'a Advice. 1 want to give you two or three rules. One is— Always look at the person you speak to. When you are addressed, look straight at the person who speaks to you. Do not forget this. Another is— Speak you words plainly, Do not mutter nor mumble. If words are worth saying, they are worth pronouncing distinctly and clearly, A third is — Do not say disagreeable things. If you have nothing pleasant to say, keep silent. A fourth ii—and 0 children remember it all your lives— Think three timer before you speak once! . Have you something that you find hard aud would prefer not to? Then listen to a wise old grauclmoUiPr. Do the hard things first and get it over with, If you havd done wrong, go and confess it. If your le-sjn is tougb, master it. If the garden is to be weeded, weed it first and play afterward. DP the thing you don't like to do first, and then with a clear conscience, try the rest. Cojuaiueudutiou » Neeeifllty, Faimei Bell did not believe in uvntal or mornl sugar plume iu his ow» fajnjl circle. He was quite will log ta oo a friend or J " that his o*rn family would be best tffl proved by a Spartan discipline. The children must learn to do their, duty without, praise, and as for h'is wife, she had to I'd for fifteen years without having once been told that she was a satisfactory hous ^keeper. One night the two home from a tf a parly afc a neighbor's house, and Mrs. Bell with the coi'rage of tlio meek, said— "Ezra seems to me I herd you praam' the mottoes the Smith girla worked." "Yes, I did," said Mr. Bell. "Real pret y they were for such nonsense." "Tour own girls oave made some iuat likeem. You'd better praise them. It'll .tickle 'cm rlinost to death. And didn't I Hear you say that squash pie for supper was powerful nice?'' "Well. Miranda, 't«rs goodie." "Was it u mite better'n mine. Ezra?" "Well, no, can't sas as 'twas. "When have you ever said one word to praise a pie or cake I've set afore you ?" "Maybe I ain't praiaed ye much, Miranda, but then I ain't complained." "Yes you have said Miranda. "Yes yo« have! Savin' nothin's complaining gome- times. It s just like pushiu-' a heavy load up hill besides what ye have agreed to carry to go along day aftur day an' not hear a word of praise.'' Ezra began to to think, and although he by no means changed his spots entirely he did from that time try to acton the theory that "women folks" are fond of commend* atioi). SHOCKING BRUTALITIES. Montague Stnuds ACOUHW! of Horrible Crimes. BELFAST, Feb. 25.— The hearing of Mrs. Annie Margaret Montague, daughter-in-law of Lord Montague, charged by the coroner's jury with being responsiblo for the death of her three-year-old daughter, began today. Great excitement prevailed and extra constables had to be summoned to preserve order. Miss Dozell, the governess, testified that for some misbehavior she had placed her child in a dark room and afterward informed Mrs. Montague. The latter went to the room, tied the liitle girl's arms jo- hind her with a stocking and then tied lior up with a cord to a ring in the wall and left her. At the expiration ot four hours, when Mrs. Montague went to the rooui_ to release the child, she found the stocking in some unaccountable manner slipped up around the neck aud tho child strangled. A f.cer hearing further evidence to prove Mrs. Montague guilty of manslaughter, she was held in XTOOoail to await trial oa that charge. The hearing on the second count, charging cruelty to her children, wa& then proceeded with. Miss Wallace, a former governess, testified that Walter Montague, the four year old son of the defendant, was on one occasion tied to a tree all day. At other timos she heard Mrs. Montague beat him badly. Mrs. James, a former nurse, testified that she had seen five-year-old Gilbert Montague with the marks of a cord around his elbows and pieces of flesh out of his.toe'5. He and other children were frequently locked in a dark room. Mrs. Montague told her w_ay of punishing. She did it to save children's souls. She did not mind their bodies. Mrs. James deposed tbat she once saw the accused dragging Austin, another boy, along the corridor by his feet, his head trailing on the floor. A house maid, named Campbell deposed that she baw Gilbert stripped naked and beaten u ith a scourge until his whole body was lacerated, then thrust into a dark closet, where he lay moaning all night. Mrp. Montague was committed to trial on this charge also. GUATEMALAN JiLECTIOX. Barillng Declines to Bexpect tho Popular Vote. . SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 25.—The steamer City of Now York arrived today from Panama and Central American ports. When she was at San Jose De Guatemala, election was junk over and according to the passengers, Liennesta was elected preai dent by the popular vote, but Barillas* declined to hand over the' government on the ground that the country was very much disturbed and it would be impolitic to make a change just then. Passengers assert that Barrilas only wanted time to find but tho sentiment of the army. If the troops side with him he will refuse to resign. The steamer brings word that work OQ the Nicaragua canuT is not progressing very rapidly, iilthough men are constantly surveying and laying out the line. Others are engiged in buildiaj* houses for tlie laborers expncted next spring. Until recently it was supposed that tho small ftar near tho north pole known as No. 1830 Gnombridge, which .tamla at tho rate of 232 miles u second, had the greatest velocity of any in the heavens; but it is now known that Muin Cussionola baa a velocity of 305 miles a second, while, if the observations of Dr. Elkin are accepted, Arclurus is traveling at 4 speed of 375 miles a second. According to the ideas of the Icelanders all waters which flow to the north are drawn thitherward by a suction created by the oceans tumbling downward through thb hollow which they firmly believe exist! at the pole. Their authority for this cur- ipus betief is the "Utama Sas<a," a semi- sacred work written in the fourteenth century. "If a child haa a wallowed anything that will not digeit," said a noted physician, "partcularly if it is sharp, let him eat immediately two or three pieces of dry bread. This is very apt to surround the object swallowed with a sort of coating. In addition let the food for several days be more solid than usual, and under no cir- cumstancea give purgative medicine. The chances are that tho child will feel no trouble from the carelessness." Some of the biggeat dams iu the world are in California. The Merced dam in 60 feet high, with a capacity of 5,500,000,000 gallons, spread over 650 acres. The Sweet Water dam, near Saa Dioso, is 90 feet high, and has a capm:ity of b',000,000,- 000 gallons, covering 725 acres, and tue Bear Valley dam is 60 feet hiuh, with 4 capacity of 10,000,000,000 gallons, <?oyer» ing 2,250 acres. The density ot population ja greatest i» Europe, where it averages nmefi s (me spare mile,

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